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Newsletter September I

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Registrations are open for our  next conference "Flourishing Lives - Supportive communities and sustainable development" on the 26-27 October 2017 in Podgorica, Montenegro. Register here!

 

Editorial "Balancing three levers for quality service provision"

Thomas Bignal writes on the three components of quality services and how to balance them. Read more

 

EASPD NEWS

Call for ideas: EASPD's Project Development Workshop

Do you have a project idea and would like to further develop it? Are you are looking for partners for this idea? Are you not sure about the right funding streams? Fill in the application form and send it to sonia.staskowiak@easpd.eu by 21 September 2017. Read more
 

Save-the-date: Launch of the Federation of European Social Employers

The partners of the PESSIS III project invite you to the Launch of the Federation of European Social Employers. Read more

 

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

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

Romanian Government neglects persons with disabilities’ employment rights to meet EU fiscal obligations

In view of meeting the EU’s strict fiscal obligations, the Romanian government launched an emergency decree which risks bankrupting hundreds of social economy enterprises, workshops and additional social services who provide essential work-related opportunities for persons with disabilities. EASPD calls on the Romanian government to revise this decree and delay its entry into force. Read more
 

Videoflash n°18 is out! Discover our "Developing the Support Services of Tomorrow" taskforce.

In this edition, Luk presents the hot topics of September and Tim explains what is our "Support Services of Tomorrow" taskforce. Watch it.
 

New publication: Overview of the purpose and work of the Taskforce “Developing the Support Services of Tomorrow”

The taskforce Developing the Support Services of Tomorrow published an overview of their work. Read more


EUROPEAN NEWS

The EEG responds to the reflection paper on the future of EU finances

The European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG) has prepared a response to the reflection paper on the future of the finances of the European Union (EU). It asks for 3 actions to ensure efficient funding mechanisms. Read more
 

Zero Project Shortlists 140 Practices and 34 Policies From 62 Countries

Zero Project's focus this year is accessibility. The Project has received more than 371 nominations from 76 countries worldwide with 140 nominations for Innovative Practices and 34 for Innovative Policies from across 62. Read more
 

Council of Europe publishes best practices in raising awareness on the rights of persons with disabilities

Several of our members feature in the publication, which provides good practices in raising awareness about the rights of persons with disabilities. Read more
 

UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilites publishes Comment on article 19 of UN CRPD

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities published the General Comment No.5 (2017) on the right to live independently and being included in the community, which provides direction to Member States in implementing article 19 of the UN CRPD. Read more
 

Council of Europe’s Human Rights Commissioner publishes statement on the rights of persons with disabilities

The Human Rights Commissioner of the Council of Europe writes about what is missing for Europe to achieve full respect of rights of persons with disabilities. Read more
 

Discover the study "A systematic review of the literature on the benefits for employers of employing people with learning disabilities".

Mencap commissioned a study that summarises research on the benefits for employers of employing people with learning disabilities. The study is a powerful tool to engage employers. Read here


 

MEMBERS NEWS

STEPS newsletter is out!

4 EASPD members cooperate in the project STEPS, which prepares training materials to help with the de-institutionalisation process! Specifically materials for people preparing to move out, those who have moved out,️ staff moving out with them, and families and friends. Read their newsletter here

 

Lebenshilfe Österreich celebrates 50 years!

Our member Lebenshilfe Österreich will celebrate its 50 years on the 28 September! The anniversary will be marked by a celebration in Vienna. Read the invitation
 

Register for the UDEL21 First Course on Diversity

The Erasmus+ (KA2) project UDEL21 will be hosting its first course on diversity in Prague from September 25 to September 29, 2017. Read more
 

Register for the UDEL21 First Conference on Diversity

The Erasmus + (KA2) project UDEL 21 will also be hosting its first conference on diversity in Prague from September 21 to September 23, 2017. 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
 

Campaign by L’adapt “Tous Citoyens”

Our member L'adapt has launched a petition campaign asking Emmanuel Macron to promote an inclusive society for persons with disabilities. Sign the petition
 

Outstanding rating for NCHA Care and Support’s Patrick Court and Lyttleton Road

Our member Nottingham Community Housing Association received an outstanding rating in their care and support services at Patrick Court and Lyttleton Road. The service provides personal care, housing and support for people who have complex needs living in their own homes. 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!
 

Partner Search "Talento-scoop in non-profit" on increasing the employment rate of individuals with special needs in the care an welfare sector

For more information click here. Send your expression of interest to patrick.ruppol@gtb.be by Thursday 28 September, 2017.
 

Partner Search ESF Project "ACTI vering" - Action research: joint development and validation of an innovative approach balancing labour and care needs

For more information click here. Send your expression of interest to stijn.tanghe@welzijn13.be by Thursday 28 September, 2017.  
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

14 September, Brussels: Accéder à de meilleurs crédits grâce au Plan d’Investissement UE

21 – 23 September, Prague: UDEL21's first conference on diversity

25 - 29 September, Prague: UDEL 21's first course on diversity

06 October, Belgrade: Early Childhood Intervention: For meeting sustainable development goals of the new millennium

20 October, Brussels: Launch of the Federation of European Social Employers.

25-27 October, Podgorica: EASPD Conference on Community based support and Sustainable Development

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


 

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