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.Read more
The Social Employers and ESPU will host their first European Thematic Meeting in the framework of the DialogueS Project: “Socially responsible Public Procurement for Social Services”, taking place the 17th October in Brussels.
The Federation of European Social Employers and the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) developed a joint letter addressed to the European Commissioner, to reaffirm their willingness to further engage and promote an effective EU-level social dialogue for the social services sector.
The report outlines the main characteristics of the social services sector in Luxembourg. It also focuses on the different actors involved in social dialogue and collective bargaining agreements in the sector.
The Social Employers leaflet is now available in six different languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Czech.
The report outlines the main characteristics of the Danish social services sector and its different Collective Bargaining Agreements. It focuses on the different forms of social dialogue in social services and key issues that are discussed. Future prospects of social dialogue in social services are highlighted before the report moves to conclusions and recommendations.
The Federation of European Social Employers together with the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) developed a joint position paper on digitalisation in the social services sector.
On 27th June, the Social Employers and EPSU held a Thematic Seminar at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in Brussels, discussing “European Social Dialogue for the Social Services Sector – state of play and ways forward”. The full-day event with 75 participants was the final conference of the PESSIS+ project, that aims to develop European sectoral social dialogue for the social services sector.
On 20th May, the Social Employers, together with EASPD and EPSU, hosted a side-event at the Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth (ACIG) in Brussels. The event title was: “How can investment in social services workforce deliver inclusive growth? Innovative approaches in recruitment, retention and training.”
On 17th May, the Social Employers met with their Romanian members FONSS in Bucharest. The joint event, that brought together 25 participants, discussed the state of play of social dialogue in the Romanian social services sector and introduced the Social Employers’ work at European level.
The European Commission launched a new publication highlighting how their policies supported employment, social affairs, skills and labour mobility during the period 2014-2019.
The Social Employers and EPSU are happy to invite you to the PESSIS+ Final Conference “European Social Dialogue for the Social Services Sector – state of play and ways forward”, that will take place on 27th June in Brussels.
Our Spanish member Lares published an interview with Gregor Tomschizek, President of the Social Employers, in their monthly magazine “Somos Lares”
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted a hearing on the European Pillars of Social Rights (EPSR). The Aim of the hearing was to assess the impact of the EPSR at EU and national level and the measures taken to implement its principles. The findings of the hearing will feed into an opinion paper on the topic.
In recent years, reforms in early childhood education and care (ECEC) systems across Europe have changed structures in the sector regarding initial qualifications, continuing professional development and needed competences and skills. In addition, demographic developments and the promotion of staff exchanges are leading to increasing mobility within the workforce.
The Eurofound research report “Care homes for older Europeans: Public, for-profit and non-profit providers” shows how trends in care provision in public and private (both for-profit and non-profit) care homes for older people has changed over time. The report especially focuses on private care provision and service delivery, looking at the accessibility, quality and efficiency of the service.
Social Services Europe in collaboration with Diesis and LinkinEurope, have released a report titled “improving work-life balance through enabling social services: From service provision to decent policies”. The research outlines the important role that social services play to improve work-life balance, especially in the light of demographic, social and societal changes in Europe.
The Federation of European Social Employers created a position paper on employment, recruitment and retention in the social services sector. This position paper defines some of the major challenges which affect the job creation potential of the sector and suggest several paths for solutions.
In their General Assembly on 13th February, the Social Employers welcomed two new members and formally agreed to create the Social Employers Observatory. On 14th February, the Social Employers and EPSU held a Thematic Seminar on “Recruitment and Retention in Social Services: Improving the sector’s attractiveness”.