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“One step forward, two steps back?”

The European Expert Group on the transition from institutional to community-based care (EEG) published a report aimed at pinpointing the barriers preventing deinstitutionalisation.

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Inclusive Education: What role for the EU in the way forward?

On 8th June 2020 from 14h00 to 15h30 CEST EASPD and the partners of the IE+ project will be host a policy debate on how the EU can promote the realisation of inclusive education for learners with disabilities.

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Call for ZERO PROJECT nominations 2020-2021 now open!

The Zero Project team would like to invite leading experts and organisations to nominate Innovative Practices and Policies concerning this year’s topic: Employment and ICT. 

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The Journey to Inclusive Employment

Our conference ‘The Road to Employment for Persons with Disabilities’ last week may have presented us with a logistical challenge but it was all worth it as it proved to be a success. EASPD President James Crowe would like to send a message to all members and participants in our latest editorial. 

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Last publications

Key recommendations on the European Disability Strategy post 2020

In light of the current negotiation of the future European Disability Strategy, EASPD has published its recommendations to enable support and social care services help realise the full implementation of the UNCRPD across Europe

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Event report release: The EU Investment Plan - Investing in Social Care & Support

Following our joint conference with the European Policy Centre (EPC), on the EU Investment Plan and investing in social care and support, the EPC has published its ev

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Press releases


As schools begin to open under the threat of a resurgence of COVID-19, it is crucial that authorities and schools ensure the continued education of their students, including those with disabilities, by building the capacities of teachers, learners, parents and support service providers to utilize the opportunities of digital learning tools.


Arts and cultural participation in all their forms are central to a person’s well-being and are often crucial to the support provided to persons with disabilities.


As services begin to re-open, the European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) and its partners request that the European Commission continues to take urgent steps to promote the safe provision of support and social services to the millions of people who need them.