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EASPD Lighthouse Network guides members in stormy seas of 2020


 Ahoy! Despite the stormy seas of 2020, the second annual edition of the EASPD’s Lighthouse Network was successfully completed with two new training activities implemented between EASPD members.   The Lighthouse Network is a space of contact among peers with certain expertise and organisations that express needs on those topics. The Network is engaged from (and for) EASPD’s membership. Selected peer-experts work with other organisations to improve their knowledge and/or to increase their capacities.  

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Ensuring an inclusive EU Recovery


Co-hosted by the EASPD and the European Foundation Centre and part of the Zero Project conference 2021, this session will be the opportunity to hear from top level representatives from the European institutions on how they plan to ensure an inclusive recovery in the European Union, as well as commentary from international experts

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B-WISE project: an EU-wide partnership for skills in Work Integration Social Enterprises (WISEs)


The project Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills in Work Integration Social Enterprises, B-WISE, kicked-off on January 26th, 2021. EASPD, together with ENSIE and 28 other partners from 13 different EU countries will develop a European Strategy to address the digital skills needs in the WISEs sector.

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Beit Issie Shapiro hosts Panel Discussion on Using Technology among People with Disabilities


Beit Issie Shapiro will host a panel discussion on the 11th February, as part of the Zero Project Conference (#ZeroCon21) on Using Technology to Promote Play & Leisure among People with Disabilities.

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Three New EASPD Research Calls for Tenders Released!


EASPD has three new calls for tenders on "Delivering Online Support Services", "Models of innovative practices focusing on supported decision-making mechanisms" & "Social services workforce recovery strategies after COVID-19 & pandemic-readiness". 

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Save the Date! EASPD 2021 Conference - To Inclusive Education and BEYOND


Between the 5-7 May 2021, EASPD will be hosting the To Inclusive Education and BEYOND’ online conference.

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Vacancy: Policy and Organisation Co-ordinator – Social Services Europe and the European Platform For Rehabilitation


Social Services Europe and The European Platform For Rehabilitation are looking for a full-time candidate to work proactively in developing the reach of two already influential organisations.

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Inclusive Investment: an exciting year ahead


For the a4i project, 2021 will be year of inclusive investment training! Thanks to the piloting of the project’s brand-new training course in Belgium, Czechia and Spain, investors and social care providers will enjoy a tailor-made training programme to create real quality social investment opportunities across the continent.

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Call for contributions: 10th Anniversary of ILO Convention on domestic work


This call for contributions welcomes proposals from academics, workers, unions, worker cooperatives, employers, civil society, all level of governments, as well as other representatives on topics relevant to domestic workers’ rights and protection. Contributions may consider issues at the national, regional or local level.  

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What is the coronavirus vaccine? – Easy to read information


EASPD has teamed up with Inclusion Europe to produce easy to read documents about the coronavirus vaccine in 14 different languages. The document is based on reports on the coronavirus vaccine in Europe and provides basic information for people with intellectual disabilties such as how and when the vaccine will be administered and how to discuss any questions.  

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