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New application provides more accessible and person-centred learning for persons with intellectual disabilities

23-04-2018

The software, designed by Social Skills Animation, enables persons with autism or an intellectual disability to learn and develop social and independent living skills. 

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New study explores strategies to boost access of persons with chronic diseases to the labour market

20-04-2018

The article "Mapping European Welfare Models: State of the Art of Strategies for Professional Integration and Reintegration of Persons with Chronic Diseases" has been published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health and is available online. Click here to read the full publication.

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The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities enters into force in Ireland

20-04-2018

On 19th April Ireland became the final EU Member State to enter into force the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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EASPD hosts the first meeting of the AMiD Project’s Community Advisory Board

18-04-2018

Last 11 and 12 April, EASPD hosted the first meeting of the Community Advisory Board of the AMiD project.   The meeting gathered representatives from local authorities from Sweden, Spain and Romania, together with EU umbrella organisations and external experts. Participants discussed about the current situation of migrants and disabilities, shared ideas on how to develop the AMiD Needs Assessment Tool and proposed future steps to further disseminate and scale-up AMiD results.  

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Everybody goes digital in 2018: join the trainings!

18-04-2018

One of our Belgium members of Konekt is helping support service providers to make the most of the opportunities provided by digitalisation to enhance their service provision. To do this, they are hosting info sessions on how to be a media coach with service providers and people with disabilities because digital and social inclusion go hand in hand.

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Project Launch: DESC 2 ‘Back to the Ground’

17-04-2018

The DESC European project aims at promoting equal employment opportunities and securing professional career paths for young people with disabilities in Europe as advocated in article 27 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 

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Social Services Europe report on Recruitment and Retention available in 5 additional languages

16-04-2018

Social Services Europe today launched  their recent report “Recruitment and Retention in Social Services: Unlocking the Sector’s Job Creation Potential” in 5 additional languages.

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Offical launch of new website for Social Employers

12-04-2018

The Federation of European Social Employers have officially launched their new website today.

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EASPD Strategy 2018 – 2021 “Commit!” now available in 7 languages

11-04-2018

The new EASPD Strategy “Commit! Delivering the Support Services of Tomorrow” is out now in 7 different languages

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Growth is back. Social inclusion will make it sustainable!

10-04-2018

The continent’s economy seems to be back on track, but its foundations are shaky and investment into more inclusive economies is needed. Our Investment Policy Advisor, Thomas Bignal, speaks on the importance of additional efforts to ensure that the economic growth is sustainable and inclusive. 

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