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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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).
The Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Directorate-General (DG EMPL) has published its strategic plan 2020-2024.
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.
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.
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.
The EU Commission has opened the consultation period on the European Pillar of Social Rights. Views can be presented until 30 November 2020.
The European Commission has published 16 European country reports, providing key information on the socio-economic consequences and policy responses to COVID-19.
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.
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.
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.
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.