may, 2018

28may11:45 am1:15 pmPLENARY SESSION 1Investing in social services fit for the future11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Event Details

There are a range of different challenges facing social services in the next years, when populations are expected to become older. There is an increasing need to address chronic diseases, morbidity, and long-term care. People with long-term care needs face additional barriers to find and retain employment and meaningfully participate in society. Whilst these challenges become increasingly important, public social services have been facing additional constraints due to the economic crisis. Therefore, the need for evidence-based decision-making is crucial.


monday 28 may 11 : 45 - monday 28 may 1 : 15


Alfonso Lara Montero, Chief Executive Officer, European Social Network (ESN)


  • Manuel Martinez Domene, Deputy Minister for Equality and Social Policies, Region of Andalusia, Spain
  • Dietmar Gutschmidt, Jobcentre Director, City of Essen, Germany
  • Amalia Zepou, Vice Mayor for civil society and innovation, City of Athens, Greece
  • Raf Manji, City Councillor, City of Christchurch, New Zealand