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November 5, 2019 - Policy News

A report to make elderly care work more attractive in France

The newly published report, developed by the former French minister of Labour Myriam El Khomri, proposes 59 measures to improve the image of elderly care work in France.

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 A report to make elderly care work more attractive in France

November 5, 2019 - Policy News

A report to make elderly care work more attractive in France

The newly published report, developed by the former French minister of Labour Myriam El Khomri, proposes 59 measures to improve the image of elderly care work in France.

Public Procurement in Social Services: Social Objectives and Considerations

October 30, 2019 - Social Dialogue News Policy News / Project News

Public Procurement in Social Services: Social Objectives and Considerations

On 17th October, the Social Employers and EPSU co-hosted a European Meeting on the topic “Socially responsible Public Procurement for Social Services”. Speakers and participants included representatives of Employers and Trade Unions, as well as from European Institutions.

DialogueS Project 1st European Thematic Meeting:  Socially responsible Public Procurement for Social Services

October 11, 2019 - Project News

DialogueS Project 1st European Thematic Meeting: Socially responsible Public Procurement for Social Services

The Social Employers and ESPU will host their first European Thematic Meeting in the framework of the DialogueS Project: “Socially responsible Public Procurement for Social Services”, taking place the 17th October in Brussels.

Building EU social dialogue for the social services sector: time to move to the next level!

September 26, 2019 - Social Dialogue News Project News

Building EU social dialogue for the social services sector: time to move to the next level!

The Federation of European Social Employers and the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) developed a joint letter addressed to the European Commissioner, to reaffirm their willingness to further engage and promote an effective EU-level social dialogue for the social services sector.

Luxembourg: New report examines characteristics of social sector and social dialogue

September 17, 2019 - Policy News

Luxembourg: New report examines characteristics of social sector and social dialogue

The report outlines the main characteristics of the social services sector in Luxembourg. It also focuses on the different actors involved in social dialogue and collective bargaining agreements in the sector.

NEW: Social Employers leaflet in six languages

August 16, 2019 - Social Dialogue News

NEW: Social Employers leaflet in six languages

The Social Employers leaflet is now available in six different languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Czech.

New report sheds light on Danish social dialogue in social services

August 9, 2019 - Social Dialogue News Policy News

New report sheds light on Danish social dialogue in social services

The report outlines the main characteristics of the Danish social services sector and its different Collective Bargaining Agreements. It focuses on the different forms of social dialogue in social services and key issues that are discussed. Future prospects of social dialogue in social services are highlighted before the report moves to conclusions and recommendations.

Joint Position Paper on Digitalisation in the social services sector

July 19, 2019 - Social Dialogue News Policy News / Project News

Joint Position Paper on Digitalisation in the social services sector

The Federation of European Social Employers together with the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) developed a joint position paper on digitalisation in the social services sector.

Another step towards the establishment of European social dialogue for social services

July 9, 2019

Another step towards the establishment of European social dialogue for social services

On 27th June, the Social Employers and EPSU held a Thematic Seminar at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Brussels, discussing “European Social Dialogue for the Social Services Sector – state of play and ways forward”. The full-day event with 75 participants was the final conference of the PESSIS+ project, that aims to develop European sectoral social dialogue for the social services sector.

Social Employers host side-event at Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth 2019

May 28, 2019

Social Employers host side-event at Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth 2019

On 20th May, the Social Employers, together with EASPD and EPSU, hosted a side-event at the Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth (ACIG) in Brussels. The event title was: “How can investment in social services workforce deliver inclusive growth? Innovative approaches in recruitment, retention and training.”

Social Employers meet Romanian Employers Organisations

May 17, 2019 - Social Dialogue News

Social Employers meet Romanian Employers Organisations

On 17th May, the Social Employers met with their Romanian members FONSS in Bucharest. The joint event, that brought together 25 participants, discussed the state of play of social dialogue in the Romanian social services sector and introduced the Social Employers’ work at European level.

"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 “European Social Dialogue for the Social Services Sector – state of play and ways forward”, 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.

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