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1 European Commission Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs & Equal Opportunities ─ Unit Social services as drivers of the European economy Concetta Cultrera European Commission DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities Unit E4, Social Protection and Social Services

2 European Commission Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs & Equal Opportunities ─ Unit Today’s presentation  The role of social services in the European societies  The importance of social services in the European economy / the working conditions in the sector  The growing demand for social services  Expenditure on social services  The strategy of the Commission

3 European Commission Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs & Equal Opportunities ─ Unit Social services: what do we mean? –Statutory and complementary social security schemes, organised in various ways and covering the main risks of life (linked to health, ageing, occupational accidents, unemployment, disabilities…) –Services to the person (social assistance services; employment and training services, social housing, child care, long-term care…)  role of prevention and social cohesion, facilitating social inclusion and safeguarding fundamental rights  often considered by public authorities as being services of general interest

4 European Commission Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs & Equal Opportunities ─ Unit Employment rate in health and social services

5 European Commission Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs & Equal Opportunities ─ Unit Trend of employment in health and social services

6 European Commission Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs & Equal Opportunities ─ Unit Change in the employment rate ( )

7 European Commission Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs & Equal Opportunities ─ Unit Skill levels and working patterns

8 European Commission Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs & Equal Opportunities ─ Unit Wage evolution ( )

9 European Commission Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs & Equal Opportunities ─ Unit Population over the age of 65 and 80 in 2008 and 2060

10 European Commission Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs & Equal Opportunities ─ Unit Expenditure in benefits in kind

11 European Commission Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs & Equal Opportunities ─ Unit Employment in health and social services vs. social protection benefits

12 European Commission Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs & Equal Opportunities ─ Unit The Commission strategy towards social services Enhancing legal certainty  the FAQ documents  the IIS  the Spiegel group  the evaluation of the SGEI package  the training initiative Promoting social services quality  the PROGRESS projects  the EU Quality framework … and a new call for tender for a study on social services

13 European Commission Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs & Equal Opportunities ─ Unit Questions? do not forget the IIS !! tration/form_en.html More information?


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