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Looking back to look ahead


Summer seems to have arrived, but this year our calendars aren’t filled with the usual social gatherings and sunny breaks. What a ride 2020 has been so far, we look back at the first half of the year in our latest editorial. 

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Keep up to date with the ENhANCE project!


The ENhANCE project which aims to improve family and community care through highly specialised nursing has released their latest newsletter. 

You will find a short video that gives a great overview on the project and interesting interviews with some of the partners. The partnership are also currently seeking the views and feedback from a range of stakeholders active in the field of family and community nursing and care. Read the full newsletter here.

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Lighthouse Network 2020


EASPD's Lighthouse Network is resuming its activities from September to December 2020!

OPEN TO EASPD MEMBERS! We are looking for organisations and experts willing to take part in this peer-learning opportunity!

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Webinar: Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities: guide for promising practices


On 11th September 2020 15.00-16.00 CEST, the European Commission will be hosting a webinar during which they will present a set of good practices to ensure accommodation for persons with disabilities in Europe.

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EU leaders agree next long-term EU budget


During a physical summit in Brussels, on 21 July EU leaders agreed on an overall budget of an EU budget of €1 074.3 billion for the period 2021-2027.

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Joint position paper on a comprehensive Child Rights Strategy


EASPD joins 28 organisations to call on the European Commission to make sure that children’s rights are mainstreamed in EU’s main priorities.

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Stronger recognition, urgent action and more investment


On 25 June 2020, EASPD together with partners representing the entire social services sector joined at European level to call the European Union to strengthen recognition, urgency and resilience in social services during the COVID-19 pandemic and the recovery. The Online Summit “Social Services & COVID 19: what role for EU?” was viewed by over 2,000 people across different platforms.  

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Academy of European Law to host Annual Conference on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2020


On 21-23 October 2020 (mornings), the Academy of European Law will host a conference whose focus will be on persons with disabilities and how they can exercise their legal rights.

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European Parliament in defence of rights of people with intellectual disabilities and their families in times of Covid-19 emergency


On 8th July the European Parliament "approved a motion for resolution on the rights of persons with intellectual disabilities in the Covid-19 crisis", following a petition launched by Inclusion Europe.

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ENNHRI and Mental Health Europe Report: Implementing supported decision-making


ENNHRI and Mental Heath Europe's latest report explores developments across Europe in the implementation of supported decision-making and the role of National Human Rights Institutions.

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