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EASPD to offer grants to members to attend upcoming conference

19-02-2019

EASPD members are warmly invited to attend EASPD events and the “Investing in Social Services, Investing in People” conference which will take place in Bucharest, Romania from 15-18th May 2019.   To support members from lower GDP countries, EASPD will offer 10 grants of maximum 400 EUR (based on real costs).  

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Registrations open for 13th EUSE Conference on Supported Employment

18-02-2019

The 13th EUSE Conference on Supported Employment – “Transitions” will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 27-29 May 2019.   

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Report release: Eight Country Fact Sheets on Social Care & Support Services Sector for Persons with Disabilities are now available

18-02-2019

EASPD is pleased to announce that eight more Country Fact Sheets on “Social Care & Support Services Sector for Persons with Disabilities” are now available online. 

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Vacancy for Policy assistant (internship)

18-02-2019

We are looking for a junior profile willing to complete his/her ongoing studies with an exciting working experience in EASPD’s headquarters, in Brussels  

EASPD

The European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) represents 17,000 social and health support service provider organisations across Europe and across disability.

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Registrations open for EASPD Conference: “Investing in Social Services, Investing in People.”

13-02-2019

Held on 16th-17th May our upcoming conference will discuss different funding models across Europe and assess the strengths and weaknesses in developing quality support services. 

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Preparing for Brexit: Contingency measures for Erasmus+ Participants in the event of a “No Deal” scenario

13-02-2019

On the 30th of January, the European Commission released a statement explaining that it has adopted a final set of contingency proposals for the areas of Erasmus+, social security coordination, and the EU Budget.

For those participants currently on the Erasmus+ programme or those who will be participating at the time of the UK's withdrawal, the Commission has adopted the following contingency measure proposal:

“Young people from the EU and the UK who are participating in the Erasmus+ programme on 30th March 2019 can complete their stay without interruption.”

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Ageing and Disability Conference: Shaping the Agenda of Tomorrow- March, 2019

12-02-2019

EASPD and ECCE are holding the conference “Ageing and Disability: Shaping the Agenda of Tomorrow”, on 21-22 March, 2019 in Brussels 

The conference will look at challenges and opportunities of bringing ageing and disability issues together to provide quality services for older persons with disabilities

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Project Launch! Independent Living Skills: Learning and Investing in people with disabilities, Co-operating with families and service providers

12-02-2019

EASPD members Centre de la Gabrielle – MFPass and the Service Foundation for People with Intellectual Disability (KVPS) are a part of a new project that aims to improve support of adults with intellectual disabilities to move towards a more independent life.

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How can you implement inclusion in your school? IIIS project partners release guide to support individuals as they implement inclusive education in schools

11-02-2019

The partners of the Implementing Inclusion in Schools (IIIS) project have released their guide, which can support individuals to promote and implement inclusion in their school.

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Disability-themed emojis coming soon to smartphones

08-02-2019

Emojis are also becoming more inclusive!

Disability-themed emojis will be part of the new group of approved emojis. The new accessibility emojis were introduced after Apple proposed adding emojis of a hearing aid, a guide dog, prosthetic limbs and people using canes and wheelchair users in 2018. Among the new designs are men and women of different ethnicity in wheelchairs, using white canes, and wearing hearing aids. There is also an emoji of a man or woman with a finger by one of their ears which is meant to signal that they are deaf.

 

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