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
PRESS RELEASE (16 December 2021)
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).
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 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.
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.
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.
The European Commission has presented its work programme for 2022, highlighting its engagement to strengthen social dialogue at EU and national level.
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.
PRESS RELEASE (14 October 2021)
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.
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.
The DDSkills project consortium launches its course plan for professionals who support persons with disabilities and mental health problems.
The policy brief highlights the need to invest in female dominated sectors, such as the social services sector and calls for a gender-sensitive approach in the Covid-19 recovery, to achieve more gender equality and better work-life balance.
The report identifies labour shortages in different sectors, such as the health care and social care sectors, and maps different policy approaches to tackle the issue.
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.
On 28 June, the Commission adopted its new EU strategic framework on health and safety at work for 2021-2027, setting out key actions to improve workers' health and safety over the coming years and in particular measures concerning health and social care services.
The Commission has released the 2021 Long-Term Care (LTC) Report, which maps current and future demand for long-term care, characteristics of the workforce and financing aspects. It provides an overview of the challenges in LTC that can be also applied to all social services sector and will be the basis for a LTC initiative in 2022.