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17-10-2017

Margarita Vocational Training Centre Kicks off the Easy Cooking Project!

With support of EASPD, our member Margarita Vocational Training Centre commenced their first meeting for the Easy Cooking Project.

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16-10-2017

Deadline extended 20th October - Register for EASPD Conference "Flourishing Lives - Supportive communities and sustainable development"

The deadline for registration for the Conference "Flourishing Lives - Supportive communities and sustainable development" in Podgorica, Montenegro, has been extended until 20th October

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13-10-2017

The European Solidarity Corps: (Re-)connecting Europe to its citizens

Timothy Ghilain, our Policy Officer, explains how the European Solidarity Corps can effectively reconnect Europe to its citizens.

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09-10-2017

The EEG position on the Social Pillar and European Semester

The European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG) has prepared its recommendations to the implementation of the European Semester and the integration of the European Pillar of Social Rights (Social Pillar) in the European Semester.

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Last publications

Overview of the purpose and work of the Taskforce “Developing the Support Services of Tomorrow”

The taskforce “Developing the Support Services of Tomorrow” published an overview of their work.

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Employment for All Awards: 10 Best Practices on Employment Strategies for Persons with Disabilities

This booklet incorporates the 10 best practice that the jury of the Employment for All Awards  judged to be the most promising approaches towards fulfilment of article 27 of the UN CRPD.

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Press releases

28-08-2017

In view of meeting the EU’s strict fiscal obligations, the Romanian government has launched an emergency decree which risks bankrupting hundreds of social economy enterprises, workshops and additional social services who provide essential work-related opportunities for persons with disabilities. EASPD calls on the Romanian government to revise this decree and delay its entry into force. Given the European Commission’s priority of tackling the high levels of unemployment of persons with disabilities (Annual Growth Survey 2017), EASPD also calls on the European Commission to request such revision from the Romanian authorities.
 

29-06-2017

Carrefour Spain and ACCESS Integrationsbegleitung (Germany) are the winners of the “Employment for All Awards”, which were announced on the 15th June 2017 in Belfast during the gala dinner of the 1st World Conference on Supported Employment  “Employment for All -  A Global Perspective” Conference. The Employment for All Awards recognise the most promising practices towards full inclusion of persons with disabilities in the labour market. This third instalment received over 60 applications from all across Europe.

28-06-2017

Today, the European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) launches a website to help social service providers get better loans through the EU Investment Plan and the European Investment Bank. The new website -www.socialinvestment.eu- provides a simple, yet detailed overview of the Plan itself, the different options available, tips and success stories. It also provides useful information for investors and public authorities willing to invest in the social services sector.