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EASPD represents the European service providers' sector for persons with disabilities at the United Nations in New York

11-06-2014

Since its accreditation last year, the European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) has the chance, for the first time, to take part into the debates and present its expertise in social service provision in the 7th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) in New York.

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From the Black Sea to the North Sea...

27-05-2014

This month we were made aware of terrible news from some European countries, stories about people with disabilities living in terrible conditions from the Black Sea all the way to the North Sea. We decided to react and ring the bell.

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European Ombudsman opens investigation on the protection of fundamental rights

27-05-2014

The guardian of the rights of European citizens -the European Ombudsman- has decided to launch an investigation on the respect of fundamental rights in Europe when using cohesion funds and the role of the European Commission in the monitoring process.  

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EASPD expresses condolences to the victims' families of the floods in the Balkans

27-05-2014

The European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities wishes to express our sincere condolences to the families of the victims of the floods that took place in the Balkan region, especially those countries along the Sava River, in Bosnia Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia.

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Registration for the next EASPD conference “A Home for All” in Oslo is now open!

26-05-2014

The European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) together with the Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues (NVC), the Norwegian SOR Foundation and the partners of PUSH Europe: FEANTSA, CECODHAS and MHE are organising an international conference on the development of homes and housing services for persons with disabilities, persons with mental health problems, homeless people and people in need of housing support. The conference will take place in Oslo on 9th and 10th October 2014. The deadline for registration is the 11th of September.

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EASPD supports EFFE’s manifesto on the promotion of community-based services

26-05-2014

In view of the European Elections, the European Federation for Family Employment (EFFE) launched a new Manifesto on household services, family employment and home care in Europe that directly involves the service providers sector. The Manifesto calls for official EU recognition of “the household services, family employment and home care as an economic sector in its own right that contributes to European competitiveness and social cohesion”. The EFFE Manifesto also highlights the importance of identifying which are the sector’s needs and calls for the reinforcement of the European social dialogue.

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PUSH Europe - Practice and understanding in supported housing

26-05-2014

On 6 May the very first workshop of PUSH Europe took place in Brussels. Thirty people including researchers, practitioners and other experts on housing from Belgium, the Netherlands, France and the United Kingdom participated in this interactive event.  

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What’s new within the EASPD Secretariat?

26-05-2014

This month, two new colleagues joined the EASPD Team in Brussels

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EASPD continues to develop its European contact network

26-05-2014

As usual during the period surrounding the European elections, the work of the European Commission slows down and the European Parliament is put on hold. As a result, both the European Accessibility Act and the Commission Report on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities have been postponed to the second half of 2014.

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Offering quality employment for Persons with Disabilities

26-05-2014

How can we improve the participation of Persons with Disabilities in the labour market? Do you know what the toolkit for supported employment is? Below you have an overview of our latest news related to EASPD Employment projects for Persons with Disabilities.

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