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Personal and household services in Central and Eastern European Countries: Improving working conditions and services through industrial relations

The PERHOUSE final conference will present the EU stakeholder’s study and explore the similarities and differences of the sector in 12 countries.

As countries continue to move towards the provision of community-based support systems, the demand for personal and household services (PHS) has increased. The PERHOUSE project aims to gather data on the working conditions of sector workers in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries. This data will help to provide more information on industrial relations and the challenges of the sector in 12 CEE countries. The project also aims to strengthen EU-level social and national dialogue in the sector. Some advantages of this are the setting of benchmarks for the quality of services, providing access to care and non-care service provided in home settings, and improving working conditions.

PERHOUSE is holding its final conference online on 21 June 2024 from 9h30 to 12h30. During the conference, project partners will present the EU stakeholder study and explore the challenges and opportunities in 12 CEE countries through a panel discussion. External experts on PHS and industrial relations have also been invited to explore the link between the PHS sector and EU level social dialogue structures.

The event will be in English and interpretation into Czech, Polish and Slovenian will be provided. Automatic real-time captioning in 11 languages will be available via Zoom.

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09:30 – 09:40


Thomas Bignal (EASPD)

09:40 – 09:50


Key aspects and comparative report video, Marta Kahancova (CELSI)

09:50 - 10:30 

EU State of play and stakeholders’ views

Chair: Ángela Corbí (EASPD)

Keynote address, European Commission representative

EU level views report, Petra Ezzeddine and Olga Gheorghiev, (CUNI)

Comments, Prof. Eleonore Kofman, Middlesex University 


10:30 - 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 - 11:50


CEE countries’ voices on the social dialogue in PHS – challenges and potentials

Chair: Monika Martišková, CELSI

  • Anna Sadowska, Marie Curie Sklodowska University (Poland)
  • Nikica Mojsoska-Blazevski, MK2025 (North Macedonia)
  • Bembič Branko, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  • Jaan Masso, University of Tartu (Estonia)
  • Lenka Hanulová, CELSI (Czechia)
  • Barbora Holubová, CELSI (Slovakia)



11:50 - 12:25

EU-level social dialogue and EU-level industrial relations system

Chair: Thomas Bignal (EASPD)


12:25 - 12:30 

Final remarks

Barbora Holubová, CELSI