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INNOSERV expert meeting -Shaping Innovation in Social Services: 2020 and Beyond-.


On the 18th September 2013 from 11.00 to 16.00 EASPD in cooperation with the INNOSERV (Social Platform on Social Innovation EU FP7 programme) project partnership organizes the international expert meeting “Shaping Innovation in Social Services: 2020 and Beyond”.

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Raising Awareness & Corporate Employment opportunities for people with disabilities (RACE)


The RACE project is coming to an end. Since November 2011, partners from 5 different countries worked closely together to look at how to enable persons with disabilities to enter the open labour market and to provide employers and VET providers in Turkey and Italy with the tools to gain competences to facilitate supported employment. Training material from former EU projects was adapted and was then piloted in 2013 by professional trainers on supported employment in Turkey and Italy.

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Access City Award 2014


A new edition of the Access City Award is launched.

The award is promoted by the DG Justice of the European Commission and recognises cities for their efforts to remove barriers in key aspects of everyday life. It highlights the most successful initiatives that allow people with disabilities to participate fully in society and to enjoy their fundamental rights on an equal footing with others.

The award covers 4 key areas of accessibility:

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Second SensAge Conference


The 2nd Annual SensAge conference 'Ageing People with Sensory Disabilities – Quality of Services and Their Impact' took place in Istanbul, on the 2nd July 2013. The conference focused on sharing knowledge, good practices, and experiences. The best practices out of the Knowledge Base showcased on the project website were presented in Istanbul, such as:

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EASPD is looking for a designer for the project TIDE


EASPD is currently hiring a designer in the framework of the project TIDE: Towards Inclusive Development Education, a European project funded by the European Commission, Europe Aid (call for proposals EuropeAid/131141/C/ACT/MULTI). The designer should perform the following tasks: design a logo, a banner and a coherent template for the newsletters and for the project leaflet.

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ERASMUS+ what is it about?


Erasmus+ is the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport that will replace the Lifelong Learning Programme (Leonardo, Comenius, Grundtvig, Erasmus and Jean Monnet actions), Youth in Action and five other international programmes starting from 2014.

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Application for NGO Accreditiation to the Conference of State Parties Approved


We have received fantastic news from the UN that they have approved our application for NGO accreditation to the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD. This will allow us to participate in the Conferences.


According to Article 40 of the Convention “The States Parties shall meet regularly in a Conference of States Parties in order to consider any matter with regard to the implementation of the present Convention.”  EASPD will now be able to join these discussions. 

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Take Part in the European Song Festival


In association with the city of Upplands Väsby, EASPD is organising the European Song Festival, a three day international Music Festival for persons with intellectual disabilities. 

The Festival will take place in May 2014. 

For more information, please visit the Festival's website.



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Congrats to our award winning member Open the Windows


EASPD wishes to congratulate our Macedonian member "Open the Windows" for winning a prestigious award by the ERSTE Foundation for the Award for Social Integration. Open the Windows works on a e-Accessible Education project that supports the educational opportunities of students with disabilities. The project is funded by USAID and has been active for three years. 

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