Service providers, including EASPD members, are committed to implementing the UN CRPD by transforming their services and, in doing so, striving to bring innovation and new approaches to the development of high quality services that promote full participation and inclusion in society.
Alongside our pillar on promoting innovation, EASPD holds annually its own Innovation Awards, designed to highlight the work of service providers in the disability sector. Check out our winners over the past few years!
The 2023 edition of the EASPD Innovation Awards focused on social innovation and was linked to our International Conference 2023 on the same topic. The 6 chosen practices promote social innovation in the support services sector. You can check out the full booklet here.
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.
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.