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September 6, 2018 - Social Dialogue News / Policy News

Save the Date - 2nd European Thematic Seminar of the Social Employers and EPSU 24th October

The Social Employers and EPSU kindly invite you to the next European Thematic Seminar on “Digitalisation in Social Services: Defining opportunities for social partners, barriers and how to prepare for the future”. 

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Save the Date - 2nd European Thematic Seminar of the Social Employers and EPSU 24th October

September 6, 2018 - Social Dialogue News Policy News

Save the Date - 2nd European Thematic Seminar of the Social Employers and EPSU 24th October

The Social Employers and EPSU kindly invite you to the next European Thematic Seminar on “Digitalisation in Social Services: Defining opportunities for social partners, barriers and how to prepare for the future”. 

European Solidarity Corps: Commission launches call to finance traineeships, jobs and volunteering opportunities in social services

August 21, 2018

European Solidarity Corps: Commission launches call to finance traineeships, jobs and volunteering opportunities in social services

The European Commission has launched a call for proposals for projects under the European Solidarity Corps. A total of €44 million has been set aside from the EU budget for selected projects that will be open to all young people between the age of 18-30 across Europe and beyond.

French campaign encourages men to choose career in childcare

August 7, 2018

French campaign encourages men to choose career in childcare

The childcare branch in France is a female dominated branch with only 17% of the total number of employees being men. To promote careers in early childcare and bring more men into the branch, ALISFA (Acteurs du lien social et familial) and Uniformation, with support of the French state, have launched a campaign.

New article highlights positive impact of Sectoral Social Dialogue at EU level for Employers

July 19, 2018 - Social Dialogue News

New article highlights positive impact of Sectoral Social Dialogue at EU level for Employers

Euractiv, a EU-focused news site, has issued an article explaining the positive impact of EU sectoral social dialogue for both employers and trade unions.

Commission review shows impact of new technologies on world of work

July 16, 2018

Commission review shows impact of new technologies on world of work

The European Commission has issued this year’s review on Employment and Social Developments in Europe. It focuses on the changing world of work in the context of technological transformation and shows benefits and risks coming from these changes.

European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) presents findings on gender segregation in education, training and employment

July 11, 2018 - Policy News

European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) presents findings on gender segregation in education, training and employment

In a learning seminar of EIGE and EU social partners on 3 July in Brussels, EIGE provided EU statistics on the gender gap in education and employment in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths), ICT (Information and communication technologies) and EHW (Education, Health and Welfare) fields.

Lithuanian Minister of Social Security and Labour welcomes the Social Employers

June 29, 2018

Lithuanian Minister of Social Security and Labour welcomes the Social Employers

On the 22nd of June the president of the Federation of European Social Employers, Gregor Tomschizek, met the Minister of Social Security and Labour, Linas Kukuraitis, in the framework of a conference of the Lithuanian social services employers in Vilnius.

Eurofound Research Report - Involvement of the national social partners in the European Semester 2017: Social dialogue practices

May 31, 2018 - Policy News

Eurofound Research Report - Involvement of the national social partners in the European Semester 2017: Social dialogue practices

The report presents Eurofound’s analysis of the involvement of national social partners in the European Semester process.

Social Employers update Cookie Policy and Privacy Statement

May 30, 2018

Social Employers update Cookie Policy and Privacy Statement

The Federation of European Social Employers updates its Cookie Policy and Privacy Statement in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Briefing Note on the Commission’s proposal for a Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions

May 28, 2018 - Policy News

Briefing Note on the Commission’s proposal for a Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions

The proposal for a Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions is a direct follow-up to the proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights. It aims to set new rights for all workers, particularly addressing insufficient protection for workers in more precarious jobs, while limiting burdens on employers and maintaining labour market adaptability.

Briefing Note on the PHS Industry Monitor

May 22, 2018 - Policy News

Briefing Note on the PHS Industry Monitor

The PHS Industry Monitor was published by the European Federation for Services to Individuals (EFSI) and gives an overview on facts and figures concerning the PHS sector. It seeks to actively tackle the under-representation of the sector in the public debate.

Briefing Note on the Communication from the Commission on enabling the digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market

May 9, 2018 - Policy News

Briefing Note on the Communication from the Commission on enabling the digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market

The European Commission’s "Communication on enabling the digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market; empowering citizens and building a healthier society" intends to promote the use of digital innovation in health and social care by addressing user’s needs and making it easier to have equal access to high quality care.

New members and discussions launched with EPSU

April 26, 2018 - Social Dialogue News Policy News

New members and discussions launched with EPSU

The Federation of European Social Employers welcomed new members from France, Finland, Spain and Poland and launched together with the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) discussions in view of establishing a joint workplan at EU level.

Briefing Note on the European Pillar of Social Rights

April 18, 2018 - Policy News

Briefing Note on the European Pillar of Social Rights

The European Pillar of Social Rights sets out 20 key principles and rights to support fair and well-functioning labour markets and welfare systems.

Briefing Note on the Council conclusions on Enhancing Community-Based Support and Care for Independent Living

April 18, 2018 - Policy News

Briefing Note on the Council conclusions on Enhancing Community-Based Support and Care for Independent Living

The Conclusions build on recent discussions around community-based care at European level. It is an important policy document to orientate reforms in this field in the coming years across the European Union.

Making skills and qualifications more visible across the EU: Adoption of the revised Europass framework

April 12, 2018 - Policy News

Making skills and qualifications more visible across the EU: Adoption of the revised Europass framework

On the 12th of April EU Member States adopted the Commission's proposal to revise the Europass framework. The revision, which aims at simplifying and modernising the Europass CV and other skills tools for the digital age, will enable people across the EU to make their skills and qualifications more visible, and will help policy makers to anticipate labour market needs and trends.

New Website: Get to know the Social Employers!

April 11, 2018

New Website: Get to know the Social Employers!

The new website provides up-to-date information about the Social Employers to relevant stakeholders; from national social services employers to the European institutions, as well as to civil society partners and professionals working in the social services sector.​

Launch of the Federation of European Social Employers

April 3, 2018 - Policy News

Launch of the Federation of European Social Employers

The 20th October 2017 marked the launch of the Federation of European Social Employers, representing major Employer organisations in the field of social services in Europe

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