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Call for Papers: 3rd International SensAge Conference

17-03-2014

We are glad to invite you to the final international conference of the SensAge project, in which EASPD is a partner. The event will take in York, UK, on the 23rd of June 2014.

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EDITORIAL by Kirsi Konola

14-03-2014

EASPD has started the year 2014 with a new strategy. This strategy gives us the framework for our work and goals until 2017 and is called Reaching Out. Through this strategy we want to make clear that our aim is to allow people with disabilities to enjoy their human rights

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Position paper on the Commission’s Roadmap on Implementation of SIP

14-03-2014

EASPD has just issued a position paper on the Commission’s Policy Roadmap for the 2013-2014 implementation of the Social Investment Package.  Generally speaking, EASPD supports the Roadmap as a useful implementation document. However, we regretted that persons with disability, nor social services, are considered as a target group. We also expressed our wish to be involved in the implementation of the roadmap to maximize its impact.

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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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