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November 5, 2019 - Policy News

A report to make elderly care work more attractive in France

The newly published report, developed by the former French minister of Labour Myriam El Khomri, proposes 59 measures to improve the image of elderly care work in France.

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Social Employers release Position Paper on Recruitment and Retention in European Social Services

March 5, 2019

Social Employers release Position Paper on Recruitment and Retention in European Social Services

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.

New members and European Seminar on Recruitment & Retention in Social Services

February 26, 2019

New members and European Seminar on Recruitment & Retention in Social Services

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”.

Joint Employment Report: Annual overview of key employment and social developments in Europe published

December 17, 2018

Joint Employment Report: Annual overview of key employment and social developments in Europe published

The European Commission have released their Joint Employment Report (JER), highlighting the main employment and social developments in the EU over the last year.

€2 Million prize for projects improving mobility of older people

December 6, 2018 - Policy News Project News

€2 Million prize for projects improving mobility of older people

The European Commission has launched under its Horizon 2020 program a contest to develop innovative and sustainable mobility solutions for senior citizens (65+). The contest aims to help combat social exclusion and support independent living.

OECD releases new Jobs Strategy for stronger and more inclusive labour markets

December 5, 2018 - Policy News

OECD releases new Jobs Strategy for stronger and more inclusive labour markets

On December 4th, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released a revised version of its Jobs Strategy. Under the title “Good Jobs for All in a Changing World of Work”, the new Jobs Strategy addresses major transformations the labour markets of OECD and emerging economies are undergoing.

Annual report sheds light on social situation in EU

November 29, 2018 - Policy News

Annual report sheds light on social situation in EU

The Social Protection Committee has released its annual report analysing the social situation in the EU Member States. The main objectives of the 2018 report are to identify key structural social challenges as well as good social outcomes, and review the most recent social policy developments in Europe.

Social Employer’s Position Paper on Impact of Digitalisation on Social Services

November 2, 2018 - Social Dialogue News Policy News

Social Employer’s Position Paper on Impact of Digitalisation on Social Services

The Federation of European Social Employers has put together a position paper, outlining the opportunities and challenges of digitalisation in the social services sector from an employer’s point of view.

13 new members and moving forward on Digitalisation with EPSU

October 26, 2018 - Social Dialogue News

13 new members and moving forward on Digitalisation with EPSU

On the 23rd October, the Federation of European Social Employers welcomed thirteen new members from Austria, France, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland. On the 24th October, the Social Employers and the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) held a Thematic Seminar on “Digitalisation in Social Services: Defining opportunities for social partners, barriers and how to prepare for the future”.

New online tool helps explore inclusive and social entrepreneurship

October 12, 2018 - Policy News

New online tool helps explore inclusive and social entrepreneurship

The European Commission and the OECD have jointly launched a new online tool called “Better Entrepreneurship Policy Tool”.

Federation of European Social Employers met Minister of Health of Czech Republic

September 26, 2018

Federation of European Social Employers met Minister of Health of Czech Republic

Prague / Is there a future of long-term care in Europe? What can we learn from each other? Answers to those questions were discussed at a high-ranking international summit in Prague. Among the speakers were the President of the Federation of European Social Employers, Gregor Tomschizek, and his Deputy Jiri Horecky who met the Minister of Health of the Czech Republic Adam Vojtech.

New reports on long-term care in 35 European countries

September 21, 2018

New reports on long-term care in 35 European countries

The European Social Policy Network (ESPN) has published thematic reports on the national long-term care (LTC) provision in 35 European countries and the challenges ahead, with a focus on LTC for the elderly (65 or over).

Save the Date - 2nd European Thematic Seminar of the Social Employers and EPSU 24th October

September 6, 2018 - Social Dialogue News Policy News

Save the Date - 2nd European Thematic Seminar of the Social Employers and EPSU 24th October

The Social Employers and EPSU kindly invite you to the next European Thematic Seminar on “Digitalisation in Social Services: Defining opportunities for social partners, barriers and how to prepare for the future”. 

European Solidarity Corps: Commission launches call to finance traineeships, jobs and volunteering opportunities in social services

August 21, 2018

European Solidarity Corps: Commission launches call to finance traineeships, jobs and volunteering opportunities in social services

The European Commission has launched a call for proposals for projects under the European Solidarity Corps. A total of €44 million has been set aside from the EU budget for selected projects that will be open to all young people between the age of 18-30 across Europe and beyond.

French campaign encourages men to choose career in childcare

August 7, 2018

French campaign encourages men to choose career in childcare

The childcare branch in France is a female dominated branch with only 17% of the total number of employees being men. To promote careers in early childcare and bring more men into the branch, ALISFA (Acteurs du lien social et familial) and Uniformation, with support of the French state, have launched a campaign.

New article highlights positive impact of Sectoral Social Dialogue at EU level for Employers

July 19, 2018 - Social Dialogue News

New article highlights positive impact of Sectoral Social Dialogue at EU level for Employers

Euractiv, a EU-focused news site, has issued an article explaining the positive impact of EU sectoral social dialogue for both employers and trade unions.

Commission review shows impact of new technologies on world of work

July 16, 2018

Commission review shows impact of new technologies on world of work

The European Commission has issued this year’s review on Employment and Social Developments in Europe. It focuses on the changing world of work in the context of technological transformation and shows benefits and risks coming from these changes.

European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) presents findings on gender segregation in education, training and employment

July 11, 2018 - Policy News

European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) presents findings on gender segregation in education, training and employment

In a learning seminar of EIGE and EU social partners on 3 July in Brussels, EIGE provided EU statistics on the gender gap in education and employment in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths), ICT (Information and communication technologies) and EHW (Education, Health and Welfare) fields.

Lithuanian Minister of Social Security and Labour welcomes the Social Employers

June 29, 2018

Lithuanian Minister of Social Security and Labour welcomes the Social Employers

On the 22nd of June the president of the Federation of European Social Employers, Gregor Tomschizek, met the Minister of Social Security and Labour, Linas Kukuraitis, in the framework of a conference of the Lithuanian social services employers in Vilnius.

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