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EASPD was at #ACIG2017

EASPD attended the European Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth and co-organised a workshop on independent living in the city #ACIG2017

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Patricia's article in New Europe: A world-class long jump to a more social Europe

Patricia Scherer from Nexem, member of EASPD, wrote an article in New Europe on social Europe. Don't miss it!

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Videoflash n°11 is out! News on research in our sector

Our videoflash n°11 is out! In this episode, Asel talks about research in our sector.

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Save the date: Webinar on EU funding for members

The DRI team is organising a webinar on EU funding opportunities on the topic of employment. Put it in your agenda!

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Last publications

Newsletter: "20 Years on the Road. Join the trip"

EASPD has produced the newsletter "20 Years on the Road. Join the trip" on the occasion of its 20th anniversary. This publication summarises the milestones of the past 20 years whilst looking at the future challenges for the years to come to achieve high-quality support services for persons with disabilities in Europe.

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Press releases


On April 11, 2017, some of the most prominent researchers in the field of disability and disability services attended the Joint Research Forum “Community Planning and Inclusive Services – Perspectives for European Research Activities”. One of the main outcomes of the meeting is the commitment to initiate a European research platform for inclusive community planning and service development for people with disabilities.


On 21st March, major Employers in Social Services from 6 European Union Member States launched a Common Declaration on the Contribution of Social Services to Europe. At both the European Parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee, the Employers presented and discussed their views that establishing European Social Dialogue structures for social services would be an important factor in taking full advantage of the opportunities the sector offers in terms of social cohesion, economic growth and job creation.


Yesterday, the European Commission launched its country reports, analysing the economic and social challenges in the European Union Member States. Since 2013, the European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) has been calling on the European Commission to do more to help develop high quality support services through these Country Reports and more broadly the European Semester. EASPD is pleased to see far more messages in the Country Reports aiming to break down barriers for persons with disabilities through high quality support services.