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Videoflash Nº31 - The pathway to inclusion: Towards more inclusive learning environments


Meet Yanis. Football mad, he is like most other boys growing up in France, where he lives and goes to school.  Unlike many others however Yanis has a pervasive developmental disorder which means that he has additional support needs whilst in the classroom.

Initially, Yanis was placed in a specialised classroom, separated from his peers and unable to progress alongside them.

Follow Yanis for the day and watch his path towards an inclusive education in a mainstream school.   

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EASPD Releases Summary Reports on the European Semester


To analyse the current status of inclusion and social rights in each country, EASPD has summarised the European Semester’s annual Country Reports and identified the key points of interest for EASPD members. 

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SAVE THE DATE - EASPD Semminar on the European social care workforce


EASPD seminar "Growing your own skills: needs and challenges in the European social care workforce" will take place in Brussels on the 27th of June.

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Social Services Europe Release Briefing Paper on Boosting Investment in Social Infrastructure in Europe


Social Services Europe has released a briefing paper on the Report of the High-Level Task Force on Investing in Social Infrastructure in Europe "Boosting Investment in Social Infrastructure in Europe."

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Organisations representing persons with disabilities lodge complaint against France


Organisations representing persons with disabilities have lodged a complaint against France for breaching their legal obligations it is committed to in the European Social Charter and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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European Commission launches public consultation on the integration of long-term unemployed into the labour market


The European Commission has launched a public consultation to gather views on the measures proposed in the Council Recommendation on the integration of the long-term unemployed into the labour market. Respond by 31st July 2018 to have your say.  

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Grants for members: join the training on Self-directed Support for frontline staff!


In Control Scotland, one of the five partners involved in the EU-funded SKILLS project, will be organising and hosting a joint training and learning event from the 3rd-5th July in Glasgow, UK. As a partner in the project, EASPD is able to invite up to two individuals from our membership to take part in this pilot training. The training is free of charge and EASPD can cover up to 275€ in travel expenses and 500€ in subsistence costs.  

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EASPD Strategy 2018 – 2021 “Commit!” now available in 3 additional languages


The new EASPD Strategy “Commit! Delivering the Support Services of Tomorrow” is out now in 3 additional languages

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We are ready to have our say on the EU Multiannual Financial Framework


As we prepare for the next round for discussion on the next MFF, the need for dialogue and debate is even more crucial and EASPD wants to be sure that supporting a more social, inclusive and cohesive Europe remains high on the agenda.

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EASPD Videoflash nº30 is out!


In April, EASPD’s voice has been well heard in the core of the EU institutions. We participated in the Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth and highlighted in the European Parliament the important role of social services in the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights.   In this video, you can listen to some of the speakers in these events, including EASPD Secretary General Luk Zelderloo.


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