For EASPD, everything started with a road trip of 5 people, a 2,500 km, 30 hour, all day, all night drive from northern Europe to attend a conference on the transition from education to employment for persons with disabilities in Portugal. Having only just recovered from the 30 hour drive– the various delegations began to talk about creating a European platform, which would help to structure our sector at European level.
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.