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Training on personal budgeting


Kehitysvammaliitto is organising a training event on 15 February 2018 in Helsinki, Finland.  The event will be on personal budgeting in one's home country. Together with several other Finnish experts, Christy Lynch will be there to share his research on allocating and redistributing financial assets in individual budgets in different countries. 

The event will be conducted in Finnish. 

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Webinar: Inclusive employment for people with disabilities


Shekulo Tov will be hosting an international webinar on 15 February 2018 at 2pm (Catalonia time). 

The webinar will look at "Implementing person-centered planning at occupational therapy daycare services for adults with intellectual disabilities through an ecological perspective". 

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European seminar: CHOOSING YOUR LIFE - De-I best practices in Europe and France


Our member, Centre de la Gabrielle will be organising a European seminar on 20 March 2018 from 9am to 5pm in Paris, France.  The event will take place at 255 Rue de Vaugirard, Paris.

The seminar aims to question issues (ethical, legal etc.) of deinstitutionalisation as well as showcase existing best practices in Europe and in France around the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Various actors in the field of disability in France and in Europe will be present. 

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EASPD meets Springboard Consulting in Parma, Italy


On the 9 to 10 October 2017, our Vice-President, Dr Fabrizio Fea of Associazione Scuola Viva onlus represented EASPD at Springboard Consulting’s conference in Parma, Italy. 

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Carlos V European Award: Call for submissions!


The deadline for the submission of nominations for the 12th edition of the “Carlos V European Award” has been established!

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New measures to boost key competences and digital skills, as well as the European dimension of education


To follow up on the Gothenburg Summit, the European Commission has today adopted new initiatives to improve key competences and digital skills of European citizens, to promote common values and pupils' awareness of the functioning of the European Union.

The new proposals come only two months after European Heads of State and Government discussed education, training and culture at the Gothenburg Summit in November 2017. They are intended to reduce socio-economic inequalities, whilst sustaining competitiveness in order to build a more united, stronger and more democratic Europe.

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Back to school: Innovation in Inclusive Education


Our President, James Crowe, introduces 2018 with a piece on innovation in Early Childhood Intervention and Inclusive Education.

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Vacancy Notice - The Federation of European Social Employers is looking for full time junior position


The newly established Federation of European Social Employers is looking for a full time junior officer for a 12-month contract.

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We are looking for a Communications and Membership assistant


EASPD is looking for an intern to assist on the communication and membership activities to start on 15th March.

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European project provides important recommendations on the role of learning and support assistants for persons with disabilities


The IMAS Project released a report on the "role of learning and support assistants in inclusive education” in December 2017. The report recommends actions to align the current situation with an ideal situation, where learning and support assistants have the tools and autonomy to fully support the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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