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March 26, 2020

Joint EPSU/Social Employers Statement on COVID-19 outbreak

The Social Employers together with the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU), developed a joint statement on COVID-19 outbreak: the impact on social services and needed support measures.

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ILO conventions and COVID-19

April 3, 2020

ILO conventions and COVID-19

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) released on March 23, a set of frequently asked questions (FAQ) about ILO conventions in the context of COVID-19 outbreak.

Social Employers meet with Cabinet of Nicolas Schmit

April 1, 2020

Social Employers meet with Cabinet of Nicolas Schmit

On 4th March, representatives of the Social Employers met with Ms Ana Carla Pereira, Employment and Social Advisor of the Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit, and Mr Sven Matzke deputy head of Social Dialogue unit at European Commission DG employment.

Joint EPSU/Social Employers Statement on COVID-19 outbreak

March 26, 2020

Joint EPSU/Social Employers Statement on COVID-19 outbreak

The Social Employers together with the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU), developed a joint statement on COVID-19 outbreak: the impact on social services and needed support measures.

Meeting on Social Services Workforce: Key Learnings and Recommendations

March 24, 2020 - Project News

Meeting on Social Services Workforce: Key Learnings and Recommendations

On 27th February 2020, the Social Employers and EPSU co-hosted the second European Thematic Meeting in the framework of DialogueS. The topic of the discussion was “How to manage diversity and mobility of the workforce in more attractive social services”.

Capacity building for Social dialogue in Social services: national event in Greece

March 23, 2020 - Project News

Capacity building for Social dialogue in Social services: national event in Greece

On 14th February The Social Employers together with Margarita and Pepsae, hosted a national event in Athens on the topic “Social Services and sectoral social dialogue: strengthening the capacity of social partners”.

New EU Gender Equality Strategy

March 6, 2020 - Policy News

New EU Gender Equality Strategy

On the 5th March the von der Leyen Commission launched the EU Gender Equality Strategy, as a framework for the Commission to work for a Union of Equality.

New report on the Social Services Workforce in Europe:  Current State of Play and Challenges

March 2, 2020

New report on the Social Services Workforce in Europe: Current State of Play and Challenges

The report outlines the main characteristics regarding employment, industrial relations, qualifications and training, and working conditions in the social services sector, as well as the main challenges the sector faces across Europe.

Social Employers & EPSU discuss Bulgarian Social Services and Social Dialogue in Sofia

February 17, 2020 - Project News

Social Employers & EPSU discuss Bulgarian Social Services and Social Dialogue in Sofia

On 10th December, the Social Employers and EPSU hosted together with their national partner NASO (National Alliance for Social Responsibility) an event in Sofia that discussed the state of play of sectoral social dialogue in the Bulgarian social services sector.

New project to advance digital skills of care workers

February 12, 2020 - Project News

New project to advance digital skills of care workers

On 27 and 28 January, the Social Employers attended the DDSkills kick-off meeting in Athens. The meeting was hosted by the project coordinator To Ergastiri, a Greek non-profit organisation for the support, counselling and social integration of adults with learning disabilities.

NEXEM – Communication on the French legislative project for “Old Age and Autonomy”

February 12, 2020 - Members News

NEXEM – Communication on the French legislative project for “Old Age and Autonomy”

NEXEM launched a communication to boost the implementation of the project for “Old Age and Autonomy” presented before autumn 2019 by the French President.

Capacity building for Social dialogue in Social services: national event Romania

January 27, 2020 - Project News

Capacity building for Social dialogue in Social services: national event Romania

The Social Employers, together with their Romanian member FONSS and the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU), hosted a national event in Bucharest on the topic “Social Services and sectoral social dialogue: strengthening the capacity of social partners”.

UNIPSO - Digitalisation at the service of social enterprises

January 24, 2020 - Members News

UNIPSO - Digitalisation at the service of social enterprises

UNIPSO, Belgian member of the Federation of European Social Employers, co-organised a conference on 14th January 2020 on the effects of digitalisation in the personal services sector, particularly on employment, on organisational processes, and on the nature and quality of services.

Long-term care in an ageing society: Social Employers participate in stakeholder session

January 23, 2020

Long-term care in an ageing society: Social Employers participate in stakeholder session

The European Commission is working on an important topic for social services employers: long-term care in an ageing society.

Season's Greetings

December 20, 2019

Season's Greetings

As another year comes to an end, we wanted to take a moment to wish you a merry Christmas, a happy 2020 and to highlight the positive developments made during 2019 to improve the social services sector.

OECD Report on collective bargaining to improve labour market performances

December 3, 2019 - Policy News

OECD Report on collective bargaining to improve labour market performances

Newly OECD findings on collective bargaining as a tool to respond to the new trends affecting the world of work and to prevent rising labour market inequalities.

 UNIPSO – Round table on the attractiveness of work in the care sector

November 25, 2019 - Members News

UNIPSO – Round table on the attractiveness of work in the care sector

On 19th November, at the “Human Professions Day” in Toulouse, our Belgian member UNIPSO together with the Social Employers and in cooperation with NEXEM, participated in a round table to share their thoughts and experiences on the theme of attractiveness of care work.

 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.

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