European Social Network - Social Services in Europe
  May 2012
  ESN's spring seminar on 'Vulnerable Youth in Transition'
ESN's spring seminar took place on 10-11 May in Rome. The event has been a success, with 100 participants, 50 from Italy and 50 from the rest of Europe. They discussed and exchanged ideas on how to improve outcomes for vulnerable young people, particularly those not in employment, education or training, for children leaving public care and early school-leavers.

Read more about the seminar:
Presentations and resources
Care and support into adulthood
Early school leavers
Photo-gallery from the event.

A brighter future for young people despite the crisis?
ESN's Chief Executive, John Halloran, contributed to the Danish Presidency conference on 'Youth: Employment and Inclusion in Times of Crisis'.
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What services are essential for social inclusion?
ESN participated in a debate organised by the European Commission with other key European stakeholders about challenges currently facing social services.
Read our statement here
Budgets, people and policy: service management today
ESN's new working group met for a second time to explore municipalities' responses to the crisis, discuss leadership and management and take a first look at this year's National Reform Programmes.
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Call to MEPs and Member States on community living
ESN joins other stakeholders in a call to the Parliament and Council to uphold a strong EU commitment to deinstitutionalisation through the Structural Funds.
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Copenhagen 2012:
Shaping the Future for Sustainable Social Services
We are expecting over 350 professionals, managers, researchers and policy-makers from over 30 European countries at our annual conference in Copenhagen on 25-27 June. We hope to see many of you there.
Registrations are still open
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