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
The European Parliament and EU Member States in the Council just reached a political agreement on the European Social Fund+, the EU’s main financial tool to strengthen the social dimension of the Union.
It is one of the questions asked by the European Commission’s Green Paper on Ageing published on 27 January 2021. It aims to discuss how to identify key issues and trends related to ageing and support suitable policy-responses and launches a 12-week public consultation, ending on 21 April 2021.
Eurofound is a tripartite European Union Agency, with who the Social Employers collaborates. Eurofound provides knowledge to assist in the development of better social, employment and work-related policies.
The Social Employers and the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) are joining the EU-OSHA 'Healthy Workplaces - Lighten the Load' campaign as official partners.
Eurofound has published its Representativeness Study for social services, a key report for the sector at EU level. The Social Employers are identified as the most representative employers’ organisation for the non-profit and for-profit parts of social services.
The EU Commission has opened a consultation for feedback on the future Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work. The information and opinions collected will be used to provide input to prepare and improve the EU Strategic Framework for the period 2021-2027.
The Commission has developed a document answering the 15 most frequently asked questions on socially responsible public procurement.
Portugal has presented its programme in the framework of its Presidency of the Council of the European Union, including the implementation of actions and financial instruments to promote a coordinated response to COVID-19.
All countries across Europe have launched or are launching their COVID-19 vaccination programmes. Vaccine doses are limited at this point, and countries have defined priority groups for vaccination, including those persons most at risk of infection and mortality.
A new Social Employers report aims to showcase the advantages of social dialogue for the social services sector and gather examples and recommendations for setting up such structures.
Eurofound published a report with key findings on the long-term care (LTC) workforce and policy recommendations to address labour shortages and improve working conditions.
The Social Employers submitted its feedback to contribute to the European Commission’s green paper on ageing roadmap, focusing on five key points.
An interesting report from Kent university presents key findings on the impact of COVID-19 in the social services workforce and recommendations for the sector and its workforce.
The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) recommends investing in the care sector and increasing availability, affordability and quality of care services to reduce gender inequality.
On 2 December, the Social Employers participated in the kick-off meeting of a new project they are partner of, the Sowell (Social dialogue in welfare services) project. The meeting was hosted online by the project coordinator, the University of Milan’s Department for Social and Political Sciences.
The Social Employers' Dutch member Actiz published an article providing facts and figures on the Dutch care sector and clarifying some common misconceptions about the sector.
The Social Employers just adopted a new position paper, aimed at contributing to the European Commission’s consultation on the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR).