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Report Release: Assessing the implications of Working Time Directive in Social Care and Support for Persons with Disabilities


Adopted by the EU in 2017 the Working Time Directive (WTD) has raised concerns for the ability for support providers to provide services which are fully in line with the UNCRPD. Read our report on the impact of the WTD on working conditions in our sector

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


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


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


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


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


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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Un Espace européen de l’éducation, rêve ou réalité ?


La Commission européenne a publié son deuxième train d’initiatives visant à développer un Espace européen de l’éducation, qui promeuve l’éducation inclusive. Mais le diable se niche dans les détails. Période du bac et des concours oblige, il est plus que temps que nous soumettions nos systèmes d’éducation à examen. 

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Videoflash Nº32 - Country-specific recommendations for Member States


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!


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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#ZeroCall19: Call for nominations


The Zero Project team is looking for leading experts and organizations to nominate Innovative Practices and Policies on Independent Living and Political Participation. Everyone can nominate any Practice or Policy by 10th of June.

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