Latest News


June 1, 2022 - Annual Activity Reports

Annual Activity Report 2021

The Social Employers adopted its Annual Activity Report 2021. The Activity Report highlights the main developments and achievements of the Social Employers in the fields of social dialogue, projects, events, policy and communication.

Read more
Annual Activity Report 2021

June 1, 2022 - Annual Activity Reports

Annual Activity Report 2021

The Social Employers adopted its Annual Activity Report 2021. The Activity Report highlights the main developments and achievements of the Social Employers in the fields of social dialogue, projects, events, policy and communication.

The  Social Employers and EPSU joint statement on the situation in Ukraine 

April 27, 2022

The  Social Employers and EPSU joint statement on the situation in Ukraine 

PRESS RELEASE (27 April 2022)

A big step towards a European sectoral social dialogue committee for social services

March 23, 2022

A big step towards a European sectoral social dialogue committee for social services

PRESS RELEASE (23 March 2022)

New report: Impact of Covid-19 on the social services sector and the role of social dialogue

March 10, 2022

New report: Impact of Covid-19 on the social services sector and the role of social dialogue

The FORESEE project consortium launches a new, extensive report on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on social services and the role of social dialogue in alleviating the crisis.

Survey results illustrate extent of current staff shortages in social services

February 2, 2022

Survey results illustrate extent of current staff shortages in social services

In January, the Social Employers launched a survey among its network to better understand and map the current situation regarding staff shortages in social services across Europe.

FORESEE project partners meet to discuss 2022 activities

January 20, 2022 - Project News

FORESEE project partners meet to discuss 2022 activities

On 17 January, the FORESEE project partners gathered online to discuss the state of play of the project, the latest updates and next steps in 2022.

Newsletters 2022

January 1, 2022 - Newsletters

Newsletters 2022

Eurofound’s Industrial Relations Landscape report reinforces the relevance of Social Employers and EPSU's request to establish EU Level Sectoral Social Dialogue

December 16, 2021 - Social Dialogue News

Eurofound’s Industrial Relations Landscape report reinforces the relevance of Social Employers and EPSU's request to establish EU Level Sectoral Social Dialogue

PRESS RELEASE (16 December 2021)

Capacity building for effective national social dialogue

December 16, 2021

Capacity building for effective national social dialogue

In the context of the preparation of a social dialogue initiative by the European Commission, Eurofound’s updated working paper explores how to further support capacity building for effective national social dialogue following the latest Eurofound publication on the topic (2020).

European Commission launches its Social Economy Action Plan

December 16, 2021

European Commission launches its Social Economy Action Plan

On 9 December, the European Commission presented its Social Economy Action Plan to boost the social economy, its big job-creation potential and social and environmental impact.

The Social Employers and EPSU release a joint Position Paper on the forthcoming European Care Strategy 

December 14, 2021 - Social Dialogue News

The Social Employers and EPSU release a joint Position Paper on the forthcoming European Care Strategy 

The Federation of European Social Employers and the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) publish a joint position paper calling for a Strategy that addresses and anticipates workforce needs and challenges in the social services sector.

Strengthening Social Dialogue in Social Services: the Social Employers adopts its Workplan for 2022

December 2, 2021

Strengthening Social Dialogue in Social Services: the Social Employers adopts its Workplan for 2022

On 30 November, the Social Employers members gathered to hold the last Governance meetings of the year, to adopt the annual budget and workplan for 2022 and to discuss the membership and policy updates.

European Parliament study on policies for long-term carers

November 25, 2021

European Parliament study on policies for long-term carers

The European Parliament’s Employment Committee has released a study providing an in-depth analysis of the long-term care (LTC) workforce across EU member states, including challenges, as well as measures and recommendations to address them.

EU Commission Work Programme 2022

October 26, 2021

EU Commission Work Programme 2022

The European Commission has presented its work programme for 2022, highlighting its engagement to strengthen social dialogue at EU and national level.

DDSkills project: 3rd Transnational Meeting and Workshop

October 21, 2021 - Project News

DDSkills project: 3rd Transnational Meeting and Workshop

On 12 and 13 October, the Social Employers participated in the third transnational meeting of the DDSkills project and in a workshop presenting the DDSkills project and its digital toolkit.

The Social Employers and EPSU apply for a European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for Social Services

October 14, 2021 - Social Dialogue News

The Social Employers and EPSU apply for a European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for Social Services

PRESS RELEASE (14 October 2021)

Joint event to discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on social services and the role of social dialogue

October 12, 2021 - Social Dialogue News

Joint event to discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on social services and the role of social dialogue

On 6 October, the Social Employers and EPSU hosted a joint thematic seminar to discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the social services sector and explore concrete actions and measures taken by of social partners to handle the crisis.

The Social Employers/EPSU Joint Webinar Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) in the Social Services Sector

September 27, 2021

The Social Employers/EPSU Joint Webinar Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) in the Social Services Sector

On 21 September, the Social Employers and EPSU jointly hosted a webinar on preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) in the social services sector, highlighting that MSDs are preventable and manageable.

Sign up to our newsletter