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International interdisciplinary conference on diversity-sensitive teacher education

02-03-2018

The Salzburg University of Education, Stefan Zweig is hosting an International Interdisciplinary Congress on Diversity-sensitive Teacher Education from 18-19 October 2018 at The Salzburg University of Education in Austria. 

They have launched a Call for Papers.  We welcome proposals that will serve as a basis for discussion from such areas as gender studies, migration education, poverty research, education for the disabled, research into giftedness, and many others.

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EASPD Videoflash n°26 is out

01-03-2018

In this videoflash, Luk explains the concrete impact of the European Pillar of Social Rights; We also introduce the “Boosting Investment in Social Infrastructure in Europe” report – it was produced by a high level taskforce that included EASPD, investors, EU institutions officials and other stakeholders, chaired by Former European Commission President Romano Prodi!

Read the “Boosting Investment in Social Infrastructure in Europe” report here

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Quality criteria in public procurement: clarifications from the European Commission

20-02-2018

Over the past few years, whilst there are some promising practices, we have heard numerous stories of public authorities telling our members that “the EU rules mean we can’t” use quality criteria or that the “EU obliges us to go for the cheapest offer”. To help our members, we contacted the European Commission for clarification.

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Zero Project releases 2018 report on Accessibility

19-02-2018

The 2018 Zero Project report contains 68 Innovative Practices, 15 Innovative Policies, 37 Life Stories, and 22 Social Indicators from 105 countries.

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Helping Ourselves Prevent Exploitation - Project Update

19-02-2018

The project partners are starting to host workshops for professionals working in child protection, with the goal to help them understand the increased vulnerability of young people with intellectual disabilities to sexual exploitation 

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Second fi-compass ESF Conference ‘Financial instruments funded by the European Social Fund – boosting social impact’

16-02-2018

There will be a second fi-compass ESF conference on 'financial instruments funded by the European Social Fund - boosting social impact'.  The two-day conference will be from 8-9 March 2018 and will be opened by Ms Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility.

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European Expert Group releases a position paper on Funding of the European Union Post-2020

16-02-2018

With the discussion about the Multi-Annual Financial Framework of the European Union (the so-called “EU Budget”) heating up, the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG) released a position paper on “Funding of the European Union (EU) Post 2020”.

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European conference: The European Qualifications Framework - Supporting learning, work and cross border mobility

15-02-2018

The European Commission is organising a conference on 15-16 March in Brussels to celebrate 10 years of existence of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

The event will shine a light on the achievements of a decade of cooperation on the EQF. It will also look at the challenges and opportunities of the future.

The first day will examine the main impacts and achievements of the EQF through thematic workshops. The second day will open a policy debate on the role of the EQF in changing labour markets and education and training systems.

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Seminar on digitalisation of the labour market

14-02-2018

Czech Ministry of Labour and Social Affair will be organising a seminar in Prague on the digitalisation of the labour market.

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European Commission hosted first regional conference on employment and social reforms

14-02-2018

The European Commission hosted the first regional conference on employment and social reforms with partners from the Western Balkans and Turkey in Belgrade on 31 January 2018.

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