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European Conference about Employment and Vocational Training for people with disability – Registrations Open!

Registrations are open for the European conference ‘Disabilities and work: European perspectives’ in Brest, France held 21st-22nd June 2018

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TOPHOUSE Project-call for nominations: Good Practices in Social Housing

The TOPHOUSE project is looking for Good Practices that improve the access to affordable housing schemes for persons with disabilities, homeless people and the elderly in Europe.

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Project Launch: Promoting positive attitudes and evidence-based policy for inclusive education

On 8th-9th March Brussels played host to the IE+ kick off meeting, a project focused on improving access to mainstream education by providing decision-makers (policy-makers and education providers) with information, training and tools that allow for evidence-based policy making.

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Webinar Cycle on development cooperation accessible to and inclusive of persons with Disabilities

The Bridging the gap initiative is hosting a seminar cycle in French, Spanish and Englisth. The cycle is composed of 12 webinars of roughly 1 hour 30 minutes each.

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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


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.


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. 


The European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) launches its report: ‘The European Semester and Social Investment: Addressing the funding gap in social services,’ to support the an increase in funding into the sector.