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30 years improving lives of people with special needs!

24-10-2014

To celebrate the 30th anniversary since its inception, the network member EASPD CUDV Draga center (Slovenia), was transformed into a medieval village!

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International conference "securing career paths and supported employment"

24-10-2014

L'ADAPT (Association pour l'insertion sociale et professionnelle des personnes handicapées) will host a conference on “securing career paths and supported employment” on the 20th of November in Paris in the framework of the “Week for the employment of disabled people”.

 

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FEGAPEI launches the guide “European funding”

24-10-2014

The EASPD member, the French association FEGAPEI has officially launched the new Guide “European funding”. This guide is primarily intended for professionals working on organisations in the social sector and aims at providing guidance on how to build up a project supported with EU funds.

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Shine! The Conference on inclusion and support for persons with a learning disability in Wales

24-10-2014

On the 25th and 26th of November, Learning Disabilities Wales will be organising an event called “Shine!” to celebrate achievement and success in the lives of people with a learning disability. Shine! is a two-day event and it will be taken place in Wales.

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Who has recently joined the EASPD Secretariat’s team?

23-10-2014

In the last few weeks the EASPD team in Brussels has been affected by some changes. We said goodbye to Eilis Crowe and Anne Claire Gonzalez and we warmly thank them for their work, wishing them all the best in their future. This farewell was followed by new arrivals.

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Do you feel concerned by issues about art and disability?

17-10-2014

Pour la Solidarité - PLS and Centre de la Gabrielle MFPass organise on 21 November 2014 the conference « Art for All: for equal access to art education and to the public market of art and culture for persons with intellectual and/or mental disabilities ».  

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European cooperation to support employment for persons with disabilities

15-10-2014

On the 19th of September, 95 stakeholders from the T-EST project met in Izmir, Turkey, to bring an end to this two years project. The final conference was attended by the main partner organisations, public bodies, employment agencies, universities, research institutions and NGOs working in the field of disability.  

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How can we support persons with disabilities to fully enjoy new technologies?

07-10-2014

The digital divide is a fact. People with disabilities still experience difficulties to fully engaging with technology, and this knowledge gap has to be reduced to ensure everyone enjoys the same opportunities. Therefore EASPD, together with AIAS Bologna, organise a set of events from 26 to 29 november 2014 in Bologna (Italy) where participants will be able to deepen their knowledge on how technology and specifically person-centred technology (PCT), can contribute to the European social service providers sector.

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“Not Patients, but citizens with rights” project: spreading the European Care Certificate across the continent

02-10-2014

The project “Not Patients, but citizens with rights” is coming to an end. For that, more than 120 delegates and representatives from the European social sector meet today in the city museum of Ljubljana (Slovenia) at a final conference to analyse the learning results of the intensive work developed during the past two years.

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Two more weeks to participate in the EASPD survey on the workforce in European social sector

01-10-2014

The results of the survey will be analysed by the EASPD's Interest Group on Workforce Development and Human Resources. This working group aims at promoting high standards of knowledge, skills and understanding within the European social care workforce of good quality services. The Interest Group is also planning to set up a European Observatory on Human Resources (EOHR).

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