26th European Social Services Conference

The 26th European Social Services Conference (ESSC) will take place in Seville (Spain) on 28-30 May 2018, organised by the European Social Network and for the first time in association with the Regional Ministry of Equality and Social Policies of the Regional Government of Andalusia. The 26th anniversary edition of the ESSC will explore how…

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25th European Social Services Conference

The 25th European Social Services Conference (ESSC) will take place in Valletta (Malta) on 26-28 June 2017 in cooperation with the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and organised by the European Social Network. The 25th anniversary edition of the ESSC will explore how innovation and new practices can help local public…

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Nobody left behind | EAPN Booklet on Services

EAPN publishes its new booklet “Nobody left behind | Ensuring access for all to affordable, quality housing & public health services”. EAPN members are increasingly alarmed about the declining access to affordable, quality public services (Services of General Interest) for ordinary people, in the context of increasing privatization and liberalization. With the onset of the…

Employment, Social Policy, Health & Consumer Affairs Council

The EPSCO Council brings together ministers responsible for employment, social affairs, health and consumer policy from all EU member states. Relevant European Commissioners also participate in meetings. There are usually four EPSCO meetings a year. Two of the meetings are generally devoted exclusively to employment and social policy topics. About employment and social policy The…

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Right2Water campaign – Spanish city Valladolid takes public privatized water in public hands

Following elections in Spain, in which the return of water into public hands was a big theme, the authorities have followed up, cancelled the water concession and created a public company.  The reasons for remunicipalization are familiar: under-investment in infrastructure, high tariffs and lack of democratic control. People are disconnected when they have difficulty paying their…

Employment, Social Policy, Health & Consumer Affairs Council

The EPSCO Council brings together ministers responsible for employment, social affairs, health and consumer policy from all EU member states. Relevant European Commissioners also participate in meetings. There are usually four EPSCO meetings a year. Two of the meetings are generally devoted exclusively to employment and social policy topics. About employment and social policy The…

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