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13-12-2017

Call for Tenders: Research to compare the costs of supporting persons with disabilities in institutional versus community - based living

EASPD is looking for a Researcher/Research Team to compare the costs of supporting persons with disabilities in institutional versus community-based living.

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13-12-2017

Internship Vacancy: Communications and Project Intern

Our member, Centre de la Gabrielle is looking for a Communications & Project Intern.

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12-12-2017

The ACCESS Project: Creating opportunities in Information Technologies (IT) and foreign language for persons with intellectual disabilities

The world of business and commerce is rapidly changing. Computer and foreign language skills have become basic requirements in major fields of employment.

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08-12-2017

Commission welcomes Member States’ agreement on the European Accessibility Act

On 7 December, Member States agreed on their position on the European Accessibility Act agreement at the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumers Council.  

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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

24-11-2017

The implementation of EU Working Time Directive in the sector of social care and support services for persons with disabilities is facing critical challenges. Provision of personalized and community-based support requires flexible working patterns for staff working in the sector. To ensure this flexibility, service providers, who often operate under severe financial constraints, have no choice but to circumvent the Directive. This has direct consequences on the quality of services and working conditions. In order to make the Directive work in social care and support, it has to be adapted to the needs of the sector.

30-10-2017

During the EASPD international conference taking place in Podgorica, Montenegro, on the 26-27 October, 170 professionals from Europe and beyond gathered to debate around Sustainable Development Goals and their link to the realisation of supportive and inclusive communities. The event was organised in cooperation with the  Petrović Njegoš Foundation, the Centre de la Gabrielle and Egart.

23-10-2017

The Federation of European Social Employers (FESE) was set-up and launched last Friday in Brussels.