Policy Café is our new way to update EASPD members on current developments in specific EU policies and to collect feedback from them. This feedback is used by the EASPD policy team when responding to EU Consultations on these policies.
In our next Policy Café we will address two European Commission proposals on:
- The European Disability Strategy 2020-2030, which the European Commission is expected to launch Mid-January. This proposal will mark the beginning of negotiations between the European Parliament, Council of the European Union and the European Commission on the EDS for the upcoming decade.
- A Directive on Adequate Minimum Wages in the European Union, launched in October 2020 and currently being negotiated upon. The Directive could affect disability services in areas related both to staff wages and the wages or revenue of persons with disabilities. Read EASPD Discussion Note on Adequate Minimum Wages in the EU.
- If the EDS launch is delayed and not available by the Policy Café, this section will be replaced by an exchange on the European Commission’s European approach for micro-credentials, which is relevant for both social services staff and for VET and other training services. If not discussed in this Policy Café, it will be discussed in a future policy café. Read EASPD Discussion Note on Micro-credentials.
We invite our members to stop by at any point during the session to provide their feedback on either of these initiatives.
Please note that this consultation is for EASPD members only
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