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Shine! The Conference on inclusion and support for persons with a learning disability in Wales


On the 25th and 26th of November, Learning Disabilities Wales will be organising an event called “Shine!” to celebrate achievement and success in the lives of people with a learning disability. Shine! is a two-day event and it will be taken place in Wales.

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Who has recently joined the EASPD Secretariat’s team?


In the last few weeks the EASPD team in Brussels has been affected by some changes. We said goodbye to Eilis Crowe and Anne Claire Gonzalez and we warmly thank them for their work, wishing them all the best in their future. This farewell was followed by new arrivals.

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Do you feel concerned by issues about art and disability?


Pour la Solidarité - PLS and Centre de la Gabrielle MFPass organise on 21 November 2014 the conference « Art for All: for equal access to art education and to the public market of art and culture for persons with intellectual and/or mental disabilities ».  

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European cooperation to support employment for persons with disabilities


On the 19th of September, 95 stakeholders from the T-EST project met in Izmir, Turkey, to bring an end to this two years project. The final conference was attended by the main partner organisations, public bodies, employment agencies, universities, research institutions and NGOs working in the field of disability.  

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How can we support persons with disabilities to fully enjoy new technologies?


The digital divide is a fact. People with disabilities still experience difficulties to fully engaging with technology, and this knowledge gap has to be reduced to ensure everyone enjoys the same opportunities. Therefore EASPD, together with AIAS Bologna, organise a set of events from 26 to 29 november 2014 in Bologna (Italy) where participants will be able to deepen their knowledge on how technology and specifically person-centred technology (PCT), can contribute to the European social service providers sector.

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“Not Patients, but citizens with rights” project: spreading the European Care Certificate across the continent


The project “Not Patients, but citizens with rights” is coming to an end. For that, more than 120 delegates and representatives from the European social sector meet today in the city museum of Ljubljana (Slovenia) at a final conference to analyse the learning results of the intensive work developed during the past two years.

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Two more weeks to participate in the EASPD survey on the workforce in European social sector


The results of the survey will be analysed by the EASPD's Interest Group on Workforce Development and Human Resources. This working group aims at promoting high standards of knowledge, skills and understanding within the European social care workforce of good quality services. The Interest Group is also planning to set up a European Observatory on Human Resources (EOHR).

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Social Services Europe new Website online!


We are pleased to present the new user-friendly design of SSE website, where you can see who we are, learn what we represent, follow what we get up to and discover what we have planned. 

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How do Social Service Providers contribute to Sustainable Growth?


EASPD Secretary General and Social Services Europe (SSE) President, Luk Zelderloo intervened in a Public Hearing organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) to share the service providers’ views on the upcoming EU policy agenda for Social Enterprise.

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Do you know who are the speakers of the EASPD annual conference "A Home For All"?


Important policy makers, national authorities, service providers, disability and housing specialists working with people with support needs from Europe and USA will offer a cross-sectorial overview on the state of play of the housing sector and the strategies needed to making ‘A Home For All’ a reality. Have a look at who’s joining the conference!

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