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The European Social Services Conference is the largest annual forum for public social services professionals in Europe. Join us for our 30th anniversary year to discuss latest innovations in social care policy and practice and share your experiences of delivering support to vulnerable communities.


European Social Services Conference 2022

Join us in Hamburg between 8-10 June 2022

Join us in Hamburg between 8-10 June 2022

Share experiences of the innovations introduced by social services across Europe during Covid-19

Discover the new tools available to rethink the planning, implementation, and evaluation of community-based social services.

Discuss how we can build resilient and future-facing social services, while ensuring no-one is left behind.

4 plenary and 5 thematic discussions
with inspirational speakers at the cutting edge of social welfare policy and practice;
24 workshops
for social service professionals to share their expertise and front-line experiences;
7 Quick-fire project presentations at the Project Forum
An innovation zone
with the latest developments in social services
An Exhibition Area
to meet and share your ideas with our partners

Meet our partners

Meet the ESSC Speakers


  1. Payment must be received by ESN prior to the conference. ESN reserves the right to deny access to the conference to any delegate who has not paid their Contribution Request before the start of the conference.
  2. If payment is made shortly before the conference (e.g. up to seven working days before the conference), delegates are required to show evidence of this payment to the conference in case the payment has not yet been recorded by ESN.


  1. Cancellations must be sent in writing to on or before Friday 27 May 2022.
  2. There is no refund for cancellations that are not received in writing or for cancellations received after Friday 27 May 2022.
  3. If notification of cancellation is received after Friday 27 May 2022, a substitute delegate can be sent to the conference. Please contact with substitute delegate details by Wednesday 1 June 2022.
  4. A 5% administration charge may be levied at the discretion of European Social Network for any cancellations received after a Contribution Request has been issued.
  5. Registration as a delegate for this event constitutes the acceptance of these Terms & Conditions.


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