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EFSI involvement in European projects

The European Federation for Services to Individuals is engaged with external partners in several European projects or campaigns. It is a key aspect of the work conducted to improve the image and perception of PHS sector and favour adequate policy supporting its development. The projects aims at: 

  • Deepening knowledge on the PHS sector industry and legal frameworks shaping it;
  • Better understanding the evolution of the PHS sector throughout Europe;
  • Offering our members the opportunity to learn from one another and to exchange best practices;
  • Building tools that will enable public authorities to enhance their PHS supporting policies.

The role of EFSI in projects varies widely, from leading coordinator to partner, or member of an Advisory Board, but our objective is always to voice our members’ perspectives, to effectively involve them at all stages, and to ensure that the sector’s characteristics and challenges are correctly addressed. 

MOBILECARE (2024-2026)

The MobileCare project addresses the pressing need for improved social dialogue and intra-EU labour mobility, with a specific focus on the home-based care sector. The project acknowledges the growing significance of this sector and recognizes the challenges workers face in terms of mobility, working conditions, and national and EU-level social dialogue giving rise to various challenges for both workers and employers. More info.

PHSDialogue project (2023-2025)

EU social partners –  EFFAT, EFFE, EFSI and UNI Europa – launched a joint project aimed at “building an EU Sectoral Social Dialogue and Collective Bargaining capacity in Personal and Household Services (PHS).”

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Care4Care | We care for those who care (2023-2025)

The objective of the CARE4CARE project is to investigate in a comparative and multidisciplinary perspective the working conditions of care workers and their perception of their working environment in six EU Member States (France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and Sweden) and to develop suitable tools to improve job quality and counteract discrimination in the sector. Learn more

Ad-PHS: Advancing Personal and Household Services (2018-2020)

The project aims to lead to the creation of a platform of relevant PHS stakeholders at EU Level. Its main goal is to create a single point-of-contact to support, guide and provide advice to Public Authorities in the development of their PHS policies. More info

Healthy workplace Manage dangerous substances (2018-2019)

EFSI is an official partner of the campaign "Healthy Workplaces - Manage Dangerous Substances". The campaign is an initiative of the EU-OSHA, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work and will run until end 2019. More info.  

IMPact: Improving Measurement of Public Support to Personal and Household Services (2014-2016)

The IMPact project aimed at creating a common and comprehensive EU Guide to help Member States to improve assessment and monitoring of the macro-economic effects of their PHS supporting measures. As such, the project addressed the following issues on an ex-ante and ex-post basis: job creation, transfer from the shadow economy to the formal economy, net job creation, sustainability/optimal level of public investment and return on investments. The long-term objective of the project is to help public authorities to shape the policies that best fit their needs and objectives. More info.

4Quality! (2014-2016)

The 4Quality! project is a European project seeking to contribute to the improvement of working conditions and of quality of personal care and household services. It was co-funded by the PROGRESS Programme and started in October 2014 for a duration of 18 months. More info.