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More action needed to recruit young people into the social care sector!

11-09-2018

EASPD’s European Observatory on Human Resources has released the results from its latest European wide survey on the social care workforce.

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European Commission has launched Survey on the future employment of young people

11-09-2018

The survey, launched by DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, will gather stakeholders’ views and proposals on the emerging challenges and policy responses related to youth employment and school-to-work transitions

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The Bulgarian government object to the draft Additional Protocol to the Oviedo Convention

07-09-2018

Bulgaria has become the first European State to publicly oppose the Council of Europe’s draft Additional Protocol to the Oviedo Convention on the involuntary treatment and placement of people into institutional settings.

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Back to school: UNAPEI writes an open letter to French politicians

05-09-2018

During the first week of September, when the new school year is just beginning in France, EASPD member UNAPEI has published an open letter in the Journal du Dimanche, addressing all members of parliament and senators, to remind them about the thousands of children with a disability who aren’t able to return to school like the other children. No solution is provided for them, not in the local schools, nor in specialised classes.    

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Report on 10 years of work of UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

05-09-2018

October 2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the “CRPD Committee”). A report released last week celebrates work of the Committee over the last 10 years that highlights the essential role it plays in implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. 

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Hope Project Update

03-09-2018

The partners of the HOPE project share their latest update on their work to ensure that professionals understand the risks of sexual exploitation faced by young people with learning disabilities

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Disability Advocacy and Research for Europe: New project to kick off in 2019

03-09-2018

The DARE Project will help the next generation of researchers in the field of disability rights respond to the challenges facing persons with disabilities and policy makers.  

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EASPD offers grants to members to participate in its Annual Conference in Barcelona

31-08-2018

EASPD will offer 15 grants of maximum 400€ to members and observers from lower GDP countries to facilitate their participation in the EASPD Annual Conference in Barcelona.

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Introducing RISE: a new Global Online Network for Vocational Recovery and Supported Employment Professionals

29-08-2018

EASPD member, Shekulo Tov, introduces their latest initiative: RISE, Global Online Network for Vocational Recovery and Supported Employment Professionals.

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Call for tender! Researcher needed for study on employment models within the social economy

28-08-2018

EASPD and EPR are looking for a researcher who can carry out a study on employment models within the social economy and their role in including persons with disabilities into the EU labour market and society.

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