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August 16, 2019

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.

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NEW: Social Employers leaflet in six languages

August 16, 2019

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

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

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.

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.

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