Social Services Europe

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

50,000€ - 99,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

0

High-level Commission meetings

4

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Social Services Europe   (SSE)

    EU Transparency Register

    470169313931-02 First registered on 09 Jul 2014

    Goals / Remit

    Social Services Europe brings together eight Europe-wide networks of not-for-profit providers of social and health care services – currently comprising Caritas Europa, CEDAG, E.A.N., EASPD, EPR, Eurodiaconia, FEANTSA and the Red Cross EU Office, representing over 200,000 not-for-profit social and health care organisations – who each have a track record in providing value-driven services for persons in need. Our members support millions of people in various stages in life, such as children, the elderly, persons with disabilities, people at risk or experiencing poverty and social exclusion, homeless people, migrants and asylum seekers and other vulnerable groups. They offer care, support, guidance, education and training services, with the aim to empower the people needing them. The network aims to strengthen the profile and position of social services in a sector employing in 2018 over 11 million people, and promote the role of not-for-profit social service providers in Europe.

    Main EU files targeted

    Social Services Europe aims to strengthen the profile and position of social services, and to promote the role of not-for-profit social service providers throughout Europe. Furthermore, the network wants to ensure that the specificity of not-for-profit social and health care service providers is recognised and that supportive and adequate economic, social and legal conditions exist for quality social and health care services, both at EU-level and within the EU MS. SSE also supports a culture of effective social dialogue and industrial relations. SSE members want to use the EU-level non-legislative and legislative initiatives as “hook” and leverage to influence policies, regulation and the EU funding instruments. They seek exchange, cooperation and partnership in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of EU policies, legislation and funds. They are reunited by a positive and constructive, but – where needed – also critical attitude towards the European institutions and the European integration project.

    Social Services Europe’s working areas are (social and health) services of general interest – i.e. more concretely a sustainable and supportive legal/regulatory, financial and quality EU-level framework for social services –, the role of social service providers, staff and human resource issues, the quality of social services, social innovation, social economy, EU Structural Funds and the European Semester.

    As of August 2021, the members of Social Services Europe have identified the following possible “hooks” for their future joint work and activities:
    • European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) (November 2017) and European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan (EPSR AP) (4 March 2021)
    • EU Action Plan on Social Economy (likely to be launched on 8 Decmeber 2021)
    • European Disability Strategy (EDS) 2020-2030 (3 March 2021)
    • European Platform on Combating Homelessness (21 June 2021) and Affordable Housing Initiative (Q2/2021)
    • European Care Strategy (announced as “Initiative on Long-Term Care” in the EPSR AP for Q3/2022) and Green Paper on Ageing (27 January 2021) [Relevant existing study: SPC/DG EMPL 2021 Long-term Care Report: Trends, challenges and opportunities in an ageing society]
    • Council Recommendation on Establishing the European Child Guarantee (24 March 2021) + EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child (24 March 2021) [Relevant existing reference document: Council Recommendation on High Quality Early Childhood Education and Care Systems (22 May 2019). For 2022 the EPSR AP announces a revision of the Barcelona targets on early childhood education and care]
    • EU Report on Essential Services (announced for Q2/2022)
    • EC Recommendation on Effective Active Support to Employment (4 March 2021)
    • EU Initiative on Individual Learning Accounts and European approach to micro-credentials (both to be issued in Q4/2021) [Relevant existing reference documents: European Skills Agenda (30 June 2020); Council Recommendation on Vocational Education and Training for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience (24 November 2020)]
    • EC Guide [official title: Commission Notice] “Buying Social – a guide to taking account of social considerations in public procurement (2nd edition)” (26 May 2021)
    • European Social Fund + (ESF+) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), European Fund for Strategic Investment (ESIF) and Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF)
    • European Semester, in particular Country-Specific Recommendations (CSRs)
    • European Green Deal (EGD) (11 December 2019) and Renovation Wave (14 October 2020)

    Address

    Head Office
    c/o EASPD Avenue des Nerviens 85
    Brussels 1040
    BELGIUM
    EU Office
    c/o EASPD Avenue des Nerviens 85
    Brussels 1040
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    2

    Employment timeLobbyists
    50%2

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    1

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 28 May 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mildred KEWAN 18 Sep 2019 18 Mar 2020
    Mr Sergi QUERALT 20 Sep 2018 18 Sep 2019
    Ms Sandra Cristina NICOLAU LIMA 15 Feb 2018 16 Feb 2019
    Ms Camilla JENSEN 19 Sep 2017 15 Feb 2018

    Complementary Information

    Social Services Europe is a platform of platforms with light infrastructure. The organisation has one intern, but otherwise no own employees, it relies on rotating presidencies among the eight member organisations. Regular workloads are shared between the Social Service Europe board members, a policy officers group and a communications officers group.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    Federation of European Social Employers (SSE is an observer member)

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Commission expert group on social economy and social enterprises #E03576#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3576 #Member #C#Other

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Social economy

    Communication activities

    PUBLICATIONS

    Reports
    2020: Third-Country Social and Care Service Professionals: Unlocking the job creation potential of Social Services
    2018: Improving work-life balance: from social service provision to decent policies
    2017: Recruitment & Retention in Social Services: Unlocking the Sector's Job Creation Potential

    Letters
    December 2022: SSE Letter to the EC on “Actions and investments needed to support social service providers to address the increased energy costs and the cost-of-living crisis”
    March 2022: SSE Open Letter to EU Institutions on Situation in Ukraine
    August 2020: Recommendations to EU institutions negotiations on the next MFF

    Briefings
    May 2018: Briefing paper on the Communication from the Commission on enabling the digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market
    May 2018: Briefing paper on the report of the High-Level Task Force on Investing in Social Infrastructure in Europe
    February 2018: Briefing paper on the Communication from the Commission on the Multiannual Financial Framework post-2020
    November 2016: Role of social service providers in the integration of migrants
    October 2016: What Opportunities for Social Services in the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF)

    Position Papers & Statements
    October 2023: SSE Reaction to the Council Recommendation on developing social economy framework conditions
    September 2023: SSE Reaction to the State of the Union Speech
    July 2023: SSE Statement on the EC proposal for a Council Recommendation on developing social economy framework conditions
    May 2023: SSE Reaction to the Social Convergence Framework of the European Semester
    April 2022: SSE Proposals for the Implementation of the Social Economy Action Plan - From Ambition to Implementation
    February 2022: Social Services Europe Statement for the Informal Ministerial Meeting on Social Economy
    February 2022: Social Services Europe Position and Briefing Note on a Statute for European Cross-Border Associations and Non-Profit Organisations
    December 2021: Social Services Europe Statement on the Social Economy Action Plan
    December 2021: Social Services Europe Statement on EC Guide "Buying Social"
    May 2021: Social Services Europe issues Statement on the Porto Social Summit
    May 2021: Social Services Europe issues Statement on European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan
    June 2020: COVID-19 and Social Services: What role for the EU?
    February 2019: Improving work-life balance. Policy recommendations.

    Public Consultations
    February 2024: EC Proposal for a Directive on European Cross-Border Associations (COM(2023) 516 final), Brussels, 05.09.23: Reply by SSE to the EC Call for Evidence
    June 2023: SSE Contribution to EC Consultation on revision of SGEI de minimis Regulation
    October 2022: SSE Contribution to the EC call for evidence on an EC proposal for a legislative initiative on cross-border activities of associations
    September 2022: SSE Contribution to the EC Call for Evidence for a Commission Proposal for a Council Recommendation on Social Economy Framework Conditions
    July 2022: SSE Contribution to the EC Consultation on exemptions for small amounts of state aid (de minimis aid)
    February 2022: SSE Contribution to EC Consultation on a Roadmap/Evidence Collection on European Care Strategy
    April 2021: Social Services Europe's contribution to the EC consultation on the Roadmap for the Social Economy Action Plan
    ​April 2021: Social Services Europe's contribution to the EC consultation on the Green Paper Ageing
    ​December 2020: Social Services Europe's contribution to the EC consultation on the Action Plan for the European Pillar of Social Rights
    ​February 2018: Social Service's Europe answers to the Public Consultation the scope and structure of a European Commission Guide on Socially Responsible Public Procurement

    EVENTS
    See page https://www.socialserviceseurope.eu/events-news for details. Most recent events: 06.03.24; 14.11.23; 08.11.23; 07.11.23

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    4 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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