Webinar 4: Digitalisation and third-party violence and harassment: challenges and risks

The webinar is the fourth of a series of events as part of our joint project with EPSU, CEMR, CESI, ETUCE, EUPAE, ETF, UITP, and ETNO on the role of social partners in preventing third-party violence and harassment at workIt will take place on Thursday, 16 December 2021 – 10:00-12:30 CET.

The webinar will explore the connections between digitalisation and third-party violence and harassment and aims to answer questions, including:

•           Does digitalisation or how it is implemented increase or decrease the risks of TPV?

•           How widespread is cyberviolence/harassment/bullying at work?

The project will examine and discuss the prevalence, causes and impact of third-party violence and harassment at work in the partners’ respective sectors and recent legislative and social partners’ responses to this major health and safety matter of common concern. It will aim to assess the application at the national level of 2010 Multi-sectoral Guidelines to tackle third-party violence and harassment related to work and whether further actions might be needed to make its implementation more effective.

The project will focus on the following sectors: hospitals, prison services, employment services, front line workers in local and regional government, secondary schools, urban public transport as well as telecoms.

Interpretation will be provided to and from English, French, Hungarian, Italian and Spanish.

To register online, please follow this linkThe deadline for registration is 13 December 2021.

Draft agenda (as of 02 December 2021)

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Webinar on Partnerships in Digital Skills Development

The HOSPEEM Webinar on “Partnerships in Digital Skills Development” took place online on 17 November 2021, gathering around 40 participants from across Europe, including employers’ organisations, EU institutions and other relevant stakeholders such as academia and healthcare professional organisations.

The Webinar focused on how the management processes and the related use of digital tools have been changing and adapting especially during the COVID-19 crisis. It also analysed the impact of these changes on healthcare professionals and patients.

Examples from the HOSPEEM Membership in Italy, Belgium and United Kingdom were showcased and the Flagship Initiative on Digital Skills for the health and care workforce was presented by Ms Raluca Painter, DG Reform, Head of Unit – Labour market, Education, Health and Social services.

HOSPEEM would like to thank the speakers: Stephanie Devisscher, Dominic Cushnan, Mark Halling-Brown, Giovanni Poggialini and Claudio Sorgi for their insightful contributions and extend a special thanks to Rosie Richards, NHS Assistant Director and Expert of the CPD and LLL HOSPEEM Group, who moderated the event.

Draft agenda (as of 16.11.2021)

Presentations 

Implementing AI in Hospitals and Trusts in England, Dominic Cushnan, NHS AI Lab, NHSX (UK) and Mark Halling-Brown, Royal Surrey County Hospital (UK)

Covid telemonitoring leading to new ways of collaboration between caregivers, Stephanie Devisscher, Zorgnet-Icuro (BE)

The use of robotic technology as a support to hospital wards – Giovanni Poggialini, ASTT dei Sette Laghi, Varese (IT) – (coming soon)

A new perspective on healthcare professionals’ digital skills: The experience of Marche Regions’ Academy / Watch the video, Claudio Sorgi (IT)

John Delamere nominated Vice-Secretary General of HOSPEEM

Brussels, 08.11.2021

At last week’s HOSPEEM Steering Committee meeting, John Delamere was nominated Vice-Secretary General for HOSPEEM until mid-2022.

He has represented the HSE at Hospeem since 2011.  He has been a member of HOSPEEM’s Steering Group for the past two years and previously chaired the Financial Advisory Committee.

“I believe that Social Dialogue works well in the health sector. However, the employer side agenda requires to be robustly articulated at all times, and this will be a priority of mine as Vice Secretary General. I am also very anxious that HOSPEEM expands its membership base, particularly in areas of Southern and South-Eastern Europe. Other significant issues that require focus are the recruitment and retention of health sector staff across Europe, the ageing workforce and the need for greater harmonisation of professional qualifications. I am also very supportive of the continuing rollout of CPD and LLL for all health service personnel.”

John Delamere, HSE, Ireland

Webinar 3: Risk assessment, an EU health and safety obligation

The webinar is the third of a series of events as part of our joint project with EPSU, CEMR, CESI, ETUCE, EUPAE, ETF, UITP, and ETNO on the role of social partners in preventing third-party violence and harassment at workIt will take place on Monday, 25 October 2021 – 14:00-16:30 CET.

The webinar aims to understand implementing preventative risk assessment culture regarding third-party violence and harassment at work and provides good practice examples from national social partners.

The project will examine and discuss the prevalence, causes and impact of third-party violence and harassment at work in the partners’ respective sectors and recent legislative and social partners’ responses to this major health and safety matter of common concern. It will aim to assess the application at the national level of 2010 Multi-sectoral Guidelines to tackle third-party violence and harassment related to work and whether further actions might be needed to make its implementation more effective.

The project will focus on the following sectors: hospitals, prison services, employment services, front line workers in local and regional government, secondary schools, urban public transport as well as telecoms.

Interpretation will be provided to and from English, French, Italian and Spanish.

To register for the webinar, please follow this linkThe deadline for registration is 22 October 2021.

Agenda and report

Draft agenda (as of 04 October 2021)

Report Webinar 3

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Webinar 2: Gender-based violence and harassment

The webinar was the second of a series of events as part of our joint project with EPSU, CEMR, CESI, ETUCE, EUPAE, ETF, UITP, and ETNO on the role of social partners in preventing third-party violence and harassment at work took place on 24 September 2021 – 14:00-16:30 CET.

The webinar aimed to better understand gender-based violence and its consequences on workers, to discuss prevention and management measures at the workplace while sharing initial views on the potential update of the Guidelines.

The project  examined and discussed the prevalence, causes and impact of third-party violence and harassment at work in the partners’ respective sectors and recent legislative and social partners’ responses to this major health and safety matter of common concern.

It aimed to assess the application at the national level of 2010 Multi-sectoral Guidelines to tackle third-party violence and harassment related to work and whether further actions might be needed to make its implementation more effective.

The project focuses on the following sectors: hospitals, prison services, employment services, front line workers in local and regional government, secondary schools, urban public transport as well as telecoms.

Interpretation was provided to and from English, French, Italian and Spanish.

Presentations

Overview of survey responses and overview of measures against domestic violence at the workplace, Jane Pillinger, Project consultant

Ending violence and harassment in the world of work, ILO Convention 190 and Recommendation 206, presentation by Manuela Tomei, ILO

Agenda and report

Draft agenda (as of 31 August 2021)

Report webinar 2 

Materials

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Consultations on Micro-credentials for lifelong learning and employability and on Individual Learning Account

HOSPEEM responded to the European Commission public consultations on Micro-credentials for lifelong learning and employability and on Individual Learning Accounts. HOSPEEM stressed the need for a social partners’ led approach that respect the specificity of national industrial relations systems when defining training schemes and providing new opportunities for employment.

Read HOSPEEM response on Micro-credentials for lifelong learning and employability

Read HOSPEEM response on Individual Learning Accounts

HOSPEEM response to EU4Health related priorities, strategic orientations and needs of 2022

HOSPEEM responded to the targeted stakeholder consultation, which is intended to seek feedback from stakeholders on the priorities and strategic orientations and on the needs to be addressed through EU4Health annual work programmes, particularly focusing on input that could facilitate reflection for the 2022 EU4Health Work Programme and beyond.

HOSPEEM highlighted that the Programme should focus on initiatives facilitating MS to overcome workforce shortages and medical brain drain. While medical deserts are essential to achieve equal access to healthcare, the underlying factors are workforce shortages and brain drain. MS needs to recognise the importance of national self-sufficiency by investing in training, recruitment and retaining the health workforce.

Read the full contribution here

Webinar 1: Setting the scene: definitions, impact and role of social dialogue  

The webinar is the first of a series of events as part of our joint project with EPSU, CEMR, CESI, ETUCE, EUPAE, ETF, UITP, and ETNO on the role of social partners in preventing third-party violence and harassment at work will take place on Tuesday 15 June 2021 – 14:00-16:30 CET.

The webinar’s objective is to review definitions, legal frameworks, latest data available & kickoff discussion on the role of sectoral social dialogue.

The project examines and discusses the prevalence, causes and impact of third-party violence and harassment at work in the partners’ respective sectors as well as recent legislative and social partners’ responses to this major health and safety matter of common concern.

It will aim to assess the application at the national level of 2010 Multi-sectoral Guidelines to tackle third-party violence and harassment related to work and whether further actions might be needed to make its implementation more effective. 

The project focus is on the following sectors: hospitals, prison services, employment services, front line workers in local and regional government, secondary schools, urban public transport as well as telecoms. 

Interpretation was provided to and from English, French, Italian and Spanish.

Presentations:

Project overview by Jane Pillinger, Project consultant

Evidence on violence and harassment at work from the European Working Conditions Survey, by Agnes Parent Thirion with Julie Vanderleyden, Eurofound

Draft agenda (as of 07 May 2021)

Webinar 1 report

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Dissemination Workshop

The Dissemination Workshop of the HOSPEEMEPSU joint project “Strengthening Social Dialogue in the Hospital Sector in the East, South and Central Europe”, took place on 16 June 2021 online.  The workshop was organised by HOSPEEM. #EUSocDia

Agenda

Presentations

Presentation and objectives of the project, Adam Rogalewski (EPSU)

Activities of the European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for the Hospital and Healthcare Sector, Simone Mohrs (HOSPEEM)

Presentation on the involvement of national sectoral social partners in the European Semester, Ricardo Rodriguez Contreras (Eurofound)

Presentation of the final project report, Barbora Holubová (Central European Labour Studies Institute)

Next steps and dissemination of project results (HOSPEEM)

Report in 13 languages:

Final report ENBGCZELESHRHUITPLPTROSISK in PDF

Graphics 

Graphics: view Gallery or download in PDF

General

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

Workshop 1: Eastern Europe, Bucharest, Romania (14.06.2019)
Workshop 2: Southern Europe, Rome, Italy (15.11.2019)
Workshop 3: Central Europe, Zagreb, Croatia (Online) (20.04.2021)

***This workshop was originally planned in Brussels in 2020. Due to exceptional circumstances, the workshop takes place online on 16 June 2021***

EPSU has also published a webpage on this topic.

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This project has received financial support from the European Union