In line with the European Commission' s new strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilties 2021-2030, EASPD prepares to help implement the Disability Strategy efficiently.
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In light of the online webinar conducted on 24th February organised by EASPD, there is an urgent need for the EU to asses the financial situation of social service providers.
The Inclusive Labour Market Alliance (ILMA) Launches a Joint Statement To Make Labour Markets Inclusive in Europe
On 27th January EASPD and Inclusion Europe launched easy-to-read and free information documents about the COVID-19 vaccination in 14 languages.
Last week, the European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) organised its first Social Services Week. One main message appeared throughout: COVID-19 has re-affirmed the need to strengthen a disability services system built on the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The European Union should help forge a space for innovation in the sector.
European networks have joined forces and signed a joint statement calling on the EU to ensure that every citizen has the right to decent work in an open and inclusive labour market.
EASPD and the EU address issue of inclusion in arts and culture at the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD
At the annual Conference of States Parties to the UN CRPD on the 3rd of December, EASPD co-organised an event with the European Commission to address the barriers faced of persons with disabilities in accessing the arts and culture sector.
Disability services must be addressed in European response to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic
On the 12th November EASPD brought together social service providers in the field of disability and the Head of Cabinet for Dubravka Suica to the launch its Second Snapshot Report on the Impact of COVID-19 on Disability Services.
On 16th October the General Assembly of the European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities’ (EASPD) elected a new Executive Committee and Board
Clear strategy needed for meaningful inclusion of persons with disabilities in mainstream arts and culture
Hosted on 14th-15th October 'the Art of Inclusion - Disability and Diversity in Arts and Culture' conference showcased the work of artists and performers from across the world while calling for a clear strategy to promote meaningful inclusion.