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Newsletter August

Registrations are open for our  next conference "Flourishing Lives - Supportive communities and sustainable development" on the 26-27 October 2017 in Podgorica, Montenegro. Register here!


Editorial "Back to school: making inclusive education work"

In this editorial, Timothy Ghilain, EASPD Policy Officer, writes about advances in inclusive education and what still needs to be done to achieve a truly inclusive educational system. Read more



Present a workshop in our conference: Flourishing Lives Supportive communities and sustainable development in October

We are looking for workshop speakers for the Conference "Flourishing Lives. Supportive communities and sustainable development", which will take place the in Podgorica (Montenegro) on the 26-27 October 2017. The speakers should present innovative projects and/or activities in the field of community-based support and sustainable development. Read more

Registrations are open for our conference "Flourishing Lives Supportive communities and sustainable development"

Registrations are open for our international conference in Podgorica (Montenegro) on the 26-27 October 2017 "Flourishing Lives. Supportive communities and sustainable development." Register here

Win Montenegro conference fee waiver by filling in our workforce survey!

EASPD invites service providers for persons with disabilities to complete a survey with the aim of gathering information about workforce and staffing issues in the disability field. Read more

Check our new website EU investment plan for the social sector!

Check EASPD’s new website, dedicated to leveraging the EU investment plan for social services. There you can find on how Social Services, Public Authorities and Investors can use the EU Investment Plan. Check the website

"The EU Investment Plan for Social Services in Belgium" event opens registrations

UNISOC, EASPD, Verso, l'Unipso and CBENM invite Belgian service providers to the event "Accessing better loans through the EU Investment Plan" which will take place in Brussels on the 14th September. Read more

SAVE THE DATE: European Conference on the "EU Investment Plan for Social Services"

EASPD and the European Policy Centre host the conference "The EU Investment Plan: Investing in Social Care & Support" on the 27th November in Brussels. Read more

EU Investment Plan for the social sector: succesful events in Paris, Dublin and Vienna

As part of EASPD's ongoing work in promoting the EU Investment Plan we held events in Paris, Vienna and Dublin in the past months. Read more

Videoflash n°17 is out! Discover what EASPD has been up to during the summer

What have we been doing over the Summer? Discover in our videoflash.

EASPD contribution during the first inspirational session of the European Social Fund Transnational Platform 2017 conference, “The future of inclusion, a social investment perspective”

Luk Zelderloo’s contribution, on behalf of EASPD, was picked up in the news reporting the outcome of this event. Read more


"Employment for All - A Global Perspective" Conference: presentations are now available

The presentations used by keynote speakers and workshop presenters during the "Employment for All - A Global Perspective" Conference have been made available in the official website of the conference.



EESC Civil Society Prize – 50,000€ for projects that aim at labour market integration

The European Economic and Social Committee launched a 50,000 euros prize intended to reward innovative initiatives carried out by civil society organisations and/or individuals which aim at the labour market integration of newcomers and all the people who are distant from the labour market and require specific support. Read more

Encourage your city to apply for Access City Awards 2018!

The award recognises and celebrates cities which proactively support accessibility for persons with disabilities and take exemplary steps to improve accessibility in the urban environment. It is open for cities with more than 50 000 inhabitants. Tell your city to apply until 11 September 2017. Read more

The ESF: reform or revolution? “There are no easy solutions.”

EASPD was present in this conference that focused on the future of the European Social Fund, after 2020. Read more

2017 Employment and Social Developments in Europe review confirms positive trends, but highlights high burden on the young

This year's edition confirms positive labour market and social trends and continued economic growth. With over 234 million people having a job, employment has never been as high as today in the EU, and unemployment is at its lowest level since December 2008. Read more

Call for applications – FutureLab Europe 2018

The FutureLab Europe programme is selecting bright, active and young Europeans aged between 20 and 30 who want to play an active role in shaping the future of Europe by implementing a project with a civic impact. Selected participants will convene to Brussels in January 2018 for the FutureLab Europe Annual Forum – a four-day programme during which FutureLabbers meet each other to discuss relevant topics for the future of our continent with European stakeholders. Read more




Discover the project Unlocking Freedom through adult education

This project is coordinated by our member Disability Federation Ireland and includes 6 other partners (among them our members Centre de la Gabrielle and Kehitysvammaisten Palvelusaatio). The project focus on supporting the de-institutionalisation of people with disabilities across Europe through adult and community education. Read more

Campaign by L’adapt “Tous Citoyens”

Our member L'adapt launched a petition campaign asking Emmanuel Macron to promote an inclusive society for persons with disabilities. Sign the petition

Attend FreedomTech - A Passport to Inclusion

Our member Disability Federation Ireland invites every interested party to attend FreedomTech, a gathering focusing on making the most of accessible and assistive technologies.Read more

Karin Astegger elected chairperson of Salzburg’s regional Independent Monitoring Committee for the implementation of the UNCRPD!

Karin Astegger, one of our board members, was elected chairperson of Salzburg’s regional Independent Monitoring Committee for the implementation of the UNCRPD. This committee has the role to monitor and advise on the implementation of UN CRPD at a regional level. Read more

FENACERCI and other Portuguese organisations that work on training for persons with disabilities call on the Portuguese Government to solve funding delays (in Portuguese)

4 Portuguese umbrella organisations call on the government to solve funding delays that endanger numerous organisations that work in education and training for persons with disabilities. Read more (in Portuguese)

SIFU group receives “Madrid Excellent” Certification (in Spanish)

Our member SIFU received this certification that recognises excellency, corporate social responsibility and trustworthiness. The certification is given by Fundación Madrid por la Excelencia. Read more (in Spanish)



Fund your project ideas!

EASPD developed a funding information system which contains a series of useful information about funding and financing opportunities. You will also find a project partners search platform. Check it out now!

Invitation for EMISC multiplier event in Belgium (in Dutch)

Job-link is organising a information workshop “The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in practice – A clarification on the Erasmus+-project European Mentoring in Social Care (EMISC)” on Monday 28 of August in Louvain (Heverlee). This workshop is part of the EMISC Project. Read more (in Dutch)

EMISC Project - CECD Mira Sintra’s Multiplier Event in Portugal

CECD Mira Sintra hosted the first Portuguese Multiplier Event of the European Mentoring in Social Care – EMISC Project on the 2nd of June 2017, from 9.30 am till 5.00 pm. Read more


28 August, Leuven: Het VN - verdrag inzake mensen met een handicap in de praktijk (Joblink)

14 September, Brussels:  Accéder à de meilleurs crédits grâce au Plan d’Investissement UE

06 October, Belgrade: Early Childhood Intervention: For meeting sustainable development goals of the new millennium

25-27 October, Podgorica – EASPD Conference on Community based support and Sustainable Development

27 November, Brussels: The EU Investment Plan: Investing in Social Care & Support