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April Newsflash (I)

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EDITORIAL
Mr Luk Zelderloo: Is the EU paying enough attention to needs of migrants and refugees with disabilities?

EASPD NEWS

  • Workshop: Entrepreneurial Competences. Innovation in Social Entrepreneurship

EUROPEAN NEWS

  • Video: Meet the winners of the 2016 Access City Awards
  • Final call for ASSISTID Marie Sklodowska-Curie proposals 2016

PROJECT UPDATES

  • The Disability Leaders of Tomorrow project launches an e-learning hub and calls for your contribution to its Knowledge Centre!
  • ENTELIS released its 13th Newsflash
  • Launch of ProACT, a Horizon 2020 project on developing an integrated technology ecosystem for patient-centred care
  • International Congress on the cooperation between VET and Sheltered Workshops as a step towards inclusive communities

FROM OUR MEMBERS

  • New Managing Director at the BAG WfbM
  • Unapei launches its first White Paper on multiple disabilities

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 20 April 2016. EASPD Project Development Workshop "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"
  • 21 – 22 April 2016. Annual cross-sectorial conference in Chisinau “Growing Together”
  • 19 – 21 October 2016. Join the trip! 20 years on the road
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EDITORIAL

Mr Luk Zelderloo: Is the EU paying enough attention to needs of migrants and refugees with disabilities? Read more

 

EASPD NEWS

Workshop: Entrepreneurial Competences. Innovation in Social Entrepreneurship

The training on creative thinking and social entrepreneurship is a three-day long, hands-on experience where participants, teachers, practitioners, staff members, can experience and exchange ideas about creative thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship. Read more

 

EUROPEAN NEWS

Video: Meet the winners of the 2016 Access City Awards

In December 2015, the European Commission announced that Milan (Italy) is the winner of the 2016 Access City Award. Wiesbaden (Germany), Toulouse (France), Vaasa (Finland) and Kaposvár (Hungary) were also awarded for their efforts to improve accessibility for people with disabilities and the elderly. Read more
 

Final call for ASSISTID Marie Sklodowska-Curie proposals 2016

ASSISTID is a € 9 M EU Marie Curie co-fund research programme which is funded by the charity RESPECT and the EU for 5 years from 2014 to 2019 and coordinated by the DOCTRID Research Institute. The programme will fund up to 40 researchers to carry out individual projects on Intellectual Disability and / or Autism, examining how Assistive Technologies can improve quality of life and inclusion. Researchers will be based in universities, industry partners and ID service providers throughout Ireland the UK, the USA and other countries. Read more

 

PROJECT UPDATES

The Disability Leaders of Tomorrow project launches an e-learning hub and calls for your contribution to its Knowledge Centre!

The Disability Leaders of Tomorrow (D-LoT) e-learning hub is now launched! Read more
 

ENTELIS released its 13th Newsflash

In this edition you will find the latest news about the ENTELIS project. Katerina Mavrou from the European University Cyprus describes the first phase of the Living Lab that took place in Cyprus, the results obtained as well as the anticipated outcomes. The next article from our ENTELIS blog was written by Marcia Scherer, IMPT President, explaining what she calls “choice overload” and how to face it in the field of Assistive Technology (AT) / Information and Communication Technology (ICT) field. Read more
 

Launch of ProACT, a Horizon 2020 project on developing an integrated technology ecosystem for patient-centred care

January 2016 has marked the kick-off of ProACT, a project funded under the European Commissions' research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020. ProACT (Integrated Technology Ecosystem for ProACTive Patient Centred Care) will address a major EU research priority in personalised healthcare to develop advanced ICT systems and services for Integrated Care. Read more
 

International Congress on the cooperation between VET and Sheltered Workshops as a step towards inclusive communities

The partners of the project iVET4D “Vocational Education and Training for disabled people” organise on 2nd June 2016 in Brussels, Belgium, the International Congress “Making it work together: cooperation between VET and Sheltered Workshops as a step towards inclusive communities” which will take place from 13h00 to 17h00 at Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre. Read more

 

FROM OUR MEMBERS

New Managing Director at the BAG WfbM

EASPD would like to congratulate Kathrin Volker, the new Managing Director of the executive board at the Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Werkstätten für behinderte Menschen e. V. (BAG WfbM). Read more
 

Unapei launches its first White Paper on multiple disabilities

Each year between 0.7 and 1 new born baby in 1000 have multiple disabilities. Yet this is still very little known. The Unapei published on 25 March, its first White Paper devoted to people with multiple disabilities so that they can finally exert full and effective citizenship, and they can get adaptable and affordable support services. On this occasion, the EASPD member organisation Unapei announces the launch of the "Pacte Polyhandicap" to disseminate recommendations to public authorities and recommendations to institutions and services. Read more

 

UPCOMING EVENTS