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SAVE THE DATE. EASPD policy seminar "Unlocking job creation in the social services sector, the role of the EU?"

The seminar will first discuss what the underlying barriers to job creation in the sector are via two recent studies recently launched by the European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities: (1) “In work poverty in the Social Services sector”; and (2) “How the position of young care workers highlights the underlying problems of the sector”. The seminar will also be the opportunity for participants to discuss what impact a staff shortages in this field can have on the quality of life of people in Europe.

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2016 Cork Art Therapy Summer School

Bring your creativity to life with 5 days of experiential workshops on the 2016 Cork Art Therapy Summer School.

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Mental Health Europe launches the campaign “Each of Us”

Mental Health Europe (MHE) has launched an anti-stigma and discrimination campaign called ‘Each of Us’.

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Eurochild network elects new President and Management Board

Eurochild announced the election of Norah Gibbons as its new President. Eurochild is a network of 176 members advocating for children's rights and well-being.

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Last publications

Zero Project Analysis: Social Innovations in Early Childhood Intervention

This is the first edition of the Zero Project Analysis. This booklet covers eight outstanding Innovative Practices on Early Childhood Intervention, with a focus on Central and Eastern European countries.

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New EASPD publication: “Five good practices on support services and independent living”

EASPD launches this new publication outlining five models of good practices in Europe with regard to support services and the implementation of article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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Press releases


During its last general assembly held in Chisinau on the 23rd April 2016, the European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities officially launched its video presentation “Reaching Out: building an inclusive society”. The animation video is part of the EASPD’s activities to celebrate its 20th anniversary and explains in easy to read what EASPD does. “Together we will improve services to improve lives! Join us!”


From 21st to 22nd April, the European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities organised in Chisinau, Moldova, its annual cross-sectorial conference “Growing Together: from grassroots initiatives to national strategies in early childhood intervention”. Over 200 delegates shared their views on the situation of Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) services in Europe. In addition, the Zero Project Analysis research was officially launched presenting 8 innovative practices on ECI services.


The European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) officially launches its Salzburg Education Declaration “Towards more inclusive learning environments in Europe”. The text acknowledges the necessity to strengthen efforts in order to make real the principle of inclusive education, which is highlighted in several International and European legal and policy frameworks.