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EASPD is participating and coordinating in the project listed below per topics: Workforce development, Education, Person-Centered Technology, Capacity Building, Employment, Legal Capacity, and Innovation in service provisions.


Workforce development


The project aims to help people with learning disabilities to know what sexual exploitation is, what it looks like in action, what to do about it if it is happening to them or a friend and how to report it. A strong emphasis is on empowering people to keep themselves safe rather than simply concentrating on risk factors. Research shows that people respond better to messages about what they can do rather than what they should not do.


The project aims at developing a training programme on relationships and sexuality aimed at supporting staff and family carers across Europe and train people with a learning disability as co-trainers to deliver this training.

The project aims at increasing the competences of professionals of the tourist sector in delivering customized high quality proximity services for clients with special needs.

The project aims to lead to the creation of a platform of relevant PHS stakeholders at EU Level. Its main goal is to create a single point-of-contact to support, guide and provide advice to Public Authorities in the development of their PHS policies.




IMAS aims to study the tasks, qualifications and working settings of learning and support assistants in schools in Europe and develop a common understanding and dimensionl framework to evaluate and guide the work of these assistants.

The partners will cooperate to implement inclusion competences among staff and to transfer inclusion theory into practice in primary and secondary schools. For this purpose the project consortium will develop a coaching manual on the basis of coaching processes that will be implemented in the 10 pilot schools.

The IE+ project aims to provide decision-makers (policy-makers and education providers) with the information, training and tools that allow for evidence based policy making.

The BEYOND Project aims to empower special schools and service providers supporting children with special needs, to facilitate the transition towards fully inclusive education systems.

The ENhANCE Project will target the specific mismatch between the skills currently offered by nurses working in Primary Health Care (PHC) and those actually demanded by both public health care institutions and private service providers when applying innovative healthcare models centered on PHC. 


The project aims to equip educators, trainers, HR managers and other experts with proper competences to support high-quality education for adults with disabilities. It will do so by developing practical resources to help these practitioners create innovative adult education settings to support adults with disabilities in progressing towards higher qualifications and entering the labour market. The project will be implemented in 5 European countries: France, Greece, Spain, Romania, Belgium.

The a4i project aims to bridge the gap between social service providers, banks and universities to help the social sector to engage skilfully with investors and meet their investment needs.


Person-centered technology

ProACT targets Europe’s 50 million multimorbid patients to proactively self-manage and offset the EU’s annual €700 billion cost of chronic disease management. ProACT aims to develop and evaluate an ecosystem to integrate a wide variety of new and existing technologies to improve and advance home-based integrated care for older adults with multimorbidity, including associated co-morbidities.


Capacity building

The project aims at innovating service provision in the disability sector in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Through an innovative mentoring training programme targeted at professionals working in managerial positions in service providing organisation, the overall objective is to produce sustainable change in service delivery in line with the UN CRPD principles in CEE countries.

The EMiSC project delivers support for the role of mentors in social care at entry level, with a formal curriculum and a mentor training course, a mentoring assessment tool and an exploration of ways of promoting formal recognition of such skills.

  • PESSIS + - Promoting Employers' Social Services Organisations in Social Dialogue

PESSIS+ aims to strengthen the capacity of the Federation of European Social Employers, in view of their participation in European Social Dialogue structures. The project’s main activities will include national events in ten EU Member States to engage with relevant national employers, discussions with trade union organisations in view of setting-up the right structures and research on the state of play of social dialogue structures in social services in 28 EU Member States.

The overall objective of the project is to empower persons in neuro-psychiatric residential institutions and local CSOs to defend and monitor the rights of persons with mental disabilities in Moldova. The partners will promote greater awareness of the rights of people with mental disabilities through their empowerment as self-advocates; will carry on capacity-building of CSOs to enhance and to monitor the CRPD implementation in neuro-psychiatric residential institutions; and aim to combat discrimination of persons with mental disabilities living in neuro-psychiatric residential institutions and promote community for all.

The project focuses on the application of Digital, Literacy and Numeracy skills in three important areas of someone’s life as a means of providing increased supported decision making by the individual in these areas: personal finance, consumer rights, and personal health and well-being.


Towards Person Centred Housing Services in Europe (TopHouse) is a project that aims to define, refine and formally establish the competences of professionals in the processes of 

assessment, housing & support/care provision (AHS) as to strengthen their ability to assume social and civic responsibilities by actively fostering inclusion and respect for human rights of persons at risk of exclusion, particularly persons with disabilities; to work more effectively and constructively with complex needs of service users in the context of increasingly diverse societies.

AMiD (Access to services for Migrants with Disabilities) aims to facilitate the assessment of migrants and refugees with disabilities in Europe, improving cooperation among Local Authorities and NGOs and promoting knowledge sharing among NGOs staff, local organizations, Disabled People organizations and Service providers to respond adequately to the disability implications in the migration phenomena.


CISCOS will develop a cross-border and multidisciplinary teaching and training concept for staff qualification of service providers and local governments together with academic training of university students. The alliance will also facilitate the exchange, flow and co-creation of knowledge between higher education institutions and service providers on how to fully embrace the inclusion paradigm. This will contribute to foster the innovation capacityof higher education institutions, local governments and service providers for persons with disabilities and aligned organisations from the care provision sector.

Independent living 

The TeamUp! project aims thus to promote social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport by improving access to sport for PWID in mainstream structures. Raising awareness, training activities and community building process are therefore needed to stop discrimination and stigma that PWID faces in the sports sector and facilitate their access to mainstream sport. The project activities are then designed to support the correct implementation of European policies on sports, in particular the White Paper on Sport, the EU Physical Activities Guidelines, the Council's Recommendation to promote health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA) and the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020.



The project aims at identifying models of good practices in the field of securing professional career paths, with the production of guidelines, as well as dissemination within social and employment services in Europe. The project partners would like these models of good practices to be well known in Europe to give access to young disabled people to high quality job opportunities. To complete the DESC project, the partners will launch the European Employment Week for persons with disabilities, based on the successful French “Semaine de l’Emploi pour Personnes Handicapées”


PATHWAYS is a 3-year EU project that aims to develop innovative approaches to promote the professional integration of people with chronic diseases and improve their employability.

Following the Disability, Equality, Security, Career (DESC) project, DESC 2 project aims to bring the results of the project on the ground through an evaluation methology to assess the impact of inclusive employment methologies on persons with disabilities, employers and service providers. 


Inclusive Arts

Sign&Sound theatre Europe is created by a group of 9 partners from 6 European countries. The main aim of the group is to promote deaf theatre all over Europe, and in particularly the inclusive bilingual theatre format: Deaf and hearing actors equally on the stage; deaf and hearing audiences equally in the theatre.


The objectives of the project is to have an impact on the training curriculum, have an impact on the professional practice of people engaged in communication and education through art and culture;
and to act on the cultural environment. 

This Erasmus+ project aims to improve opportunities in the access to artistic knowledge and development to adult learners with disabilities. It aims to provided improved guidelines and access to relevant information in the teaching of arts to service providers, people with disabilities, cultural centres and arts educators, building a fairer, more equal and less discriminative approach to adult arts education



This project addresses the need to explore and define what systems of self-directed support are in place in Europe and how they can best support individuals with disabilities in exercising choice about their lives.


The Just4all project aims to promote access to justice for persons with disabilities by raising awareness among legal practitioners on the needs of people with disabilities and develop a training for legal practitioners on that topic.


Early Childhood Intervention



The ECI Agora project aims to facilitate the development of ECI services in the partner countries of Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary.