23rd European Social Services Conference Lisbon 6-8 July 2015 Connect! Building Partnerships to Improve Lives Conference Programme PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT SUNDAY 5 JULY 2015 1230-1700 Pre-conference Nordic Day run by the Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues (NVC) in English – information and FREE registration through NVC. This year’s theme is Children and Young people can’t wait – improving well-being through cooperation. All Nordic and other country delegates interested in learning more about the Nordic welfare systems will be warmly welcomed. CONFERENCE PROGRAMME MONDAY 6 JULY 2015 1030-1400 Registration of delegates; distribution of delegate packs and interpretation receivers (formal ID doc required as deposit) 1130-1215 European Social Network AGM for member organisation representatives (attendance open to all member organisations by invitation) 1230 Conference Exhibition open – opportunities for networking 1230-1330 European Social Network Members’ Reception (by invitation) 1230-1330 Sandwich Lunch for conference delegates 1400-1530 Plenary session I 1530-1615 Coffee/tea break 1615-1715 Workshop session I (6 simultaneous workshops) 1930-2100 Official Reception hosted by the City of Lisbon TUESDAY 7 JULY 2015 (MORNING) 0900-1030 Plenary session II 1030-1115 Coffee/tea break 1115-1215 Workshop session II (6 simultaneous workshops) 1215-1315 Buffet lunch sponsored by IBM TUESDAY 7 JULY 2015 (AFTERNOON) 1315-1445 Plenary session III 1445-1530 Coffee/tea break 1530-1630 Workshop session III (6 simultaneous workshops) 2000-2300 Gala Dinner at the EPIC SANA Lisbon sponsored by Edenred WEDNESDAY 8 JULY 2015 0930-1030 Workshop session IV (6 simultaneous workshops) 1030-1115 Coffee/tea break 1115-1245 Plenary session IV European Round Table and Debate 1245-1300 Conclusion and invitation to European Social Services Conference 2016 1300 Close of conference A daily video showing highlights from each day of the conference will be made available to ESN members and newsletter subscribers.