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!
Thomas Bignal writes on the three components of quality services and how to balance them. Read more
Do you have a project idea and would like to further develop it? Are you are looking for partners for this idea? Are you not sure about the right funding streams? Fill in the application form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 21 September 2017. Read more
EASPD and the European Policy Centre will be hosting the conference "The EU Investment Plan: Investing in Social Care & Support" on the 27th November in Brussels. Read more
Romanian Government neglects persons with disabilities’ employment rights to meet EU fiscal obligations
In view of meeting the EU’s strict fiscal obligations, the Romanian government launched an emergency decree which risks bankrupting hundreds of social economy enterprises, workshops and additional social services who provide essential work-related opportunities for persons with disabilities. EASPD calls on the Romanian government to revise this decree and delay its entry into force. Read more
In this edition, Luk presents the hot topics of September and Tim explains what is our "Support Services of Tomorrow" taskforce. Watch it.
New publication: Overview of the purpose and work of the Taskforce “Developing the Support Services of Tomorrow”
The European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG) has prepared a response to the reflection paper on the future of the finances of the European Union (EU). It asks for 3 actions to ensure efficient funding mechanisms. Read more
Zero Project's focus this year is accessibility. The Project has received more than 371 nominations from 76 countries worldwide with 140 nominations for Innovative Practices and 34 for Innovative Policies from across 62. Read more
Council of Europe publishes best practices in raising awareness on the rights of persons with disabilities
Several of our members feature in the publication, which provides good practices in raising awareness about the rights of persons with disabilities. Read more
The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities published the General Comment No.5 (2017) on the right to live independently and being included in the community, which provides direction to Member States in implementing article 19 of the UN CRPD. Read more
Council of Europe’s Human Rights Commissioner publishes statement on the rights of persons with disabilities
The Human Rights Commissioner of the Council of Europe writes about what is missing for Europe to achieve full respect of rights of persons with disabilities. Read more
Discover the study "A systematic review of the literature on the benefits for employers of employing people with learning disabilities".
Mencap commissioned a study that summarises research on the benefits for employers of employing people with learning disabilities. The study is a powerful tool to engage employers. Read here
4 EASPD members cooperate in the project STEPS, which prepares training materials to help with the de-institutionalisation process! Specifically materials for people preparing to move out, those who have moved out,️ staff moving out with them, and families and friends. Read their newsletter here
Our member Lebenshilfe Österreich will celebrate its 50 years on the 28 September! The anniversary will be marked by a celebration in Vienna. Read the invitation
The Erasmus+ (KA2) project UDEL21 will be hosting its first course on diversity in Prague from September 25 to September 29, 2017. Read more
The Erasmus + (KA2) project UDEL 21 will also be hosting its first conference on diversity in Prague from September 21 to September 23, 2017. Read more
Unlocking Freedom through Education project aims to support the de-institutionalisation of people with disabilities
The central objective of the project is to support the de-institutionalisation of people with disabilities across Europe through adult and community education. Read more
Our member L'adapt has launched a petition campaign asking Emmanuel Macron to promote an inclusive society for persons with disabilities. Sign the petition
Our member Nottingham Community Housing Association received an outstanding rating in their care and support services at Patrick Court and Lyttleton Road. The service provides personal care, housing and support for people who have complex needs living in their own homes. Read more
EASPD has 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!
Partner Search "Talento-scoop in non-profit" on increasing the employment rate of individuals with special needs in the care an welfare sector
Partner Search ESF Project "ACTI vering" - Action research: joint development and validation of an innovative approach balancing labour and care needs
14 September, Brussels: Accéder à de meilleurs crédits grâce au Plan d’Investissement UE
21 – 23 September, Prague: UDEL21's first conference on diversity
25 - 29 September, Prague: UDEL 21's first course on diversity
20 October, Brussels: Launch of the Federation of European Social Employers.
25-27 October, Podgorica: EASPD Conference on Community based support and Sustainable Development