On Thursday 6 July 2017 Social Services Europe (SSE), a European network of eight not-for-profit organisations working on providing social and healthcare services, held its Annual General Assembly at the Red Cross EU Office in Brussels. As of this week, SOLIDAR is taking over the presidency of the network from the Red Cross EU Office and will be responsible for hosting the upcoming board and working group meetings. Together, Social Services Europe represents more than 100,000 social and health service activities across Europe, works towards strengthening the profile and position of social services, and advocates for adequate economic, social and legal conditions to ensure quality social and health care services in Europe. Some of the current topics for Social Services Europe are the European Pillar of Social Rights, the Sustainable Development Goals and recruitment and retention in social services. For more information you can visit SSE’s website, or send an email to the coordinator who, since this week, is based in the SOLIDAR office.