595 senior professionals from across Europe joined us in Seville to talk about improving services through social investment.

Were you there? We’d love to hear from you.

What does social investment mean for ESN members?

Organised annually by the European Social Network (ESN), the European Social Services Conference brings together all those with an interest in social welfare to exchange knowledge on contemporary social policy and practice.

The 26th edition of the ESSC entitled ‘Invest – Innovate – Transform: Empowering people and communities‘ is organised for the first time in association with the Regional Ministry of Equality and Social Policies of the Regional Government of Andalusia, a member of ESN, who will co-host the event in the beautiful city of Seville.

Some highlights from 2017

Why Attend

  • Learn from high-profile speakers about latest international social policy & practice trends
  • Share and exchange knowledge and experience in interactive practice workshops
  • Network with senior professionals who plan, finance, research, manage, regulate and deliver local public services
  • Be Inspired by new knowledge, perspectives and innovative ideas
  • "The European Social Services Conference 2017 was one of the most unique, interesting and interactive conferences I’ve ever attended. The venue, delegates, sessions and organisation were superb. I would highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in how social services in Europe and elsewhere can transform the lives of individuals and communities"

    Jaideep Prabhu Professor of Marketing and Indian Business, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge (Keynote speaker – ESSC 2017)
  • “Congratulations on a great conference. I’ve been at a number of big international conferences and this was one of the most professional and friendly, with great content. Well done to the organisers who were unfailingly polite and helpful. We had a great experience and really enjoyed our workshop session”.

    Fiona Keogh, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Economic and Social Research in Dementia, National University of Ireland Galway (Workshop presenter – ESSC 2017)
  • "The conference was well organised and I appreciate the wide variety of workshops that I was able to choose from. I had the opportunity to interact with and be inspired by my colleagues from Europe."

    Liu Yuen Shan Hospital Authority, Hong Kong

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Big calls from everyone on the final plenary panel to be bold, to be brave and to trust in the people who use & deliver our social services. Privilege representing @CELCIStweets @ESNConference alongside @JenniferIICF @Beth_AnneLogan @meekmacs @RosieMoore1993 & Saffron #ESSC18 ✊

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