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EASPD to co-host side event at the 14th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

EASPD and European Union side event: United Nations Conference of States Parties 
14th June 2021
8.30-9.45 UTC-5 / 14.30-15.45 CET

 

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Buying Social Support Through Online Platforms: What Way Forward?
Online platforms -through the collaborative economy- will radically transform social care and support service offering in the years to come, particularly regarding personal assistance and home, day and respite care. These platforms can (potentially) help persons with support needs -and their families- to access support services in a better, far more flexible and potentially cheaper way than existing offerings. In short, they may be part of the solution for more independent living.
 
However, these same online platforms often operate in a legal grey zone and can bypass existing laws and regulations looking to ensure the high quality of the care and support services on offer. This comes with significant challenges; both for persons with disabilities and those who provide the support.
 
This webinar will be the opportunity to discuss online platforms, how they can support independent living and some of the barriers, limitations and threats they may come with.
 
Sign language interpretation and real-time captioning will be available in English.

Agenda
 

Time 

Activity

14.30- 14:35                          

Welcome and house rules:

  • Luk Zelderloo, EASPD Secretary General

14:35 - 14:55

Existing Online Platforms – the why, the how, the what

Moderator: Inmaculada Placencia Porrero, Senior Expert,  DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion European Commission

  • Emma Back, Equal Care Coop, United Kingdom 
  • François Gerard, Helpper, Belgium 

14: 55 - 15: 40

Panel discussion

Moderator: Inmaculada Placencia Porrero, Senior Expert,  DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion European Commission

Speakers:

  • Gerard Quin, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 
  • Thomas Bignal, Policy Manager, European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD)
  • Matthieu Chatelin, Member  of  the  Youth  Committee, European Disability Forum
  • Evamaria  Nerell, Analyst, the  National Board of Health and Welfare, Sweden
  • Emma Back and François Gerard for commentary.

Open floor for debate

15:40 - 15:45

Concluding remarks

  • Luk Zelderloo, EASPD Secretary General