The 26th European Social Services Conference will take place for the first time in Seville on 28-30 May 2018 in association with the Government of Andalusia’s Ministry of Equalities and Social Policies. The confirmed venue is the Barceló Sevilla Renacimiento, a hotel and convention centre ideally located in the north-east of Seville city Centre.

Building on the key messages from the 2017 conference, the 26th European Social Services Conference (ESSC) will explore how we can improve services by investing in and empowering the people and communities which are at the heart of social welfare.

The first wave of speakers will be announced in the coming weeks but you can already register for the conference. You might be entitled to a special discount on the delegate fee. Make sure you also benefit from the special rates, exclusively negotiated for the conference delegates at the Barceló Hotel.

More information on the conference available in English, Français, Español, Italiano and Deutsch.

We would also like to remind you that, throughout the conference, a range of organisations from all sectors will be hosting interactive workshops showcasing best practices from all over Europe – and your organisation could be one of them!

For more details on how to submit a workshop proposal, please read the following information:

For any queries regarding the conference, please email: