31st European Social Services Conference
Advancing social services
The role of technology in promoting autonomy & inclusion
Call for Contributions now open!
Apply now to share your experiences of using technology in the planning, design, delivery and evaluation of social services
The European Social Services Conference (ESSC 2023) is the largest public forum for leaders in social services in Europe.
Make your work and experience part of the discussions at our 2023 Conference
to inspire ideas on the role of innovative technology and digital means in the modernisation of social services
About the European Social Services Conference
The 31st edition of the European Social Services Conference (ESSC) will be organised in Malmö (Sweden) on 14-16 June 2023.
The ESSC is the annual flagship event of the European Social Network (ESN), the leading network for public social services in Europe. The ESSC is the largest public social welfare policy and practice forum in Europe, attended by almost 600 delegates in Hamburg in 2022.
The ESSC 2023 will be the forum for providers of technology solutions, researchers, decision-makers in public authorities, third sector organisations and social services professionals to share and exchange their knowledge and experiences with peers from across Europe and other regions of the world.
Pioneering the value of specialist knowledge exchange within the social services sector, next year’s conference will examine key components of the use of innovative technology and digitalisation in promoting autonomy and inclusion in our communities.
Accelerating the digital and technological transformation of social services by governments, public authorities, and agencies involved in their development and delivery is key to reach people in their homes and communities.
At the 31st European Social Services Conference (ESSC 2023) we will discuss how technological advancements can help to improve the delivery of social services by making access and sharing of information simpler, improving coordination between services, encouraging early intervention, supporting decision making, and promoting people’s autonomy and choice.
The conference will highlight research and practice on innovation in social services through technology; IT developments for social inclusion, accessibility, or autonomy; organisational and workforce improvements, or data management for decision-making.