This is a summary of current trends in social services in Europe based on newsletters, publications, conferences, and working groups which were featured on the European Social Network (ESN) website in 2022. This presentation is an update to a previous summary of trends between 2019-2021.
ESN is a network of public and private social services organizations in and beyond Europe. It includes organizations that plan, provide, fund, manage, regulate, or study social services. ESN’s aim is to promote knowledge exchanges between social services organizations in the areas of health, education, housing, employment, and social integration. These exchanges are designed to improve policies and practices for the benefit of social services users. The network’s programs include working groups, roundtables, and conferences.
The trends presented here are also under study at the Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute in Israel.