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June Newsflash (II)

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VIDEO INTERVIEW
Commission consultation on the Social Rights Pillar – EASPD’s opinion

EASPD NEWS

  • Registrations for the EASPD 20th anniversary events open
  • EASPD and its key partners call on the EU to act on social care
  • EASPD presents models of good practice on legal capacity and early childhood intervention at United Nations
  • EC must safeguard adequate investment in community-based services in Country Specific Recommendations
  • Stakeholder cooperation and involvement of persons with disabilities key to develop community-based services
  • Joint Statement: The Alliance for Investing in Children welcomes Council Conclusions acknowledging the need to address child poverty

EUROPEAN NEWS

  • New survey on cross-border healthcare Directive launched
  • MHE launches video on Article 12 of the UNCRPD
  • COFACE re-elects president, welcomes new board members and launches new name during its 2016 General Assembly

FROM OUR MEMBERS

  • Opening of new Study visits for social sector professionals working on education

PROJECT UPDATES

  • Support the Entelis Manifesto!

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 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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VIDEO INTERVIEW

Commission consultation on the Social Rights Pillar – EASPD’s opinion. Read more

 

EASPD NEWS

Registrations for the EASPD 20th anniversary events open

EASPD opened the registrations for the 20th anniversary events in Brussels from 19th to 20th October 2016. Read more
 

EASPD and its key partners call on the EU to act on social care

EASPD organised a policy seminar on job creation in social services in the European Parliament on the 28th of June. Members of the European Parliament (MEP), representatives from social services, trade unions and organisations representing persons with disabilities called on the European Commission (EC) and the European Parliament (EP) to do more to support high quality social care – through adequately trained professionals - in Europe. Read more
 

EASPD presents models of good practice on legal capacity and early childhood intervention at United Nations

EASPD organised two side events in cooperation with the European Union and the Zero Project during the 9th Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). Models of good practice on supported decision making mechanisms and on early childhood fueled the debate on the sustainable development goals and the steps required for the implementation of a human rights approach. 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 (CSRs) 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. Nonetheless, the overall focus on austerity will be detrimental to the transition to community-based services in Europe, if no safeguards are made available for public investment in this area. Read more
 

Stakeholder cooperation and involvement of persons with disabilities key to develop community-based services

From 16 to 17 June 2016 the members of the EASPD Standing Committee on Inclusive Living co-organised the conference “New dimension in social protection towards community-based living” to address the development of community-based services and de-institutionalisation in Hungary. Read more
 

Joint Statement: The Alliance for Investing in Children welcomes Council Conclusions acknowledging the need to address child poverty

The Conclusions adopted by the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumers Affairs Council on Combatting Poverty and Social Exclusion: An integrated approach, are a welcome step in addressing child poverty and promoting children’s well-being. Read more

 

EUROPEAN NEWS

New survey on cross-border healthcare Directive launched

The organisation International Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus together with the European Disability Forum and the European Patients Forum have launched a survey on the cross-border healthcare Directive, a great opportunity for people to share their experience with cross border healthcare. Read more

 

MHE launches video on Article 12 of the UNCRPD

This short animated video seeks to explain what legal capacity is all about and recalls that everyone has the inherent right to make their own choices including people with psychosocial disabilities. Read more
 

COFACE re-elects president, welcomes new board members and launches new name during its 2016 General Assembly

The European network, COFACE, announced that Mrs Annemie Drieskens has been re-elected as president and forms together with Mrs Antonia Torrens, Mr Jean Bernard Audureau and Mr Eric de Wasch the new Executive Bureau. Also, the members of the Administrative Council have been elected at COFACE’s General Assembly 2016 held on 7th of June. With a new director, Liz Gosme and a new policy officer, Magdi Birtha, this marks a fresh new start for COFACE. Read more

 

FROM OUR MEMBERS

Opening of new Study visits for social sector professionals working on education

The EASPD member organisation katholiek Onderwijs Vlaanderen has announced the opening of study visits for professionals working in the social sector. Read more

 

PROJECT UPDATES

Support the Entelis Manifesto!

The Manifesto is a powerful document that aims at raising awareness regarding the digital divide that sees people with disabilities at risk of not fully grasping the benefits of the digital revolution. Read more

 

UPCOMING EVENTS AND TRAININGS