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Council of Europe Development Bank's latest magazine focuses on social investment

24-01-2019

The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) recently launched the fourth edition of their quarterly magazine “INFO” which focuses on "Social Investment for a prosperous and resilient Europe".

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Launch of the a4i project: helping the social sector to engage skilfully with investors

24-01-2019

Care and support service providers have many investment needs; be it to respond to the increasing demand, to innovate or develop community-based infrastructure. At the same time, public investment is often drying up, with authorities being increasingly demanding when it comes to funding social services.

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'Nous Aussi' fulfils the need in France for easy-to-understand information about the European Union and European elections

24-01-2019

'Nous Aussi', a French self-advocates association for persons with intellectual disabilities, has created 4 easy-to-understand videos to provide information on the European Union and the European elections.

The association discovered the lack of accessible information on the topic when preparing their National Congress on the right to vote in November 2018.

Watch the four videos in French below!  

L'Union européenne c'est quoi ?

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Improving family and community care through highly specialised nurses

24-01-2019

EuropeaN curriculum for fAmily aNd Community nursE (Enhance) project update  

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EASPD member launches call for partners for new project

23-01-2019

EASPD members from Spain, Plena inclusión Aragón are looking for partners for a new project that aims to train persons with intellectual disabilities to become Event Assistants.   The project is called EVENCOS which is derived from EVENtos UniCOS, which translates to Unique Events in English.   The organisation believes that many persons with intellectual disabilities have worked voluntarily at events hosted by social entities and that many have later expressed interest in carrying out a paid activity such as an Event Assistant.  

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European Parliament wants the EU to invest more in young people

23-01-2019

The Employment Committee's decision to increase the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) and make youth and children the main beneficiaries has been approved by plenary.

The Employment Committee is responsible for monitoring employment and employment policy developments in the member states and in the EU as a whole. It contributes to the development of the European employment strategy.

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European Parliament supports new programme to boost financing for jobs and growth

23-01-2019

On the 16th January, the European Parliament agreed its position on InvestEU, the proposed programme to boost private and public investment in Europe in the next long-term EU budget. 

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RISE Online Network is offering several free places to join their online peer groups!

22-01-2019

RISE Online Network for Vocational Rehabilitation Professionals is a new Global Digital Network whose purpose is to connect, support,encourage and empower the work of professionals and service providers in the field of vocational rehabilitation and supported employment for people with disabilities.

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Social Services Europe release statement on Parliament vote on European Social Fund Plus

22-01-2019

EASPD and its partners in Social Services Europe have released a statement in response to the European parliament vote on the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+).

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