The Federation of European Social Employers together with the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) developed a joint position paper on Recruitment and Retention in European Social Service.Read more
From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Social Employers has taken action to face the challenges for the social services sector.
The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) recently published a report on formal homebased care across the EU and the position of women as a worker and user.
On July 1, 2020, Germany takes over the EU Council Presidency for six months. AWO (Workers' Welfare Association), whose employer’s association (AGV AWO) is a member of the Social Employers, has set its expectations and formulated its demands on the German EU Council Presidency in a position paper.
On 22nd June, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published a report presenting a cross-country assessment of long-term care (LTC) workers. Even if it considers a larger geographical zone than the EU, this report is full of assessments and good practices that can be taken into consideration in all the social services in the EU.
On 9th June 2020, the Social Employers and EPSU co-hosted the 3rd European Thematic Meeting in the framework of DialogueS, online in the form of a Webinar. The topic of discussion was “Safe and healthy workplaces in Social Services during and after the COVID-19 pandemic and the role of Social Partners".
The Federation of European Social Employers together with the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) developed a joint position paper on Recruitment and Retention in European Social Service.
On 17 june, the Commission released a report which will provide the basis of a consultation leading to a European action plan in 2021 to address demographic issues. This action plan will have an impact on social policies and in healthcare sector.
On 25th June, an online summit will take place to discuss the role of the European Union in supporting social services provision.
On Tuesday 9th June, the Social Employers together with EPSU will host their 3rd European Thematic Meeting in the framework of the DialogueS Project.
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.
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.
Employee and employer representatives in the social economy in Austria have concluded their negotiations on a collective agreement.
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.
On 26 February 2020, the European Commission has published the European Semester Winter Package, including 28 country reports in all EU member states languages.
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.
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.
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.
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”.