The First Biennal Report on Social Services of General Interest (SSGIs) is a monitoring and dialogue tool which had been announced in the 2006 and the 2007 Communications. The report provides an overall picture of SSGI in the EU. It describes their socio-economic situation and the major economic and societal changes to which they have to adapt. It also looks at the way in which these services adjust to evolving needs and constraints and how the changes affect the organisation, financing and provision of social services of general interest in terms of relevant EU rules. It is available in English, French and German.