Delivering his annual speech on the State of the European Union, Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker kick-started the dialogue with the European Parliament and Council to prepare the Commission Work Programme for the following year.
On 26th September the European Social Network (ESN) took part in an expert workshop organised by Eurofound to discuss a new research project: Access of young people to information and support services.
Members of the European Social Network (ESN) met with officials of the European Commission in order to give more prominence to social issues and the role played by local representatives in the European Semester.
The European Social Network (ESN), in co-operation with its Swedish member, the National Board of Health and Welfare, presents its seminar ‘Migrant children and young people –. Social inclusion and transition to adulthood’, taking place in Stockholm on 23-24 October. Do you have an interest in and expertise on the topic? Registrations are now open!
On 23-24 October, the European Social Network (ESN) is organising in Stockholm the European seminar Migrant children and young people – Social inclusion and transition to adulthood in cooperation with our member, Socialstyrelsen, the National Board of Health and Welfare.
The 2017 European Social Services Conference (ESSC), the European Social Network’s (ESN) annual forum, was held in Malta on 26-28 June to celebrate its 25th anniversary year. Since the very first ESSC held in the UK in 1993, new relationships and partnerships have been forged all across Europe, with ESN becoming the leading European knowledge exchange network for public social services.
The CEO of ESN, John Halloran writes about the Maltese attention to the social issues shown by political representants during the European Social Services Conference.
New initiatives, rooted in the empowerment of service users and improved technology, are transforming the way social services are provided across Europe.
A review of the Recommendation shows better implementation is needed to realise its goals. On top of this, a more comprehensive approach must be followed by the European Commission to acknowledge under-appreciated issues.
The European Commission draws mixed conclusions on the implementation of Active Inclusion policies across Europe in a recently released document.
Ahead of the 25th European Social Services Conference (ESSC), ESN took the chance to speak with keynote speaker Charlotte de Vilmorin, a wheelchair user who decided to overcome her everyday challenges and those of other wheelchair users by creating the social enterprise Wheeliz.
The European Commission has published a proposal for a new work-life balance directive to address the challenges faced by working parents and carers.
ESN Policy Director Alfonso Lara Montero reflects on the proposal for the European Pillar of Social Rights delivered by the European Commission on 26 April. He welcomes principles such as the right of children to be protected from poverty and new provisions such as the right to social protection for all workers, as well as other measures contained in the Pillar. But he warns about the necessity to put those principles into actions for the Pillar to bring about positive outcomes.
Amid reports of EU Member States failing child migrants and refugees, the European Commission has issued a communication outlining actions for Member States to take.
The European Social Network’s (ESN) Members’ Forum highlights the importance of social services working closely and innovatively with partners and service users.
A new EU report provides an overview of tools and methodologies to assess the quality of integrated care systems.
The Annual Convention on Inclusive Growth 2017, a flagship event held in Brussels on 24 April with the theme of young people’s social inclusion. The European Social Network (ESN) attended the event with eight delegates from six countries who contributed at workshops and side-events.