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April 19, 2019 - Previous Projects


The DialogueS project aims to strengthen the capacity of social partners in social services (not-for-profit and for profit) to engage at both national and European level, in order to set up the adequate (national and EU) sectoral social dialogue structures.


February 2019 – October 2020

Project consortium

  • Sozialwirtschaft Österreich (SWÖ)
  • European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD)
  • Federation of European Social Employers
  • European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU)
  • Asociace poskytovatelů sociálních služeb (APSS CR)


European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion, Support for social dialogue

Project activities and final results

  • One report on the benefits of social dialogue for Employers in social services
  • Five County Reports, highlighting the main workforce-related issues in social services in five EU Member States in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe: Greece, Hungary, Poland, Romania & Bulgaria; as well as the outcome of the national capacity building events in those five countries
  • A European Report bringing these Five Country Reports together, in view of targeted use for the European Semester process
  • Three Joint Papers between the Social Employers and the European federation of Public Services Unions on three priority areas of common interest: Digitalisation, Recruitment & Retention and Public Procurement
  • A series of National Capacity Building events focusing on presenting the report on the benefits of social dialogue for employers and highlighting major workforce issues in each country, as well as discussing European Social Dialogue and cooperation with the Social Employers or EPSU
  • A series of EU Capacity Building event focusing on the three topics: digitalisation, Recruitment & Retention and public procurement
  • 1 European Parliament event, to promote the outcome of the National Capacity building events
  • 1 Final Conference to present project outcomes


Alina Pavicevac
Project & Policy Officer
+32 2 233 7723

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