On 25 October, the Social Employers hosted an online workshop to discuss how social services employers can make use of this European Care Strategy at national level.Read more
On 25 October, the Social Employers hosted an online workshop to discuss how social services employers can make use of this European Care Strategy at national level.
The Social Employers calls on its members to take emergency measures to face the current energy crisis.
On 3rd October, the DDSkills project consortium met in Rome to discuss the last details to start the national training pilots courses. Those will target 20 care professionals in each of the six countries: Greece, Italy, Ireland, Lithuania, Germany and Cyprus.
The Social Employers and EPSU are looking for a researcher/research team to produce a study on the evolving jobs, skills and training needs in the social services sector and the role of social partners in manging such changes.
On 20 September the European Commission presented a Package to support Member States in the implementation of relevant Employment Guidelines to improve labour market integration for persons with disabilities.
On 7 September, the European Commission published its EU Care Strategy. This important document calls for sustainable and sufficient funding, good working conditions, gender equality and work-life balance for social services workers, to make the sector more resilient and attractive. The Federation of European Social Employers welcomes this new initiative and calls for action.
Musculoskeletal disorders is the main cause of occupational disease in European social services. That’s why the Social Employers participated in 2021, with EPSU, in the EU-OSHA “lighten the load” campaign aiming at preventing MSD’s risks.
On the occasion of the EU Care Strategy launch, the FORESEE project partners present a new report titled “Improving the attractiveness of social services jobs in Europe: social partner initiatives”.
On 30 August, the Social Employers and EPSU with the affiliate partner Nexem launched the FORTE Project. The project outcomes will feed into joint discussions and outputs in the framework of sectoral social dialogue in social services.
On 5th July, while the Social Employers and EPSU hosted a meeting on “Addressing workforce needs & challenges in social services to implement the EPSR and the EU Care Strategy”, the European Parliament adopted a resolution “towards a common EU action on care” that echoes the EU strategy awaited for September 7.
On 5 July, the Social Employers and EPSU hosted their second joint thematic seminar in the framework of the FORESEE Project, to discuss the workforce needs and challenges in social services.
The trainings in Romania (FONSS), Greece (Margarita), Portugal (Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco) and Poland (WRZOS) aimed to promote social dialogue , with a special focus on how to develop social dialogue structures in social services.
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.
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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.
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.
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.