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3rd Convention of the European Platform Against Poverty and Social Exclusion

16-12-2013

On 26th and 27th November, the Third Convention of the European Platform Against Poverty and Social Exclusion took place at the Egg, gathering organisations active in fighting social exclusion at national and at European level.

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Position of Persons with Disabilities in Serbian Community in Kosovo

16-12-2013

Centre for Society Orientation – COD has the pleasure of announcing the release of the following report: “Position of Persons with Disabilities in Serbian Community in Kosovo”.

The report on the situation of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the Serbian community in Kosovo has been prepared within the project “Innovation, Inclusion, Human Rights”, funded by the European Union Office in Kosovo and conducted by the Centre for Society Orientation - COD in cooperation with the NGO “Future without Fear - FWF” from Štrpce.

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Erasmus + Programme update

16-12-2013

On 19 November 2013, the European Parliament approved the Erasmus + Programme of the European Commission. Adoption by the Council (Member States) is expected in December. The Erasmus+ programme will start in January 2014. The Erasmus + Programme will replace the current 7 programmes on Lifelong Learning, Youth in Action, Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink and Cooperation with industrialised countries.

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Modularisation and Recognition of basic VET via ECVET and EQF

16-12-2013

For many people with intellectual and learning difficulties, with migration background, for drop-outs and people from sectors of society with low educational achievement it is impossible to finish, even to enter formal VET programmes. But without recognised certificate access to the labour market is seriously compromised. To ease this target group’s access to VET and also to lifelong learning training programmes must be tailored to these learners’ needs.

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Ergo Work project

16-12-2013

EASPD is involved as a partner in a project which has just started about ergonomics at work.Social Cohesion is one of the main 7 objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy and the labour insertion of fragile persons in the labour market is a relevant part of it.

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ENTELIS project selected for funding by the European Commission

16-12-2013

The good news comes from Brussels in the form of an acceptance letter of the European Network for Technology Enhanced Learning in an Inclusive Society (ENTELIS) proposal that was submitted under the Lifelong Learning Programme. The proposal aims at creating a sustainable network of organisations working for the systematic development of PCT competence of persons with disability.

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The review of the legislation on VAT reduced rates might put at stake the sustainability of social services

16-12-2013

The consultation aims at harmonising VAT systems in Europe. The main objectives are the abolishment of reduced rates which constitute an obstacle to the proper functioning of the EU internal market and of reduced rates for goods and services whose consumption is discouraged by other EU policies. The objective includes the harmonisation of VAT rate of similar goods and services.

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Launching of the DELAROSE project

16-12-2013

DELAROSE (Delivering E Learning Accreditation to Reduce Occupational Stress in Employment) is a Transfer of Innovation Project which builds upon the work carried out by ROSE (Reducing Occupational Stress in Employment) which was a Development of Innovation project. ROSE is an open source self-help programme for workers in the health and social care sectors in Europe to manage work related stress at an individual and environmental level.

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Implementation of innovative teaching programmes in national schools

16-12-2013

Based on the principles of Universal Design and Reasonable Accommodations embedded in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), INVESTT sets out to facilitate the inclusion of pupils with special educational needs (SEN) in the regular vocational education and training (VET) system, and support quality and innovation in the VET systems.

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Inclusive Schools, a Priority

13-12-2013

On 3 December 2013, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a project aimed at inclusive education for youth with disabilities in France was launched.  ‘Inclusive Schools, A Priority’ is a partnership between l’APAJH, l’APF, Unapei, CCAH and Réunica.

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