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EASPD Call for Tenders

EASPD is looking for a Researcher/Research team to investigate the implications of the EU Working Time Directive on working conditions in the social care sector (including case studies from several EU countries).

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Adoption of the EP Resolution on the implementation of the UN CRPD

On the 7th of July 2016 the European Parliament adopted a Resolution on the implementation of the UN CRPD. The Resolution comes as a follow up to the Recommendations to the European Union received by the United Nations during the EU-UN Constructive Dialogue that was concluded in August 2015.

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ENTELIS released its 15th Newsflash

The ENTELIS network is happy to present you the July 2016 Newsflash of the ENTELIS project, which is the 15th so far.

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Members' interview: CUDV-Draga

CUDV-Draga is an umbrella organization for people with special needs.We interviewed them to learn what they do and success factors of their work.

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Last publications

Zero Project Analysis: Social Innovations in Early Childhood Intervention

This is the first edition of the Zero Project Analysis. This booklet covers eight outstanding Innovative Practices on Early Childhood Intervention, with a focus on Central and Eastern European countries.

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New EASPD publication: “Five good practices on support services and independent living”

EASPD launches this new publication outlining five models of good practices in Europe with regard to support services and the implementation of article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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Press releases


EASPD organised a policy seminar on job creation in social services in the European Parliament on the 28th of June. Members of the European Parliament (MEP), representatives from social services, trade unions and organisations representing persons with disabilities called on the European Commission (EC) and the European Parliament (EP) to do more to support high quality social care – through adequately trained professionals - in Europe.


The European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities organised two side events in cooperation with the European Union and the Zero Project during the 9th Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). Models of good practice on supported decision making mechanisms and on early childhood fueled the debate on the sustainable development goals and the steps required for the implementation of a human rights approach.


The European Commission (EC) recently published its 2016 country-specific recommendations (CSRs) to Member States. Following positive statements on the way social care and support should be provided in the last few years by the European Commission, the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-Based Care (EEG) welcomes several recommendations promoting quality care and support and access to employment and inclusive education for disadvantaged groups. Nonetheless, the overall focus on austerity will be detrimental to the transition to community-based services in Europe, if no safeguards are made available for public investment in this area.