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European project provides releases important reccomendation on the role of learning and support assistants for persons with disabilities

The IMAS Project released a report on the role of learning and support assistants in inclusive education” in December 2017. The report recommends actions to align the current situation with an ideal situation, where learning and support assistants have the tools and autonomy to fully support the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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Sign&Sound theatre Europe - A European project on deaf theatre

EASPD is a partner in the Sign&Sound theatre Europe, a project that aims to promote deaf theatre all over Europe, and in particular the inclusive bilingual theatre format: Deaf and hearing actors equally on the stage; deaf and hearing audiences equally in the theatre

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Luk Zelderloo's feature in the latest issue of Social Agenda

Our Secretary General, Luk Zelderloo has published a piece on the Social Scoreboard in the latest issue of Social Agenda. 

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High-Level Task Force on Investing in Social Infrastructure in Europe

The European Association of Long-Term Investors (ELTI) and the European Commission will be hosting a report launch event at Room Alcide de Gasperi of the Charlemagne Building of the European Commission on Tuesday of 23 January 2018 from 9:30 to 11:45.

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Last publications

Report release: EASPD Review of the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020

EASPD has released a report on the European Disability Strategy (EDS) 2010-2020.

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Event report release: The EU Investment Plan - Investing in Social Care & Support

Following our joint conference with the European Policy Centre (EPC), on the EU Investment Plan and investing in social care and support, the EPC has published its ev

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Press releases


The implementation of EU Working Time Directive in the sector of social care and support services for persons with disabilities is facing critical challenges. Provision of personalized and community-based support requires flexible working patterns for staff working in the sector. To ensure this flexibility, service providers, who often operate under severe financial constraints, have no choice but to circumvent the Directive. This has direct consequences on the quality of services and working conditions. In order to make the Directive work in social care and support, it has to be adapted to the needs of the sector.


During the EASPD international conference taking place in Podgorica, Montenegro, on the 26-27 October, 170 professionals from Europe and beyond gathered to debate around Sustainable Development Goals and their link to the realisation of supportive and inclusive communities. The event was organised in cooperation with the  Petrović Njegoš Foundation, the Centre de la Gabrielle and Egart.


The Federation of European Social Employers (FESE) was set-up and launched last Friday in Brussels.