Thursday, 20 April 2017
Brussels, Belgium

ESN's Members' Forum took place in Brussels this April. It brought toghether our members from across Europe and beyond to set the agenda for the coming 3-4 years as we enter a new partnership with the European Commission.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 to Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Bratislava, Slovak Republic

In cooperation with the Slovak Presidency of the EU, ESN organised a seminar on the social service workforce, which brought together issues around service planning and coordination - from child protection through services for people with disabilities and older people.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 to Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Brighton, UK

Organised jointly with ESN’s Ageing & Care working group, this meeting focused on the quality and evaluation of social services for people with disabilities, and how to develop an adequate market of services to ensure free choice and successful independent living.

Monday, 10 October 2016 to Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Brighton, UK

The fifth and final meeting of ESN's Working Group on Ageing and Care will take place in Brighton, UK on 11-12th October 2016 in parallel with the final meeting of the ESN Working Group on Disability. The theme of the meeting is technological innovation & quality of services.

Friday, 9 September 2016
Brussels, Belgium

ESN's third meeting of the European Semester Reference Group took place in Brussels in September 2016.

Monday, 11 July 2016 to Tuesday, 12 July 2016
Athens, Greece

On 11-12 July, the European Social Network (ESN) hosted a workshop in Athens where we explored how important it is to prevent youth offending and to integrate young offenders in society. 

Monday, 20 June 2016 to Wednesday, 22 June 2016
World Forum | The Hague, the Netherlands

The 24th European Social Services Conference provided a unique opportunity for members to network with 400 senior professionals from across Europe and connect with the latest trends and challenges in social affairs. It took place at the World Forum, The Hague on 20-22 June 2016.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Brussels, Belgium

ESN launched its report 'Investing in children's services, improving outcomes' at the European Parliament on 31st May 2016. This was the result of three years of work with child agencies from 14 countries. The event was hosted by Nathalie Griesbeck MEP with the support of the ALDE group.

Monday, 4 April 2016
Sofia, Bulgaria

The fourth meeting of ESN disability working group took place in Sofia, Bulgaria on 5 April 2016, and focussed on the topic of service user involvement.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016 to Thursday, 11 February 2016
Mechelen, Belgium

The fourth meeting of the ESN Working Group on Ageing and Care took place in Mechelen, Belgium on 11-12 February 2015. This meeting focussed on workforce issues in care for older people.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015 to Thursday, 5 November 2015
Manchester, United Kingdom

This seminar invited ESN members to analyse integrated services practices in a number of social services related areas.

Thursday, 8 October 2015
London, United Kingdom

ESN Forum on Applied Evidence in Social Services

Sunday, 20 September 2015
Brussels, Belgium

The second annual meeting of ESN’s Reference Group on the European Semester gathered representatives from public social services and local authorities from 18 EU countries, out of the 22 who participated in this year’s activities.

Sunday, 5 July 2015 to Tuesday, 7 July 2015
Lisbon, Portugal

Our 23rd European Social Services Conference explored the evidence and experiences in service and sector partnership and what this meant for people’s lives, service efficiency and the impact on social welfare landscape for the future.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 to Thursday, 4 June 2015
The Hague, Netherlands

We are organising a workshop with ESN members to identify local practices featuring coordinated approaches between education, employment and social services in order to improve young people’s participation in society.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Brighton, UK

This regional seminar organised by ESN invited participants from the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands and Finland to discuss practices and exchange knowledge on quality of works and services in personal care and household services.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015 to Thursday, 7 May 2015
Budapest, Hungary

Our research project on children’s services continues with a third peer review featuring five additional countries: Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Portugal and Romania.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 to Thursday, 6 November 2014
Vienna, Austria

Our seminar provided a platform for knowledge exchange on the social planning process, models and tools for over 80 ESN members, representatives from local and regional authorities across Europe.

Sunday, 6 July 2014 to Tuesday, 8 July 2014
Rome, Italy

The conference brought together over 400 delegates - social services managers and directors, key policy-makers and practitioners, service users, representatives from academia and the private sector - to discuss social investment and the future of a social Europe.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014
Barcelona, Spain

The peer review invited ESN members and key speakers to look at the organisation of children's services in Catalonia in Spain, Scotland in the UK, Germany, Poland and the Netherlands.