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28-08-2015

Call for participation: EASPD II Survey on Workfoce in the Social Sector in Europe

Help us in contributing to the development of the social sector workforce in Europe!

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27-08-2015

ICT solutions to empower human resources in the social services sector

The European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) in cooperation with the DELAROSE Project Partnership is pleased to invite you to the DELAROSE project's final conference “E-Dimension of Staff Development in Disability Services Sector”.

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27-08-2015

Register Now! Elosh final conference

The European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) and the partnership of the ELOSH Project are pleased to invite you to the project's final conference on support and housing solutions for people with support needs. The conference will be held on September 15th, 2015 in Brussels, Belgium.

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25-08-2015

EASPD SIDE EVENT IN GENEVA

In parallel to the 14th session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, EASPD organises a side event on "How can the European Union better facilitate the changing role of support services in the implementation of the UN CRPD?

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Last Publications

Employment for All booklet

All the information related to the awards as well as a description of the best practices can be found in the Employment for All booklet in English, French and German.

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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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Press Releases

28-08-2015

During the 2nd part of the Constructive Dialogue between the European Union and the United Nations taking place in Geneva on the 27-28 August 2015, the European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) organised a side event to present the role of support services in the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). 

30-06-2015

Another week of negotiations in Brussels and the tango between the Greek government and the Troika continues; albeit potentially coming to its climax this Sunday 5th July in the Greek’s referendum on the Troika’s latest proposal.  The European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) regrets that the priorities of the Troika during the negotiations seem to focus solely on reducing Greek debt, rather than also issuing proposals aiming to improve the quality of life of the millions of Greeks currently living in poverty.

19-06-2015

In June 2015, the International Monetary Fund issued a Staff Discussion Note named: “Causes and Consequences of Income Inequality: A Global perspective”. Whilst at first sight it may appear as not particularly linked to support services for persons with disabilities due to its focus on income inequality, the European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities nonetheless believes that it leads to interesting conclusions for our sector, for instance that current EU fiscal and economic policies are failing to address the importance of investing in the human capital and skills of many Europeans.