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FRA publishes three easy-to-read reports on the transition to community living

03-04-2018

The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) published three reports about the topic “from institutions to community living”. Discussions are under way at the European Union (EU) and national levels about how best to realize this transition.

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Project update: Helping Ourselves Prevent Exploitation (HOPE)

03-04-2018

“Helping Ourselves Prevent Exploitation” (HOPE), an EU funded project on raising awareness and prevention of sexual exploitation of children and young women with disabilities, started its second year. In this article you can find some more information on the state of play in Bulgaria. 

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European Social Innovation Competition 2018 is launched

30-03-2018

The European Social Innovation Competition 2018 is already launched. Organized in memory of Diogo Vasconcelos, the Competition calls all Europeans to come up with solutions to the problems affecting our society. This year they are looking for initiatives that use new technologies to improve the quality of life, especially for young people. The 3 best initiatives will receive a prize of 50,000€.

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ISA Project is looking for good practices in the field of inclusion through arts and culture

30-03-2018

The Inclusion in Society by Arts (ISA) project is looking for models of success in disability awareness through the prism of art and culture (theatre, cinema, advertising...). The selected examples will become part of a guide of good practices, which aims at studying how culture professionals are taking up the theme of disability to raise awareness among the general public in Europe and how the cultural and artistic world respects the rights of people with disabilities.  

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Max van der Stoel Award 2018: call for nominations launched

29-03-2018

The OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities has launched a call for nominations for the 2018 Max van der Stoel Award. The award of 50,000 euros recognizes extraordinary and outstanding achievements in improving the position of national minorities. Find out more about this prize.

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EASPD Videoflash n°27 is out

27-03-2018

In this videoflash, our Secretary General, Luk Zelderloo, discusses EASPD’s recommendations for the EU Multiannual Financial Framework post 2020.  Find out more about EASPD's recommendations for the MFF: "Funding a more social Europe"  

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PATHWAYS recommendations for professional (re-)integration of persons with chronic diseases presented at the European Parliament

26-03-2018

EASPD, together with the other partners of the PATHWAYS Consortium, presented the Recommendations for integration and reintegration of persons with chronic diseases in the labour market. The document was presented during the final conference of the project on March 20th, 2018, at the European Parliament.

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REGISTER NOW: The role of social services in the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights

21-03-2018

Registrations are open for Social Services Europe’s event on ‘The role of Social Services in Implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights,’ to be hosted by MEP Georgi Pirinski (S&D) at the European Parliament in Brussels, on 24 April 2018. 

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Fighting school segregation in Europe through inclusive education: Position Paper by Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

20-03-2018

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, has published a position paper on ‘Fighting school segregation in Europe through inclusive education.’

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Funding a more social Europe: EASPD’s recommendations to the European Union on the Multiannual Financial Framework post 2020

20-03-2018

In response to the European Commission’s consultation, on the future of the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), EASPD has launched its recommendations for the future budget of the EU.

Running for a minimum of 5 years, the MFF sets the limits for the EU’s annual budget. Once agreed by the European institutions the MFF determines the maximum allocation of EU funds for broad policy areas. The current MFF has run for 7 years and will come to an end in 2020, after which a new MFF must be agreed upon.

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