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EASPD at the UN Conference on the rights of persons with disabilities in New York

20-06-2018

On the 12th-14th June 2018 EASPD Board Member, Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf, attended the 11th Conference of State Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). He represented EASPD, one of the very few accredited European NGO’s to the Convention.

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Juncker plan: A EUR 50 million deal to finance social enterprises in 7 countries

20-06-2018

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and all seven Erste Group member banks, in Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Serbia, have signed a Social Entrepreneurship guarantee agreement to provide finance for social organisations under the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI).

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World Tourism for All Quality Programme

20-06-2018

On the 26th of June, The European Network for Accessible Tourism (ENAT) organises a General Assembly. Also on 26th June at VisitFlanders, following the Annual General Assembly, ENAT members, partners and stakeholders from the public sector, tourism businesses and NGOs are warmly invited to the open Launch Event of the ‘World Tourism for All Quality Programme’.

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EU programme SOCIEUX+ launches a new website

11-06-2018

The EU programme SOCIEUX+, European Union Expertise on Social Protection, Labour and Employment, has launched a new website.  

Visit the new website of SOCIEUX+ here

 

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Historical election at the UN Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women as Ana Peláez Narváez becomes the first woman with a disability to hold a seat on the Committee

08-06-2018

Ana Peláez Narváez, Vice-President of the European Disability Forum, has been elected as a member of  the U.N. Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Ms Peláez Narváez’s election represents the first time in the Committee’s 37 year history that a woman with a disability has been elected member. The CEDAW is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. It consists of 23 independent experts on women’s rights across the world.

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New WHO's report reveals low-quality ratings in institutionalised care for adults with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities

06-06-2018

Long-term institutional care for adults with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities in Europe present low-quality ratings according to a new report from the World Health Organisation (WHO). 

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A European Education Area, dream or reality?

06-06-2018

The European Commission has published its second package of initiatives in view of developing a European Education Area that promotes inclusive education. But the devil is in the details. With the exam period quickly approaching, it is high time we put our education systems under examination.    

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Report Release: Country Fact Sheets on Social Care & Support Services Sector for Persons with Disabilities - 2017

06-06-2018

EASPD is pleased to release its first 10 Country Fact Sheets on “Social Care & Support Services Sector for Persons with Disabilities” which are now available online.

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Videoflash Nº32 - Country-specific recommendations for Member States

05-06-2018

The European Commission has released new country-specific recommendations (CSRs) for Member States, setting out its economic policy guidance for Member States for the next 12 to 18 months. This recommendations are a useful tool for EASPD members to push for the social inclusion of persons with disabilities in their own countries. To facilitate this task, EASPD has worked on a Summary Report, which highlights the areas which most affect EASPD members.

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Meet the candidates for the open position within the EASPD board!

04-06-2018

During the General Assembly meeting on 16th June in Varna, Bulgaria, elections will be organised for the 1 open position within the EASPD board. All EASPD members with a paid membership fee have the right to vote as follows:

Umbrella Member Organisations (UMOs) have 4 votes Single Agency Member Organisations (SAMOs) have 1 vote

Meet the candidates who applied for the open position!

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