The current crisis challenges the European social and economic model at its core. The crisis highlights the silent disruptions that have occurred in Europe over the past few decades, and reveals the weaknesses in our social model.
However, the purpose of today’s debate is not to question the advantages and disadvantages of the European Union’s existence. Instead, we must ask the following questions: Which Europe do we want? Which Europe do you want?
The next five years are going to be crucial for the EU, as many countries will have to undergo a period of profound change. In the face of these challenges, European Federation for Family Employment (EFFE) is proposing a social innovation model for the benefit of all fellow European citizens and becoming a key political negotiator for public authorities and European, national and local institutions. It focuses on household services, family employment and home care.
At the crossroads of European economic and social issues, this economic sector represents an exceptional growth potential, as well as a key development opportunity for the economic, social and solidarity- based European society we are calling for.
Achieve the legal and administrative recognition from European policy- makers and institutions of household services, family employment and home care as an economic sector in its own right, that contributes to European competitiveness and social cohesion.
Bring together all professional decision- makers and experts in this sector in Europe, combining their strengths and expertise in order to identify European families’ needs and to find proper solutions adapted to each cultural context.
Professionalise household service workers in Europe, increase the attractiveness of these jobs, as well as the security and quality of services provided, and develop a sector-specific social dialogue at the European level.
This way of organising life within society must be protected and developed, in order to ensure the prosperity and well-being of all European citizens. This need is made all the more apparent by the current social climate, with its economic crisis and disintegration of social ties.
Models that involve government entities, associations, and service providers, as well as individual citizens.
An opportunity to develop quality service jobs, and promote decent and recognised work.
Jobs at the heart of the local economy, which encourage its prosperous and cooperative development and cannot be offshored.
Integration tools, likely to reduce undeclared work.
Together, we are committed to developing a clear european policy for household services, family employment and home care.
Factors that help create social ties around societal and demographic issues (encourage the independence of elderly and disabled persons, as well as work-life balance).
An economic answer to the withdrawal of government support for citizens.
Drivers of growth and employment that are affordable for all and easy to implement, in accordance with local cultures.
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EFFE: PROMOTING HOUSEHOLD SERVICES, FAMILY EMPLOYMENT AND HOMECARE IN EUROPE