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A European approach to micro-credentials: The Social Employers position

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.

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Public Procurement in Social Services: Social Objectives and Considerations

October 30, 2019 - Social Dialogue News Policy News / Project News

Public Procurement in Social Services: Social Objectives and Considerations

On 17th October, the Social Employers and EPSU co-hosted a European Meeting on the topic “Socially responsible Public Procurement for Social Services”. Speakers and participants included representatives of Employers and Trade Unions, as well as from European Institutions.

Luxembourg: New report examines characteristics of social sector and social dialogue

September 17, 2019 - Policy News

Luxembourg: New report examines characteristics of social sector and social dialogue

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.

New report sheds light on Danish social dialogue in social services

August 9, 2019 - Social Dialogue News Policy News

New report sheds light on Danish social dialogue in social services

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.

Joint Position Paper on Digitalisation in the social services sector

July 19, 2019 - Social Dialogue News Policy News / Project News

Joint Position Paper on Digitalisation in the social services sector

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.

€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.

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”.

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 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.

Eurofound Research Report - Involvement of the national social partners in the European Semester 2017: Social dialogue practices

May 31, 2018 - Policy News

Eurofound Research Report - Involvement of the national social partners in the European Semester 2017: Social dialogue practices

The report presents Eurofound’s analysis of the involvement of national social partners in the European Semester process.

Briefing Note on the Commission’s proposal for a Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions

May 28, 2018 - Policy News

Briefing Note on the Commission’s proposal for a Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions

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.

Briefing Note on the PHS Industry Monitor

May 22, 2018 - Policy News

Briefing Note on the PHS Industry Monitor

The PHS Industry Monitor was published by the European Federation for Services to Individuals (EFSI) and gives an overview on facts and figures concerning the PHS sector. It seeks to actively tackle the under-representation of the sector in the public debate.

Briefing Note on the Communication from the Commission on enabling the digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market

May 9, 2018 - Policy News

Briefing Note on the Communication from the Commission on enabling the digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market

The European Commission’s "Communication on enabling the digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market; empowering citizens and building a healthier society" intends to promote the use of digital innovation in health and social care by addressing user’s needs and making it easier to have equal access to high quality care.

New members and discussions launched with EPSU

April 26, 2018 - Social Dialogue News Policy News

New members and discussions launched with EPSU

The Federation of European Social Employers welcomed new members from France, Finland, Spain and Poland and launched together with the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) discussions in view of establishing a joint workplan at EU level.

Briefing Note on the European Pillar of Social Rights

April 18, 2018 - Policy News

Briefing Note on the European Pillar of Social Rights

The European Pillar of Social Rights sets out 20 key principles and rights to support fair and well-functioning labour markets and welfare systems.

Briefing Note on the Council conclusions on Enhancing Community-Based Support and Care for Independent Living

April 18, 2018 - Policy News

Briefing Note on the Council conclusions on Enhancing Community-Based Support and Care for Independent Living

The Conclusions build on recent discussions around community-based care at European level. It is an important policy document to orientate reforms in this field in the coming years across the European Union.

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