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European Social Fund is 60!

10-05-2017

The European Social Fund, the EU's main funding tool to promote employment and social inclusion, is turning 60 this year. This Fund provides important opportunities to Social Service providers.

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Webinar for Members: EU Funding Opportunities for projects on the topic of Employment.

08-05-2017

EASPD will hold a webinar for members on the 23rd of May on the topic of EU funding for Employment. Registrations close 17th May.

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"Audience blending by Arts" Creative Europe project approved!

05-05-2017

EASPD is a partner in this Creative Europe project, led by cultural centre GC De Zeyp, which aims to to test of cooperation between cultural centres and service providers for persons with disabilities to create inclusive art performances.

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Nominations for Václav Havel Human Rights Prize open until 30th June!

03-05-2017

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, in partnership with the Vaclav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation  is currently accepting nominations for the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize that rewards civil society action in defending Human Rights in Europe and beyond. Deadline is 30th June

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European networks' response to the Staff Working Document taking stock of the implementation of the 2013 Recommendation on ‘Investing in Children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage'

28-04-2017

Many partners of the EU Alliance for Investing in Children are pleased to see that the Commission Staff Working Document "Taking stock of the 2013 Recommendation on "Investing in children: breaking the cycle" of disadvantage" recognises the crucial role played by civil society, and by the EU Alliance in particular as key stakeholders.

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New Management Committee of Social Platform

28-04-2017

Social Platform,the largest network of European rights- and value-based civil society organisations working in the social sector has a new Management Committee. Patricia Scherer, proposed by EASPD, was elected as an ordinary member.

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Newsletter April II is out!

28-04-2017

Our second newsletter of April is out. Read about what EASPD and our members have been up to.

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New reality for services: How to promote good lives, not good services

27-04-2017

Read the editorial written by our board member Kirsi about the new reality for social service providers.

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Press release: EU back on track with Commission proposal on Social Rights

27-04-2017

Yesterday, the European Commission launched a social package proposing progress on the social dimension of the European Union. For EASPD, these initiatives demonstrate the European Commission’s commitment to building a more social Europe. We now call on the European Member States, Parliament and civil society to work together to make progress on social rights in Europe.

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UNCRPD: Call for comments on the draft General Comment article 19

26-04-2017

The UN Committee on the rights of persons with disabilities endorsed a Draft General Comment on the right to living independently and be included in the community during its 17th session and has now opened a consultation until the 30th June.

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