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Call for Action: Press Release of the EU Alliance for Investing in Children

07-03-2014

There are 26,5 million children across the European Union at risk of poverty or social exclusion - half a million more than a year ago - and the economic, financial and social crisis is only putting even more children at risk. On the occasion of the EPSCO Council Meeting on 10 March, the EU Alliance for Investing in Children emphasises that tackling and preventing child poverty and social exclusion are key to achieving the Europe 2020 headline targets.

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Position Paper on Social Investment Roadmap

03-03-2014

EASPD has issued a position paper on our response to the European Commission's Policy Roadmap for the 2013-2014 Implementation of the Social Investment Package.

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Briefing paper on Youth Guarantee

21-02-2014

Around 7.5 million young Europeans aged 15 to 24 years old are currently neither in employment nor in education or training (the so-called NEETs).The Youth Guarantee aims to ensure that all young people up to the age of 25 – whether registered with employment services or not – receive a quality offer for a job, continued education, an apprenticeship or a traineeship within four months of leaving formal education or becoming unemployed.

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Tender for legal researcher: study on EU social clause

20-02-2014

To support the advocacy work we do in Brussels, and throughout Europe, we are looking for a Researcher who would be willing to do a study on the potential legal implications of the so-called “horizontal social clause” of the Lisbon Treaty, article 9 TFEU.

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EASPD final response to GBER consultation on State aid measures

12-02-2014

The General block exemption Regulation (GBER), in force since 29 August 2008, simplifies the procedures for aid granting authorities. In 2012, the Commission launched a broad review of State aid rules that should facilitate sustainable, smart and inclusive growth. The review of the General block exemption Regulation ("GBER") is at the centre of this reform and shall contribute in particular to its simplification.

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Social Services Europe briefing on EU directive on Public Procurement

12-02-2014

Social Services Europe brings together nine Europe-wide networks of not-for-profit providers of social and health care services who each have a track record in providing value-driven services for the most vulnerable in our societies. The network aims to strengthen the profile and position of social services, and promote the role of not-for-profit social service providers in Europe.

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EDITORIAL by Luk Zelderloo

04-02-2014

Let’s not be too cynical. Indeed it is always good news when think tanks such as WEF start to understand that economic wealth should be distributed  in a fair way and that leaving nobody behind – social inclusion and cohesion – is crucial not only from a Human Rights perspective but also when having a more business-oriented approach

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ACT NOW! EDF Position on the European Standard on “accessibility requirements suitable for public procurement of ICT products and services in Europe”

04-02-2014

Mainstreaming disability into the European Standards can make a great difference in people’s life by ensuring a more inclusive society for all, including the so-called Information Society.

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UNAPEI: a look into the life of persons with severe disabilities in France

04-02-2014

Earlier this month, two French television channels broadcast documentaries about the challenges that children with severe disabilities face in France with regards to access to appropriate treatment.

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UNAPEI: People with intellectual disabilities deserve to have a say in the decisions made by city administration

04-02-2014

People with intellectual disabilities deserve to have a say in the decisions made by city administration as they have a direct effect on their daily lives. Therefore, they need to become better involved in the municipal elections process.

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