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EASPD Response to Latest Consultation related to State Aid

14-03-2014

On 12th February, EASPD sent to the European Commission its response to the latest consultation on the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER) on state aid measures. GBER might not sound the most exciting of topics but the future regulation on the matter is key for many our members.

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Briefing paper on the EU ''Youth Guarantee''

14-03-2014

To tackle the endemic unemployment of young Europeans, the European Commission and the European Council came to an agreement to establish a “Youth Guarantee at European level”, funded by a budget of 6 billion EUR provided through the “Youth Employment Initiative for 2014-2020”.

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EASPD will contribute to the new “European Observatory on Human Resources (EOHR) “

14-03-2014

The EASPD Interest Group on Workforce Development and Human Resources will contribute to the new “ European Observatory on Human Resources (EOHR)“

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Changes in EASPD Staff

14-03-2014

This month the EASPD team has experienced some changes.

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Launch of second phase of PESSIS ‘Promoting Employers’ Social Services organisations in Social Dialogue’.

14-03-2014

On the 14th and 15th January, the second phase of the PESSIS project was launched in a kick-off meeting organised by the European Platform for Rehabilitation bringing together partners from both European level and national level.

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My Rights – My Voice: Persons with learning disabilities become trainers on disability issues!

14-03-2014

The main achievement so far in the EU funded project ‘My Rights – My Voice’ is the training of 48 persons with learning disabilities in Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary and the United Kingdom. All participants completed in the course of 2013 a 5-day-training on the content of the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities (UNCRPD) and an additional 20 hour course on how to deliver trainings.

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Future Learning with iPads and Tablets - the New Course Program for Erasmus+

14-03-2014

As an outcome of the W2ID Project, which involved the participation of EASPD, the Rix Centre (London, UK), FAIDD (Helsinki, Finland) and atempo (Graz, Austria) organised new courses fitting in the new Erasmus+ Programme. Participants will learn and share experiences on how tablets can support inclusion.

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24 to 29 July 2014: International Music Festival in Sandanski, Bulgaria

14-03-2014

Foundation "Start" has been working for eight years under the initiative of the International Music Festival "Predominance of the Spirit", which aims to involve talented people with disabilities in the cultural and social life of the country by means of expression through art.

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30th May-1st June: International Autism Conference 2014

14-03-2014

Karin Dom Foundation is organising the International Autism Conference 2014, which will be held from 30th May to 1st June at Hotel International, located in the seaside town of Varna - Golden Sands Resort, Bulgaria.

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OPEN HEARING on Inclusive Education and Disability in Europe at the European Parliament

14-03-2014

The EU and its Member States have signed the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) that aims to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities. The UNCRPD covers almost all policy fields and has a strong convergence of objectives with the overall European Disability Strategy 2010-2020, including the priority area of education and training.

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