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April 23, 2020 - Policy News

Social Employers’ Webinar: Covid-19 & employers' responses

On 20th March the Social Employers hosted a webinar to discuss about the initiatives developed by social services employers to respond to the Covid-19 outbreak in the sector.

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Social Employers’ Webinar: Covid-19 & employers' responses

April 23, 2020 - Policy News

Social Employers’ Webinar: Covid-19 & employers' responses

On 20th March the Social Employers hosted a webinar to discuss about the initiatives developed by social services employers to respond to the Covid-19 outbreak in the sector.

Joint European Roadmap towards lifting COVID-19 containment measures

April 23, 2020 - Policy News

Joint European Roadmap towards lifting COVID-19 containment measures

The European Commission and the President of the European Council launched in mid-April a joint European Roadmap. It is an exit strategy with recommendations to Member States.

Austrian Social economy collective agreement: Negotiators agree on a salary increase of 2.7 percent for 2020

April 22, 2020 - Members News

Austrian Social economy collective agreement: Negotiators agree on a salary increase of 2.7 percent for 2020

Employee and employer representatives in the social economy in Austria have concluded their negotiations on a collective agreement.

COVID-19: The Social Employers and EPSU Joint Letter to the European Commission

April 20, 2020 - Policy News

COVID-19: The Social Employers and EPSU Joint Letter to the European Commission

On 17th April, the Social Employers together with the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU), sent a joint letter to Nicolas Schmit, Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights and to Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner for Health to call to action on COVID-19.

2020 European Semester: Country reports on the EU members states

April 8, 2020

2020 European Semester: Country reports on the EU members states

On 26 February 2020, the European Commission has published the European Semester Winter Package, including 28 country reports in all EU member states languages.

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.

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