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Newsletter September II

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1 month left to to our next conference ‘Flourishing Lives - Supportive communities and sustainable development’- 26-27 October 2017 in Podgorica Montenegro. Register now !

Editorial "Reaching out: what next?"

In this editorial, Sabrina explores the future of EASPD, including 3 priorities for the next years. Read more

 

EASPD NEWS

1 Month Left: Discover the Programme for "Flourishing Lives" Conference

Join us in Montenegro for our conference on "Flourishing Lives: Supportive Communities & Development" on the 26th to the 27th of October! Read more
 

Prince Nicholas Petrović Njegoš invites participants to attend Conference "Flourishing Lives"

In this video, Prince Nicholas Petrović Njegoš invites you to the international conference "Flourishing Lives -  Supportive communities and sustainable development" in Podgorica (Montenegro) on the 26-27 October 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
 

Presenting EASPD's Project Development Workshop

The EASPD Project Development Workshop "Lost in Translation? Learn the EU's language" will take place in Montenegro on the 25th October. 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°19 is out!

The videoflash n°19 focus on our work in Social Investment, a Social Employers Federation, and more news about our Conference in Montenegro. Watch the videoflash.
 

Winners of conference fee waiver for Montenegro 2017 identified (video)

On September 11, 2017, three winners of conference fee waivers for the EASPD Annual conference in Montenegro have been identified. They were picked in a lottery drawing by the Vice-President of EASPD, Mr. Fabrizio Fea. To take part in the lottery, the participants had to fill in the EASPD survey on workforce and staffing issues in the disability sector. Read more
 

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

Support the Zero Project in mapping the implementation of UN CRPD

The Zero Project needs the help of support service providers to map the implementation of the convention in more than 130 countries. You can help by filling in a quick questionnaire. Read more

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
 

European Parliament adopts several improvements on the European Accessibility Act

The vote of the European Parliament on the report on the European Accessibility Act led to several improvements, but there is still room for more. Read more
 

2nd European Vocational Skills Week will focus on quality vocational education and training

The  2nd European Vocational Skills Week will take place from the 20th to the 24th of November and focus on  quality vocational education and training. Read more
 

"Making Our Own Decisions: Sharing Stories & Creating Change" Workshop

On the 22nd of November 2017, the VOICES project will be holding it's final workshop, while drawing together four core themes of the project. 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 it


MEMBERS NEWS

EASPD members celebrate 2 years of Sustainable Development Goals

EASPD members participated in European Disability Forum action calling for the EU to champion the implementation of SDGs, especially those concerning persons with disabilities by submitting pictures highlighting diffirent goals. Watch the video (Facebook)
 

Our member, Katholiek Onderwijs Vlaanderen invites you to series of 5 international courses on collaborative leadership for learning’

Catholic Education Flanders, in collaboration with partners from the UK, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Estonia organises a series of 5 international courses on the theme of: ‘collaborative leadership for learning’. Read more
 

European Disability Employment Week L’ADAPT reveals the programme for France!

The EDEW will take place between 13 and 17 November and L’ADAPT has some events planned for France. Find out (in French)
 

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!
 

Sign and Sound Theatre project launched

EASPD is a partner on this project that addresses the thematic of “move barriers to equal participation in…leisure activities” by removing “attitudinal barriers”, exploring new ways to produce inclusive arts, for inclusive audiences. It aims to lead to artists and spectators, with(out) disabilities, enjoying the same theatre experience at the same time, and without one artist/audience being favored over another.  Visit the website
 

ENTELIS Steering Board Meeting

ENTELIS steering board will meet in Malta 6/7 October to discuss how to consolidate the work programme and monitor the progress in its implementation. Visit their website
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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 October, Podgorica: EASPD Project Development Workshop

26-27 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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