Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Technology Integration for Social Care Education and Practice in the European Union


The European Social Network (ESN) invited me to speak at their Workforce Seminar in November of last year in Bratslavia, Slovakia. Alfonso Lara Montero is the Policy Director at ESN. Alfonso leads the organization to provide a collaboration to network countries in addressing the needs of their citizens through united education, research, action, and conferences. The event offered inspiration from speakers across Europe. You can hear their presentations here. The participants and presenters offered their experience to problem solve today's issues around social care. I am inspired by their commitment and ability to think outside of the box for solutions. As their mission describes...

"ESN is a network of over 120 member organisations in 35 countries which comprise national associations of directors, departments of social welfare of government, regions, counties and municipalities, funding and regulatory agencies, universities and other research and development organisations.

We believe that social services must protect and support vulnerable people, uphold their dignity and independence, pursue excellence and innovation in social work, listen to service users and respond to their needs, and promote solidarity with people and their communities."



Below is a podcast of the presentation.

Ellen Belluomini speaking at the ESN Workforce Conference

Technology Integration in Social Care Education and Practice in the European Union