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Innovation Awards 2021

To celebrate EASPD's 25th Anniversary, and to highlight the work of our members, EASPD has launched the first edition of its Innovation Awards. Over the past 25 years EASPD has built a network that currently represents, through its direct members, over 20,000 support services for persons with disabilities and their families all over Europe. Our members are committed to implementing the UN CRPD in transforming their services, and in doing so, striving to bring about innovation and new approaches in developing high-quality services that promote the full participation and inclusion in society of all persons with disabilities. 80 practices were submitted for the Innovation awards. These practices each contribute to the advancement of service provision in one or more of the thematic areas of the EASPD Member Fora which include: Arts and Culture, Early Intervention Education, Employment, Inclusive Living, Person-Centred Technology, Policy Impact and Workforce Development and Human Resources.

The booklet we created, spotlights the 8 winners of the Innovation Awards and 17 other top-rated practices, chosen by the specialised jury put together by EASPD. Every week we will be showcasing one great new practice!

Our top 25 Innovative Practices for the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

Workforce Development

Dominiek Savio vzw won the 'Workforce Development and Human Resources' category with their practice 'NAHDINE'. The aim of this practice is to...

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Waymap won the 'Person-Centred Technology' category with their practice 'The Waymap App', the world’s only navigation app for smartphones that...

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Early Childhood Intervention

Beit Issie Shapiro won the 'Early Intervention' category with their practice 'The Forum of Organisations and Parents for Children with...

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Inclusive Living

AIAS Bologna won the 'Inclusive Living' category with their practice 'Support service for women with disabilities who are victims of...

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Chance B Association won the 'Education' category with their practice 'Transition towards the open labour market' which aims to accompany people...

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Keystone Moldova won the 'Policy Impact' category with their practice 'Self-advocacy for better inclusion', the first self-advocacy group was...

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Arts and Culture

Cope Foundation won the 'Arts and Culture' category with their practice 'Art for All' which provides a safe and supported way for people...

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