The European Social Network (ESN) reflects on the country reports which have been recently developed and disseminated by the European Commission. Based on our initial assessment, we can conclude that more indicators should be defined and implemented to monitor the implementation of all principles within the European Pillar of Social Rights.

ESN calls for an enhanced monitoring of the implementation of the principles in the European Pillar of Social Rights.

Starting this January, the EU’s most recent member state will preside the Council of the EU until 30th of June 2020. ESN welcomes the first EU-Presidency of Croatia standing under the motto “A Strong Europe in a World of Challenges”.

High-level conference at the European Parliament celebrates milestones of the UN CRC but highlights implementation challenges, especially for children in care and unaccompanied migrant children.

A new European Commission is being formed following the European Parliament elections in May 2019 and the confirmation of the new Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen. On the 10th September 2019 Ursula von der Leyen revealed the names of the Commissioner-designates who will oversee the different policy areas of the Commission.

A European Commission seminar was an opportunity to discuss innovation in social services and the outcomes of a range of EU funded projects.

Cities can engage with European programmes on sharing knowledge and access funding.

Our Policy Briefing explains how social services can play an important role in ensuring good health and wellbeing at local level.

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

ESN’s Reference Group on the European Semester met with the European Commission to discuss social policy issues.


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