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International Conference in Istanbul “Employment of persons with disabilities - Raising awareness & employment opportunities”

14-10-2013

EASPD has just concludedin Istanbul its conference 'Employment of persons with disabilities - Raising awareness & employment opportunities' was attended by 350 participants from all over Europe and beyond, marked an important milestone in the cause for people with disabilities’ employment opportunities in the labour market.

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Project Development Workshop

14-10-2013

EASPD’s Project Development Workshop this year took place on 26 September in Istanbul, it was attended by about 60 people. During the Workshop we gave a broad outline of the EU funding opportunities in the disability and social sector and we discussed 5 project ideas in small groups. The project ideas will be further developed, immediately, or when relevant funding streams will be identified.  

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New EASPD Members

14-10-2013

The General Assembly has just approved the admission of three new members:

FEGAPEI: National Federation of Employers and Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (UMO) Vzw ‘den achtkanter’ (SAMO) Association of Social Responsibility for Children and Youth- SKEP (SAMO)   Read more …

Changes in EASPD:

14-10-2013

During the General Assembly, EASPD elected its new Vice-President, Mr Brian O’Donnell. This month we welcome four new trainees to the EASPD team: Timothy, Philippine, Friedrich and  Andrea.

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BITSE halfway through its activities

14-10-2013

BITSE is a research project, supported by the Lifelong Learning Programme, which seeks to improve the transition process and outcomes from school to employment for persons with disabilities.

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Journey to Belonging European Project

14-10-2013

The Journey to Belonging European Project, funded through the Grundtvig Learning Partnerships, focused on building capacity and enhancing social inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities at times of transition, change and challenge.

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EASPD Policy Events

14-10-2013

Some important events are planned during this autumn:

13th November  2013 - 14:00 to 17:00 The new Public Procurement directive, a step forward for the quality and sustainability of SSGI. 

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REMINDER: The European Song Festival 2014: ORGANISE YOUR NATIONAL CONTEST!

14-10-2013

The European Song Festival 2014 (TESF) for people with intellectual disabilities will take place from 1 till 3 May 2014 in Stockholm, Sweden and is co-organised by Upplands Väsby Kommun and EASPD.

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Final ‘Ora’ conference: ‘improving the process of active guidance of persons with disabilities’

11-10-2013

The European Think Tank ‘Pour la Solidarité’ organizes the final conference of the ORA project on “Improving the process of active guidance of persons with disabilities” with the support of all project partners. The final conference will be held on 2 December 2013 in Brussels at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

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European Award for Social Entrepreneurship and Disability: promoting social investment

11-10-2013

The ONCE Foundation, in the framework of the European Network for Corporate Social Responsibility and Disability (CSR+D Network), with support of the European Commission, launches the 1st European Award for  and Disability: promoting social investment.

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