HOSPEEM and EPSU have been provided with financial support from the European Commission for a joint project in the field of sectoral social dialogue capacity building: “Strengthening social dialogue in the hospital sector in the East, South and Central Europe” in the years 2019 and 2020.
The project will provide an appropriate framework to continue addressing capacity building needs of social partners. The work will serve to help build the capacity of the hospital sector social partners in 14 targeted countries (Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and Romania, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia) by exchanging on and collecting the relevant topics and priorities in view of the EU-level sectoral social dialogue.
It will also be instrumental to discuss and evaluate the core priorities and outcomes of the sectoral dialogue between EPSU and HOSPEEM for the targeted regions, and to assist in feeding into the sectoral social dialogue committee for the hospital/healthcare sector (SSDC HS) the social dialogue interests and important topics in a “bottom-up” process to support the aim of building capacity.
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Implementation of the action
The project will run over 24 months. This will allow the delivery of a full project cycle including preparatory activities, the implementation of the work plan and the dissemination of results already fully under the project (not excluding further dissemination efforts after the end of the project).
The project foresees the organisation of three Regional Workshops, the first in June 2019 in Bucharest (Romania), the second in November 2019 in Rome (Italy) and the third one in Zagreb (Croatia). The preparation and organisation of the first event will be supported by Sanitas (EPSU affiliate, Romania), the second by ARAN (HOSPEEM member, Italy) and the third one by HSSMS-MT (EPSU affiliate, Croatia). Furthermore, a dissemination workshop will take place by the end of 2020 targeted to a wider audience in Brussels (Belgium).
Orientation and guidance will be provided by an Advisory Committee composed by representatives from the affiliated associations Sanitas, ARAN and HSSMS-MT. The Advisory Committee will have the task – together with a team of expert to be contracted – to help the Secretariats to prepare, support, monitor and evaluate project-related activities.
- 28 March 2019, Brussels: Kick-off meeting of the Advisory Committee
- 14 June 2019, Bucharest: Regional Workshop 1: Eastern Europe
- 15 November 2019, Rome: Regional Workshop 2 with targeted countries Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain
- June 2020, Zagreb: Regional Workshop 3 with targeted countries Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia
- November / December 2020, Brussels: Advisory Committee synthesis meeting
- November / December 2020, Brussels: Dissemination Workshop
As main deliverables, the project will produce a report from each Regional Workshop to be drafted by the expert and to be agreed upon by the Advisory Committee and the HOSPEEM and EPSU Secretariats.
Another deliverable is a final report summarising the main insights, conclusions and recommendations from the three Regional Workshops and the final dissemination workshop.
14 fact sheets of the targeted countries collecting national social partners’ priorities and challenges trough survey and desk research
The information gathered the outcomes of the workshops’ debates, the contents of the reports on the Regional Workshops will be fed back into the regular meetings of the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for the Hospital Sector (SSDC HS) to be further discussed and assessed, in particular in view of their use to influence EU-level policymaking.
The kick-off meeting took place in Brussels (organised by HOSPEEM). The morning session of the meeting was attended by external stakeholder such as Permanent Representations to the EU and European Commission, whereby the afternoon session was reserved for the members of the Advisory Committee.
The first workshop will take place in Bucharest (co-organised by Sanitas, supported by EPSU).
Regional Workshop 2, Rome, November 2019
The second workshop will take place in Rome (co-organised by ARAN, supported by HOSPEEM. Registration will open in September 2019 for this workshop.
Regional Workshop 3, May 2020
The third workshop will take place in Zagreb (co-organised by HSSMS-MT, supported by EPSU. More information will follow in due course.
Dissemination Workshop, November 2020
The last workshop will take place in Brussels (organised by HOSPEEM). More information will follow in due course.
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EPSU also has set up a page with the project-related information.
This project has received financial support from the European Union