EPR develops analysis and adovcacy on policy and initiatives at EU level that affect the social services sector. The social services sector as defined by the European Commission covers employment and training services, social housing, child care, long-term care and social assistance services.

EPR focuses on:

  • Social investment in social services

:: Position paper of Social Services Europe on the future EU funding programmes – Enabling social services through the Multiannual Financial Framework post-2020: a European Imperative (2018)

:: Input into the public consultations on the future of the EU funding programmes from EPR members’ perspectives (2018)

:: Letter to the European Commission about the importance of social investment (2015)

  • Job creation, recruitment and retention

:: Study co-commissioned with Social Services Europe members (2017)

:: Recommendations developed with Social Services Europe (2017)

  • Public procurement

:: EPR input to the revision of the European Commission Guide to Socially Sustainable Public-Procurement – focus on contracting for quality services (2018)

               :: Social Services Europe input to the revision of the European Commission’s Guide to Socially Sustainable Public- Procurement

:: Social Services Europe answer to the European Commission’s public consultation on public procurement.

:: Snapshot of the impact of public procurement on EPR members (2017)

:: Assessment of the 2014 EU Directive on public procurement (2014)

EPR often works on these topics within the Social Services Europe network.