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Flemish Welfare Association testifies in Corona Commission: Lockdown is at odds with DNA of welfare facilities

In the 23rd September edition of its e-magazine, De Facto, the Flemish Welfare Association (Vlaams Welzijnsverbond) gave its view on the Covid-19 crisis, after presenting it to the Corona Committee of the Flemish Parliament.

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Join us for EASPD's Policy Café!

On the 5th October form 14h00-16h00 CEST EASPD will hold its first online Policy Café on the Child Guarantee and the European Disability Strategy. The Café will provide an opportunity for EASPD members to provide feedback to the EASPD policy team on how EU policies can better support their work at a national level.

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Extraordinary Erasmus+ calls to respond to the coronavirus epidemic

The European Commission has recently launched two extraordinary Erasmus + calls for Coronavirus impact to support digital education readiness and creative skills.

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Open Letter to the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers and Committee on Bioethics regarding the Draft Additional Protocol to the Oviedo Convention

The Council of Europe is being called on by social care organisations to withdraw a draft protocol according to which measures as confinement, isolation, binding, drugging and electroshock would be used as a medical treatment in mental health care facilities.

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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


After the limited impact of the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative on social inclusion, the European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities calls the EU institutions to take concrete action to ensure the new Recovery and Resilience Facility mproves access to social services in the years to come, especially in response to the huge impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the sector, its workers and beneficiaries.


Bringing together over 90 participants online, the forum addressed the key challenges and trends of service provision in non-EU countries from the Western Balkans and the Eastern Partnership regions.


On 8th September EASPD brought together stakeholders to identify how the EU can support children with disabilities from the very first step