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 2 June, the European Commission published the Spring Package 2021. The guidance to support the economic recoveries in your country are now available.
On 2 June, the FORESEE project partners met online to discuss the latest updates on the project, including the development of a social dialogue training programme.
The question of skills and training is high on the EU’s policy agenda: the European Pillar of Social Rights, the EU Skills Agenda in a context of recovery plan, micro-credentials, individual learning accounts initiatives, etc. This is an important moment to highlight the needs of the sector and its employers in this field.
The Recovery and Resilience Facility will make available €672.5 billion to EU Member States to address the economic and social crisis caused by the pandemic. Even if it does not target social services enough, the Social Employers invite you to have a close look at the draft national recovery plans developed in your own country.
European leaders signed a declaration promoting education and skills, employment, social protection, and social dialogue in the European Union by implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR).
The Social Employers submitted its position on a future EU Action Plan for Social Economy, as well as a joint statement with EPSU highlighting the importance of developing social dialogue in the Social Economy.
On 22 April, the Social Employers participated in the first Advisory Board meeting of the B-WISE project. The meeting was hosted online by the European Network of Social Integration Enterprises (ENSIE).
The Social Employers launched a new video presentation to provide information about the federation’s work and increase its visibility.
The Social Employers presents its Annual Activity Report 2020, highlighting the main activities and achievements of the last year.
On 26 March, the Social Employers held its Governance meetings online. On this occasion, the Federation welcomed two new member organisations, agreed on one full membership and on one new Board member.
On 24 March, the Commission adopted the first EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child. The Commission also launched a proposal for Council Recommendation to establish the European Child Guarantee, to promote equal opportunities for children at risk of poverty or social exclusion.
On 25 March the EU Commission published the new Erasmus+ call for proposals 2021, including a Guide Programme.
In November 2017, the European institutions adopted the European Pillar of Social Rights, aiming to lead the way towards a strong Social Europe. The European Commission has just released an Action Plan to implement these principles, which will have many consequences for the social services sector.
On 22 March, the Social Employers launched together with Unipso, the leading partner, a new project called FORESEE. The project focuses on capacity building of EU and national-level social partners in social services and aims to promote the attractiveness of the sector.
The Social Employers is looking for a researcher/research team to produce a study on the impact and consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic in the social services sector, and the role of social partners and social dialogue in managing the crisis.
The new Strategy covers a wide range of topics relevant for social services providers, and highlights the need for more staff, better working conditions and to enhance the attractiveness of social services professions, to ensure high-quality, accessible, person-centred and affordable services for persons with disabilities.
The Social Employers submitted its feedback on the European Commission’s public consultation on a future EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at work, highlighting specific issues and needs from the social services employers’ perspectives.
The Cabinet of the Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights Nicolas Schmit has published a report on strengthening EU social dialogue. The report was written by the special advisor on Social Dialogue, Andrea Nahles.