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

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

Seville 2018: Greatest conference to date

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 European Social Services Conference took place in Seville. Read conference conclusions in our latest newsletter.

26th ESSC in numbers:

  • Greatest conference to date: 610 delegates from 39 countries.
  • Europe, Palestine, the US, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Australia.
  • 8 plenaries, 28 workshops, 11 projects, and 11 exhibitors
  • "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." 26th ESSC 2018

    Liu Yuen Shan Hospital Authority, Hong Kong
  • "Great exchange of innovative practices, informative about social policy in a European context. Good networking too."

    26th ESSC 2018

    Anne Tidmarsh Kent County Council, UK
  • "The overall organization, service and content was absolutely great. Having speakers from outside Europe was also very positive and enriching."

    Rebeca Escudero Madruga Social Services Regional Administration of Castilla y Leon, Spain
  • "I made many new contacts and gained a sense of belonging to the wider European social services sector."   26th ESSC 2018

    Alexander Suter SKOS, Switzerland
  • "I had the possibility to discover stimulating practices and projects from all over Europe and network with the people who run them." 26th ESSC 2018

    Flora Bolter The National Observatory for Child Protection (ONPE), France

Stay up to date

#IBM #DavidNelson #ESSC18 emphasises crucial role of #AI to transform & #cocreate future #socialhumanservices @ESNsocial @ESNConference @EU_Social @EU_ScienceHub @EUScienceInnov @DSMeu @CAPSSIEU @SICommunity_EU @ServidaAndrea @maxcraglia @XTroussard @indy_johar @xdxd_vs_xdxd

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 ✊

Load More...