On 14th February The Social Employers together with Margarita and Pepsae, hosted a national event in Athens on the topic “Social Services and sectoral social dialogue: strengthening the capacity of social partners”.
This meeting was held in the framework of the DialogueS project; a project that aims to build capacity for national and EU-level sectoral social dialogue in social services.
It was opened by the Social Employers Vice President Jiří Horecký, who introduced together with Sylvain Renouvel, Director of the Social Employers, the Federation’s work, social dialogue at EU level and the deliverables of the DialogueS project.
This has been followed by a discussion with the 14 participants, social services providers, some sectoral organisations, and some Labour Ministry representatives, on the state of play of social dialogue in social services in Greece. They specially focused on the main players and structures & main hindering factors for the establishment of a Sectoral social dialogue structure in the country. Moreover, it appears that participants were willing to be involved in the creation of an employer’s organisation and to also participate in EU Social Dialogue, what is seen as a good way to support national social partnership.
The outcomes of the meeting will be turned into a report on the state of play of sectoral social dialogue in social services and the main workforce trends and challenges in Greece. It will be finalised by the end of the project, October 2020.
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