The European Social Services Conference is the largest annual forum for public social services professionals in Europe. Taking place in Hamburg, Germany from 8-10 June 2022, this year’s conference is organised in partnership with the Ministry for Labour, Social and Family Affairs and Integration of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.

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. We will explore how public authorities working with private partners and third sector, have invested the various recovery funds available to implement innovations and reforms, which are key to promote resilient and future-proof social services.

Increasingly, social policies aim to transform health and social services 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 partnerships with people with long-term health conditions and their families. Therefore, the European Social Services Conference is an invitation to rethink recovery to ensure that no one is left behind. We are asking public authorities, professionals, and care providers to join a discussion on re-shaping social services to help the people they support lead better lives within their communities.

Rethinking planning, implementation, and evaluation of community-based social services with new tools and means, the conference aims to inspire with examples, aspire for change, and dare to dream for better outcomes for children and families, young and older people, migrants, people with mental health problems or disabilities.