Celebrating innovation and excellence in social services

At the forefront of providing support to individuals, families and communities, particularly during times of crisis, social services are central to creating a caring, inclusive, and productive societies. The annual European Social Services Awards (ESSA) is a unique opportunity to highlight and gain recognition for the work of social services teams across Europe and share best practice with peers.

Organised by the European Social Network, the Awards shine a spotlight on successful new approaches and the extraordinary ongoing work of public social services managers, funders, planners, providers, and deliverers of social services, as well as providing opportunities for exchange and mutual learning to improve social work policies and practice.

Take part in the 2023 European Social Services Awards Ceremony

The winners for the 2023 European Social Services Awards will be announced at the annual Awards Ceremony which will take place in Zagreb (Croatia) on 16-17 November hosted by Zagreb City Council – Department for Social Protection and People with Disabilities.

Why Attend?

Awards Ceremony: Meet the winners in various categories at our Awards ceremony. Celebrate their remarkable achievements and be a part of this important occasion.

Inspiration: Learn from visionary leaders and pioneers in the social services sector. Gain valuable insights that can drive positive change within your own organization.

Networking: Connect with like-minded professionals, organizations, and experts who share your passion for person-centered care.

Recognition: Celebrate the achievements of deserving individuals and projects that have made a significant impact on the lives of vulnerable populations.

Discover the 2023 European Social Services Awards

About the Awards



Awards Categories

Watch the video launching the 2023 European Social Services Awards!

Catch up on the winners from previous years on our youtube channel