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PROJECT DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

11-09-2013

Project Development Workshop

EASPD’s Project Development Workshop this year took place on 26 September in Istanbul.

With about 60 people attending, the event has become quite popular amongst EASPD’s membership, but also for other organisations trying to find their way in the labyrinth of EU funding programmes. From 2014, a new generation of EU funding programmes will start. It makes experience and competence on international, professional project management and implementation all the more important.

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EDITORIAL: NGO funding. Tricky business.

05-09-2013

Dear friends from across the continent,

Hopefully your summer was as relaxing and inspiring as mine. I enjoyed the hospitality of the Albanians and the beauty of their nature. Although the country has huge problems it also has a lot to offer.

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FITRAM : Mediation and therapy through animals

04-09-2013

 FITRAM (Fédération internationale de thérapie et de relation d’aide par la médiation) brings together healthcare professionals and associations for proposing help through mediation, art, theatre and animals for people and groups who have physical, social or psychological difficulties.

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4th IASSID Europe Congress: Pathways to Inclusion, 14-17 July 2014 - Vienna

04-09-2013

IASSID, the University of Vienna and Lebenshilfe Austria is proud to announce that the 4th European Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disability will be hosted by the University of Vienna, Austria.

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DREAM (Disability Rights Expanding Accessible Markets) project

03-09-2013

The DREAM (Disability Rights Expanding Accessible Markets) project, coordinated by the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at the National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway, started in 2011 and it addresses the need of new skills and competences for Member States in order to implement the UNCRPD. The project’s aim is to train the ‘next generation’ of disability policy researchers and entrepreneurs.

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2014 EASPD General Assembly and International Conference

02-09-2013

Planning Inclusive Communities – Challenges and Strategies of Local Implementation of the UN CRPD, 27-28 March 2014 - Siegen University, Germany We are glad to inform you that the 2014 EASPD General Assembly and International Conference will take place in Siegen, Germany on 27-28 March 2014.

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Proposal on Housing for vulnerable people approved!

02-09-2013

In January 2013, EASPD and SITRA, an umbrella organisation committed to raising standards in the housing, care and support sector, submitted a project proposal together with 12 other partners. The proposal was submitted under the Transfer of Innovation budget line of the Leonardo da Vinci Programme of the Commission. We found out now that the project is approved!

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INNOSERV expert meeting -Shaping Innovation in Social Services: 2020 and Beyond-.

30-08-2013

On the 18th September 2013 from 11.00 to 16.00 EASPD in cooperation with the INNOSERV (Social Platform on Social Innovation EU FP7 programme) project partnership organizes the international expert meeting “Shaping Innovation in Social Services: 2020 and Beyond”.

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Raising Awareness & Corporate Employment opportunities for people with disabilities (RACE)

30-08-2013

The RACE project is coming to an end. Since November 2011, partners from 5 different countries worked closely together to look at how to enable persons with disabilities to enter the open labour market and to provide employers and VET providers in Turkey and Italy with the tools to gain competences to facilitate supported employment. Training material from former EU projects was adapted and was then piloted in 2013 by professional trainers on supported employment in Turkey and Italy.

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Access City Award 2014

29-08-2013

A new edition of the Access City Award is launched.

The award is promoted by the DG Justice of the European Commission and recognises cities for their efforts to remove barriers in key aspects of everyday life. It highlights the most successful initiatives that allow people with disabilities to participate fully in society and to enjoy their fundamental rights on an equal footing with others.

The award covers 4 key areas of accessibility:

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