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2018: The year we Committed!

20-12-2018

What a year 2018 has been! In the first year our new Multiannual Strategy: ‘Commit!’ we’ve grown as an organisation, with more members joining us, an expanding secretariat and our participation in an increasing number of projects.  So, how did we commit? Our Strategy is built on 3 pillars: Representation, Innovation & Know-how and a Member-Led Approach. Here are a few of the highlights:

 

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NEWSCAT project provides insights on accessible tourism

20-12-2018

What do we mean by customised accessible tourism? What are the competences needed for accessible tourist guides? The NEWSCAT project has produced a document that addresses these questions and provide insights on the promising practices in accessible tourism.

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​ AMiD project investigates the situation of migrants with disabilities in different countries

20-12-2018

How many migrants arriving in Europe have a disability? What are their conditions and needs? What are the legal frameworks, the barriers to overcome for a full access to services, and the successful examples of inclusion?

The AMiD project has produced national reports from Austria, Finland, Greece and Italy to investigate the situation of migrants with disabilities in these countries.

 

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Call for partners for art therapy project!

20-12-2018

The Greek organisation Merimna Patras is looking for partners for an Erasmus+ KA1 proposal focused on art therapy. The overall aim of this project is to give the opportunity to persons with disabilities to express their identity, emotions and thinking in the context of the therapeutic relationship based on art.

More information is available here 

if you are interested please contact Panagiota Togia ptogia@merimna-patras.gr

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Member's voice - EU Disability Card: Promoting Inclusion and active European Citizenship

20-12-2018

The EU is developing a system of mutual recognition based on an EU Disability Card. Currently, there is no mutual recognition of disability status between EU Member States: this makes things difficult for persons with disabilities travelling to other EU countries.  A pilot has been launched in February 2016, which will kick-start the Card in a first group of eight EU countries, including Finland. (European Commission)

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What the next EU budget can do for you- New videoflash!

17-12-2018

Do you know the difference between the Multi Financial Framework and InvestEu? What about the Solidarity Corps and Erasmus? More importantly do you know how they can help you and your work as a service provider? In our latest videoflash we translate the confusing language and tell you what you need to know.

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EASPD releases Varna 2018 joint declaration on social economy enterprises

14-12-2018

After the June 2018 international conference in Varna (Bulgaria) EASPD releases a joint declaration on social economy enterprises.

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Call for practices! EASPD wants you to share your experience in providing services for older persons with disabilities

14-12-2018

EASPD is inviting service providers to share their experiences in developing and/or providing care and support services to older people with disabilities at our conference on Ageing and Disability in March.

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Social Skills Animation host webinar with online demonstration

13-12-2018

On the 14th December EASPD Member, Social Skills Animation, will host two webinars to present how their software can be used to support the learning of social and independent living skills for children and adults with autism and other intellectual disabilities.

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EASPD Investment Update: the latest opportunities for social investment in your country

13-12-2018

As part of a new service for its members, EASPD will monitor and provide regular updates on strategic social investments made across Europe, to raise awareness of the possible opportunities available to the support services sector.

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