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ESN Newsletter
  September 2016
 
 
 
 
 

Involving local authorities and social services
in EU policy-making

 

The ESN's European Semester Reference Group held its third annual meeting in Brussels, on 9 September. Representatives from 20 countries and 10 European Commission officials discussed key recent developments and challenges at EU level and in their respective countries. Issues ranged from the impact of administrative reforms on social services, to the use and necessary sustainability of EU funding. A much debated subject was the ways to influence the European Semester process from the local level.

 
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The European Pillar of Social Rights - bridging the gap?
 
On 26th September European Social Network (ESN)'s Policy Director Alfonso Lara Montero spoke at COFACE's event on the European Pillar of Social Rights - an initiative of European Commission's President Jean-Claude Juncker to give a stronger social focus to the EU political agenda.
 
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The Social Rights Pillar - a unique opportunity to shape a more social Europe for the future?

 
In this article ESN summarises the political and socio-economic context for the emerging Pillar of Social Rights and ESN's contribution to shaping it.
 
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Shape the agenda! European Social Services Conference 2017 launches call for workshops
 
The 25th European Social Services Conference will take place in Valletta, Malta on 26-28 June 2017. Throughout the conference, a range of organisations from all sectors will be hosting interactive workshops, showcasing the latest examples of public sector, digital and social innovation across Europe. Your organisation could be one of them.
 
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Social protection, housing and deinstitutionalisation - key issues in 2015
 
Social protection, housing and deinstitutionalisation have remained major challenges across the continent and our members described these as part of their comments on the European Commission's country reports within its European Semester framework.
 
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Latest European News
 
Migrants with disabilities: a hidden problem
 
Migrants with disabilities are falling under the radar in the current refugee crisis. With no dedicated statistics, only anecdotal information is available concerning migrants with disabilities arriving in Europe.
 
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New findings on the asylum crisis and local communities
 
Research reveals how local communities are struggling to accommodate and integrate refugees, plus their response to the situation.
 
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Read about new European project calls, deinstitutionalisation, integrated approaches in youth services and how you can learn innovative practices from other ESN members.
 
 
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The newly published paper on the impact of the refugee crisis on local public services is now available
 
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Investing in Childrens' Services. Improving Outcomes
 
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Integrated Social Services in Europe
 
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Vulnerable youth in Europe: improving young people's participation in society.
 
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European Social Services Conference 2016 - The Hague: Welcome plenary and pleanary seesion 1 and more
 
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