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Discover the 2017 Work Forum on the Implementation of the UN Convention on the right of persons with Disabilities in the EU and Member States


The 2017 Work Forum on the Implementation of the UN Convention on the right of persons with Disabilities will be held in Brussels on the 19th May 2017. The work forum is focused on ensuring that the UN convention is completely implemented.

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European Disability Forum turns 20!


European Disability Forum celebrated it's 20 anniversary in Madrid from 12th to 14th.

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Newsletter May I is out!


Our First newsletter for May is out. Read about what EASPD and our members have been up to.

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Who owns the works of art? - Why the artistic property and sale of works of art for people with mental disabilities matters


Read the editorial written by our treasurer Bernadette about artistic property and sale of works of art of people with mental disabilities.

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European Social Fund is 60!


The European Social Fund, the EU's main funding tool to promote employment and social inclusion, is turning 60 this year. This Fund provides important opportunities to Social Service providers.

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Webinar for Members: EU Funding Opportunities for projects on the topic of Employment.


EASPD will hold a webinar for members on the 23rd of May on the topic of EU funding for Employment. Registrations close 17th May.

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"Audience blending by Arts" Creative Europe project approved!


EASPD is a partner in this Creative Europe project, led by cultural centre GC De Zeyp, which aims to to test of cooperation between cultural centres and service providers for persons with disabilities to create inclusive art performances.

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Nominations for Václav Havel Human Rights Prize open until 30th June!


The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, in partnership with the Vaclav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation  is currently accepting nominations for the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize that rewards civil society action in defending Human Rights in Europe and beyond. Deadline is 30th June

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European networks' response to the Staff Working Document taking stock of the implementation of the 2013 Recommendation on ‘Investing in Children: breaking the cycle of disadvantage'


Many partners of the EU Alliance for Investing in Children are pleased to see that the Commission Staff Working Document "Taking stock of the 2013 Recommendation on "Investing in children: breaking the cycle" of disadvantage" recognises the crucial role played by civil society, and by the EU Alliance in particular as key stakeholders.

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New Management Committee of Social Platform


Social Platform,the largest network of European rights- and value-based civil society organisations working in the social sector has a new Management Committee. Patricia Scherer, proposed by EASPD, was elected as an ordinary member.

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