The European Social Services Awards 2020 recognizes how social services are changed the ways they provide care in the community to support vulnerable people.
The European Social Network organizes the European Social Services Awards to recognize innovation and excellence in social services in Europe. Each year, the prizes are focused on a particular theme in order to shine a spotlight on particular areas of social service.
In 2020, the awards will focus on ‘transforming community care’ and how social services are changed the ways they provide care in the community to support vulnerable people.
The main aims of European Social Network are to identify and promote best practices, recognize outstanding work done in the field, encourage peers to work with and support each other in improving their practice and promote innovation in social services in Europe.
In 2020, there are six finalists for each category. The winners will be awarded based on judges votes and the popular vote. If you are interested in voting, you can do it on this link. The winners will be announced in the award’s ceremony which takes place in December.
The nominees are as follows:
- SESOSGI Gipuzkoa Social and Health Services, Spain
- Fostering First, Ireland
- Szeretet Szocialis Otthon of Somogy County, Berzence, Hungary
- General Directorate of Families, Children, Education and Youth, Madrid City Council, Spain
- Forget-me-not House, Slovakia
- Cultural Association la Kalle, Spain
Outstanding team Awards
- Youth Advocate programmes Ireland (YAP Ireland), Irelandin
- Vilnius municipality, Lithuania
- URIHO Institution for vocational rehabilitation and employment of persons with disabilities, Croatia
- Northern Ireland Social Care Council, UK
- Simon Community Scotland, UK
- Foundation for Social Welfare Services, Malta
Collaborative Practice Awards
- Municipality of Esbjerg, Denmark
- Counselling Centre for Migrants in Vienna, Austria
- CRESCER, Portugal
- Foundation Cepaim, Spain
- Third Sector Platform of Catalonia, Spain
- Regional Health & Social Care Board, Northern Ireland
Research Project Awards
- Welfare Department, Riga City Council, Latvia
- National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) Cymru, UK
- Boeblingen County Youth Welfare Service, Germany
- Vice-presidency and Department of Inclusive Policies and Equality, Valencian Institute of Social Services IVAFIQ, University of València, Spain
- Network of European Foundations, Belgium
- School of social workers of Peru region – Lima, Peru
Technology Tools Awards
- Department of Social Services, Faroe Islands
- Hoplr, Belgium
- Regional Ministry of Social Rights and Welfare, Asturias, Spain
- mPower NHS NSS
- Research & Development Centre in Care and Social Work, Linköping, Sweden
- Agency for Sustainable and Operative Social Provision (DOST Agency), Azerbaijan