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Join us on the 23 November in the European Parliament in Brussels to debate the implications of the EU Working Time Directive on the European Pillar of Social Rights! Register here
 

 

Editorial "Launch of the Federation of European Social Employers: good news for social services!"

In this Editorial, our Policy Advisor Thomas Bignal explains why the new Federation of European Social Employers is a game-changer for the social care and support sector. Read more

 

EASPD NEWS

EASPD launches the debate on how the Sustainable Development Goals can support inclusive communities for persons with disabilities

During the EASPD international conference taking place in Podgorica, Montenegro, on the 26-27 October, 170 professionals from Europe and beyond gathered to debate the Sustainable Development Goals and their link to the realisation of supportive and inclusive communities. The event was organised in cooperation with the Petrović Njegoš Foundation, the Centre de la Gabrielle and Egart. Read more
 

Event Invitation- Roundtable: Implications of the EU Working Time Directive on Social Rights

EASPD, representatives from the European institutions, and other stakeholders will meet on the 23 November for a roundtable discussion on the EU Working Time Directive on Social Rights, hosted by EP Georgi Pirinski. The event will explore what can be done to ensure that the EU WTD contributes to the effective implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights; in terms of creating enabling services and decent jobs. Read more
 

Launch of the Federation of European Social Employers

The Federation of European Social Employers (FESE) was set-up and launched on the 20th October in Brussels. FESE will aim to take part in European Social Dialogue, representing social services employers towards the European institutions and contribute to a more social and inclusive Europe. The European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) has been actively engaged in helping national Employers set-up FESE over the past few years and fully welcomes the Federation’s creation. Read more
 

The EEG position on the Social Pillar and European Semester

The European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG) has prepared its recommendations on the implementation of the European Semester and the integration of the European Pillar of Social Rights (Social Pillar) in the European Semester. Read more
 

SAVE THE DATE: European Conference on the "EU Investment Plan for Social Services"

EASPD and the European Policy Centre host the conference "The EU Investment Plan:  Investing in Social Care & Support" on the 27th November in Brussels. Read more
 

EASPD Videoflash n°21 is out!

In this short edition, Luk summarises 3 important events that took place last week: Conference on Assistive Technology in Barcelona; Meeting with Bulgarian authorities; His participation in the conference on Dignity + Independent Living.. Watch the videoflash.
 

European Commission: Response to EASPD supported petition on the European Union's Public Procurement Directive

With the support of EASPD, our member Kehitysvammaisten Palvelusäätiö (KVPS) submitted a petition to the European Parliament Committee regarding the European Union’s Public Procurement Directive. The petition disputed the Directive’s national implementation in Finland which was believed to have resulted in disability based discrimination. Read more

 


EUROPEAN NEWS

Side event to the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth: “What Role for Social Economy in the Future of Work?”

The European Commission and the European Economic & Social Committee (EESC) will be hosting a conference on Social Economy and the Future of Work in Gothenburg, Sweden on the 16th of November 2017. Read more
 

Launch of the Federation of European Social Employers

The 20th October 2017 marked the launch of the Federation of European Social Employers (FESE), representing major Employer organisations in the field of social services in Europe. Read more
 

Host a trainee for EU Project’s Development - Call for Host Organizations ‘Traineeship for Higher Education Students’!

EuGen is calling for organizations interested in hosting young, motivated and international trainees. Read more
 

Dignity + Independent Living Conference stream now available

You can rewatch this High-level conference about inclusion of persons with disability on the official website. The conference was hosted by the Estonian Presidency to the EU Council. Watch it
 

European Disability Employment Week

As part of the DESC 2 project, our member L'Adapt will be organizing the opening of the European Disability Employment Week on the 13th of November 2017 in Paris. Read more
 

Call for Abstracts | COHEHRE Conference 2018: Rapid change in health and social care: opportunities and threats

The COHEHRE Conference 2018: Rapid change in health and social care: opportunities and threats, taking place in Ghent from 18-20 April 2018, has launched a call for abstracts. Read more
 


MEMBERS NEWS

InclusiveCampus Life (ICLife) Conference

InclusiveCampus Life (ICLife) will be hosting a conference on campus accessibility between the 9th and 10th of November in Geel, Belgium. Read more
 

Margarita Vocational Training Centre Kicks off the Easy Cooking Project!

With support of EASPD, our member Margarita Vocational Training Centre commenced their first meeting for the Easy Cooking Project. Read more
 

Unlocking Freedom through Education project aims to support the de-institutionalisation of people with disabilities

The central objective of the project is to support the de-institutionalisation of people with disabilities across Europe through adult and community education. Read more


PROJECTS NEWS

Fund your project ideas!

EASPD has developed a funding information system which contains a series of useful information about funding and financing opportunities. You will also find a project partners search platform. Check it out now!
 

5 new European-funded projects started: New opportunities for improving services for persons with disabilities

This fall has marked the launch of a number of exciting projects in which EASPD is involved as partner. From September 2017 until now, five projects have kicked off. Discover them here.
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

23 November, Brussels: Roundtable: Implications of the EU Working Time Directive on Social Rights

27 November, Brussels: The EU Investment Plan:  Investing in Social Care & Support

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