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EASPD members 'BAG WfbM' publish overview on German sheltered workshops


EASPD member BAG WfbM, has recently published a comprehensive overview of the German system of sheltered workshops and their unique characteristics.

Read it here 

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Lovelife Project Update


On 20th and 21st of September 2018, the Lovelife consortium held its fifth project meeting in Dunkirk, France.

The Lovelife Project focuses on supporting people with a learning disability with sex and relationship issues.

There was an evaluation of the co-trainer’s programme, the training of people with a mental disability to become experts, and an assessment of the value of these training sessions.

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The European Commission needs you to fill in its survey on Web Accessibility


Web accessibility aims at enabling all users to have equal access to information and functionalities on the web. More specifically, Web accessibility means that people with all abilities and disabilities can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the Web.

The European Commission is conducting a survey on web accessibility of websites and apps of public sector bodies. It is important to complete it as it will help to further understand the user perspective and will be instrumental in the application of the Web Accessibility Directive.

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Nominate someone for the SOLIDAR Silver Rose Awards 2019!


Nominations for SOLIDAR Silver Rose Awards 2019 are now open.

SOLIDAR has been organising its annual Silver Rose Awards in the European Parliament since the year 2000, together with the S&D Group, the Party of European Socialists (PES) and Euractiv. It is an occasion to celebrate Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and those individuals whose extraordinary struggles contribute greatly to social justice and solidarity throughout the world.

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EASPD welcomes its new Treasurer!


Following its latest General Assembly in Barcelona, Spain on 6th October, EASPD would like to congratulate Peter Saxenhofer on his new appointment as EASPD Treasurer.

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EASPD joins forces to oppose draft additional protocol to the Oviedo Convention


EASPD together with 8 other organisations of persons with disabilities, are calling for the immediate withdrawal of the draft additional protocol to the Oviedo Convention.   Since 2014, under the mandate received from member states of the Council of Europe, the DH-BIO Committee of the Council of Europe has been working on a draft additional protocol to the Convention concerning the protection of human rights and dignity of “persons with mental disorders”.  

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Registrations open for EASPD lunchtime Webinar: “Pathways towards inclusion: European Support Models for Inclusive Education”


Register now for EASPD’s Standing Committee on Education’s Webinar on how European Support Models can contribute to facilitating the transition towards inclusive education.

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To Inclusive Education and BEYOND!


The BEYOND Project, which aims to facilitate the transition towards inclusive education systems, by empowering special schools and service providers supporting children with special needs, kicked-off with a meeting in Brussels last week.

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We’re Hiring! EASPD is looking for a Junior Policy Officer to join its policy team


EASPD is looking to recruit a Junior Policy Officer, starting in October 2018, to support the policy work of the organisation.

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"Employment for All": 'Viennese Declaration' rightly arises on the work of persons with disabilities


On 27th September EASPD and its partners hosted the "Employment for All" conference in Vienna, Austria.

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