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.

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

The transition to adulthood is a difficult period, especially for young people who have experienced care. Across Europe several trends have emerged on improving support for young people leaving care.  

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.

Legislation and practice on care for young people is being expanded beyond care plans to better support the transition to adulthood and improve long-term life outcomes.

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.

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

Social services across Europe are supporting the inclusion of migrant children and young people and their access to essential services


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