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ESN Newsletter
  May 2016
 
 
 
 
 
Investing in children's services, improving outcomes. Ensuring no child is left behind
 
On 30-31 May the European Social Network (ESN) launched the study 'Investing in children's services, improving outcomes' at a two day event, which marked the end of a three-year project in 14 European countries. The study assesses how key principles of the European Commission's Recommendation 'Investing in children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage' are implemented in practice.
 
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Transforming public service provision: interview with Sascha Haselmayer, CEO of Citymart
 
With less than a month to go before the 24th European Social Services Conference (ESSC), ESN caught up with Sascha Haselmayer, CEO of Citymart and keynote speaker at the ESSC, to ask him why and how he thinks local authorities can do better for their communities if they change the way they procure services.
 
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Addressing health and social care integration. Improving outcomes for users?
 
On 23-25 May, European Social Network's Policy Director Alfonso Lara Montero was a plenary speaker at the 16th annual conference of the international Foundation for Integrated Care that took place in Barcelona in cooperation with the regional government of Catalonia.
 
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Investing in children's services, improving outcomes. Child protection and unaccompanied minors
 
On day 1 of the event where the European Social Network (ESN) officially launched its study 'Investing in children's services, improving outcomes' discussions focused on child protection reform and the provision of support for unaccompanied children.
 
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Social innovation and digital technologies supporting EU citizens and enhancing social services
 
The Joint Research Centre's new study released on 17 May is the result of a collaboration with the European Commission's Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. Find out how ICT-enabled social innovation can enhance integrated approaches in social services delivery.
 
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European Commission’s focus on jobs permeates the 2016 Country-specific Recommendations
 
The European Social Network (ESN) reflects on the 27 sets of recommendations addressed by the European Commission to Member States, and the importance of social inclusion and social services within them.
 
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You will read about: French-English cross-border cooperation, a successful story from one of our Estonian members, minimum income schemes, a visit to the General Council of Social Work in Spain, ESN participation at a Conference on how to use the geo-coding systems in social policy and a new call for proposal.
 
 
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The newly published report 'Investing in Children's Services. Improving Outomes' is now available
 
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Annual Review 2015. Now available also in French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish!
 
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