Developing Collective Bargaining in the Care Sector – DEVCOBA

The project aims to examine the dynamics, mechanisms, and impacts of the development of collective bargaining and representation in the care sector, concentrating in particular on social and health services for elderly people (long-term care services – LTC) and socio-education services for children aged 0-5 (childcare – ECEC). Specifically, it aims to provide a deeper understanding of the mechanisms and practices available across EU Member States to ensure an adequate extension of collective bargaining, the promotion of union and employers’ associations’ membership, and the use of social dialogue bilateral/trilateral bodies to design initiatives and policies to tackle the issues of skill and labour shortage. Overall, these research objectives are oriented to develop sector-specific recommendations on how to improve job quality in the care sector, especially significant for social partners and policy-makers at both national and EU levels to orient and root their agenda on solid empirical ground.

Start date: 01/01/2024
Finish date: 31/12/2025
Funding: DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Reference: GA no. 101126385 — DEVCOBA
Principal investigator: Oscar Molina (Spanish team); project coordinator: Anna Mori, Università degli Studi di Firenze
Team: Alejandro Godino, Joan Rodríguez Soler

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