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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Operating in 45 countries, Edenred designs and delivers innovative solutions to assist public authorities in the implementation of their social policies. Edenred provides public entities with efficient means of distributing social benefits, respecting policy’s objectives and beneficiaries’ needs. These solutions are based on a wide range of technological options, from chip cards to biometrics tools and fully digital programmes.

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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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CELCIS, based at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland is committed to making positive and lasting improvements in the wellbeing of Scotland’s children living in and on the edges of care. Ours is a truly collaborative agenda; we work alongside partners, professionals and systems with responsibility for nurturing our vulnerable children and families. Together we work to understand the issues, build on existing strengths, introduce best possible practice and develop solutions. What’s more, to achieve effective, enduring and positive change across the board, we take an innovative, evidence-based improvement approach.

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Macrosad is a cooperative founded in 1994, with the aim of contributing to the well-being of people. Macrosad is one of the major organisations within the Andalusian socio-health and socio-educational sphere.

Macrosad offers education, care and recovery services in childhood and old age, promoting intergeneration and technology as fundamental pillars of their work methodology.

With an ethical and responsible attitude, Macrosad creates safe scenarios to carry out actions and creative solutions that strengthens the life project of people with the participation of users and professionals.

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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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The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is the EU’s centre of fundamental rights expertise. It is one of the EU’s decentralised agencies. These agencies are set up to provide expert advice to the institutions of the EU and the Member States on a range of issues. The Agency helps to ensure that the fundamental rights of people living in the EU are protected.

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ISOTROL has been nationally and internationally recognised over the past 35 years as an engineering firm that develops products, projects, solutions and software for supervision and control systems, and also offers specialized outsourcing services for the public sector.

ISOTROL’s experience in Social Services is framed in the areas of local, regional and national administration.

ISOTROL began working in 2003 with the Department of Equality and Social Policies of the Junta de Andalucía for the development and maintenance of the Integrated Social Services System as well as other regional projects. This experience, together with that acquired since 2010 in the deployment in Andalusia of the Social Services Users Information System provided by the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, has led ISOTROL to develop their ACIVIT solution for the management of Community Social Services whose competence corresponds to the Local Entities.

Currently, ISOTROL is part of the technological consortium of RESISOR-Electronic Single Social Record-Social Services in Andalusia.

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Sopra Steria is trusted by leading private and public organisations to deliver successful transformation programmes that address their most complex and critical business challenges. Combining high quality and performance services, added-value and innovation, Sopra Steria enables its clients to make the best use of information technology.

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Raisoft is a Finnish based company, built around solid assessment expertise. With more than 17 years of experience, we create software for measuring an individual´s functional performance, as well as quality and effectiveness of care. Our software is used in multiple care settings, for example home and long term care for elderly, mental health care for all ages, assistance for the physically impaired, and preventive care. It provides real-time information for decision-making at all levels of care.

The International research network, InterRAI, maintains the RAI system and owns the right to it. Raisoft has long experience in developing InterRAI tools in Europe, Asia and Australia. The company has collaborated on development with user organizations, universities and members of InterRAI.

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Ayesa is a multinational ETC (Engineering-Technology-Consulting) company, which specializes in engineering, as well as the digital transformation of large companies and the public sector.

Founded in 1966 by its current president José Luis Manzanares, it has 17 offices throughout Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia, from which it provides its services in more than 50 markets. In 2017, its turnover was 270 million euros and it created more than 4500 jobs.

Ayesa has extensive expertise in digitalizing resource management, automating and optimizing processes and personalizing client relations. Moreover, it implements cutting-edge business management technology and its own information systems for strategic sectors, public administrations and utilities companies.

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Adhoc Project: an innovative solution to solve child-to-parent violence

Relations between parents and children have never been easy. Nowadays, this generation gap and the subsequent tensions have acquired an even greater importance, generating a phenomenon such as child -to-parent violence which represents an important challenge to both families, and the society as a whole.

In many cases, the only answer that families are able to give to this serious problem is starting court proceedings. In order to provide families with another solution to this important problem, MERIDIANOS has set up a programme called ADHOC Project which promote the implementation of innovative methodologies such as the ‘multiple intelligences’ of Howard Gardner or the ‘skills identification’ of Sir ken Robinson.  This project provides families a very specialized family therapy service, developed by expert therapists in family conflict.

Pre-Conference Event

Nordic Welfare Centre logo

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