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Partnering with the European Social Network (ESN) means reaching one of your key audiences—national, regional and local agencies that manage and oversee Europe’s social services —the core members of ESN.  These agencies have a significant impact on how national policy is formulated and enacted.

ESN provides access to 180 member organisations from national, regional, county and local levels, and the senior leadership of each respective social services organisation in 34 countries. Our associate members include social services professionals associations, higher education, and research organisations who participate in the collective work of our Network.

In short, ESN is the Network of Social Services Leaders in Europe.

We would like to thank the following organisations for their support

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The European Social Services Conference is held within the framework of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union



Private partners


City of Antwerp

City of Antwerp

The City of Antwerp is located in the Belgian region of Flanders and has approximately 529,000 inhabitants, making it the largest municipality in Belgium in terms of population. It is the capital of the province and the district of Antwerp. The city’s Social Services unit was created in early 2018 as a result of the integration of services between the city and OCMW Antwerp. It offers a wide range of social services that Antwerp residents may need in the course of their lives.The Social Services unit focuses on important social challenges and aims to prevent and combat poverty, promote the well-being and health of Antwerp residents and stimulate the sense of community.





Ernst & Young (EY)

EY helps to create long-term value for clients, people and society and build trust in the capital markets. Enabled by data and technology, diverse EY teams in over 150 countries provide trust through assurance and help clients grow, transform and operate. Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today.

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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.



Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft supports public health and social service organizations to better serve constituents and communities using innovative technologies to deliver secure and trustworthy services. Helping organizations protect vulnerable populations, enhance social and human services and improve the health of the public.



Tietoevry creates purposeful technology that reinvents the world for good. We are a leading technology company with a strong Nordic heritage and global capabilities. Based on our core values of openness, trust and diversity, we work with our customers to develop digital futures where businesses, societies, and humanity thrive. Our 24 000 experts globally specialize in cloud, data, and software, serving thousands of enterprise and public-sector customers in more than 90 countries. Tietoevry’s annual turnover is approximately EUR 3 billion and the company’s shares are listed on the NASDAQ exchange in Helsinki and Stockholm, as well as on Oslo Børs. 


WCC Group

WCC Group is a leading provider of advanced solutions for Public & Private Employment Services and ID/Security government agencies, and Enterprises. Built on its unique search & match platform, WCC software solutions see 1/2 billion people every day, enabling organizations to seamlessly capture, generate, and analyze big data from multiple sources gaining valuable insights paramount to effective decision-making. Our team of professional services experts provides exceptional support and consulting, allowing our customers to maximize their investment.


Cipal Schaubroeck

Cipal Schaubroeck nv is a joint venture between Cipal IT solutions (Geel, Belgium) and Schaubroeck nv (Nazareth, Belgium). Both companies have a combined experience of more than 70 years in providing public authorities (cities, towns, provincial administrations, regional and national governmental agencies) with state-of-the-art IT solutions.



«Medirent» is a group of companies founded in 1995 that specialize in developing information systems for corporate and public sectors; providing software & IT services, business applications and cybersecurity.

Their mission is to create vital information systems that increase efficiency for their customers. They provide a full range of services; from consulting to technical support, in developing complex information security systems.



SkillLab builds technology for employment and career services who are committed to giving the people they support a pathway to employment. Built on the premise that every single person in the world deserves access to progressive employment, our ecosystem uses AI and people’s unique skills profile to move them forward in their employment journey.

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Acctua is an online service that facilitates access to web content and services. It is an innovative solution capable of providing greater accessibility and web usability to all Internet users, regardless of their age or abilities.

Thanks to its intelligent interface that speaks and listens, Acctua is able to adapt to the specific needs and capabilities of each user, allowing different web browsing modalities.



Hoplr facilitates a digital neighbourhood network (, iOS, Android) for inclusive community care. Our focus lies in social interaction between residents and engagement within the neighbourhood. Recently we launched the Neighbourhood Concierge to match vulnerable citizens more easily with the social support network in the neighbourhood. At the moment, Hoplr is used by +1 million households and +250 local authorities in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Turkey.



A partner alongside all public and social players to help them take on their challenges. With 150 years of experience serving communities, they offer you their extensive experience and expertise: not only to help you manage your finances, digitalise your processes and finance and support your projects, but also to support you in achieving greater energy efficiency and greener mobility.