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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
The European Commission and the OECD have jointly launched a new online tool called “Better Entrepreneurship Policy Tool”.
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.
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).
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The report presents Eurofound’s analysis of the involvement of national social partners in the European Semester process.
The proposal for a Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions is a direct follow-up to the proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights. It aims to set new rights for all workers, particularly addressing insufficient protection for workers in more precarious jobs, while limiting burdens on employers and maintaining labour market adaptability.