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PESSIS 3 - Promoting Employer's Social Services in Social Dialogue III



European Commission, DG EMPL



  • Asociace poskytovatelů sociálních služeb České republiky (APSS)
  • Arbeiterwohlfahrt Bundesverband e.V., Germany (AWO)
  • Confederación Nacional de Centros Especiales de Empleo (CONACEE)
  • Disability Federation of Ireland (DFI)
  • European Platform for Rehabilitation (EPR)
  • European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU)
  • Fédération nationale des associations gestionnaires au service des personnes handicapées (FEGAPEI)
  • Public Services International Research Unit
  • SOLIDAR, Brussels
  • Union d'Entreprises à Profit Social (UNIPSO)
  • VOLKSHILFE, Austria

Associated Partners

  • Social Services Europe (SSE)

EASPD plays the role of project coordinator.

Project Duration

The project will last 24 months from 15/11/2015 - 15/11/2017.

Main Objectives

The project focuses on the creation of a European network representing employers in the social services sector (from the social economy). It ensures that social services employers become recognised social partners at European level and take part in the European Social Dialogue (ESD). Bringing this relevant workforce into ESD will strengthen European Social Dialogue as a whole and improve its coverage of the EU workforce.

Main Outcomes

  • 5 country studies on the state of play of social dialogue structures in the social services sector in the UK, Hungary, Romania, Portugal and the Slovak Republic
  • an updated European report, covering data from 22 Country Reports
  • 3 National action plans towards involvement of national employers' platforms in ESD
  • a Common Declaration on the Contribution of Social Services to Europe
  • 3 National positions of adherence on the Joint Declaration
  • a Communication and Dissemination Plan, an Evaluation Plan, and Final Narrative and Financial Reporting to the European Commission
  • Final Conference



Thomas Bignal, Policy and Communications Officer

+32 2 282 46 19

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