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4th IASSID Europe Congress: Pathways to Inclusion, 14-17 July 2014 - Vienna


IASSID, the University of Vienna and Lebenshilfe Austria is proud to announce that the 4th European Congress of the International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disability will be hosted by the University of Vienna, Austria.

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DREAM (Disability Rights Expanding Accessible Markets) project


The DREAM (Disability Rights Expanding Accessible Markets) project, coordinated by the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at the National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway, started in 2011 and it addresses the need of new skills and competences for Member States in order to implement the UNCRPD. The project’s aim is to train the ‘next generation’ of disability policy researchers and entrepreneurs.

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2014 EASPD General Assembly and International Conference


Planning Inclusive Communities – Challenges and Strategies of Local Implementation of the UN CRPD, 27-28 March 2014 - Siegen University, Germany We are glad to inform you that the 2014 EASPD General Assembly and International Conference will take place in Siegen, Germany on 27-28 March 2014.

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Proposal on Housing for vulnerable people approved!


In January 2013, EASPD and SITRA, an umbrella organisation committed to raising standards in the housing, care and support sector, submitted a project proposal together with 12 other partners. The proposal was submitted under the Transfer of Innovation budget line of the Leonardo da Vinci Programme of the Commission. We found out now that the project is approved!

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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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