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June Newsflash (I)

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EDITORIAL
Brexit and social care – bad news all round?

EASPD NEWS

  • Registration for the EASPD 20th anniversary to be open on the 20th June
  • EC must safeguard adequate investment in community-based services in Country Specific Recommendations
  • EASPD and EUSE sign a cooperation agreement
  • Save the date. Seminar "Technology for unlocking human potential: roadmaps for closing the digital divide for people with disabilities"

EUROPEAN NEWS

  • The call for the Access City Award 2017 is open
  • 2016 EESC civil society prize - migrants
  • Business Disability International published the new animation ‘Labels Are So Old Brain’

FROM OUR MEMBERS

  • International conference: "Innovation and collaboration in the creative arts therapies"

PROJECT UPDATES

  • Promoting social dialogue between employers from the social services sector
  • New Cutting Edge Health Technology to enable Older People with Chronic Illnesses to be treated in their own Homes
  • Professional integration and reintegration strategies for persons with chronic diseases and mental health issues
  • ENTELIS released its 14th Newsflash

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 15 – 17 June 2016 in Budapest. International conference: "New dimensions in social protection towards community-based living"
  • 28 June 2016 in Brussels. EASPD Policy seminar: "Unlocking job creation in the social services sector, the role of the EU?"
  • 5 July 2016 in Alicante. Workshop "Towards an inclusive labour market in Spain"
  • 19 – 21 October 2016 in Brussels. Join the trip! 20 years on the road
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EDITORIAL

Brexit and social care – bad news all round? Read more

 

EASPD NEWS

Registration for the EASPD 20th anniversary to be open on the 20th June

The registrations for the EASPD 20th anniversary events will be open on the 20th June 2016. Read more
 

EC must safeguard adequate investment in community-based services in Country Specific Recommendations

The European Commission (EC) recently published its 2016 country-specific recommendations to Member States. Following positive statements on the way social care and support should be provided in the last few years by the European Commission, the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-Based Care (EEG) welcomes several recommendations promoting quality care and support and access to employment and inclusive education for disadvantaged groups. Read more
 

EASPD and EUSE sign a cooperation agreement

The European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) and the European Union of Supported Employment (EUSE) signed on the 26th May 2016 a cooperation agreement to pull together towards the implementation of article 27 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) and promote the supported employment methodology. Read more

 

Save the date. Seminar "Technology for unlocking human potential: roadmaps for closing the digital divide for people with disabilities"

The ENTELIS consortium kindly invites you to its third annual seminar ‘Technology for unlocking human potential: roadmaps for closing the digital divide for people with disabilities’ which will be held in Brussels on the 19th of October 2016 coinciding with the celebration of the EASPD 20th anniversary. Read more

 

EUROPEAN NEWS

The call for the Access City Award 2017 is open

The European Commission announced the opening of the competition for the 2017 Access City Award - the European award for cities that are accessible to disabled and older people. EU cities with over 50,000 inhabitants are invited to submit their applications by 8 September 2016 (midnight Brussels time). Read more

 

2016 EESC civil society prize - migrants

The 2016 prize will reward initiatives carried out by civil society organisations and/or individuals and aimed at improving migrants' lives and fostering their integration in society. Read more
 

Business Disability International published the new animation ‘Labels Are So Old Brain’

The new BDI animation highlights ‘old brain’ thinking on disability (assumptions, labels, etc), and focuses on the potential for ‘new brain’ thinking around human potential, talent, and opportunity. We hope this animation will help start a fresh conversation with employers and other stakeholders please share it and help us spread the word. Read more

 

FROM OUR MEMBERS

International conference: "Innovation and collaboration in the creative arts therapies"

This conference will showcase collaborative approaches and innovative practice in the Creative Arts Therapies.Presentations, case studies and workshops will benefit Service Providers, professionals working in the Health andEducation/Community sectors as well as those individuals wanting to know more about the Creative Arts Therapies.We look forward to welcoming you to the event. Read more

 

PROJECT UPDATES

Promoting social dialogue between employers from the social services sector

The Spanish confederation of Special Employmet Centers (CONACEE) which includes more than 65% of the special employment centers in Spain and more than 20.000 employees with disabilities, hosted the second meeting of the partners of the project PESSIS III. The project aims at promoting recognition at the European level for the socials services sector to participate in social dialogue as employers. Read more
 

New Cutting Edge Health Technology to enable Older People with Chronic Illnesses to be treated in their own Homes

ProACT Project launched by Irish Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People in Dublin. Read more
 

Professional integration and reintegration strategies for persons with chronic diseases and mental health issues

EASPD releases a mapping report as part of the PATHWAYS Project. Read more
 

ENTELIS released its 14th Newsflash

EASPD is pleased to announce the release of the 14th Newsflash of the ENTELIS project. Read more

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AND TRAININGS