2017

Launch of the Federation of European Social Employers!

The Federation of European Social Employers will strive to provide Social Services’ Employers with an effective voice at European level, to find common solutions to the sector’s challenges with both representatives of workers and the European institutions and to lead the European Union towards more social and inclusive policies.

Social Services Europe publishes 2016 Activity Report

SSE has just published its annual report of activities conducted during 2016. The report was approved by SSE’s General Assembly of 6 July 2017.

 

2016

Social Services Europe publishes 2015 Activity Report

SSE has just published its annual report of activities conducted during 2015. The report was approved by SSE’s General Assembly of 23 June 2016.

 

Social Services Europe Letter in response to AGS 2016

Dear Vice-President Dombrovskis,

Following our letter of the 21st October making recommendations to the 2016 AGS and the subsequent publication of the AGS we make a number of proposals below that we would ask you to take into account as the European Semester progresses. (...)

SSE speaks at the EP’s Social Economy Intergroup public hearing and calls for further support towards job creation in the social services sector

On Tuesday 12 January, the European Parliament held a Social Economy Intergroup public hearing on The social economy: creating good quality jobs in Europe. Luk Zelderloo, Secretary General of EASPD, spoke on behalf of SSE to stress the need to unlock the job creation potential of the social services sector. Mr Zelderloo called for reinforced EP engagement on this objective and asked MEPs in attendance to draw up an own-initiative report on actions needed to unlock the job potential in the sector.

2015

Social Services Europe and Trade Unions call for action to unlock the job creation potential of the social services sector

 

On the 1st December 2015, the Working Group on Public Services of European Parliament Common Goods and Public Services Intergroup, hosted at the European Parliament a public hearing to exchange on the need of unlocking job creation potential of the social services sector.

 

Jean-Paul Denanot MEP (S&D), presiding the meeting, underlined the essential contribution of the social services sector to social cohesion, sustainable and inclusive growth and job creation in Europe.  “We need to create the conditions permitting the social services sector’s actors to employ and retain staff and deliver quality services” he said, inviting guest speakers to discuss the challenges faced across the sector.

 

Social Services Europe and EPSU, together in a panale debate, called for a concrete action to unlock the job creation.

Social Services Providers and MEPs:
"Let's Cooperate on an Action Plan for Job Creation"

Social service providers and policy makers convened at the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels on 26 March to work together on how to put social investment back on the European Commission’s agenda.

The breakfast session was organised by Social Services Europe, which brings together eight Europe-wide networks of not-for-profit social service providers. Through its membership, Social Services Europe represents over 100,000 organisations active in promoting social inclusion and cohesion across Europe.

 

2014

Unlocking Job Creation in social services sector: a call to Jean-Claude Juncker

On the 22nd October, President-elect of the European Commission gave a speech indicating his priorities for the rest of his mandate; one of his key messages being for “Europe to be dedicated to being triple-A on Social Issues, as much as it is being triple A in the financial and economic sense”.

 

One way of doing so would for the European Commission to use the Jobs, Growth and Investment Package to promote Social Investment in Europe. The Jobs, Growth and Investment Package is a proposal by Mr Juncker to mobilise up to 300 billion EUR.

 

In a letter written by Social Services Europe to the President-elect, we asked Mr Juncker how he plans to use the Jobs, Growth and Investment package (and other EU tools) to help unlock the job creation potential in the social services sector. To read the letter, please click on read more.

 

Employers in the social services sector must get organised to increase their voice in Europe


Brussels, 25 September 2014. For the first time ever, social partners in the social services field came together to discuss the added value of European social dialogue for Employers in the sector, as well as to discuss what topics they would be interested in discussing at European level. The conference, held on 23rd September, brought to an end the second phase of the PESSIS project which aims at promoting employers in the social services sector in social dialogue.

How do Social Service Providers contribute to Sustainable Growth ?

Brussels, 18 September 2014. EASPD Secretary General and Social Services Europe (SSE) President, Luk Zelderloo, intervened in a Public Hearing organised by the European Economic and Social Committee to share the service providers’ views on the upcoming EU policy agenda for Social Enterprise.

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