The European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities call on the EU to ensure that the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 works for everyone and enables the inclusion of all in Europe, by investing in the provision of high quality support services.
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EASPD commits to supporting the growth of the Social Economy and inclusive societies at Annual Conference in Varna
Today in Varna, Bulgaria, the European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) opened its Annual Conference: ‘Social Economy as an Effective Model for Social Inclusion', with a call for all stakeholders to join it in its commitment to support Europe’s growing Social Economy and ensure the inclusion and the participation of all in society.
EASPD to raise awareness of Assistive Technologies as a human rights enabler at the United Nations in New York
On the 13th June the European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) will co-host a side event at the 11th Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). The event will focus on the role of assistive technologies to enable people with disabilities to enjoy their rights.
EASPD speaks up on the importance of investing into the provision of high quality, community based, support and care services to create a more inclusive Europe.
The launch of the ECI Agora project and conference brought together international partners and national stakeholders to discuss European models of Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) services
Collaboration for Innovation: New platform unites researchers and practitioners to turn innovation in disability services into reality
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.
On Tuesday 30st January EASPD and its partners in the Taskforce “Support Services of Tomorrow” (EDF, COFACE Families-Europe, ENIL, Inclusion Europe and MHE-SME) cohosted the event ‘Co-producing employment initiatives for young persons with disabilities and mental health problems’ alongside MEP Brando Benifei. The event engaged MEPs, Commission officials, social service providers, employers, persons with disabilities as well as civil society to share best practices and discuss how we can empower all stakeholders in the design, development and delivery of inclusive employment practices.
On the 23rd January, the High-Level Taskforce on Investing in Social Infrastructure in Europe presented their report on how to boost investment in healthcare, long-term care, education and social housing in the European Union. Highlighting important underinvestment in these areas, the high-level taskforce -led by former President of the European Commission Romano Prodi- recommends practical steps the European Union and relevant stakeholders should take to meet the funding gap.