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

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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