The European Commission is inviting social service providers to join its online webinar titled “Task Force/Help Desk on support to social services to respond to Covid-19 crisis” scheduled to take place on Wednesday the 3rd of June from 10 am – 12 noon.

One of the measures put in place by the Commission is the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative (CRII and CRII Plus) which seeks to re-direct unspent EU Structural Funds to national, regional & local communities fighting COVID-19. The CRII has a fundamental role to play in addressing the impact of the pandemic in social services across the EU. Due to the COVID-19, some social services have been forced to close while many of them have swiftly adapted to ensure care and support within the current circumstances and rules (social distancing, etc.). The CRII foresees the adaptation of the ESIF rules to respond to this situation but there is still a lot of uncertainty on how these rules work and especially how social services can benefit from the new flexibility and the opening of new funding opportunities.

This webinar aims to bring together all relevant actors at national and European levels – European Commission, Managing Authorities, service providers and organisations representing social services users – to engage in a constructive dialogue and exchange of innovative ideas on how to use existing instruments to ensure the continuity and quality of care and support services.


To know more about the upcoming webinar on Social Services And COVID-19, consult the invitation and agenda.

To register for the webinar please use the online registration form.