Here you can download reports, briefings and position papers by Social Services Europe. 


2020 : Third-Country Social and Care Service Professionals: Unlocking the job creation potential of Social Services

2018: Improving work-life balance: from social service provision to decent policies

2017: Recruitment & Retention in Social Services: Unlocking the Sector's Job Creation Potential


August 2020:  Recommendations to EU institutions negotiations on the next MFF

October 2015: Recommendations to the Annual Growth Survey 2016

September 2015 Letter supporting Europe 2020 Strategy


May 2018: Briefing paper on the Communication from the Commission on enabling the digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market

May 2018: Briefing paper on the report of the High-Level Task Force on Investing in Social Infrastructure in Europe

February 2018: Briefing paper on the Communication from the Commission on the Multiannual Financial Framework post-2020

November 2016: Role of social service providers in the integration of migrants  

October 2016: What Opportunities for Social Services in the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)

May 2014: Manifesto for the European Elections 2014

May 2014: Assessment of the new EU Directive on Public Procurement  

July 2012: Social Innovation: The role of Social Service Providers 

July 2012: Response to the EU Commission Public Consultation "Exploiting the employment potential of personal and household services"

April 2012: Job creation potential in the Health and Social Service Sector - 5 Million new jobs before 2017!

March 2012: On the proposal for a Directive on Public Procurement (COM)2011/896

Position Papers & Statements

May 2021: Social Services Europe issues Statement on the Porto Social Summit

May 2021: Social Services Europe issues Statement on European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan

June 2020: COVID-19 and Social Services: What role for the EU?

February 2019: Improving work-life balance. Policy recommendations.

April 2018: Towards the Implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights – the Role of Social Services.

March 2018: Enabling social services through the Multiannual Financial Framework post-2020: a European Imperative​.

April 2013: Response to the Social Investment Package 

April 2012: Initial Position on the proposal for a Directive on Public Procurement (COM)2011/896

Public Consultations

December 2020: Social Services Europe's contribution to the EC consultation on the European Pillar of Social Rights

February 2018: Social Service's Europe answers to the Public Consultation the scope and structure of a  European Commission Guide on Socially Responsible Public  Procurement.

November 2016: Social Services Europe's Contribution to the EC Consultation on the EU Pillar of Social Rights

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