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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The European Commission and the OECD have jointly launched a new online tool called “Better Entrepreneurship Policy Tool”.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The European Pillar of Social Rights sets out 20 key principles and rights to support fair and well-functioning labour markets and welfare systems.
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.