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.Read more
In November 2017, the European institutions adopted the European Pillar of Social Rights, aiming to lead the way towards a strong Social Europe. The European Commission has just released an Action Plan to implement these principles, which will have many consequences for the social services sector.
On 22 March, the Social Employers launched together with Unipso, the leading partner, a new project called FORESEE. The project focuses on capacity building of EU and national-level social partners in social services and aims to promote the attractiveness of the sector.
The Social Employers is looking for a researcher/research team to produce a study on the impact and consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic in the social services sector, and the role of social partners and social dialogue in managing the crisis.
The new Strategy covers a wide range of topics relevant for social services providers, and highlights the need for more staff, better working conditions and to enhance the attractiveness of social services professions, to ensure high-quality, accessible, person-centred and affordable services for persons with disabilities.
The Social Employers submitted its feedback on the European Commission’s public consultation on a future EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at work, highlighting specific issues and needs from the social services employers’ perspectives.
The Cabinet of the Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit has published a report on strengthening EU social dialogue. The report was written by the special advisor on Social Dialogue, Andrea Nahles.
The European Parliament and EU Member States in the Council just reached a political agreement on the European Social Fund+, the EU’s main financial tool to strengthen the social dimension of the Union.
It is one of the questions asked by the European Commission’s Green Paper on Ageing published on 27 January 2021. It aims to discuss how to identify key issues and trends related to ageing and support suitable policy-responses and launches a 12-week public consultation, ending on 21 April 2021.
Eurofound is a tripartite European Union Agency, with who the Social Employers collaborates. Eurofound provides knowledge to assist in the development of better social, employment and work-related policies.
The Social Employers and the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) are joining the EU-OSHA 'Healthy Workplaces - Lighten the Load' campaign as official partners.
Eurofound has published its Representativeness Study for social services, a key report for the sector at EU level. The Social Employers are identified as the most representative employers’ organisation for the non-profit and for-profit parts of social services.
The EU Commission has opened a consultation for feedback on the future Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work. The information and opinions collected will be used to provide input to prepare and improve the EU Strategic Framework for the period 2021-2027.
The Commission has developed a document answering the 15 most frequently asked questions on socially responsible public procurement.
Portugal has presented its programme in the framework of its Presidency of the Council of the European Union, including the implementation of actions and financial instruments to promote a coordinated response to COVID-19.
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.
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.
Eurofound published a report with key findings on the long-term care (LTC) workforce and policy recommendations to address labour shortages and improve working conditions.