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Call for Tender: Production of seven country case studies of social dialogue in the social services sector


PESSIS+ (Promoting employers' social services organisations in social dialogue) is launching a call for tender. We are looking for researchers or a research team. 

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Easy to read news for persons with learning disabilities by persons with learning disabilities


As an initiative to bringing more accessible news to persons with diverse abilities, our member Jugend am Werk GmbH and KURIER, an Austrian daily paper developed a cooperation agreement. 

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Having our say and boosting investment


Our Investment Policy Advisor, Thomas Bignal, highlights the impact the recent report, “Boosting Investment in Social Infrastructure in Europe,” can have on the funding of high-quality, community-based services.

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2018 Forum of EURECO


On March 13, EASPD together with the Centre for Planning and Evaluation of Social Services (ZPE) at the University of Siegen will be hosting a Joint Research Forum 2018 of the "European research platform for inclusive community planning and service development for people with disabilities (EURECO). 

Event Date: 09:00 to 17:00, 13 March 2018

Forum Venue: North Rhine-Westphalia State Representation (Rue Montoyer 47, 1000 Brussels, Belgium)

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Vacancy: Events and Communication Officer


EASPD is looking for a Communication and Events officer. 

As per the requirements of the funding scheme, the person should not be older than 26 years, a EU citizen living in Belgium and the person should be searching for its first paid job. 

Deadline for application is 19 February. Interviews will take place on 27 February. For more details on this vacancy, click here

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Zero Project announces awardees for 2018


The Zero Project has announced the best innovative practices and policies in 2018 in the area of accessibility. 

Among the awardees are our observers, Plena Inclusión and Beit Issie Shapiro.

Beit Issie Shapiro, a non-profit organisation in Israel was awarded for replicating fully accessible and inclusive playgrounds throughout the country. The project began in 2006 and by 2016, more than 500 children with disabilities have used them. 

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Training on personal budgeting


Kehitysvammaliitto is organising a training event on 15 February 2018 in Helsinki, Finland.  The event will be on personal budgeting in one's home country. Together with several other Finnish experts, Christy Lynch will be there to share his research on allocating and redistributing financial assets in individual budgets in different countries. 

The event will be conducted in Finnish. 

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Webinar: Inclusive employment for people with disabilities


Shekulo Tov will be hosting an international webinar on 15 February 2018 at 2pm (Catalonia time). 

The webinar will look at "Implementing person-centered planning at occupational therapy daycare services for adults with intellectual disabilities through an ecological perspective". 

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European seminar: CHOOSING YOUR LIFE - De-I best practices in Europe and France


Our member, Centre de la Gabrielle will be organising a European seminar on 20 March 2018 from 9am to 5pm in Paris, France.  The event will take place at 255 Rue de Vaugirard, Paris.

The seminar aims to question issues (ethical, legal etc.) of deinstitutionalisation as well as showcase existing best practices in Europe and in France around the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Various actors in the field of disability in France and in Europe will be present. 

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EASPD meets Springboard Consulting in Parma, Italy


On the 9 to 10 October 2017, our Vice-President, Dr Fabrizio Fea of Associazione Scuola Viva onlus represented EASPD at Springboard Consulting’s conference in Parma, Italy. 

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