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Second SensAge Conference


The 2nd Annual SensAge conference 'Ageing People with Sensory Disabilities – Quality of Services and Their Impact' took place in Istanbul, on the 2nd July 2013. The conference focused on sharing knowledge, good practices, and experiences. The best practices out of the Knowledge Base showcased on the project website were presented in Istanbul, such as:

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EASPD is looking for a designer for the project TIDE


EASPD is currently hiring a designer in the framework of the project TIDE: Towards Inclusive Development Education, a European project funded by the European Commission, Europe Aid (call for proposals EuropeAid/131141/C/ACT/MULTI). The designer should perform the following tasks: design a logo, a banner and a coherent template for the newsletters and for the project leaflet.

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ERASMUS+ what is it about?


Erasmus+ is the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport that will replace the Lifelong Learning Programme (Leonardo, Comenius, Grundtvig, Erasmus and Jean Monnet actions), Youth in Action and five other international programmes starting from 2014.

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Application for NGO Accreditiation to the Conference of State Parties Approved


We have received fantastic news from the UN that they have approved our application for NGO accreditation to the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD. This will allow us to participate in the Conferences.


According to Article 40 of the Convention “The States Parties shall meet regularly in a Conference of States Parties in order to consider any matter with regard to the implementation of the present Convention.”  EASPD will now be able to join these discussions. 

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Take Part in the European Song Festival


In association with the city of Upplands Väsby, EASPD is organising the European Song Festival, a three day international Music Festival for persons with intellectual disabilities. 

The Festival will take place in May 2014. 

For more information, please visit the Festival's website.



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Congrats to our award winning member Open the Windows


EASPD wishes to congratulate our Macedonian member "Open the Windows" for winning a prestigious award by the ERSTE Foundation for the Award for Social Integration. Open the Windows works on a e-Accessible Education project that supports the educational opportunities of students with disabilities. The project is funded by USAID and has been active for three years. 

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EASPD Newsflash June/July 2013


EU News:

Country-Specific Recommendations 2013  EASPD response to the consultation on a draft General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER) on state aid measures The EP political groups joined forces to support the rights of persons with disabilities Reserved contracts in public procurement Welcome Croatia

Project Updates:

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Welcome Croatia!


Croatia became the 28th Member State of the European Union on the 1st July. Following its international recognition on 15 January 1992, Croatia began to develop its relationship with the European Union. An important first step was the signing of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) in October 2011, which came into force on 1st February 2005.

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