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September 9, 2022 - Policy News

A European Care Strategy that addresses staff shortages

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.

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A European Care Strategy that addresses staff shortages

September 9, 2022 - Policy News

A European Care Strategy that addresses staff shortages

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 and psychosocial risks at the workplace

September 9, 2022

Musculoskeletal disorders and psychosocial risks at the workplace

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.

New report examines ways to improve the attractiveness of social services jobs in Europe

September 7, 2022 - Project News

New report examines ways to improve the attractiveness of social services jobs in Europe

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”.

Launch of the FORTE Project

August 31, 2022 - Project News

Launch of the FORTE Project

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.

EU Parliament resolution "towards a common European action on care"

July 14, 2022 - Policy News

EU Parliament resolution "towards a common European action on care"

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.

Addressing workforce needs and challenges in social services to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights and the forthcoming EU Care Strategy

July 7, 2022 - Social Dialogue News

Addressing workforce needs and challenges in social services to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights and the forthcoming EU Care Strategy

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.

Building social dialogue in social services: Trainings at national level

July 7, 2022 - Social Dialogue News

Building social dialogue in social services: Trainings at national level

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.

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 - Social Dialogue News

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 - Project News

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.

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