A number of partnership and marketing opportunities are available at the European Social Services Conference 2018. This is your chance to:

  • Showcase new innovative thinking and solutions
  • Market your work and raise your organisation’s visibility
  • Arrange meetings with leading senior professionals who plan, finance and manage local public services
  • Discuss future opportunities in developing and promoting innovative social welfare and health care solutions
  • Understand the latest challenges in public social welfare and health care

Current Partners


The region of Andalucia is governed by the Junta de Andalucia which comprises of three bodies. The Andalucian Parliament, the President of Andalucia, and the Government of Andalucia.  The Junta de Andalucia controls a 30,000 million euro annual budget, has 250,000 employees and manages a wide range of public services from Education, to the Health Service. It overseas agrarian & fisheries policy, rural development, and aproves local Town Planning policy, has an Environmental policy, and is responsible for Tourism Promotion and many things that affect the lives of residents and to a lesser extent tourists.

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Seville County Council manages 104 towns and municipalities across its territory, with an overall population of 689 434 persons. Its president, Fernando Rodríguez Villalobos, oversees the work of the organisation on a broad range of areas such as social cohesion and equality.

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The “la Caixa” Banking Foundation directly manages the Welfare Projects, which funds activities in the social, educational, cultural and scientific sectors. For over a hundred years, the Fundation la Caiva has been working to offer people more opportunities, particularly those who are more vulnerable in society.

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The Fundación  ONCE is a non-for-profit organisation which works towards developing work integration-training and employment programs for people with disabilities as well as creating globally accessible environments, products and services.

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IBM Watson Health’s goal is transforming global health by pioneering a new partnership between humanity and technology.  They use cognitive technologies to help social programme organisations unlock the potential of data and analytics to improve service delivery and accelerate human expertise in health, social services, and social security.

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SAP - European Social Services Conference 2016

The SAP Institute for Digital Government is think-tank known for creating value for government by using digital capabilities to meet the needs of citizens and consumers of government services. The Institute helps to engage with government agencies and partner organisations to deliver value from digital government through innovation.  They aim to tackle complex problems to help keep digital government simple for the future.

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Eurofound is the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, a European Union body established to work in specialised areas of EU policy. It provides information, advice and expertise on living and working conditions, industrial relations and managing change in Europe for key actors in the field of EU social policy on the basis of comparative information, research and analysis.

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Pre-Conference Event

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The Nordic Welfare Centre is an institution under the Nordic Council of Ministers. Its mission is to enhance social policy work in the Nordic countries through education, public information, research and development, networking and international co-operation. The Nordic Welfare Centre is a member of ESN and has hosted for many years our pre-conference event ‘Nordic Day’. Find out more about this year’s event here.

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If you are interested in becoming a conference partner, please contact Sarah Yardley at
sarah.yardley@esn-eu.org / +44 (0)1273 739039