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EASPD, a non-profit NGO in the disability sector, promotes the views of over 20,000 social services and their umbrella associations. They promote equal opportunities for people with disabilities through effective and high-quality service systems.

They welcome members from the 47 Council of Europe member countries and the European Union.

They believe that support services play a key role in enabling people to enjoy their human rights on an equal basis, beyond disability or any other factor.

Their objectives:

  • The full implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • The provision of high-quality, and user-centred services running in an accountable, efficient and effective way
  • Fair working conditions and lifelong learning opportunities for staff employed in services.