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April 25, 2019

Save the Date – PESSIS+ Final Conference 27th June

The Social Employers and EPSU are happy to invite you to the PESSIS+ Final Conference that will take place on 27th June in Brussels.

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"Putting social matters at the heart of Europe”

May 16, 2019

"Putting social matters at the heart of Europe”

The European Commission launched a new publication highlighting how their policies supported employment, social affairs, skills and labour mobility during the period 2014-2019.

Save the Date – PESSIS+ Final Conference 27th June

April 25, 2019

Save the Date – PESSIS+ Final Conference 27th June

The Social Employers and EPSU are happy to invite you to the PESSIS+ Final Conference that will take place on 27th June in Brussels.

Interview with Social Employers President Gregor Tomschizek

April 17, 2019

Interview with Social Employers President Gregor Tomschizek

Our Spanish member Lares published an interview with Gregor Tomschizek, President of the Social Employers, in their monthly magazine “Somos Lares”

European Pillar of Social Rights – Progress made?

April 4, 2019

European Pillar of Social Rights – Progress made?

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted a hearing on the European Pillars of Social Rights (EPSR). The Aim of the hearing was to assess the impact of the EPSR at EU and national level and the measures taken to implement its principles. The findings of the hearing will feed into an opinion paper on the topic.

Early Childhood Workforce Profiles : Report provides key data from 30 countries

March 21, 2019

Early Childhood Workforce Profiles : Report provides key data from 30 countries

In recent years, reforms in early childhood education and care (ECEC) systems across Europe have changed structures in the sector regarding initial qualifications, continuing professional development and needed competences and skills. In addition, demographic developments and the promotion of staff exchanges are leading to increasing mobility within the workforce.

Care homes in Europe: Report shows evolving trends in public and private care provision

March 19, 2019

Care homes in Europe: Report shows evolving trends in public and private care provision

The Eurofound research report “Care homes for older Europeans: Public, for-profit and non-profit providers” shows how trends in care provision in public and private (both for-profit and non-profit) care homes for older people has changed over time. The report especially focuses on private care provision and service delivery, looking at the accessibility, quality and efficiency of the service.

Improving work-life balance through enabling social services

March 14, 2019

Improving work-life balance through enabling social services

Social Services Europe in collaboration with Diesis and LinkinEurope, have released a report titled “improving work-life balance through enabling social services: From service provision to decent policies”. The research outlines the important role that social services play to improve work-life balance, especially in the light of demographic, social and societal changes in Europe.

Social Employers release Position Paper on Recruitment and Retention in European Social Services

March 5, 2019

Social Employers release Position Paper on Recruitment and Retention in European Social Services

The Federation of European Social Employers created a position paper on employment, recruitment and retention in the social services sector. This position paper defines some of the major challenges which affect the job creation potential of the sector and suggest several paths for solutions.

New members and European Seminar on Recruitment & Retention in Social Services

February 26, 2019

New members and European Seminar on Recruitment & Retention in Social Services

In their General Assembly on 13th February, the Social Employers welcomed two new members and formally agreed to create the Social Employers Observatory. On 14th February, the Social Employers and EPSU held a Thematic Seminar on “Recruitment and Retention in Social Services: Improving the sector’s attractiveness”.

Joint Employment Report: Annual overview of key employment and social developments in Europe published

December 17, 2018

Joint Employment Report: Annual overview of key employment and social developments in Europe published

The European Commission have released their Joint Employment Report (JER), highlighting the main employment and social developments in the EU over the last year.

€2 Million prize for projects improving mobility of older people

December 6, 2018 - Policy News Project News

€2 Million prize for projects improving mobility of older people

The European Commission has launched under its Horizon 2020 program a contest to develop innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for senior citizens (65+). The contest aims to help combat social exclusion and support independent living.

OECD releases new Jobs Strategy for stronger and more inclusive labour markets

December 5, 2018 - Policy News

OECD releases new Jobs Strategy for stronger and more inclusive labour markets

On December 4th, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released a revised version of its Jobs Strategy. Under the title “Good Jobs for All in a Changing World of Work”, the new Jobs Strategy addresses major transformations the labour markets of OECD and emerging economies are undergoing.

Annual report sheds light on social situation in EU

November 29, 2018 - Policy News

Annual report sheds light on social situation in EU

The Social Protection Committee has released its annual report analysing the social situation in the EU Member States. The main objectives of the 2018 report are to identify key structural social challenges as well as good social outcomes, and review the most recent social policy developments in Europe.

Social Employer’s Position Paper on Impact of Digitalisation on Social Services

November 2, 2018 - Social Dialogue News Policy News

Social Employer’s Position Paper on Impact of Digitalisation on Social Services

The Federation of European Social Employers has put together a position paper, outlining the opportunities and challenges of digitalisation in the social services sector from an employer’s point of view.

13 new members and moving forward on Digitalisation with EPSU

October 26, 2018 - Social Dialogue News

13 new members and moving forward on Digitalisation with EPSU

On the 23rd October, the Federation of European Social Employers welcomed thirteen new members from Austria, France, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland. On the 24th October, the Social Employers and the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) held a Thematic Seminar on “Digitalisation in Social Services: Defining opportunities for social partners, barriers and how to prepare for the future”.

New online tool helps explore inclusive and social entrepreneurship

October 12, 2018 - Policy News

New online tool helps explore inclusive and social entrepreneurship

The European Commission and the OECD have jointly launched a new online tool called “Better Entrepreneurship Policy Tool”.

Federation of European Social Employers met Minister of Health of Czech Republic

September 26, 2018

Federation of European Social Employers met Minister of Health of Czech Republic

Prague / Is there a future of long-term care in Europe? What can we learn from each other? Answers to those questions were discussed at a high-ranking international summit in Prague. Among the speakers were the President of the Federation of European Social Employers, Gregor Tomschizek, and his Deputy Jiri Horecky who met the Minister of Health of the Czech Republic Adam Vojtech.

New reports on long-term care in 35 European countries

September 21, 2018

New reports on long-term care in 35 European countries

The European Social Policy Network (ESPN) has published thematic reports on the national long-term care (LTC) provision in 35 European countries and the challenges ahead, with a focus on LTC for the elderly (65 or over).

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