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Commission welcomes Member States’ agreement on the European Accessibility Act

On 7 December, Member States agreed on their position on the European Accessibility Act agreement at the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumers Council.  

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Newsletter November II

Featuring an editorial by Timothy Ghilain and news on the Working Time Directive, Social Investment and more.

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What can Europe do for you?

What is the added value of Europe? Are the institutions working towards a more social Europe? What can we do to create a social Europe? In this editorial, Timothy Ghilain, our policy officer, explores these questions.

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EASPD Lunchtime Webinar on Erasmus+ 2018 Call for proposals: matching Service Providers & Higher Education Institutions

EASPD is organising a lunchtime webinar to present the main features of the 2018 Erasmus+ call for proposals, with a focus on cooperation between support service providers and higher education institutions

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Last publications

Overview of the purpose and work of the Taskforce “Developing the Support Services of Tomorrow”

The taskforce “Developing the Support Services of Tomorrow” published an overview of their work.

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Employment for All Awards: 10 Best Practices on Employment Strategies for Persons with Disabilities

This booklet incorporates the 10 best practice that the jury of the Employment for All Awards  judged to be the most promising approaches towards fulfilment of article 27 of the UN CRPD.

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Press releases


The implementation of EU Working Time Directive in the sector of social care and support services for persons with disabilities is facing critical challenges. Provision of personalized and community-based support requires flexible working patterns for staff working in the sector. To ensure this flexibility, service providers, who often operate under severe financial constraints, have no choice but to circumvent the Directive. This has direct consequences on the quality of services and working conditions. In order to make the Directive work in social care and support, it has to be adapted to the needs of the sector.


During the EASPD international conference taking place in Podgorica, Montenegro, on the 26-27 October, 170 professionals from Europe and beyond gathered to debate around Sustainable Development Goals and their link to the realisation of supportive and inclusive communities. The event was organised in cooperation with the  Petrović Njegoš Foundation, the Centre de la Gabrielle and Egart.


The Federation of European Social Employers (FESE) was set-up and launched last Friday in Brussels.