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January Newsletter II


EASPD publishes a new Guide on Funding and Financing Opportunities for Social Service Providers for members only

The guide presents a number of EU funding and financing opportunities for social services. It is available in our members section under funding information systems. Read more

EASPD Videoflash n°5 is out!

In this video, Luk Zelderloo tells you about a few important EU news from the past weeks (0’18) and the EASPD policy team explains how we work with the European Parliament (2’46). See the video

EASPD new board constituted

EASPD is happy to announce that the new board is finally constituted following the appointment of 6 co-opted members. See full board

Deadline Extended to 06/02/2017: EASPD and EUSE Employment for All Award 2017

The deadline for applications for EASPD and EUSE's Employment for All awards was extended until Monday, 6th February 2017! Read more




The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights released its Annual Study on the rights of persons with disabilities

The report focuses on the principles of equality and non-discrimination included in article 5 of the CRPD. It aims at providing guidance for implementation of article 5 of the Convention, identifying good practices and making recommendations. Read more

New opportunities: Social Innovation Tournament and funding from the European Investment Bank

Over the past 18 months, EASPD has been working increasingly with the European Investment Bank (EIB) and exploring possible opportunities for the EIB to facilitate access to finance for social service providers. There is already an opportunity for you today, through the EIB’s Social Innovation Tournament. Read more


European Solidarity Corps: how can it help you?

The European Solidarity Corps is a new initiative of the European Union, launched in December 2016. The Corps is designed to provide opportunities for young people to participate in projects in the solidarity field. For service providers, it could be an opportunity to engage young people willing to gain experience or work in the sector. Read more

The new Maltese Presidency of the European Union

The Council is organized around a system of rotating presidency according to which each member state takes in turn the helm of the Union for a period of 6 months. Since January 2017, Malta has taken over the rotating Presidency of the Council from Slovakia, until June when it will go to Estonia. Read more