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19-02-2018

Helping Ourselves Prevent Exploitation - Project Update

The project partners are starting to host workshops for professionals working in child protection, with the goal to help them understand the increased vulnerability of young people with intellectual disabilities to sexual exploitation 

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16-02-2018

Second fi-compass ESF Conference ‘Financial instruments funded by the European Social Fund – boosting social impact’

There will be a second fi-compass ESF conference on 'financial instruments funded by the European Social Fund - boosting social impact'. 

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16-02-2018

European Expert Group releases a position paper on Funding of the European Union Post-2020

With the discussion about the Multi-Annual Financial Framework of the European Union (the so-called “EU Budget”) heating up, the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG) released a position paper on “Funding of the European Union (EU) Post 2020”.

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15-02-2018

European conference: The European Qualifications Framework - Supporting learning, work and cross border mobility

The European Commission is organising a conference on 15-16 March in Brussels to celebrate 10 years of existence of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

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Last publications

Report release: EASPD Review of the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020

EASPD has released a report on the European Disability Strategy (EDS) 2010-2020.

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Event report release: The EU Investment Plan - Investing in Social Care & Support

Following our joint conference with the European Policy Centre (EPC), on the EU Investment Plan and investing in social care and support, the EPC has published its ev

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Press releases

21-02-2018

In a letter to the European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD), the European Commission has clarified how the European Union (EU) Public Procurement Directive is applicable to the procurement of social services. EASPD has long called for the inclusion of quality criteria into all tendering of social services as a crucial element for the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. 

16-02-2018

The European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) launches its report: ‘The European Semester and Social Investment: Addressing the funding gap in social services,’ to support the an increase in funding into the sector.

01-02-2018

On Tuesday 30st January EASPD and its partners in the Taskforce “Support Services of Tomorrow” (EDF, COFACE Families-Europe, ENIL, Inclusion Europe and MHE-SME) cohosted the event ‘Co-producing employment initiatives for young persons with disabilities and mental health problems’ alongside MEP Brando Benifei. The event engaged MEPs, Commission officials, social service providers, employers, persons with disabilities as well as civil society to share best practices and discuss how we can empower all stakeholders in the design, development and delivery of inclusive employment practices.