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The Council of Europe launches the new Website of the EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement


The Council of Europe (CoE) has officially launched the new Website of the EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement.

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Progress towards Independent living in Central and Eastern Europe


The EASPD Standing Committee on Enlargement is embarking on an in-depth research regarding the independent living and legal capacity of persons with disabilities (PwD). The research targets only Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).

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Zero Project launches the Social Indicator Research on the implementation of the UN CRPD


The Zero Project invites leading experts and organizations worldwide to contribute to a Social Indicator Research on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). The deadline to fulling in the survey is the 14 November. The survey is available in 7 languages.

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Editorial by the newly elected Vice President James Crowe


At the recent meeting of the EASPD General Assembly in Oslo, I made my personal case to be elected to the position of an EASPD Vice President. Over the 8 years plus that I have been taking part in EASPD it has grown tremendously in size, maturity, its range of activities and ...

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FINANCIAL STUDY on the European trends in the service providers sector


On October 11, 2014 a new project on the funding and the financial sustainability of the disability sector was presented at the General Assembly of EASPD in Oslo. Read more about the study and how you can participate.

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30 years improving lives of people with special needs!


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"


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”


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


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?


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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