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Newsletter December

Editorial by Luk Zelderloo - 2017: From "Reaching Out" to "Commit!"

Luk Zelderloo, Secretary General, reviews our achievements during the year. Read more


SAVE THE DATE: Annual Forum of the European Research Platform "EURECO"

EASPD and the Centre for Planning and Evaluation of Social Services, University of Siegen invite you to the Annual Forum of EURECO, which takes place on the 12 and 13 of March in Brussels. Read more


Call for tenders: Advice on organization's compliance with General Data Protection Regulation

EASPD is looking for an advisor to review the internal procedures of the organisation and propose practical recommendations on how our activities and operations should be implemented in order to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Read more



European News 

Council conclusions on enhancing community-based support and care for independent living 

On the 7 December, the Council of the European Union adopted Council Conclusions on Enhancing Community-Based Support and Care for Independent Living. Read more


Commission welcomes Member States’ agreement on the European Accessibility Act

On 7 December, Member States agreed on their position on the European Accessibility Act agreement at the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumers Council. The Accessibility Act, which was proposed in 2015 has the potential to set common accessibility requirements for certain key products and services that will help people with disabilities. Read more


Opening Doors for Europe’s Children launches a new publication to answer essential questions about ‘Deinstitutionalisation’

The resource provides quick answers to some of the frequently asked questions about the transition from institutional to family and community-based care for children, also known as deinstitutionalisation (DI). Read more


French city, Lyon rewarded with 2018 Access City Award for putting accessibility at the heart of its city life

On the occasion of the European Day for People with Disabilities, the European Commission announced Lyon, France, as the winner of the Access City Award. The city was rewarded for its inclusive and universal accessibility. Read more


Members News

Internship vacancy: Communication and Project Management Intern

Our member, Centre de la Gabrielle is looking for a Communications & Project Management Intern. Proficiency in French is required. Read more

Draga Violina as an inspiring practice in promoting social economy and social enterprises

Social Platform has recognised our member, Draga Violina as an inspiring practice in promoting social economy and social enterprises. Read more


Project News

The HOPE project: preventing exploitation and abuse of vulnerable children in the U.K. and Bulgaria

Mr Keith Smith, Project Manager and Coordinator of HOPE for British Institute of Learning Disabilities and Ms Monika Heitmann, Project Manager of HOPE for Social Association "St. Andrew" shares with us exciting updates of the HOPE project in 2017. Read more


New projects: Call for promising practices, tools and resources on Supported Decision Making and on Integrated Housing & Support

EASPD has embarked on a challenging yet fascinating research! We are looking for promising examples of Supported Decision Making and on integrated Housing & Support. Read more


The ACCESS project: Creating opportunities in information technology (IT) and foreign language for persons with intellectual disabilities

The ACCESS project is a two-year ERASMUS+ project that has been developed as a specially designed programme for persons with intellectual disabilities. Learn more


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 updated daily. Check it out now!



12/13 March 2018, Brussels - Research Forum "Innovation in Disability Services"
20 March 2018, Brussels - Final PATHWAYS Conference on Employment strategies for persons with chronic diseases

EASPD wishes you happy holidays!

Our office will be closed for the last week of December: 25th to 1st January. We will be open from 2nd January.


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