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ESSC 2020 Advisory Committee

  • ANA RĂDULESCU
    ANA RĂDULESCU
    CEO, Centre for Training and Evaluation in Social Work (CFCECAS), Romania Read more ANA RĂDULESCU
  • ANJA GARGULLA AND LENA SCHULTZ
    ANJA GARGULLA AND LENA SCHULTZ
    Ministry of Labour, Social and Family Affairs and Integration, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Germany Read more ANJA GARGULLA AND LENA SCHULTZ
  • CARLA PLASBERG
    CARLA PLASBERG
    Adult Social Care Reform Programme Manager, The Scottish Government Read more CARLA PLASBERG
  • GRAHAM OWEN
    GRAHAM OWEN
    Graham Owen, Director of Social Services, Trosa, Sweden Read more GRAHAM OWEN
  • HELLE HAGEMANN OLSEN
    HELLE HAGEMANN OLSEN
    Director of Welfare Services, Workfare and Health, Municipalities in the Copenhagen Area Read more HELLE HAGEMANN OLSEN
  • JOSE MUÑOZ LUQUE
    JOSE MUÑOZ LUQUE
    Head of the Social Welfare Departament, Barcelona Provincial Council Read more JOSE MUÑOZ LUQUE
  • KIRSTEN WITTE
    KIRSTEN WITTE
    Program Director, Liveable Communities Programme, Bertelsmann Stiftung Read more KIRSTEN WITTE
  • MATHIAS VAES
    MATHIAS VAES
    Mathias Vaes, Head of Social Services, City of Mechelen, Belgium Read more MATHIAS VAES

ESSC 2021 Theme

Across Europe, we have seen a growing emphasis on care provided in the community putting personal needs and relationships at the heart of social service practice. Policies are increasingly aiming to transform health and social care services in order to reach people in their homes and communities. The focus has also shifted to early, effective interventions for children and their families, young people, and proactive support for people with long-term health conditions and their families. Rethinking planning, implementation and evaluation of community care, the conference aims to inspire with examples, aspire for change, and dare for better outcomes for children and families, young people, older people, migrants, people with mental health problems or disabilities.

Workforce in a transformed community care

Social service professionals are key in transforming community care. Do we need to rethink community care workforce training, retention and wellbeing?

Community care: ‘hidden’ engine for growth

It is possible to get value for money when investing in community care. Do we need to rethink the financing of community care?

Ethics of community care

What is the role of professional ethics in quality care? Do we need to rethink what empowerment in care means for professionals and people using services?

The role of technology in transforming community care

Technology has the potential to improve community care delivery, from planning through delivery to evaluation. How can technology help in rethinking community care?