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REGISTER NOW: The role of social services in the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights

Registrations are open for Social Services Europe’s event on ‘The role of Social Services in Implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights,’ to be hosted by MEP Georgi Pirinski (S&D) at the European Parliament in Brussels, on 24 April 2018. 

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Fighting school segregation in Europe through inclusive education: Position Paper by Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights

Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, has published a position paper on ‘Fighting school segregation in Europe through inclusive education.’

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Funding a more social Europe: EASPD’s recommendations to the European Union on the Multiannual Financial Framework post 2020

In response to the European Commission’s consultation, on the future of the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), EASPD has launched its recommendations for the future budget of the EU.

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The European Commission highlights EASPD work in the promotion of social inclusion

The European Commission (EC) highlights EASPD work and good practices in 2016, recognising the association as a key EU-level NGO in the promotion of social inclusion, poverty reduction and access to finance.

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Last publications

Technical Briefing Note - EU Public Procurement and Social Services

Following European Commission's reply to a request for clarifications about the use of the EU Public Procurement Directive in tendering for social services, EASPD produced a technical briefing focused on the increased flexibility and expanded possibilities to take into account social considerations.

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Report release: EASPD Review of the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020

EASPD has released a report on the European Disability Strategy (EDS) 2010-2020.

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Press releases


13th March saw the first launch of the first EURECO Forum, which aims to support more innovative research on inclusive community development, through collaboration between service providers, researchers and persons with disabilities.


In a letter to the European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD), the European Commission has clarified how the European Union (EU) Public Procurement Directive is applicable to the procurement of social services. EASPD has long called for the inclusion of quality criteria into all tendering of social services as a crucial element for the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. 


The European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) launches its report: ‘The European Semester and Social Investment: Addressing the funding gap in social services,’ to support the an increase in funding into the sector.