Ad-PHS project: upcoming workshops!

The ‘Advancing Personal and Household Services’ (Ad-PHS) project has organised several national workshops, and many more to come!

Six national workshops held in the past few months

These national workshops took place in countries with advanced PHS policies: Belgium (May 6), Ireland (May 30), Germany (June 17), Spain (June 26), France (July 1), and Italy (September 13). On these occasions, partners and stakeholders explored the PHS sector in their respective countries. During the workshops, stakeholders actively participated in the revision of country reports of personal and household services, providing significant contributions as for policy instruments available in each country, both for the care and non-care sectors.

Secondly, each workshop focused on various themes, such as PHS stakeholders’ rights and obligations, the development of digital platforms and networks, cooperative workers in the PHS sector as well as Building Social Dialogue and Social Partner capacity.

What’s next?

Ad-PHS will now propose ten national events (workshops & seminars) in countries with less advanced or no PHS policies in order to present, discuss and promote PHS reports and targeted guidance on the identified practices.

The upcoming workshops will take place in Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Estonia, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.Moreover, EFSI will organise a workshop in Stockholm (Sweden) on November 13. The workshop will focus on understanding the current state of the sector in Sweden and the gathering of best practice examples. In particular, participants will be invited to discuss social dialogue and professionalisation in the sector. Three other seminars for more advanced PHS policies countries are still to be organised in DenmarkFinland and the Netherlands. Dates will soon be announced, stay tuned!