European Hospital & Healthcare Employers’ Association

Regional Workshop 2: Southern Europe

The second Regional Workshop of the HOSPEEMEPSU joint project “Strengthening Social Dialogue in the Hospital Sector in the East, South and Central Europe”, will take place on 15 November 2019 in Rome, Italy. The workshop will be organised by ARAN (HOSPEEM member, Italy) and co-organised by HOSPEEM. Registration opens in September 2019 for this workshop.#EUSocDia

The geographical focus of this second workshop is on Southern Europe, specifically targeted at Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain. The event aims to gather EPSU affiliates and HOSPEEM members as well as representatives from trade unions and employers from the four targeted countries and from beyond as well as academia. HOSPEEM and EPSU members from other EU Member States are invited to participate to share their experiences. Registration is opened until 30th September.

Draft Agenda (As of 3rd September 2019)

Presentations (Coming soon)

Report and fact sheets (Coming soon)

Photos and graphics (Coming soon)

General

Workshop 1: Eastern Europe, Bucharest, Romania (14.06.2019)
Strengthening Social Dialogue project description (2019-2020)
European Sectoral Social Dialogue activities overview (2006-2019)

The event is organised with the support of ARAN in collaboration with FIASO and INMI.

 

EPSU has also published an article on this topic.

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Graphic Recording – Regional Workshop 1: Eastern Europe – Bucharest, 14 June 2019

PICTURE GALLERY “Strengthening Social Dialogue in the Hospital Sector in the East, South and Central Europe

Graphics credits: Chris Malapitan - HOSPEEM & EPSU, 2019

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Media Release: HOSPEEM-EPSU First Regional Workshop in Eastern Europe, 14 June 2019, Bucharest, Romania

             

 

MEDIA RELEASE

On 14 June 2019 HOSPEEM, EPSU and one of the national project partners, Sanitas (EPSU affiliate, Romania), organised the First Regional Workshop in Bucharest, Romania.

The meeting was the occasion to discuss the capacity building needs of sectoral social partners in the hospital sector in four Eastern Europe targeted countries: Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and Romania, as well the level of involvement of the sectoral social dialogue partners in the health/hospital sector in those four countries in the European Semester.

The workshop allowed for an in-depth discussion on the current functioning of the social dialogue structures and institutions at national, regional and local level and helped in identifying common challenges faced by social partners in their participation in and use of EU-level social dialogue as well as in the European Semester process in the four countries respectively. A case study on Sweden was presented as a good practice example.

The project partners were delighted to welcome Mr. Madalin Alexandru, Romanian Ministry of Labour and Social Justice and Mr. Andrei Dorobantu, Romanian Ministry of Health, who gave a comprehensive overview of the current status of collective bargaining and their exchanges with the social partners in Romania which was complemented by the experiences and assessment of Romanian trade union colleagues present.

European Commissioner for Employment and Social Affairs, Marianne Thyssen, had sent a video message to participants, stressing how the existence of strong sectoral social partners is a prerequisite for the success of the functioning of or the relaunch of the Social Dialogue, in particular in the context on the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights. She also highlighted the importance of creating an enabling environment – and the role and actions by the European Commission in this regard – which allows for an efficient and well-functioning social dialogue at different levels.

The event gathered around 30 participants, EPSU and HOSPEEM members as well as representatives from trade unions and employers from the four targeted countries and from beyond as well as academia. HOSPEEM and EPSU would like to thank Sanitas for organising and hosting the workshop.

The workshop’s materials will be available soon on HOSPEEM and EPSU websites. You find more information on the project provided by HOSPEEM and EPSU#EUSocDia

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HOSPEEM has published an event page for this workshop.

EPSU has also published an article on this topic.

 

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June newsletter is published

In this June 2019 edition of the newsletter, you will find information on the latest HOSPEEM General Assembly and Social Dialogue meeting, on the HOSPEEM study visit to FEHAP, on the visit from the Danish Region’s Wage and Practitioners Committee at the HOSPEEM premises in Brussels and on the HOSPEEM-EPSU project.

This newsletter includes also news from our members, relevant EU news, events and publications for hospital employers.

HOSPEEM Newsletter 2019 – Issue 2 (June 2019)

Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for the Hospital and Healthcare Sector: Main activities and outcomes in 2018

In this document you can find the highlights of the work of the HOSPEEM-EPSU Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for the Hospital and Healthcare Sector. In 2018 the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for the Hospital and Healthcare Sector  dealt with a wide range of topics in the framework of the EPSU-HOSPEEM Joint Work Programme and carried out project-related activities.

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Regional Workshop 1: Eastern Europe

The first Regional Workshop of the HOSPEEMEPSU joint project “Strengthening Social Dialogue in the Hospital Sector in the East, South and Central Europe”, took place on 14 June 2019 in Bucharest, Romania. The workshop was organised by Sanitas (EPSU affiliate, Romania) and co-organised by EPSU.#EUSocDia

The geographical focus of this first workshop was on Eastern Europe, specifically targeted at Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and Romania. The event gathered around 30 participants, EPSU and HOSPEEM members as well as representatives from trade unions and employers from the four targeted countries and from beyond as well as academia. HOSPEEM and EPSU members from other EU member states were invited to participate to share their experiences.

Media release, agenda and video

 Agenda 
Media release
Video address by Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility (DG EMPL)

Presentations (As of 25th June 2019):

HOSPEEM-EPSU Joint project on strengthening social dialogue in the hospital sector, Simone Mohrs (European Hospital and Healthcare Employers’ Association-HOSPEEM)
Introduction to the European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for the Hospital Sector, Mathias Maucher (European Federation of Public Service Union-EPSU)
Discussion of draft fact sheets of Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Poland and priorities of participants, Marta Kahancová and Barbora Holubová (Central European Labour Studies Institute-CELSI)
The European Semester process, Mathias Maucher (European Federation of Public Service Union-EPSU)
Swedish good practice on the European Semester, Sandra Bergendorff (Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions-SALAR)
Discussion and exchange on challenges faced by social partners in the region (contributions from Sanitas in Romania, HOSPEEM,  FTU-HS in Bulgaria with Slava Zlatanova’s presentation in EN and BG)

Draft report and fact sheets*  

 Fact sheet Bulgaria (Draft as of 01/10/2019)
 Fact sheet Hungary  (Draft as of 01/10/2019)
 Fact sheet Poland  (Draft as of 01/10/2019)
 Fact sheet Romania  (Draft as of 01/10/2019)
 Regional workshop report (Draft as of 01/10/2019)
* to be approved at the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee on 17/12/2019

Photos and graphics (Coming soon)

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General

Strengthening Social Dialogue project description (2019-2020)
European Sectoral Social Dialogue activities overview (2006-2019)

EPSU has also published an article on this topic.

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This project has received financial support from the European Union

Danish Regions’ committee study visit in Brussels, May 2019

On 09 to 10 May 2019, the Danish Regions’ Wage and Practitioners Committee visited HOSPEEM in Brussels. The Committee is constituted by regional politicians and advises the Danish Regions’ board of directors on matters related to collective agreements and development with regard to hospital staff as well as the general practitioners, practicing specialist, physiotherapists etc. The Committee has a big focus on recruitment, wages, work environment, pensions, the development of staff skills and medical coverage.

The HOSPEEM staff gave an overview of its latest activities and achievement, highlighting the Joint Declaration on Continuing Professional Development, the Code of Conduct on Ethical Recruitment and the follow-up report on the medical sharps. The Committee also met with representatives from the European Commission having the opportunity to discuss Denmark in the European Semester, the European Social Dialogue as well as the latest legislative developments on occupational safety and labour law.

HOSPEEM Study visit to France in May 2019

On 9 May 2019, HOSPEEM visited its French member’s organisation, the Federation of private not for profit healthcare institutions and care services – FEHAP.

HOSPEEM had a meeting with Mr. François Grimonprez, FEHAP Director for Networks and Institutional Services. The meeting provided with the opportunity to exchange information on FEHAP and HOSPEEM current priorities and challenges and discuss EU main topics and initiatives in the healthcare and hospital sector. It also allowed to get an insight into the system of collective bargaining in France and into the role of the independent employers in the healthcare sector.

Institut Mutualiste Montsouris

HOSPEEM also had the chance to visit the Institut Mutualiste Montsouris, FEHAP member and to meet with the Director of Communication, Ms. Laurence Bourgine, who provided with an insight view of the hospital’s surgical expertise and its innovative approach to patients’ treatment and well-being.

HOSPEEM would like to thank François Grimonprez, Laetitia Tibourtine, as well as the Institut Mutualiste Montsouris for the warm welcome and the fruitful exchange.

 

Kick-off meeting of the HOSPEEM-EPSU Project 2019-2020 on strengthening social dialogue in the hospital sector

On 28 March 2019, HOSPEEM, EPSU and the project partners, Sanitas (EPSU affiliate, Romania), ARAN (HOSPEEM member, Italy) and HSSMS-MT (EPSU affiliate, Croatia) hosted the kick-off meeting of their new 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”.

The meeting was the occasion to discuss the capacity building needs of sectoral social partners in the hospital sector in the three targeted regions as well their involvement in the European agenda, including the European Semester.

The need to strengthen representativeness of the sectoral social partners’ activities also by sharing best practices, ensuring a bottom up approach and the need to foster the capacities of social partner organisations for social dialogue to be successful were among the topics discussed.

The importance of guaranteeing the link between the sectoral social partners’ national priorities and the European Semester process was raised by the participants.  It was highlighted how social partners should be supported in creating and ensuring a social dialogue infrastructure, an enabling political and social environment where they can identify their priorities and bring them to the EU level.

The event gathered around 20 participants, governments’ representatives from the Permanent Missions to the EU, and DG EMPL representatives from the Social Dialogue Unit and from the Unit on Employment and social aspects of the European Semester.

The agenda of the meeting, the presentation of the project and the overview of the main HOSPEEM and EPSU joint activities in the European Sectoral Social Dialogue are now available.

EPSU has also published an event page for this meeting.

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This project has received financial support from the European Union