Alfonso Lara Montero, Chief Executive of ESN, spoke at the Preparatory action for a child guarantee conference on the 17th of February in Brussels. This meeting was an opportunity to present ESN’s position on a future EU Child Guarantee and how to ensure that it becomes feasible and it is implemented through the involvement of public social services.

We summarise new EU policies on cross-border family issues and a range of new studies on family policies.

Our members showcased their practices and discussed effective strategies at our working group meeting.

We took part in a strategic dialogue organised by the European Commission to review four country reports: Latvia, Portugal, Bulgaria and Lithuania.

Key messages for social services working with unaccompanied migrant children shared in Catalonia event.

ESN welcomes the Employment Committee’s vote to increase the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) with over 27% of the budget earmarked for social inclusion.

Greater service coordination is supporting outreach to vulnerable families and their access to childcare

Our members showcase their practices and discuss effective strategies at our working group meeting.

The European Social Network (ESN) welcomes the greater prominence given to social issues in the Annual Growth Survey, the first step of the European Semester cycle.

Social services help people furthest from the labour market access and retain employment through coordinated support


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