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DELAROSE final conference: "E-dimension of Staff Development in Disability Services Sector"

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 09:00 to 16:00

The European Association of Service Providers for People with Disabilities (EASPD) and the partners of the DELAROSE Project are pleased to invite you to the European Conference on ICT solutions for human resources development in the disability services sector, including tools allowing care workers manage work-related stress. The conference, entitled "E-dimension of Staff Development in Disability Services Sector" will take place on September 21, 2015, in Brussels, Belgium.


The aim of the Conference:

• To encourage the development of social care workers through the use ICT solutions;
• To help them cope with work-related stress;
• To provide opportunities for knowledge sharing and exchange of best practices;
• To improve the quality of life of people with disabilities through professional development of care workers.


Conference Programme:

09:30 – 10:00


 10:00 – 10:15

Welcome Speech
Mr. Luk Zelderloo, Secretary General, European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities. 

10:10 – 10:40

Keynote speech
“Let’s start at the very beginning…” 
How ICT and e-learning can make a difference for social care workers at all levels
Mr. James Churchill, Chair of the European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) Interest Group on Workforce Development and Human Resources 

10:40 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30

Keynote speech
“EU Policy on Vocational Education and Training (VET): transparency and recognition of skills and qualifications”
Mr. Carlo Scatoli, Team leader – Strategic instruments and frameworks, Vocational training and adult learning Unit, DG Education and Culture, European Commission

11:30 – 12:00

Introduction of the DELAROSE Project
(Delivering E Learning Accreditation to Reduce Occupational Stress in Employment)
Prof. Dr. John Wells, Head of the School of Health Sciences at Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland 

12:00 – 13:30


 13:30 – 14:00

 Parallel Workshop Sessions:

  • Gain ECVET and ECT credit while learning how to manage work-related stress: DELAROSE Project presents its online courses website www.delarose-project.euMs. Jillian Sexton, HR Training & Development Co-ordinator, National Federation of Voluntary Bodies, Ireland.


  •  Virtual laboratory of best practices for teachers and trainers who work with disabled persons: ALDO Project (Adults with a Learning Disability, Observatory of Best Practice) introduces its online observatory www.aldoproject.euMr. Timothy Ghilain, Research & Development Officer, European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities, Belgium.

14:00 – 14:15

Coffee break

14:15 – 14:45

Parallel Workshop Sessions:

  • Relax, take it easy! Relaxation exercises that will help you fight stress. ​Mr. Wolfgang Ruf, Research Assistant, University of Graz, Institute of Sport Science, Austria.


  • Develop digital competences of care workers: Carer Plus Project introduces Carer+ web portal, which provides information, resources and social networking facilities to care givers. Ms. Gloria Ortiz, EU project manager, IPERIA L’Institut, France.

14:45 – 15:15

Interactive Session/Expo/Fair:
Project Showcase, Display of results, E-Learning Demos (People can walk around different stands, ask questions, try to use online sources)

15:15 – 15:45

DELAROSE Project Sustainability Discussion

15:45 – 16:00

Closing speech


Conference programme can be found here.

Download the Save the Date.
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You can register here for the conference. Please note that the deadline for registration is the 11th September 2015.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Brussels!


DELAROSE (Delivering E Learning Accreditation to Reduce Occupational Stress in Employment) is a new Transfer of Innovation Project funded by the European Union. It builds upon a previous open source online self-help programme called ROSE (Reducing Occupational Stress in Employment). ROSE is aimed at workers in the health and social care sectors in Europe to manage their own work related stress. For more information please visit the project website


Contact details:

Asel Kadyrbaeva
EASPD Project Assistant