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May 2015
 
Investing in Children's Services, Improving Outcomes

The third peer review of ESN’s project ‘Investing in Children’ was held in Budapest on 7-8 May, in cooperation with the Directorate General for Child Protection and Social Services. The meeting examined the implementation of the European Commission’s Recommendation ‘Investing in Children’ in Hungary, Romania, Portugal, Italy and Belgium.




Delegates looked at the implementation from both a European and National Perspective before drawing conclusions in a final roundtable on proposals for policy and services development


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First regional seminar of the 4Quality! project
The first regional seminar of the 4Quality! Project was held in Rome on 7 May. It brought together more than 40 participants from France, Belgium, Italy and Spain to discuss issues related quality in personal care and housework activities.
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Service delivery for people who are long-term unemployed
In the response to the EC's public consolidation on Long-term Unemployment, ESN members stressed individualised support, co-production and cooperation between employment and social services and other actors as key to support people excluded from the labour market.
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Digital Opportunities for Public Services
ESN looks at digital public services ahead of an opening address by Jasmin Battista, Member of Cabinet, Digital Single Market, European Commission (EC) at the 23rd European Social Services Conference in Lisbon.
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Improving the situation for persons with disabilities in the EU

ESN attends a series of high level European meetings on disability with the overarching aim of improving the situation for persons with disabilities in the EU.

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Overview of integrated social services in the EU

The European Commission published an overview of integrated social services related to labour market and social (re)integration in the EU. This report broadly covers the macro trends affecting welfare reform and offers suggestions on how to improve the efficiency of service delivery.

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Analysing social investment policies across Europe

The European Commission requested the European Social Policy Network to issue a thematic report on social investment policies across Europe. This analysis has recently been published as the report Social Investment in Europe - A study of national policies.

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ESN launches the Peer Learning Visits Programme for 2015, see how you can get involved. The Joint Action on Mental Health and Wellbeing organised the conference Supporting sustainability and growth in Europe. The European Commission launched a tool to support Member States in their use of EU Structural and Investment Funds.

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