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Running projects

EASPD is participating and coordinating in the project listed below per topics: Workforce development, Education, Person-Centered Technology, Capacity Building, Employment, Legal Capacity, and Innovation in service provisions.


Workforce development


The project aims to help people with learning disabilities to know what sexual exploitation is, what it looks like in action, what to do about it if it is happening to them or a friend and how to report it. A strong emphasis is on empowering people to keep themselves safe rather than simply concentrating on risk factors. Research shows that people respond better to messages about what they can do rather than what they should not do.


The project aims at developing a training programme on relationships and sexuality aimed at supporting staff and family carers across Europe and train people with a learning disability as co-trainers to deliver this training.

The project aims at increasing the competences of professionals of the tourist sector in delivering customized high quality proximity services for clients with special needs.




IMAS aims to study the tasks, qualifications and working settings of learning and support assistants in schools in Europe and develop a common understanding and dimensionl framework to evaluate and guide the work of these assistants.

The partners will cooperate to implement inclusion competences among staff and to transfer inclusion theory into practice in primary and secondary schools. For this purpose the project consortium will develop a coaching manual on the basis of coaching processes that will be implemented in the 10 pilot schools.


Person-centered technology

ProACT targets Europe’s 50 million multimorbid patients to proactively self-manage and offset the EU’s annual €700 billion cost of chronic disease management. ProACT aims to develop and evaluate an ecosystem to integrate a wide variety of new and existing technologies to improve and advance home-based integrated care for older adults with multimorbidity, including associated co-morbidities.


Capacity building


The project aims at innovating service provision in the disability sector in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Through an innovative mentoring training programme targeted at professionals working in managerial positions in service providing organisation, the overall objective is to produce sustainable change in service delivery in line with the UN CRPD principles in CEE countries.

The EMiSC project delivers support for the role of mentors in social care at entry level, with a formal curriculum and a mentor training course, a mentoring assessment tool and an exploration of ways of promoting formal recognition of such skills.

The project focuses on the creation of a European network representing employers in the social services sector (from the social economy). It ensures that social services employers become recognised social partners at European level and take part in the European Social Dialogue (ESD). Bringing this relevant workforce into ESD will strengthen European Social Dialogue as a whole and improve its coverage of the EU workforce.

The overall objective of the project is to empower persons in neuro-psychiatric residential institutions and local CSOs to defend and monitor the rights of persons with mental disabilities in Moldova. The partners will promote greater awareness of the rights of people with mental disabilities through their empowerment as self-advocates; will carry on capacity-building of CSOs to enhance and to monitor the CRPD implementation in neuro-psychiatric residential institutions; and aim to combat discrimination of persons with mental disabilities living in neuro-psychiatric residential institutions and promote community for all.



The project aims at identifying models of good practices in the field of securing professional career paths, with the production of guidelines, as well as dissemination within social and employment services in Europe. The project partners would like these models of good practices to be well known in Europe to give access to young disabled people to high quality job opportunities. To complete the DESC project, the partners will launch the European Employment Week for persons with disabilities, based on the successful French “Semaine de l’Emploi pour Personnes Handicapées

PATHWAYS is a 3-year EU project that aims to develop innovative approaches to promote the professional integration of people with chronic diseases and improve their employability.