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We are ready to have our say on the Multiannual Financial Framework

The European Commission’s Proposal on the Multiannual Financial Framework follows months of consultations, meetings and debates. As we prepare for the next round for discussion on the next MFF, the need for dialogue and debate is even more crucial and EASPD wants to be sure that supporting a more social, inclusive and cohesive Europe remains high on the agenda. Read more.

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EASPD Videoflash Nº 30 is out!

In April, EASPD’s voice has been well heard in the core of the EU institutions. We participated in the Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth and highlighted in the European Parliament the important role of social services in the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights. Watch the Videoflash.

EASPD endorses NGO’s joint statement asking for investment in tackling child poverty
The joint statement urges the EU institutions and its Member States to make ending child poverty and social exclusion a clear and visible priority of the next EU budget. Read more.

EASPD speaks up at the Annual Convention for Inclusive Growth
On Friday 27th April, EASPD joined policy makers and other members of civil society at the Annual Convention on Inclusive Growth, to discuss how the EU can ensure that all citizens reap the benefits of truly inclusive growth. Read more.

EASPD call for tender! Production of Risk Management Framework
EASPD is looking for a consultant to produce a Risk Management Framework which includes concrete instruments and procedures to be put in place by the organisation. Deadline 21st May. Read more.

New EASPD report highlights the challenges and opportunities of social care provision in remote rural areas
EASPD has carried out a report titled "Provision of social care and support services in remote rural areas: challenges and opportunities". Read more.


The European Investment Fund will provide 50 million euros for social enterprises

An agreement between the European Investment Fund and Banca Etica will provide a total of 50 million euros to 330 Spanish and Italian social entrepreneurs, including those employing people with disabilities, people who have been long-term unemployed and migrants and asylum seekers. Read more.

Summary of 2017 Disability Day in Brussels, available to download 

The annual European Day of Persons with Disabilities Conference which was held in Brussels on the 4th and 5th of December 2017 fulfilled once again its unique role as a major event for highlighting the challenges faced by persons with disabilities. Read more.

Successful Kids’ Day supports more than 400 children in Budapest
The celebration focused on raising awareness on disability and reduced mobility. Three junior-sized sports wheelchairs were donated and kids used them to play tennis with the help of wheelchair tennis instructors. Read more.

EASPD offers grants to members to participate in its Annual Conference in Varna
EASPD will offer to members and observers to facilitate their participation at the events of the next EASPD Annual Conference in Varna. Deadline 13th May. Read more.
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New study explores strategies to boost access of persons with chronic diseases to the labour market
In the framework of the Pathways Project, 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. Read more.

AMiD boosts its work in its second project meeting
Last 26th and 27th of April, EASPD participated in Nicosia (Cyprus) in the second meeting of the AMiD Project (Access to services for Migrants with Disabilities). Read more.

Great progress in IIIS project’s development after its third meeting
The consortium of the IIIS Project (Implementing Inclusion In Schools) met in Austria last September and moved the project forward by visiting an Austrian pilot school, looking at the results of a survey sent to partner schools and setting further communication and coaching tools. Read more.

10-12 May 2018 | Vienna (Austria) - 9th European Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products
17-18 May 2018 | Trier (Germany) - Seminar on EU Disability Law and the UNCRPD
13 June 2018 | Varna (Bulgaria) - EASPD Project Development Workshop
14-15 June 2018 | Varna (Bulgaria) - EASPD Conference 2018 
16 June 2018 | Varna (Bulgaria) - EASPD General Assembly
27 June 2018 | Brussels (Belgium) – EASPD Seminar: “Social Care Workforce in Europe: Needs and Challenges”
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