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The final conference entitled “Professionalising the domestic work” was held on the 10th of October 2019 at the French national school of administration (ENA). The project’s partners from Italy, Spain and France were gathered together, along with speakers from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the ILO, as well as policy and social stakeholders.

The event marked the end of a three-year work. The conference’s main objective was to present the project’s results and achievements in order to continue on the path towards professionalisation of domestic housekeepers in the European Union. The sector’s challenges and issues were as well addressed by the panel of speakers. Specifically, the implementation of policies in support of vocational training, certification and legal labour, was the core subject of speakers’ presentations.

Despite all the challenges, this conference underlined that, thanks to initiatives taken at regional and national level, and in the framework of this project, the consortium and the involved stakeholders have a strong will to create a well-established, structured and regulated professional sector at the EU level. Professionalising and recognising domestic housekeepers’ sector in the European Union are crucial for ensuring decent work and social protection of these professionals.

Read FEPEM’s press release