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28-04-2017

European networks' response to the Staff Working Document taking stock of the implementation of the 2013 Recommendation on ‘Investing in Children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage'

Many partners of the EU Alliance for Investing in Children are pleased to see that the Commission Staff Working Document "Taking stock of the 2013 Recommendation on "Investing in children: breaking the cycle" of disadvantage" recognises the crucial role played by civil society, and by the EU Alliance in particular as key stakeholders.

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28-04-2017

New Management Committee of Social Platform

Social Platform,the largest network of European rights- and value-based civil society organisations working in the social sector has a new Management Committee. Patricia Scherer, proposed by EASPD, was elected as an ordinary member.

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28-04-2017

Newsletter April II is out!

Our second newsletter of April is out. Read about what EASPD and our members have been up to.

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27-04-2017

New reality for services: How to promote good lives, not good services

Read the editorial written by our board member Kirsi about the new reality for social service providers.

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Last publications

Newsletter: "20 Years on the Road. Join the trip"

EASPD has produced the newsletter "20 Years on the Road. Join the trip" on the occasion of its 20th anniversary. This publication summarises the milestones of the past 20 years whilst looking at the future challenges for the years to come to achieve high-quality support services for persons with disabilities in Europe.

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Press releases

27-04-2017

Yesterday, the European Commission launched a social package proposing progress on the social dimension of the European Union. The package includes a reflection paper on three possible scenarios for the social dimension of the EU. It also includes a proposal for the European Pillar of Social Rights, a Social Scoreboard and initiatives related to the balance between work and private life, access to social protection and the working time directive. For EASPD, these initiatives demonstrate the European Commission’s commitment to building a more social Europe. We now call on the European Member States, Parliament and civil society to work together to make progress on social rights in Europe.

13-04-2017

On April 11, 2017, some of the most prominent researchers in the field of disability and disability services attended the Joint Research Forum “Community Planning and Inclusive Services – Perspectives for European Research Activities”. One of the main outcomes of the meeting is the commitment to initiate a European research platform for inclusive community planning and service development for people with disabilities.

23-03-2017

On 21st March, major Employers in Social Services from 6 European Union Member States launched a Common Declaration on the Contribution of Social Services to Europe. At both the European Parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee, the Employers presented and discussed their views that establishing European Social Dialogue structures for social services would be an important factor in taking full advantage of the opportunities the sector offers in terms of social cohesion, economic growth and job creation.