Ad-PHS project’s workshop in Austria

On Thursday, November 19, 2020, EFFAT organized an online workshop to review the current state of PHS in Austria as well as to share promising practices and connect various stakeholders. To start off the workshop, Kerstin Howald (EFFAT) gave a presentation of the project.

Following that, Michaela GUGLBERGER (VIDA), Mag. Christoph LIPINSKI (VIDA flex) and Marcela STRAHODINSKY, ( Vienna Chamber of Commerce) introduced and discussed the current dynamics of the PHS sector(s) in Austria.

Kerstin Howald (EFFAT) presented a review of the Austria Country Report that was developed in light of the Ad-PHS project. The presentation and the following discussion gave a vision on the national context, which fueled a discussion on overlap and differences with regards to the PHS situation. This enables the report to be more comprehensive and detailed. Afterwards, there were presented the case of service vouchers for domestic work in Belgium as well as the employment situation in the PHS sectors. The last part of the event has been dedicated to discussing the employment situation in the PHS sectors.
Lastly, a roundtable on the future of Personal and Household Services in Austria concluded the workshop with the involvement of all participants.