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May Newsflash

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Meeting ...
The new EASPD Vice-president, Andreia Moraru and Board member, Patricia Scherer.

EASPD NEWS

  • Press Release. Employment for All awards. And the winner is …
  • Press Release. Zadar Conference: Commissioner Thyssen urges to combat unemployment of people with disabilities
  • Put the puzzle together: 2015 EASPD Project Development Workshop

OTHER NEWS

  • European Parliament adopts Resolution on the rights of persons with disabilities
  • ECI DAY 2015: REVIEW, RENEW, RESET!
  • The Council of Europe to release the toolkit ‘Major Hazards and People with Disabilities’
  • European Women’s Lobby celebrates 25 years!
  • Video: Meet the winners of the 2015 Access City Awards
  • ‘I am a real artist’: July 2015
  • Irregular Talents Exhibition Announced

PROJECT UPDATES

  • Project DESC: promoting equal opportunities and securing professional career paths for young people with disabilities in Europe
  • It’s our World too! Launch of the TIDE ‘Manifesto for Accessible Development Education'
  • Save the Date: DELAROSE Final Conference
  • EQFmeetsECVET’ Project releases its third newsletter

FROM OUR MEMBERS

  • Resource Center for Advocacy for Inclusive Employment Project Needs Your Knowledge Base!
  • CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: International music festival “Supremacy of the Spirit”

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 2nd June: hearing 'Lights, camera, action! The Co-production process: shaping all together a more inclusive society'
  • 17-18 September. 'Play, Learn, Grow' : Training on Early Intervention
  • 22 – 23 October. EASPD International Salzburg Conference
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MEETING ...

The new EASPD Vice-President, Andreia Moraru and Board member, Patricia Scherer. Read more

 

EASPD NEWS

Press Release. Employment for All awards. And the winner is …

The secret has been revealed in Zadar during the EASPD conference “Persons with Disabilities in Employment: Inclusion through Jobs - Making it Real”. The winners of the 2015 Employment for All awards are Elite Supported Employment Agency, Ltd (United Kingdom) as a best practice on providing support services in employment for persons with intellectual disabilities and La Fageda Fundació (Spain) for their work in facilitating quality job opportunities for individuals with mental illness and disabilities. Read more
 

Press Release. Zadar Conference: Commissioner Thyssen urges to combat unemployment of people with disabilities

'Much more needs to be done to combat the unacceptably low levels of people with disabilities in our workforce'. Commissioner Marianne Thyssen addressed this message to the audience during the 2015 EASPD annual conference on Employment in Zadar (Croatia). The conference focused on the implementation of article 27 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities whilst showcasing best practices of inclusive employment and employment support from across Europe. Read more
 

Put the puzzle together: 2015 EASPD Project Development Workshop

The 2015 edition of EASPD's Project Development Workshop “Put the puzzle together” took place on the 6th of May in Zadar, Croatia and brought together more than 60 participants across Europe eager to discover what is needed to embark on a successful EU-funded project. Read more
 

OTHER NEWS

European Parliament adopts Resolution on the rights of persons with disabilities

On the 20th of May the European Parliament adopted a resolution in which it expresses its strong support to the full implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD).  It was adopted with an overwhelming majority among the political parties. Read more
 

ECI DAY 2015: REVIEW, RENEW, RESET!

3 years ago, Article 11 of the Lisbon Treaty introduced the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) which constitutes the most important instrument for direct democracy at European level. The European and Economic Social Committee's ECI Day focused on evaluating the procedure, drawing on 2 ECI assessment reports. Read more
 

The Council of Europe to release the toolkit ‘Major Hazards and People with Disabilities’

“Nothing about us without us”. In other words, no decisions should be made about people with disabilities without their direct involvement. This is the message conveyed by the Toolkit on Disability and Disaster Preparedness, which will be presented at a one-day Workshop at the Council of Europe Liaison Office in Brussels. Read more
 

The European Women’s Lobby celebrates its 25th anniversary!

2015 is a very special year for the European Women’s Lobby: they celebrate 25 years of action and activism for women’s rights in Europe! Read more
 

Video: Meet the winners of the 2015 Access City Awards

The Swedish city of Borås is this year's winner. Helsinki took the second prize and the third prize was awarded to Ljubljana. Read more
 

‘I am a real artist’: July 2015

The Hungarian Special Arts Workshop Association will be holding the 11th Special Arts Festival, ‘I am a real artist' from July 2-6th this year at the Váci Mihály Cultural Centre, Nyíregyháza, Hungary. The festival brings together intellectually disabled artist and audiences to celebrate and support their love of special arts. Read more
 

Irregular Talents Exhibition Announced

Nazareno Società Cooperativa Sociale announces the opening of ‘Irregular Talents' exhibition, dedicated to Irregular Art, at Pinacoteca Nazionale of Bologna, curator Professor Luca Farulli. Read more
 

 

PROJECT UPDATES

Project DESC: promoting equal opportunities and securing professional career paths for young people with disabilities in Europe

The project was inaugurated in October 2014 in Paris and was promoted during the EASPD International Conference in Zadar (Croatia) “Persons with Disabilities in Employment: Inclusion through Jobs - Making it Real“. Read more
 

It’s our World too! Launch of the TIDE ‘Manifesto for Accessible Development Education’

Self-Advocates, inclusive development experts, and European policy makers convened at the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels on 20 April to present and discuss the self-advocates manifesto for accessible development education and how to make development more inclusive. Read more
 

'EQFmeetsECVET' Project releases its third newsletter

The newsflash is dedicated to the launch of the project's last phase. Read more
 

Save the Date: DELAROSE Final Conference

The conference will take place on September 21, 2015 in Brussels, Belgium. Do not miss the event if you are interested in ICT solutions for human resources development in the disability services sector. Read more
 

FROM OUR MEMBERS

 

Resource Center for Advocacy for Inclusive Employment Project Needs Your Knowledge Base!

EASPD member, ICSS invite NGOs to share their experience, best practices and suggestions for legislative and organizational changes in order to have more people with disabilities and different resources in employment, making our countries, cities and communities more open and inclusive. Read more
 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: International music festival “Supremacy of the Spirit"

The EASPD Bulgarian member association, National Alliance for Social Responsibility (NASO), has officially announced the 2015 edition of the International Music Festival “Supremacy of the Spirit”. Read more

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

2nd June: EASPD hearing “Lights, camera, action! The Co-production process: shaping all together a more inclusive society”

EASPD is organising a panel debate with the Members of the European Parliament, the organisations representing persons with disabilities and service providers on how to reinforce “Users’ involvement” in all aspects of service provision. Read more
 

17-18 September. 'Play, Learn, Grow’: Training on Early Intervention

The training course aims to develop the understanding and expertise of teachers, trainers, headmasters and staff on early intervention for persons with disabilities. The course provides a certificate delivered by a European training organisation. Read more
 

22 – 23 October. EASPD International Salzburg Conference

Each educational framework and each learning environment is unique, and it is difficult to develop a common strategy on how to develop an inclusive education. EASPD, in cooperation with the projects EQF meets ECVET, INVESTT and TIDE, will showcase a selection of best practices in developing inclusive teaching programmes for persons with disabilities. Read more