Impact of EU legislation on social services (INSSP)
The Informal Network of Social Service Providers (INSSP) organised on 29 September 2009, in Brussels, a seminar with the key aim to collect concrete examples of how EU policies and legislation impact on social services at national and local level. The seminar focused on procurement rules and tendering procedures; questions related to state aid and the transposition of the Services Directive of 2006 were also raised. Representatives of the members of the various European Networks of social service providers and staff of the Brussels offices presented and discussed positive and negative impacts in different countries and in different social sectors.
The Informal Network of Social Service Providers consists of 8 European umbrella organisations representing not-for-profit providers of social and health care services: Caritas Europa, Eurodiaconia, the European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD), European Council for Non-profit Organisations (CEDAG), European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA), European Platform for Rehabilitation (EPR), SOLIDAR and Workability Europe, all members of the Social Platform.