Celebrating innovation and excellence in social services

Gain recognition for your social services team

 Share your work with others

Make new connections and partnerships with social services organisations across Europe

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.

Promoting person-centred care  

A person-centred approach places the goals, values and preferences of the person, as an expert of their own experience, at the centre in the development and provision of care. The 2023 Awards will recognise the organisations and people that are rethinking their services to provide care which is centred around the person, coordinated between services and professionals and enables people to live independent lives and be fully included in their communities.

Is your organisation involved in social services and providing person-centred care?

Is your project innovative?

Does your project have positive impact on its beneficiaries and/or the local community?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then your organisation could apply for the 2023 European Social Services Awards!

Find out more below!



Awards Categories

How to apply

Watch the video launching the 2023 European Social Services Awards!

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