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24-03-2015

Registration Open for Social Services Europe Event - 'Job Creation and Economic Growth in the Health and Services Sector'

On 26 March from 8-9:00 AM at the European Economic and Social Committe, service providers and Members of the European Parliament will join forces to formulate plans for a smarter, more sustainable and inclusive Europe.

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24-03-2015

Winners of the International Design For All Award Announced

The International Design For All Foundation Award announces its 5 winners at the event's 6th edition at Uberaccess, Paris.

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19-03-2015

Introducing EASPD's New Staff Members

EASPD welcomes Project Assistant, Asel Kadyrbaeva and Administration Assistant, Anestis Degli-Eredi to the team.

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18-03-2015

Zero Project launches its 2015 Report during the annual conference in Vienna

The report was officially presented during a conference in Vienna from the 25 to 27 February. Luk Zelderloo, EASPD Secretary General, participated to that conference and was part of the EEG delegation awarded as innovative practice.

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Last Publications

Europe 2020 and the European Semester, bringing well-being to all?

EASPD releases its latest report on the European Semester, calling for a change to the “growth at all costs” approach towards Social Investment and a growth focusing on the well-being of all citizens. The report proposes several recommendations to policy-makers on how they can integrate well-being into European and national public policy, in a manner that is both practical and sustainable. The report also includes national messages from EASPD's membership to their respective governments and the European Commission; in particular within the framework of the European Semester.

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REACHING OUT: EASPD Strategic Choices 2014-2017: Building an Inclusive Society

With European society struggling to balance social rights with budget cuts in the face of the lingering economic crisis, the disability sector finds itself at a crossroad. The coming years will be decisive in shaping the social support services sector of the future, and we cannot do it alone. Cooperation and networking have to be developed at all levels to pave the way for an inclusive society where persons with disabilities can fully enjoy all their rights, and if needed, be supported by community-based services.

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Press Releases

12-03-2015

EASPD has sent a report to the United Nations (UN) compiling the views of service providers for persons with disabilities on the progress made towards ensuring compliance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) by the European Union (EU). The report stresses the European Disability Strategy’s lack of recognition of the role played by support services, whilst calling on the EU to adopt a “social investment approach”, overhauling its perception of services as a “cost”.

23-02-2015

EASPD releases its latest report on the European Semester, calling for a change to the “growth at all costs” approach towards Social Investment and a growth focusing on the well-being of all citizens. The report proposes several recommendations to policy-makers on how they can integrate well-being into European and national public policy, in a manner that is both practical and sustainable. The report also includes national messages from EASPD’s membership to their respective governments and the European Commission; in particular within the framework of the European Semester.

17-02-2015

What is the situation for the workforce in the health and care sectors? Are there common trends in Europe when it comes to wages, working conditions and staff training requirements? How have budgetary cuts impacted the sector? Following the establishment of the European Observatory of Human Resources in 2014, EASPD now presents the first results of the research conducted by Prof. Dr. Jane Lethbridge. It maps the training and educational requirements in the disability sector, the workforce situation and future job creation potential of the social service provision.