At least 2 times a year, EASPD organises a series of events for its members. On top of that, EASPD is involved in organizing service provider forums in the new member states and as co-organizer in a number of other events with European and national partners. On these pages, you can find programmes, registration forms and reports of the different conferences that are organized.
*** UPCOMING EVENTS ***
“Bridging the Gap between Technology and Care when Implementing Person Centred Technologies/Assistive Technologies and Information and Communication Technologies in Services”
We are glad to invite you to the training course organised by EASPD and AAATE : ‘Bridging the gap between Technology and Care when implementing PCT/AT/ICT in Services: A training model for management of services’. The course will take place in Vilamoura, Portugal from 16th to 20th September 2013, and be delivered by experts and trainers from several EU countries.
For detailed information check the Training Course description
Please send your completed Pre-registration form to Ms Sonia Staskowiak at sonia.staskowiak(at)easpd.eu within the respective deadline:
Hurry up and register now!
For more information please read:
Training course announcement and registration
31.05.2012-01.06.2012, Thessaloniki, Greece
We are glad to invite you to the next EASPD General Assembly and International conference!
EASPD, in close cooperation with the Greek SAMO organisation IER, is organising an International Conference on Volunteering, which will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece on 31st of May. The conference will present and discuss the results of the European project Quality and Qualification in Volunteering for Disability (QQVD). The project has identified and compared models of good practice in organising voluntary projects and activities for persons with various disabilities that are applied in different European countries.
The QQVD project final conference will include round table discussions on the political and institutional approaches to volunteering in the disability sector and presentations of the QQVD partners on different aspects of volunteering.
The programme on 1st of June includes the EASPD General Assembly and Standing Committee meetings.
For more information for the two-days programme and the practical arrangements please contact Stefana Cankova: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the members' section of the website.
To register for the Volunteer Conference, please fill in and sent this registration form and sent it to email@example.com by 06.05.2013
EASPD Conference Employment of persons with disabilities.
27-28 September 2013, Istanbul
EASPD Conference Employment of Persons with Disabilities:
Raising Awareness & Employment Opportunities
27-28 September 2013, Istanbul
Co-organized by the Ministry of Family and Social Policy of Turkey and EASPD; in close co-operation with ISKUR, the RACE consortium and the Dolunay Association.
With the support of the Council of Europe, the European Commission and the International Labour Organization.
The conference will tackle the main challenges preventing people with disabilities from enjoying fully their right to work: legislative frameworks, discriminative attitudes and lack of adequate support schemes.
We will look at the current situation and discuss future steps needed to facilitate access to the labour market for persons with disabilities. We will focus on the perspective of employees, looking at different approaches promoting employability, and on that of employers, by examining how they can be supported to successfully employ disabled people.
The topics will be discussed by multi-stakeholders panels composed of persons with disabilities, policy makers, representatives of employees and employers, authorities and support providers.
During the conference the best employment agencies and employers will receive an official award.
Overall conference goals
By sharing challenges and best practices the conference aims to remove barriers and to boost the employment for persons with disabilities. We will:
- highlight the impact of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the right to Work and Employment (Art. 27)
- promote the exchange between employers, employees, persons wih disabilities and social services
- show models of good practice that have evidence based results
- identify the necessary steps to create a positive synergy between employers and employees
- launch the new EASPD’s Declaration on Employment.
For further information please contact Ms. Sabrina Ferraina: Sabrina.Ferraina@easpd.eu
*** PAST EVENTS 2012 ***
Join us the 5th of December at the EASPD event “You cared for me, I care for you: solidarity between generations and abilities". This event will discuss care for seniors with disabilities and look at the conditions that allow family members of different generations to care for each other — thus making intergenerational solidarity possible.
You can find a leaflet introducing the seminar and the final program following this links:
EASPD Policy Seminar 2012 Programme
EASPD Policy Seminar 2012 “You cared for me, I care for you: solidarity between generations and abilities
Enjoy the reading and see you on December 5th!
12-15 September 2012: Final conference of the European project Pathways to Inclusion
"Inclusive education and learning: challenges and opportunities"
Austria Trend Hotel Ljubljana, Dunajska cesta 154, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Registration for this event is possible on www.pathwaystoinclusion.eu.
For more information, go to www.pathwaystoinclusion.eu or click here.
23 - 26 May 2012: International conference EASPD and SOUS
"ME AND ME, Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities: Dual Diagnosis"
Austria Trend Hotel Ljubljana,
Dunajska cesta 154,
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Registration for this event is possible on http://meandme.sous-slo.net/nastanitev_eng.html
For more information, go to http://meandme.sous-slo.net/informacije_eng.html.
- Ms. Sonia Staskowiak: sonia.staskowiakat)easpd.eu
- Ms Valeria Buzan: valeria.buzan(at)siol.net
Final report: click here