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The European Commission has presented its work programme for 2022, highlighting its engagement to strengthen social dialogue at EU and national level.
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.
PRESS RELEASE (14 October 2021)
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.
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 project consortium launches its course plan for professionals who support persons with disabilities and mental health problems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On 2 June, the European Commission published the Spring Package 2021. The guidance to support the economic recoveries in your country are now available.
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.
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 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.
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).
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.
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).