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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.

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.

A European approach to micro-credentials: The Social Employers position

July 26, 2021 - Policy News

A European approach to micro-credentials: The Social Employers position

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.

Porto Social Summit: Adoption of the Porto declaration

May 12, 2021 - Policy News

Porto Social Summit: Adoption of the Porto declaration

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).

What social services employers expect from the future EU Strategy on Health & Safety at Work

March 1, 2021 - Policy News

What social services employers expect from the future EU Strategy on Health & Safety at Work

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.

“Enhancing and strengthening the European social model”, Portugal takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union

January 26, 2021 - Policy News

“Enhancing and strengthening the European social model”, Portugal takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union

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.

Social Employers provide feedback on the European Commission’s green paper on ageing roadmap

December 14, 2020 - Policy News

Social Employers provide feedback on the European Commission’s green paper on ageing roadmap

The Social Employers submitted its feedback to contribute to the European Commission’s green paper on ageing roadmap, focusing on five key points.

The Social Employers proposals to strengthen social Europe

November 26, 2020 - Policy News

The Social Employers proposals to strengthen social Europe

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).

DG EMPL Strategic plan 2020-2024

November 26, 2020 - Policy News

DG EMPL Strategic plan 2020-2024

The Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Directorate-General (DG EMPL) has published its strategic plan 2020-2024.

EU Commission new publication: proposal for a Joint Employment Report 2021

November 25, 2020 - Policy News

EU Commission new publication: proposal for a Joint Employment Report 2021

On 18th November the EU commission published the proposal for a Joint Employment Report to analyse the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the employment and social situation in Europe.

EC Pact for Skills: mobilising all partners to invest in skills

November 24, 2020 - Policy News

EC Pact for Skills: mobilising all partners to invest in skills

In November the Commissioner for Jobs & Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit, and the Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton, have officially launched the Pact for Skills, a central element of the European Skills Agenda.

EC Roadmap on the Disability rights strategy for 2021-30

October 28, 2020 - Policy News

EC Roadmap on the Disability rights strategy for 2021-30

The EU Commission has opened a roadmap for feedback on the Disability rights strategy 2021-30 for further development and fine tuning of the initiative.

Consultation on the European Pillars of Social Rights

October 5, 2020 - Policy News

Consultation on the European Pillars of Social Rights

The EU Commission has opened the consultation period on the European Pillar of Social Rights. Views can be presented until 30 November 2020.

EU Commission country reports on COVID-19: Socio-economic consequences and policy responses

September 30, 2020 - Policy News

EU Commission country reports on COVID-19: Socio-economic consequences and policy responses

The European Commission has published 16 European country reports, providing key information on the socio-economic consequences and policy responses to COVID-19.

The consequences of demographic change according to the European Commission

June 18, 2020 - Policy News

The consequences of demographic change according to the European Commission

On 17 june, the Commission released a report which will provide the basis of a consultation leading to a European action plan in 2021 to address demographic issues. This action plan will have an impact on social policies and in healthcare sector.

Social Employers’ Webinar: Covid-19 & employers' responses

April 23, 2020 - Policy News

Social Employers’ Webinar: Covid-19 & employers' responses

On 20th March the Social Employers hosted a webinar to discuss about the initiatives developed by social services employers to respond to the Covid-19 outbreak in the sector.

Joint European Roadmap towards lifting COVID-19 containment measures

April 23, 2020 - Policy News

Joint European Roadmap towards lifting COVID-19 containment measures

The European Commission and the President of the European Council launched in mid-April a joint European Roadmap. It is an exit strategy with recommendations to Member States.

New EU Gender Equality Strategy

March 6, 2020 - Policy News

New EU Gender Equality Strategy

On the 5th March the von der Leyen Commission launched the EU Gender Equality Strategy, as a framework for the Commission to work for a Union of Equality.

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