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.Read more
The European Commission and the OECD have jointly launched a new online tool called “Better Entrepreneurship Policy Tool”.
Prague / Is there a future of long-term care in Europe? What can we learn from each other? Answers to those questions were discussed at a high-ranking international summit in Prague. Among the speakers were the President of the Federation of European Social Employers, Gregor Tomschizek, and his Deputy Jiri Horecky who met the Minister of Health of the Czech Republic Adam Vojtech.
The European Social Policy Network (ESPN) has published thematic reports on the national long-term care (LTC) provision in 35 European countries and the challenges ahead, with a focus on LTC for the elderly (65 or over).
The Social Employers and EPSU kindly invite you to the next European Thematic Seminar on “Digitalisation in Social Services: Defining opportunities for social partners, barriers and how to prepare for the future”.
The European Commission has launched a call for proposals for projects under the European Solidarity Corps. A total of €44 million has been set aside from the EU budget for selected projects that will be open to all young people between the age of 18-30 across Europe and beyond.
The childcare branch in France is a female dominated branch with only 17% of the total number of employees being men. To promote careers in early childcare and bring more men into the branch, ALISFA (Acteurs du lien social et familial) and Uniformation, with support of the French state, have launched a campaign.
Euractiv, a EU-focused news site, has issued an article explaining the positive impact of EU sectoral social dialogue for both employers and trade unions.
The European Commission has issued this year’s review on Employment and Social Developments in Europe. It focuses on the changing world of work in the context of technological transformation and shows benefits and risks coming from these changes.
In a learning seminar of EIGE and EU social partners on 3 July in Brussels, EIGE provided EU statistics on the gender gap in education and employment in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths), ICT (Information and communication technologies) and EHW (Education, Health and Welfare) fields.
On the 22nd of June the president of the Federation of European Social Employers, Gregor Tomschizek, met the Minister of Social Security and Labour, Linas Kukuraitis, in the framework of a conference of the Lithuanian social services employers in Vilnius.
The report presents Eurofound’s analysis of the involvement of national social partners in the European Semester process.
The proposal for a Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions is a direct follow-up to the proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights. It aims to set new rights for all workers, particularly addressing insufficient protection for workers in more precarious jobs, while limiting burdens on employers and maintaining labour market adaptability.
The PHS Industry Monitor was published by the European Federation for Services to Individuals (EFSI) and gives an overview on facts and figures concerning the PHS sector. It seeks to actively tackle the under-representation of the sector in the public debate.
The European Commission’s "Communication on enabling the digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market; empowering citizens and building a healthier society" intends to promote the use of digital innovation in health and social care by addressing user’s needs and making it easier to have equal access to high quality care.
The Federation of European Social Employers welcomed new members from France, Finland, Spain and Poland and launched together with the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) discussions in view of establishing a joint workplan at EU level.
The European Pillar of Social Rights sets out 20 key principles and rights to support fair and well-functioning labour markets and welfare systems.
The Conclusions build on recent discussions around community-based care at European level. It is an important policy document to orientate reforms in this field in the coming years across the European Union.