22nd European Social Services Conference

  • Start date : 07/07/2014 00:00:00
  • End date : 07/07/2014 23:59:59
  • Where : Rome (Italy), The Sheraton Roma Hotel, Viale del Pattinaggio 100

Presidency of the Council of the EU, Events/Conf/Fairs, Employment and social rights

The European Social Network will organise the 22nd European Social Services Conference in Rome on 7-9 July 2014. The conference is organised in cooperation with the Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The theme is "Investing in people and communities - Social inclusion and social development".


Participants from over 30 countries will discuss issues such as:


  • How to make better use of available public budgets, infrastructure and human capital (including service users, volunteers, family carers and staff)
  • How to best seek citizens’ participation in shaping their local community and local services
  • How to make a more compelling case for investment in social services by drawing not only on traditional social work values but also on research, evidence and the human rights agenda.


Commissioner Andor will deliver a video message at the conference's opening session, which will also feature the Italian Minister for Labour and Social Policy. Ms Lieve Fransen, Director for Social Policies and Europe 2020 in our DG, will speak at the event in a round table on the next ten years.