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Second fi-compass ESF Conference ‘Financial instruments funded by the European Social Fund – boosting social impact’

There will be a second fi-compass ESF conference on 'financial instruments funded by the European Social Fund - boosting social impact'. 

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European Expert Group releases a position paper on Funding of the European Union Post 2020

With the discussion about the Multi-Annual Financial Framework of the European Union (the so-called “EU Budget”) heating up, the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG) released a position paper on “Funding of the European Union (EU) Post 2020”.

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European conference: The European Qualifications Framework - Supporting learning, work and cross border mobility

The European Commission is organising a conference on 15-16 March in Brussels to celebrate 10 years of existence of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

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Seminar on digitalisation of the labour market

Czech Ministry of Labour and Social Affair will be organising a seminar in Prague on the digitalisation of the labour market.

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Last publications

Report release: EASPD Review of the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020

EASPD has released a report on the European Disability Strategy (EDS) 2010-2020.

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Event report release: The EU Investment Plan - Investing in Social Care & Support

Following our joint conference with the European Policy Centre (EPC), on the EU Investment Plan and investing in social care and support, the EPC has published its ev

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Press releases


On Tuesday 30st January EASPD and its partners in the Taskforce “Support Services of Tomorrow” (EDF, COFACE Families-Europe, ENIL, Inclusion Europe and MHE-SME) cohosted the event ‘Co-producing employment initiatives for young persons with disabilities and mental health problems’ alongside MEP Brando Benifei. The event engaged MEPs, Commission officials, social service providers, employers, persons with disabilities as well as civil society to share best practices and discuss how we can empower all stakeholders in the design, development and delivery of inclusive employment practices.


On the 23rd January, the High-Level Taskforce on Investing in Social Infrastructure in Europe presented their report on how to boost investment in healthcare, long-term care, education and social housing in the European Union. Highlighting important underinvestment in these areas, the high-level taskforce -led by former President of the European Commission Romano Prodi- recommends practical steps the European Union and relevant stakeholders should take to meet the funding gap.


The European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) launched earlier this week its latest report “Investing in Social Care and Support, a European Imperative” in a Conference organised with the European Policy Centre. The message was clear: the European Union must develop a European Strategy for Quality Social Infrastructure. The Strategy would include a fund dedicated to the needs of the social sectors, strengthen the capacity of social service providers and investors to build a pipeline of quality projects and support the exchange of quality social infrastructure investment standards.