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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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Social Services Europe new Website online!

30-09-2014

We are pleased to present the new user-friendly design of SSE website, where you can see who we are, learn what we represent, follow what we get up to and discover what we have planned. 

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How do Social Service Providers contribute to Sustainable Growth?

18-09-2014

EASPD Secretary General and Social Services Europe (SSE) President, Luk Zelderloo intervened in a Public Hearing organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) to share the service providers’ views on the upcoming EU policy agenda for Social Enterprise.

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Do you know who are the speakers of the EASPD annual conference "A Home For All"?

18-09-2014

Important policy makers, national authorities, service providers, disability and housing specialists working with people with support needs from Europe and USA will offer a cross-sectorial overview on the state of play of the housing sector and the strategies needed to making ‘A Home For All’ a reality. Have a look at who’s joining the conference!

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Some thoughts from the local organisers of EASPD's annual conference "A Home For All"

17-09-2014

EASPD is organising an annual conference in Oslo with the cooperation of local associations working in the disability and the housing sectors from Norway. Here you can read some of their thoughts on the importance of holding such a conference and the state of play of the sector in their country.  

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Oslo interview: “The real challenge is not finding innovative models, it is about changing our politics and values”

17-09-2014

In the build up to the EASPD Annual Conference "A Home For All" in Oslo, we have asked Sam Tsemberis, CEO of Pathways to Housing, some questions about the model he founded -Housing First programme-, and his view of the European social housing sector.

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EASPD brings service providers at the international Disaster Risk Reduction conference in Davos

10-09-2014

From 24th to 28th August 2014, EASPD took part in the 5th International Disaster and Risk Conference (IDRC) in Davos, Switzerland. Under the title “Integrative Risk Management - The role of science, technology & practice”, this international conference was organised by the Global Risk Forum, a non-profit organisation founded in 1988, in cooperation with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDIR). The event had the scope to provide opportunities for the exchange of knowledge, know-how, and education, in the field of Disaster and Risk Reduction.

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Call for participation: EASPD Survey on Workforce in the Social Sector in Europe

10-09-2014

EASPD is calling for the input of Service Providers in order to learn more about the workforce situation and needs in the social sector. Join in!

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