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23-04-2018

New application provides more accessible and person-centred learning for persons with intellectual disabilities

The software, designed by Social Skills Animation, enables persons with autism or an intellectual disability to learn and develop social and independent living skills. 

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20-04-2018

New study explores strategies to boost access of persons with chronic diseases to the labour market

The article "Mapping European Welfare Models: State of the Art of Strategies for Professional Integration and Reintegration of Persons with Chronic Diseases" has been published in the International Journal of Environmental Res

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20-04-2018

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities enters into force in Ireland

On 19th April Ireland became the final EU Member State to enter into force the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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18-04-2018

EASPD hosts the first meeting of the AMiD Project’s Community Advisory Board

Last 11 and 12 April, EASPD hosted the first meeting of the Community Advisory Board of the AMiD project.  

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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

09-04-2018

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

15-03-2018

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.

21-02-2018

In a letter to the European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD), the European Commission has clarified how the European Union (EU) Public Procurement Directive is applicable to the procurement of social services. EASPD has long called for the inclusion of quality criteria into all tendering of social services as a crucial element for the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.