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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.

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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.

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 just published a report including 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).

DG EMPL Strategic plan 2020-2024

November 26, 2020 - Policy News

DG EMPL Strategic plan 2020-2024

The Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Directorate-General (DG EMPL) has published its strategic plan 2020-2024.

EU Commission new publication: proposal for a Joint Employment Report 2021

November 25, 2020 - Policy News

EU Commission new publication: proposal for a Joint Employment Report 2021

On 18th November the EU commission published the proposal for a Joint Employment Report to analyse the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the employment and social situation in Europe.

Social Employers co-host event in European Social Economy Summit

November 24, 2020

Social Employers co-host event in European Social Economy Summit

On 29 October the Social Employers participated in a roadmap event of the European Social Economy Summit (EUSES).

EC Pact for Skills: mobilising all partners to invest in skills

November 24, 2020 - Policy News

EC Pact for Skills: mobilising all partners to invest in skills

In November the Commissioner for Jobs & Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit, and the Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton, have officially launched the Pact for Skills, a central element of the European Skills Agenda.

NEXEM new communication campaign #PourquoiPasMoi

November 23, 2020 - Members News

NEXEM new communication campaign #PourquoiPasMoi

Our French member NEXEM together with Hospeem member, FEHAP, has launched a communication campaign highlighting the need to enhance the wages of employees in the social care sector.

EASPD report on the impact of COVID-19 on disability services in Europe

November 18, 2020

EASPD report on the impact of COVID-19 on disability services in Europe

The European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) has just released a report on the impact of Covid-19 on disability services in Europe.

DDSkills project meeting: 2nd Transnational Project Meeting

November 18, 2020 - Project News

DDSkills project meeting: 2nd Transnational Project Meeting

On 3rd November, the project coordinator To Ergastiri hosted online the 2nd Transnational Project Meeting in the framework of the DDSkills project.

DDSkills project: new report on existing practices for new technologies courses in the Health and Social Care Sectors

November 10, 2020 - Project News

DDSkills project: new report on existing practices for new technologies courses in the Health and Social Care Sectors

The report aims are to identify and evaluate existing courses for the development of digital skills in the health and social care domains.

New Eurofound report on Access to care services: Early childhood education and care, healthcare and long-term care

October 28, 2020

New Eurofound report on Access to care services: Early childhood education and care, healthcare and long-term care

Eurofound has published a report on the current situation to access Early childhood education and care (ECEC), healthcare and long-term care.

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