EPSU launches Care4Care policy lunch series


(1June 2023) Over the coming weeks and months EPSU will be hosting, participating in and co-organising a series of events and seminars to explain our position on the care sector and to provide a voice to our millions of members in the care sector in public, not-for-profit and private facilities. The series comes as part of our extensive work on care as the most representative European trade union in the sector.

The European Care Strategy was a welcome step towards building a resilient care sector. In the policy study “The European Strategy: A Chance to Ensure Inclusive Care for All?”, several authors, including from EPSU (Chapter 5), took a critical look at different aspects of the Strategy. To delve deeper into their findings, EPSU, the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) are now launching the Care4Care Policy Lunch Series. More info here. Scroll to the end to find out more about the first event on Monday, 5 June.

The Care4Care series is just one part of EPSU’s continuous work amplifying the voices of care workers. Tuscany Bell, EPSU Policy Coordinator for Social Services and Youth, recently contributed to a meeting of the webinar series "It's raining green, hallelujah?" taking a critical look at the EU's green and digital transition, organised by the Observatory for Debt Globalisaton. The webinar discussed the role of care and feminism in the transitions.

Nadja Salson, EPSU Policy Advisor for National and European Administration, Prisons Services, Tax, Defence and Migration participated in an event organised by the NGO We Social Movements, linked to the trade union ACV-CSC on Tuesday 30th May. The event discussed the global chain of care, rights for migrant care workers and the role of trade unions.


The first event will be held on Monday, 5 June at 12h30 – 13h30 (Zoom), discussing:
How can the EU play a role in improving working conditions and responding to training needs in the Care sector? The Case of Early Childhood Education and Care.

  • Welcome by Laeticia Thissen, Policy analyst, FEPS
  • Input policy study author Anna Gromada, Social and Economic Policy Consultant at UNICEF Office of Research, a researcher at the Polish Academy of Sciences (TBC)
  • Discussants:
    - Christian Morabito, international researcher and expert in the field of inequalities in ECEC
    - Leena Kaasinen, Finnish Union of Practical Nurses, SuPer

Moderation by Paola Panzeri, Policy Staff – Gender Equality, Local and Regional Governments, EPSU
You can register for the event on 5 June here.

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