On the 1st of July, Eurodiaconia assumed the Social Services Europe Presidency for the next six months. Social Services Europe brings together eight European networks of not-for-profit providers of social and health care services. The network aims to strengthen the profile and position of social services and promote the role of not-for-profit social service providers in Europe. It seeks to ensure that the specificity of not-for-profit social and healthcare service providers be recognised and that economic, social and legal conditions exist for quality social and healthcare services.
The member organizations of Social Services Europe aim to reinforce their activities relating to the impact of EU legislation on Social Services of General Interest; staff and human resources issues; social innovation; structural funds and contribution of social services to overall EU Policy.
As President of SSE, Eurodiaconia will chair the meetings of the Board and General Working Group. It will support the different task forces in delivering outcomes and will continue to build close cooperation with EU Institutions, social stakeholders and other relevant partners working in the social services sector.
To know more about Social Services Europe, please check its website.