Social Dialogue

The Federation of European Social Employers represents national employers in social services at EU level. The national employers are involved in negotiations with workers representatives, in view of improving the quality of the services they provide, as well as to ensure decent jobs and working conditions for all workers. This process is called social dialogue.

European Social Dialogue also exists and involves negotiations between social partners (employers and workers) at European level. The Federation of European Social Employers is working together with its European trade union counterpart, the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU), with the common goal to set up a European sectoral social dialogue committee for social services. The Social Employers and EPSU have developed a wide range of joint statements and position papers on relevant topics for the sector.

                            Joint Position Papers

                                      Joint Events


The Social Employers together with EPSU, have also developed different initiatives in response to COVID-19 and its impact on the social services sector. Have access to all the documents here.