The role of quality frameworks in building the disability support services of tomorrow
EASPD Side Event at the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD (COSP)
The renewed interest in Europe over the development of quality frameworks for disability support services has sparked new initiatives from public authorities, organisations of persons with disabilities, service providers, and researchers. These stakeholders seek to address the need to improve the quality of services by measuring their impact on the quality of life of the people they support. They also seek to ensure that these measurement systems are adaptable, person-centred, and based on the principles of the UN CRPD.
With this Side Event, the organisers wish to discuss recent developments, both in theory and practice, in designing and implementing quality frameworks. The event will also focus on how public authorities, civil society organisations and persons with support needs can work together to shape the future of services and contribute to building more inclusive societies, particularly so in the context of the next generation of services emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Welcome & Moderation
Renaud Scheuer (EASPD)
State of Play in Europe and beyond on frameworks measuring the quality of services
Johannes Schädler (University of Siegen/EURECO)
Panel Discussion: EU Framework on Social Services of Excellence: what role for social services?
European Commission: Emmanuelle Grange (European Commission DG EMPL Head of UNIT D.3)
European Economic and Social Committee: Pietro Barbieri (President of the EESC Permanent Group on Disability Rights)
National public authorities: Kurt Asselman (Flemish Ministry of Welfare, Belgium)
Service providers: Konstantina Leventi (EASPD)
The future of services
Facundo Chavez (Human Rights and Disability Advisor · Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights)