Union of Employers’ Associations of the Czech Republic has recently joined HOSPEEM as an observer member.

UZS ČR (Unie zaměstnavatelských svazů ČR) UZS ČR  represents 65 employer associations and employers, representing more than 15,860 companies and their 628,000 employees. The mission of the Union is to shape and defend the common interests of its members and to promote them in cooperation with individual ministries and territorial public administration, other employers’ organizations and trade unions.

It is one of the biggest employers’ unions in the Czech Republic and an official comment point for all legislative proposals. Among all the associations of employers, it has a lead position in representing public services and modern energy producers.  In the area of public services it represents sectors of health-care, social care, education, culture, and non-profit organizations. UZS ČR is represented in the Council for Economic and Social Agreement (Tripartite) and in most tripartite work teams in the Czech Republic.

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Zorgnet-Icuro joins HOSPEEM

Zorgnet-Icuro has recently joined HOSPEEM as an observer member.

Zorgnet Icuro is the employers’ association in Belgium representing the Flemish network of care organisations. The organisation aims to defend shared interests and represent them at Flemish, national and international level. The network also promotes knowledge and expertise sharing. More than 775 recognized care organizations are members such as general and acute hospitals, university hospitals, mental health services and facilities for elderly care, in particular residential care centers.

HOSPEEM Data Privacy Policy

The European Hospital and Healthcare Employers’ Association, hereinafter referred to as HOSPEEM complies with the privacy legislation and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Data Controller and Owner:


Rue des Deux Eglises, 26 boîte 5
BE-1000 Bruxelles, Belgique
Phone: +32 2 229 21 57/58

Owner contact email: hospeem[at]

How does HOSPEEM collect personal data?

HOSPEEM only collects personal data that you (the User) provide us yourself or that third parties give us in the context of a service requested by them (for example a registration form, an application etc.).

What personal data does HOSPEEM collect and process?

HOSPEEM only collects the personal data needed to carry out a service requested by the User. The personal data is freely provided by the User. HOSPEEM does not provide a list of personal data types collected.

When and why does HOSPEEM process personal data?

HOSPEEM processes these data in certain situations:

  • if you have explicitly given your permission for this;
  • if it is necessary to process the data in order to provide a service you have requested (for example, your email address to send a publication or documents for a meeting, or your bank account number to reimburse travel expenses);
  • if we are legally obliged to process the data (for example in the frame of European Commission projects);
  • if it is necessary for a legitimate purpose or in the public interest or (for example processing registration data in the Official Journal). HOSPEEM may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities.

How does HOSPEEM treat personal data?

Sensitive personal data (bank account details, ID or passports numbers) are always treated as confidential and never made public.

Your data are only used for the service you have requested – for example, if you subscribe for the newsletter, we will only use your details to send you this newsletter. Every newsletter also gives you the opportunity to unsubscribe.

HOSPEEM complies with the GDPR when collecting, holding and sharing photographic images.

We do not pass on your contact details to third parties for commercial purposes.

How long does HOSPEEM keep personal data?

If you provide HOSPEEM with your personal data to register for an event or an activity, we will only keep your data for the time needed to organise the event or activity (meetings organisation and follow-up, European Commission projects etc.)

Where does HOSPEEM keep personal data?

The data is processed at the HOSPEEM operating office and in any other places where the parties involved with the processing are located. For further information, please contact the data controller.

Does HOSPEEM keep my personal data safe?

HOSPEEM processes the data of users in a proper manner, your data are processed safely, the data owner uses secure technologies and measures to protect your data from unauthorised access, destruction, use, disclosure, modification loss or publication. These technologies and measures are tested on a regular basis and updated when necessary.

In some cases, the data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of the site (HOSPEEM Secretariat Staff, HOSPEEM Board) or external parties (such as third party technical service providers, hosting providers, IT companies) appointed, if necessary, as data processors by HOSPEEM. The updated list of these parties may be requested from the data controller at any time.

Changes to this privacy policy

HOSPEEM reserves the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time by giving notice to its Users on this web page. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the bottom. Unless stated otherwise, the then-current privacy policy applies to all personal data the HOSPEEM has about the Users.

What can I do about my own personal data?

You can always request that HOSPEEM to suspend or remove your personal data. If you want to view or update any of your contact details, or delete any data, please send an email to hospeem[at]

You have the right to be ‘forgotten’. To request this, please contact hospeem[at]


HOSPEEM brochure

In the years to come HOSPEEM is looking forward to represent the interests of hospital and healthcare employers across Europe and to further build the future of hospital care. As an independant, membership-based organisation and as recognised social partner, HOSPEEM has a distinct voice influencing EU-policy making.

At the occasion of its 10th anniversary in 2016 HOSPEEM published the first HOSPEEM brochure and in 2020, a new edition of the HOSPEEM brochure was published. In this brochure you will find information on the mission, the history, the members, the core focus areas and ten years of achievements of the organisation.

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HOSPEEM Study Visit to Italy in April 2016

HOSPEEM visited its Italian member organisation ARAN – Agenzia per la Rappresentanza Negoziale delle Pubbliche Amministrazioni – on 14 April 2016 in Rome.

A meeting at ARAN provided the opportunity to discuss about their functioning and activities and to get an insight into the system of public bargaining in Italy. This meeting also provided the opportunity to exchange about the impact of the economic crisis on the public administration and the most prominent challenges in Italy, such as the reform of the public administration, the reduction in public spending and the improvement of the efficiency of the public administration.

The afternoon was dedicated to a visit to the Agostino Gemelli Teaching Hospital, one of the largest teaching hospitals in Italy, with more than 1,500 beds and over 5,000 health professionals (of which 1,700 nurses), connected to the medical school of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart. On this occasion, HOSPEEM had the opportunity to visit the neonatal intensive care unit and the new clinical laboratory, using an automated system working 24 hours a day and receiving the tubes from all the departments of the hospital. It was also very interesting to hear about the model developed by the Gemelli Hospital to ensure continuity of care for fragile patients.

HOSPEEM would like to express its sincere thanks to Sergio Gasparrini, Marta Branca, Elvira Gentile, Gianfranco Rucco and Pierluigi Mastrogiuseppe, as well as to Maurizio Zega and the staff of the Agostino Gemelli Teaching Hospital for the warm welcome and the enriching and fruitful exchange.



Commission of Local Authority Employers – CLAE

The Commission for Local Authority Employers – CLAE (or Local Government Employers – LGE / KT Kuntatyönantajat) is the Finnish member of HOSPEEM. CLAE has been functioning since 1970, representing all Finnish local and joint municipal authorities.  Finland has 317 municipalities and 125 joint municipal authorities. These local authorities employ about 429 000 employees, a fifth of Finland’s employed labour force. More than 80% of all local government personnel work in the health care, social services and educational sectors.

CLAE (or LGE) is an interest organisation for local government employers representing all Finnish local and joint authorities. It negotiates and concludes collective agreements in the local government sector. CLAE has a key role in improving performance and the quality of working life. Municipal public health work is the foundation of the Finnish health system. Hospitals run by joint municipal authorities provide 95 per cent of all specialist medical care and the remaining 5 per cent is provided by the private sector. Read more.

HOSPEEM Study Visit to France in March 2015

Following the conference organised in Paris on 25 March 2015 on approaches to the issue of musculoskeletal disorders,
HOSPEEM visited its French member’s organisation, the Federation of private not for profit healthcare institutions and care services – FEHAP on 26 March.

A first meeting at FEHAP provided an opportunity to exchange on their current priorities and challenges and discuss some EU topics and initiatives. HOSPEEM also had the chance to meet with Pascale Flamant, the General Delegate of UNICANCER, the French Federation of Comprehensive Cancer Centers.

The afternoon was dedicated to a visit of the hospital Saint Joseph, a private not for profit hospital member of FEHAP, with almost 2200 employees and a reception capacity of more than 600 beds and dealing with 25 medical and surgical specialties.

HOSPEEM had the opportunity to meet with the Director General and the Human Resources Manager of the hospital.

It was particularly interesting to hear about their quality approach and risk management policy and their innovative human resources policy, especially the experience of training of the management team.

HOSPEEM would like to thank Coralie Cuif, Sylvie Amzaleg, Pascale Flamant, Olga Ville and Laetitia Tibourtine, as well as the hospital Saint Joseph, for the warm welcome and the fruitful exchange.

HOSPEEM Study Visit to Ireland in April 2014

Following the study visit to members’ organizations in the Baltic States, HOSPEEM visited its Irish member, the Irish Health Service – HSE on 17 April 2014.

During a meeting at the Irish Department of Health, the ongoing reform of the Irish health system was discussed. A deep reform of the system which is based on the 4 key interdependent pillars of health and wellbeing, service reform, structural reform and financial reform and that will change many aspects of the health service leading Ireland to a single-tier health service, supported by Universal Health Insurance (UHI) foreseen to be adopted in 2016.

At the HSE Corporate Employee Relations Services, Mr John Delamere, head of the Corporate Employee Relations (CERS) and representative of HSE within HOSPEEM, and the managers of CERS discussed with HOSPEEM their respective priorities. The focus was put in particular on the areas of common interest in the industrial relations and occupational health and safety fields, where CERS and HOSPEEM are closely working together and will further strengthen their cooperation.

The day was concluded by a visit to the Beaumont Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in Ireland with 3,500 employees, 800 beds, with specialisation in neurosurgery, renal medicine and cancer care. HOSPEEM had the opportunity to meet the managing board of the hospital and to appreciate how, even when financial resources are limited innovative management measures and good cooperation with staff can help to maintain high standards of service delivered to patients.

HOSPEEM thanks John Delamere, Norah Mason and HSE CERS, as well as the Beaumont Hospital for the warm welcome and the fruitful exchange.

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Structure of HOSPEEM:

The General Assembly is the principal deciding body of HOSPEEM.

The Steering Committee is composed by maximum 7 seats: the Secretary General, the two Vice- Secretary Generals and maximum 4 members of the General Assembly. The Steering Committee has full authority, subject to the powers that are the exclusive competence of the General Assembly.

The Financial Advisory Committee is composed of members of the Association elected by the General Assembly with simple majority of votes. The Financial Advisory Committee advises the Steering Committee of the Association on financial issues and carries out internal auditing tasks.

The HOSPEEM Board is composed of the Secretary General and two Vice-Secretary Generals. The Board is responsible for dealing with HOSPEEM regular business and for providing support to the activities of the Steering Committee.

The Secretariat undertakes all HOSPEEM activities.

Working Group(s) deals with specific topics and enters in negotiations of the hospital sector social dialogue.