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October 14, 2021 - Social Dialogue News

The Social Employers and EPSU apply for a European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for Social Services

PRESS RELEASE (14 October 2021)

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EU Commission Work Programme 2022

October 26, 2021

EU Commission Work Programme 2022

The European Commission has presented its work programme for 2022, highlighting its engagement to strengthen social dialogue at EU and national level.

DDSkills project: 3rd Transnational Meeting and Workshop

October 21, 2021 - Project News

DDSkills project: 3rd Transnational Meeting and Workshop

On 12 and 13 October, the Social Employers participated in the third transnational meeting of the DDSkills project and in a workshop presenting the DDSkills project and its digital toolkit.

The Social Employers and EPSU apply for a European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for Social Services

October 14, 2021 - Social Dialogue News

The Social Employers and EPSU apply for a European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for Social Services

PRESS RELEASE (14 October 2021)

Joint event to discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on social services and the role of social dialogue

October 12, 2021 - Social Dialogue News

Joint event to discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on social services and the role of social dialogue

On 6 October, the Social Employers and EPSU hosted a joint thematic seminar to discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the social services sector and explore concrete actions and measures taken by of social partners to handle the crisis.

The Social Employers/EPSU Joint Webinar Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) in the Social Services Sector

September 27, 2021

The Social Employers/EPSU Joint Webinar Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) in the Social Services Sector

On 21 September, the Social Employers and EPSU jointly hosted a webinar on preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) in the social services sector, highlighting that MSDs are preventable and manageable.

The DDSkills Course Plan: “Cutting-edge Digital Skills for Professional Care Givers of Persons with Disabilities and Mental Health Problems”

August 30, 2021

The DDSkills Course Plan: “Cutting-edge Digital Skills for Professional Care Givers of Persons with Disabilities and Mental Health Problems”

The DDSkills project consortium launches its course plan for professionals who support persons with disabilities and mental health problems.

EIGE and Eurofound publish a policy brief on gender equality

August 25, 2021

EIGE and Eurofound publish a policy brief on gender equality

The policy brief highlights the need to invest in female dominated sectors, such as the social services sector and calls for a gender-sensitive approach in the Covid-19 recovery, to achieve more gender equality and better work-life balance.

New Eurofound report on how to tackle labour shortages in the EU

August 25, 2021

New Eurofound report on how to tackle labour shortages in the EU

The report identifies labour shortages in different sectors, such as the health care and social care sectors, and maps different policy approaches to tackle the issue.

A European approach to micro-credentials: The Social Employers position

July 26, 2021 - Policy News

A European approach to micro-credentials: The Social Employers position

The Social Employers submitted its position for the European Commission’s public consultation on a European approach to micro-credentials, highlighting opportunities for the social services sector and the role of social dialogue.

The Commission publishes new Occupational Safety & Health Strategy

June 30, 2021

The Commission publishes new Occupational Safety & Health Strategy

On 28 June, the Commission adopted its new EU strategic framework on health and safety at work for 2021-2027, setting out key actions to improve workers' health and safety over the coming years and in particular measures concerning health and social care services.

2021 Long-Term Care Report: Trends, challenges and opportunities in an ageing society

June 30, 2021

2021 Long-Term Care Report: Trends, challenges and opportunities in an ageing society

The Commission has released the 2021 Long-Term Care (LTC) Report, which maps current and future demand for long-term care, characteristics of the workforce and financing aspects. It provides an overview of the challenges in LTC that can be also applied to all social services sector and will be the basis for a LTC initiative in 2022.

European Semester Spring Package 2021

June 28, 2021

European Semester Spring Package 2021

On 2 June, the European Commission published the Spring Package 2021. The guidance to support the economic recoveries in your country are now available.

FORESEE Project: partners are developing a social dialogue training programme

June 7, 2021

FORESEE Project: partners are developing a social dialogue training programme

On 2 June, the FORESEE project partners met online to discuss the latest updates on the project, including the development of a social dialogue training programme.

Skills and training needs in the social services sector

May 27, 2021

Skills and training needs in the social services sector

The question of skills and training is high on the EU’s policy agenda: the European Pillar of Social Rights, the EU Skills Agenda in a context of recovery plan, micro-credentials, individual learning accounts initiatives, etc. This is an important moment to highlight the needs of the sector and its employers in this field.

The Recovery and Resilience Facility: financial support to tackle COVID-19 crisis consequences

May 17, 2021

The Recovery and Resilience Facility: financial support to tackle COVID-19 crisis consequences

The Recovery and Resilience Facility will make available €672.5 billion to EU Member States to address the economic and social crisis caused by the pandemic. Even if it does not target social services enough, the Social Employers invite you to have a close look at the draft national recovery plans developed in your own country.

Porto Social Summit: Adoption of the Porto declaration

May 12, 2021 - Policy News

Porto Social Summit: Adoption of the Porto declaration

European leaders signed a declaration promoting education and skills, employment, social protection, and social dialogue in the European Union by implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR).

EU Action Plan for Social Economy: The Social Employers position & Joint Statement with EPSU

April 27, 2021

EU Action Plan for Social Economy: The Social Employers position & Joint Statement with EPSU

The Social Employers submitted its position on a future EU Action Plan for Social Economy, as well as a joint statement with EPSU highlighting the importance of developing social dialogue in the Social Economy.

B-WISE, new project to tackle digital skills gaps in Work Integration Social Enterprises

April 27, 2021

B-WISE, new project to tackle digital skills gaps in Work Integration Social Enterprises

On 22 April, the Social Employers participated in the first Advisory Board meeting of the B-WISE project. The meeting was hosted online by the European Network of Social Integration Enterprises (ENSIE).

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