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Report Release: Assessing the implications of Working Time Directive in Social Care and Support for Persons with Disabilities

21-06-2018

Adopted by the EU in 2017 the Working Time Directive (WTD) has raised concerns for the ability for support providers to provide services which are fully in line with the UNCRPD. Read our report on the impact of the WTD on working conditions in our sector

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Local area aspects of quality of life

21-06-2018

Eurofound has released their latest working paper on "Local area aspects of quality of life". The working paper includes a good practice from one of our members in Mayo, Ireland, and their work to provide community based services to people with disabilities.

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The EESC proposes EU regulation for the live-in care sector

20-06-2018

The EESC held one of its "Going Local" meetings on the live-in care sector in the EU, last 13th of June in Poland.

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EASPD at the UN Conference on the rights of persons with disabilities in New York

20-06-2018

On the 12th-14th June 2018 EASPD Board Member, Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf, attended the 11th Conference of State Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). He represented EASPD, one of the very few accredited European NGO’s to the Convention.

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Juncker plan: A EUR 50 million deal to finance social enterprises in 7 countries

20-06-2018

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and all seven Erste Group member banks, in Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Serbia, have signed a Social Entrepreneurship guarantee agreement to provide finance for social organisations under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI).

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World Tourism for All Quality Programme

20-06-2018

On the 26th of June, The European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT) organises a General Assembly. Also on 26th June at VisitFlanders, following the Annual General Assembly, ENAT members, partners and stakeholders from the public sector, tourism businesses and NGOs are warmly invited to the open Launch Event of the ‘World Tourism for All Quality Programme’.

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EU programme SOCIEUX+ launches a new website

11-06-2018

The EU programme SOCIEUX+, European Union Expertise on Social Protection, Labour and Employment, has launched a new website.  

Visit the new website of SOCIEUX+ here

 

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Historical election at the UN Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women as Ana Peláez Narváez becomes the first woman with a disability to hold a seat on the Committee

08-06-2018

Ana Peláez Narváez, Vice-President of the European Disability Forum, has been elected as a member of  the U.N. Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Ms Peláez Narváez’s election represents the first time in the Committee’s 37 year history that a woman with a disability has been elected member. The CEDAW is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. It consists of 23 independent experts on women’s rights across the world.

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New WHO's report reveals low-quality ratings in institutionalised care for adults with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities

06-06-2018

Long-term institutional care for adults with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities in Europe present low-quality ratings according to a new report from the World Health Organisation (WHO). 

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