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30-06-2015

Editorial: "EU should enhance Co-production as a powerful tool to put in place the UN Convention"

The EU and Member States have committed to implement the principles of the UN CRPD but legal frameworks in Europe do not always follow the realities and needs on the ground.

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30-06-2015

ENTELIS released its 7th Newsflash

EASPD is pleased to announce the release of the 7th Newsflash of the ENTELIS project.

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25-06-2015

End social exclusion through adapted work

On  18-19  May,  Eurodiaconia,  ENSIE  and  EASPD  held  a seminar  on  "Work  Integration  Social Enterprises" in Brussels.

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25-06-2015

Access City Award 2016 announced

The European Commission has announced the sixth edition of the Access City Award - The European Prize for making cities more accessible to people with disabilities and older people. The deadline for submissions is the 10th September 2015.

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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

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.

15-06-2015

On the 15th June 2015, in the framework of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, policy makers and experts will come together in Riga to discuss de-institutionalisation (DI). In view of this timely event, the European Expert Group wishes to reiterate the importance of promoting DI in all European policies and financial instruments.