Social Services Europe brings together nine Europe-wide networks of not-for-profit providers of social and health care services who each have a track record in providing value-driven services for the most vulnerable in our societies.
The network aims to strengthen the profile and position of social services, and promote the role of not-for-profit social service providers in Europe.
“Social Services are key to delivering positive change for Europe. This Autumn in the European Parliament, Social Services Europe will promote the contribution of social services to smart growth (through social innovation), sustainable growth (through social investment), and inclusive growth (through strong social welfare policies).”
Rina Beers, Social Services Europe President (July-December 2012) and FEANTSA President
“Social Services Europe has an important contribution to bring to the overall success of the EU 2020 strategy and in addressing the social impacts of the present crisis. The current debates around Europe 2020, quality in Social Services of General Interest (SSGI), state aid, public procurement and social innovation show that there is an importance being attached to SSGI and there is a space for a formal, strong network that can promote the not-for-profit agenda.”
Jarmo Kökkö, Eurodiaconia Chairperson