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EU programme SOCIEUX+ launches a new website

The EU programme SOCIEUX+, European Union Expertise on Social Protection, Labour and Employment, has launched a new website.  

Visit the new website of SOCIEUX+ here


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Historical election at the UN Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women as Ana Peláez Narváez becomes the first woman with a disability to hold a seat on the Committee

Ana Peláez Narváez, Vice-President of the European Disability Forum, has been elected as a member of  the U.N. Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

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New WHO's report reveals low-quality ratings in institutionalised care for adults with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities

Long-term institutional care for adults with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities in Europe present low-quality ratings according to a new report from the World Health Organisation (WHO). 

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A European Education Area, dream or reality?

The European Commission has published its second package of initiatives in view of developing a European Education Area that promotes inclusive education. But the devil is in the details. With the exam period quickly approaching, it is high time we put our education systems under examination.    

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Last publications

Technical Briefing Note - EU Public Procurement and Social Services

Following European Commission's reply to a request for clarifications about the use of the EU Public Procurement Directive in tendering for social services, EASPD produced a technical briefing focused on the increased flexibility and expanded possibilities to take into account social considerations.

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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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Press releases


EASPD speaks up on the importance of investing into the provision of high quality, community based, support and care services to create a more inclusive Europe.


The launch of the ECI Agora project and conference brought together international partners and national stakeholders to discuss European models of Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) services


13th March saw the first launch of the first EURECO Forum, which aims to support more innovative research on inclusive community development, through collaboration between service providers, researchers and persons with disabilities.