On 29 May 2013 the European Commission adopted this year’s ”country-specific recommendations” to EU Member States designed to move Europe beyond the crisis and strengthen the foundations for growth.

This major congress which took place in Angers, France, on 26-27 March celebrated and reflected on 30 years of decentralisation of social welfare in France.

ESN Vice Chair Christian Fillet and Chief Executive John Halloran recently spent three days in Athens meeting with representatives of central and local government...

As we move into the European Year of the Citizens, ESN's John Halloran gives his thoughts on new directions in social welfare: choice, participation and citizenship.

The European Voice is the leading specialist newspaper for European affairs. On 31 May, it featured a special report on Europe’s social model...

Amidst the worst economic crisis since 1989, the municipality of Cluj hosted the 3rd Romanian Social Services Conference.

According to the OECD, “the income of the richest 10% of people around 2008 was, on average, nearly nine times that of the poorest.”

A selection of recent press coverage about the impact of spending cuts on social services in Poland, Ireland, France, Serbia and UK.

Skills for Care and Development, an alliance of UK sector skills councils, organised an international research conference in Glasgow on 1 and 2 February 2011.


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