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January 27, 2021

Social Employers and EPSU, partners in EU-OSHA campaign “Healthy Workplaces – Lighten the load”

The Social Employers and the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) are joining the EU-OSHA 'Healthy Workplaces - Lighten the Load' campaign as official partners.

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 European Social Fund Plus (ESF+): Political agreement reached

February 11, 2021

European Social Fund Plus (ESF+): Political agreement reached

The European Parliament and EU Member States in the Council just reached a political agreement on the European Social Fund+, the EU’s main financial tool to strengthen the social dimension of the Union.

 Which services could ensure the autonomy, independence and rights of older people and enable their participation in society?

February 2, 2021

Which services could ensure the autonomy, independence and rights of older people and enable their participation in society?

It is one of the questions asked by the European Commission’s Green Paper on Ageing published on 27 January 2021. It aims to discuss how to identify key issues and trends related to ageing and support suitable policy-responses and launches a 12-week public consultation, ending on 21 April 2021.

“Towards recovery and resilience”, Eurofound programming period 2021-2024

January 27, 2021

“Towards recovery and resilience”, Eurofound programming period 2021-2024

Eurofound is a tripartite European Union Agency, with who the Social Employers collaborates. Eurofound provides knowledge to assist in the development of better social, employment and work-related policies.

Social Employers and EPSU, partners in EU-OSHA campaign “Healthy Workplaces – Lighten the load”

January 27, 2021

Social Employers and EPSU, partners in EU-OSHA campaign “Healthy Workplaces – Lighten the load”

The Social Employers and the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) are joining the EU-OSHA 'Healthy Workplaces - Lighten the Load' campaign as official partners.

Representativeness of the European social partner organisations in social services

January 26, 2021

Representativeness of the European social partner organisations in social services

Eurofound has published its Representativeness Study for social services, a key report for the sector at EU level. The Social Employers are identified as the most representative employers’ organisation for the non-profit and for-profit parts of social services.

EC Consultation on Health and Safety at Work

January 26, 2021

EC Consultation on Health and Safety at Work

The EU Commission has opened a consultation for feedback on the future Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work. The information and opinions collected will be used to provide input to prepare and improve the EU Strategic Framework for the period 2021-2027.

FAQ - Socially Responsible Public Procurement

January 26, 2021

FAQ - Socially Responsible Public Procurement

The Commission has developed a document answering the 15 most frequently asked questions on socially responsible public procurement.

“Enhancing and strengthening the European social model”, Portugal takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union

January 26, 2021 - Policy News

“Enhancing and strengthening the European social model”, Portugal takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union

Portugal has presented its programme in the framework of its Presidency of the Council of the European Union, including the implementation of actions and financial instruments to promote a coordinated response to COVID-19.

Social care workforce and COVID-19 vaccination across EU countries + UK

January 15, 2021

Social care workforce and COVID-19 vaccination across EU countries + UK

All countries across Europe have launched or are launching their COVID-19 vaccination programmes. Vaccine doses are limited at this point, and countries have defined priority groups for vaccination, including those persons most at risk of infection and mortality.

Newsletters 2021

January 1, 2021 - Newsletters

Newsletters 2021

Social Dialogue – Which Benefits for Social Services?

December 16, 2020 - Project News

Social Dialogue – Which Benefits for Social Services?

A new Social Employers report aims to showcase the advantages of social dialogue for the social services sector and gather examples and recommendations for setting up such structures.

 “Long-term care workforce: employment and working conditions” a new report by Eurofound

December 14, 2020

“Long-term care workforce: employment and working conditions” a new report by Eurofound

Eurofound published a report with key findings on the long-term care (LTC) workforce and policy recommendations to address labour shortages and improve working conditions.

Social Employers provide feedback on the European Commission’s green paper on ageing roadmap

December 14, 2020 - Policy News

Social Employers provide feedback on the European Commission’s green paper on ageing roadmap

The Social Employers submitted its feedback to contribute to the European Commission’s green paper on ageing roadmap, focusing on five key points.

New report provides recommendations on COVID-19 and the social care workforce

December 8, 2020

New report provides recommendations on COVID-19 and the social care workforce

An interesting report from Kent university presents key findings on the impact of COVID-19 in the social services workforce and recommendations for the sector and its workforce.

Equal sharing of care would reduce workplace gender inequality

December 7, 2020

Equal sharing of care would reduce workplace gender inequality

The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) recommends investing in the care sector and increasing availability, affordability and quality of care services to reduce gender inequality.

New project on social dialogue in childcare and long-term care

December 3, 2020 - Project News

New project on social dialogue in childcare and long-term care

On 2 December, the Social Employers participated in the kick-off meeting of a new project they are partner of, the Sowell (Social dialogue in welfare services) project. The meeting was hosted online by the project coordinator, the University of Milan’s Department for Social and Political Sciences.

Actiz article “Working in care: a joint responsibility”

November 26, 2020 - Members News

Actiz article “Working in care: a joint responsibility”

The Social Employers' Dutch member Actiz published an article providing facts and figures on the Dutch care sector and clarifying some common misconceptions about the sector.

The Social Employers proposals to strengthen social Europe

November 26, 2020 - Policy News

The Social Employers proposals to strengthen social Europe

The Social Employers just adopted a new position paper, aimed at contributing to the European Commission’s consultation on the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR).

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