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Season's Greetings from EFSI

As the holiday season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on our activities in 2017.

The past year has seen the continuation of the dissemination of the European IMPact project (Improving Measurement of Public Support to Personal and Household Services), especially through various events in Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Spain. It reflects EFSI’s continuous engagement and support towards the development of new PHS supporting policies along with national stakeholders.

Furthermore, as part of our commitment to support PHS development throughout Europe, and knowledge building and sharing on the sector, we have launched two major projects that will be achieved in the first half of 2018. Firstly, we have been working on the publication of a statistical overview of the PHS sector in the EU28. First exercise of this kind, it will aim to be regularly updated and expanded.

Secondly, EFSI has launched a reflexion on the issue of innovation in the PHS sector with the aim to explore the various challenges and the multiple forms innovation can take, through concrete example. If you are interested in this subject, do not hesitate to take part in our survey which is available in Dutch, English, French and Spanish and which will remain open only for a few weeks. The results will be shared during the 2018 edition of the European Conference on Personal and Household Services.

Finally, we continue to monitor the evolution of the PHS sector and related EU initiatives as our various newsletters and publications highlight it. Please feel free to explore this content and to let us know your thoughts.

Once again, we would like to thank you for your input and interest in EFSI’s activities.

Happy holidays and warm wishes for 2018 !

Aurélie Decker - EFSI’s Director