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ESN Newsletter
  May 2017
 
 
 
 
 
The European Pillar of Social Rights: from principle to action
 

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.

 
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  Plans for new work-life balance package
   
  ESN analyses the proposal for a new work-life balance directive to address the challenges faced by working parents and carers, published by the European Commission.
   
 
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  Do Active Inclusion policies deliver on the needs of vulnerable people?
   
  The European Pillar on Social Rights gives attention to different social policy areas. A critical area is the support for people excluded from the labour market. The European Social Network (ESN) reviewed the document with a focus on the involvement of social services in this area.
   
 
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  Assessing the 2013 Investing in Children Recommendation
   
  The Staff Working Document ‘Taking stock of the 2013 Recommendation on Investing in children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage’ shows better implementation is needed to realise its goals. But a more comprehensive approach must be followed to acknowledge under-appreciated issues.
   
 
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European Social Services Conference - Malta, 26/28 June
 
 
  How service users can take control of their lives – interview with Charlotte de Vilmorin, founder of Wheeliz
   
  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.
   
 
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Towards a People's Europe - Response to the European Commission consultation on a proposal for a European Pillar of Social Rights
 
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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. Improving Outcomes
 
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