About Us

EESPN is a network focusing on the Bridge Building (BB) countries to foster social welfare policy.

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Our Mission

The EESPN brings together public authorities, research institutions, providers of services and facilities in social welfare through mutual learning, and capacity building, and knowledge production activities focusing on the BB region: 

Western Balkan
Eastern Partnership

Our Aim

We envision countries of the UNECE region working in partnership with all countries at the same eye level and building more efficient and equitable social welfare systems.

How do we work?

All our work is marked by the following three principles:

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Work in partnership

We work in partnership with all countries at the same eye level in social welfare.

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Capacity building

We build the capacities of social structures and actors.


We empower stakeholders, vulnerable groups and their representative organisations.

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Network throughout the world

Who are we?​

We are a network working in the field of social welfare policy. We represent diverse professional, geographical, and academic backgrounds and interests but are united in a common vision for more efficient and equitable social policies. Our network includes

Public authorities
Research institutions
Providers of services & facilities​