The social services sector is one of the biggest job
creators in Europe today, is contributing significantly to the European economy
and also plays a crucial role in implementing the European Pillar of Social
Rights. Nevertheless, there is a lack of information and data on the sector,
its workforce and current challenges.
➢ The Observatory aims to help the social services sector better respond to its challenges, provide better quality care and support services, create decent jobs and improve the effectiveness of public funding.
Report on Social Services Workforce in Europe
The report outlines the main characteristics of the social services sector in terms of employment, industrial relations, qualification and training, working conditions and the main challenges social services face across Europe. It is based on Eurofound and Eurostat data and on a questionnaire and interviews with the Social Employers’ members.
Read our Briefing Note summarising the main points here.
Read the full report here.