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Webinar Cycle on development cooperation accessible to and inclusive of persons with Disabilities


The Bridging the gap initiative is hosting a seminar cycle in French, Spanish and Englisth. The cycle is composed of 12 webinars of roughly 1 hour 30 minutes each.

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Innovation for a Social Europe


Innovation is essential to fully implement the UN Conventions of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. In this editorial, EASPD's Research and Development Officer, Asel Kadyrbaeva, presents the initiatives that EASPD are undertaking to build stronger, innovative cooperation that will allow us to realise our goal of a Social, inclusive Europe.

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Registrations open - EurlyAid ECI Conference 2018


​Registrations are open for EurlyAid's Early Childhood Intervention Conference, taking place in Kharkiv, Ukraine from the 10 to 12 October 2018. 

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Call for papers for EurlyAid ECI Conference 2018


​Our member, Eurlyaid, launched a call for abstracts for the EurlyAid ECI Conference 2018: changing paradigms through participatory practices with families, professionals and society.

​The conference, which will take place on Kharkiv, Ukraine from the 10 to 12 October 2018.

​The call for paper is open until the 31 May 2018 and focus on the following topics:

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EMiSC Project Newsletter - Spring 2018!


Our European project, called European mentoring in social care (EMiSC) has released its latest newsletter this spring!

The project delivers support for the role of members in social care at entry level, with a formal curriculum and a mentor training course, a mentoring assessment tool and an exploration of ways of promoting formal recognition of such skills.  The newsletter provides a report on the progress and learning outcomes of the project. 

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Plena Inclusión launches an easy to read book club in Spanish


Our member, Plena inclusión has created a platform for easy-to-read book club in Spanish, that allows participants to read and share their opinions.

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International interdisciplinary conference on diversity-sensitive teacher education


The Salzburg University of Education, Stefan Zweig is hosting an International Interdisciplinary Congress on Diversity-sensitive Teacher Education from 18-19 October 2018 at The Salzburg University of Education in Austria. 

They have launched a Call for Papers.  We welcome proposals that will serve as a basis for discussion from such areas as gender studies, migration education, poverty research, education for the disabled, research into giftedness, and many others.

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EASPD Videoflash n°26 is out


In this videoflash, Luk explains the concrete impact of the European Pillar of Social Rights; We also introduce the “Boosting Investment in Social Infrastructure in Europe” report – it was produced by a high level taskforce that included EASPD, investors, EU institutions officials and other stakeholders, chaired by Former European Commission President Romano Prodi!

Read the “Boosting Investment in Social Infrastructure in Europe” report here

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Quality criteria in public procurement: clarifications from the European Commission


Over the past few years, whilst there are some promising practices, we have heard numerous stories of public authorities telling our members that “the EU rules mean we can’t” use quality criteria or that the “EU obliges us to go for the cheapest offer”. To help our members, we contacted the European Commission for clarification.

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Zero Project releases 2018 report on Accessibility


The 2018 Zero Project report contains 68 Innovative Practices, 15 Innovative Policies, 37 Life Stories, and 22 Social Indicators from 105 countries.

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