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Innovation Awards

To highlight the work of our members, EASPD has launched its annual Innovation Awards. Since its inception, 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. Check out our winners over the past few years!

Innovation Awards 2022

The 2022 edition of the EASPD Innovation Awards focused on the quality of services and was linked to our October 2022 conference on the same topic. The 5 chosen practices help inspire support services to implement modern quality measurement models focusing on improving the quality of life of the people they support. They further showcase how such models can help service providers move forward towards better quality, empowering and person-centred forms of support, aligned with the UN CRPD principles. You can check out the full booklet here.


Imago Foundation launched E-Care Innovation, an online support and care service for people with disabilities. The tool provides effective online...

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EmploymentPicture of Gentis foundation making the application

In the field of employment, Gentis Foundation won the Innovation Award for the Cuidem Amposta mobile application that helps persons with...

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Humana Nova established the felt packaging process which has helped to increase opportunities for marginalised groups and persons with...

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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. 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. 

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


Lichtwerk won the 'Employment' category with their practice 'Implementation of smart assistive Augmented Reality work and training stations'....

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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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