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ESN Newsletter
  March 2017
 
 
 
 
 
The new report ‘Investing in the social services workforce’ is out: download your copy!
 

ESN’s latest publication presents research, a questionnaire analysis and practice examples to support local social services in planning and managing the workforce for the future. The report analyses the current challenges, developments and opportunities faced by the social services workforce in Europe and gives an overview of the qualifications and regulatory frameworks for social work and social care professions in Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

 
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Mind the gap - promoting inclusion and equality in Europe
 
On the 24th March the Maltese government organised a meeting of the chairpersons of the social affairs committees in national parliaments from across Europe. As a speaker at a session on promoting social inclusion at national and European levels, ESN's Policy Director shares some thoughts from the meeting.
 
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The Annual Review 2016 is available now in 5 languages
 
From a recent survey, it has come out that the Annual Review is one of the most read among ESN publications. We are delighted to present our year in review publication for 2016 in five additional languages: français, español, deutsch, italiano and polski.
 
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ESSC Interview Series - Transforming community healthcare
 
Ahead of the 25th European Social Services Conference (ESSC), ESN took the chance to speak with Jos de Blok, founder of Buurtzorg – a model of independent nursing teams, and keynote speaker at the conference to discuss his innovative approach to community healthcare.
 
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Giving Bulgaria’s forgotten children a second chance
 
Joint efforts between national government and local social services have seen a significant number of children moving out of institutions into community care in Bulgaria. The change is a step in the right direction but there are still many challenges ahead.
 
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Latest European News
 
Deciding the Future of the EU
 
The Commission has unveiled five different scenarios for the future role of the EU. With the possibility of a less unified or more limited EU, the European Social Network (ESN) argues that collective action on social policy must continue.
 
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The key role of social services in the European policy coordination process
 

As the European Commission publishes its 2017 country reports, the European Social Network (ESN) shares some initial thoughts.

 
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ESN participated at the event “What helps against social and political divisions at the local level?” hosted by the German Association for Public and Private Welfare in Berlin on 13-14 March. Find out more about the outcomes of the debate and read more news available only for ESN's members,
 
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Investing in the social service workforce
 
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ESN Annual Review 2016
 
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Connecting Europe with local communities: social services priorities for the European Semester 2017
 
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Investing in children’s services: a focus on unaccompanied minors
 
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