Meet the Winners of the 2021 European Social Services Awards

 Social Services Innovation Award

Alternative Accommodation for Older People to help them overcome loneliness

DG Elderly People, Madrid City Council, Spain

Outstanding Team Award 

Socio-Educational Project Team, Churriana de la Vega, Grenada, Spain

Collaborative Practice Award

National Housing First Programme

The Irish Government’s Housing and Health Services, all the NGOs involved and Genio, Ireland

Research Project 

Social Work and the Covid-19 Crisis

National Foundation of Social Workers & National Council of Social Workers, Italy

Technology Tool

DOST:Smart Model for Sustainable Social Services

Agency for Sustainable and Operative Social Provision, Azerbaijan

Social Services Excellence Award

Agenzija Sapport Community Service Team, Agenzija Sapport, Malta


1 April, Brussels, Belgium 

11:30-12:00 Registration

12:00-12:10 Welcome
Christian Fillet, Chair, European Social Network

12:10-12:30 Guest Speaker
Arancha Martinez, CEO and Co-Founder of ComGo, Winner of the Princess of Girona Social Award 2018 & the EU Women Innovators Award 2020

12:30-12:45 Networking Break
Starter is served

12:45-13:15 Social Services Innovation Award
Presented by: Ruth Paserman, Director for Funds Programming and Implementation, European Commission

13:15-13:45 Collaborative Practice Award
Presented by: Rainer Binder, Global Managing Director, Health and Public Service, Accenture

    13:45-14:00 Networking Break
Main Course is served

14:00-14:30 Research Project in Social Services Award
Presented by: Jean Ayoub, Secretary General, International Social Service

14:30-15:00 Technology Tools Award
Presented by: Hector Upegui, Worldwide Market Development Executive, IBM

15:00-15:30 Outstanding Team Award
Presented by: Delphine Chilese-Lemarinier, Head of EU Affairs, Edenred

15:30-15:45 Networking Break
Voting for the Social Services Excellence Award
Dessert is served

15:45 – 16:10 Guest Speaker
Katarina Ivankovic-Knezevic, Director for Social Rights and Inclusion, European Commission who will present the Social Services Excellence Award

16:10 – 16:20 Closing Remarks
Alfonso Lara Montero, Chief Executive Officer, European Social Network

16:20 – 17:00 Networking Drink