Conference languages

During the Project Development Workshop (6 May2015) the working language will be English (no interpretation foreseen).
During the conference (7 – 8 May 2015) translation available during the plenary in Croatian, English and German. During the workshop sessions on the Thursday afternoon we will have to be more creative in trying to support each other with the translations.

Transportation to and from the conference venue

During the conference (7 – 8 May 2015) transport between hotels in Borik Resort and conference venue (Višnjik sport center) will be organised for all conference participants free of charge.

Project Development Workshop - Put the puzzle together
6 May 14h00-17h30, Hotel Adriana

Putting all the pieces together can be challenging. You have all those shapes (funding streams), forms (project ideas) and colours (different partner profiles)... but how to get the final picture without getting puzzled? The 2015 edition of the EASPD Project Development Workshop wants to offer participants with 2 EXTRA DIMENSIONS on how to reach your goal! We will follow a “3D approach”:

  • DESIGN:  the current EU Programming Period 2014-2020 holds lots of opportunities to fund innovative ideas and projects. Although the numerous programmes and initiatives have different features, the development and implementation of projects in practice follow common rules. The inaugural plenary session will be then dedicated to present the different EC budget lines and programmes and to explain the step-by-step procedure that supports the different stages of Project Cycle Management.


  • DISSEMINATION: you don´t have to start from scratch! There are already hundreds of examples and you can be inspired by them. During this event you will also have the opportunity to get to know some EU projects in which EASPD is taking part. And you will hear this from the organizations that are directly involved! In addition, you can also bring your dissemination materials from the projects you may be working on.
  • DEVELOPMENT: we want to spark ideas and make the most out of any of them! This year there is no need to send your project ideas in advance to be then selected for a presentation on the spot. Participants will be split in several thematic groups (employment, education, independent living, person-centred technology and workforce development & HR) and each group will have to come up with a specific project idea. We will all then meet together for the final plenary session where a group discussion will hopefully lead us to the recipe for success! In addition, this year you will have the opportunity to further develop your project idea: the workshops session on Thursday afternoon will also reflect on innovative ideas on inclusive employment so you can bring to this session all you have learnt and discussed in the Project Development Workshop!

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EASPD Employment for All Award 2015

During the conference in Zadar, EASPD will present the EASPD EMPLOYMENT FOR ALL AWARD aimed at promoting better employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. EASPD invites organisations to share their best practice, model, method or tool by participating in the EASPD EMPLOYMENT FOR ALL AWARD. There will be two categories in which nominees will be selected from. The first category is for businesses/employers who promote better employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. The second category comprises of social services and support providers who exhibit exceptional qualities in their practices in the employment field for persons with disabilities. Three nominees from each category will be invited to the conference; their best practices will be presented during the conference and they will participate in the final award ceremony. Criteria for the award includes practices that have proven their  merit in improving support conditions for integrating work- and career- opportunities for persons with disabilities,  an active and on-going practice and it has positive prospects for future activity and a practice that is integrated in mainstream operations. Furthermore the practice should be about support leading to improvement of employment opportunities, including promotion of autonomy and an environment that is empowering and supporting and promoting quality in work and in work- and career- opportunities. For further information on the award and an application please click here. ”
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Conference thematic workshops and plenary workshop for the Croatian members of OSVIT
7 May 14h00-17h30

In the afternoon of day 1, different workshops will be organised.
A first plenary workshop for the Croatian members of OSVIT will take place simultaneous with the EASPD thematic workshops. The plenary workshop for the OSVIT members will take place in a separate room and the working language will be Croatian.
The EASPD workshop sessions will be organised in English and will take place in the same plenary conference room where the 2-day conference takes place. No formal presentations will be given. The goal is to share experiences and involve everybody. Round tables will be placed in the conference room and people can move from one table to another, which gives the opportunity to take part in more than 1 work shop. For the Croatian and German speaking participants, the work shop groups will have to be more creative in trying to support each other with the translations.
The afternoon will reflect on innovative ideas on inclusive employment where all participants can take part in an interactive way. During the workshops testimonies from employers as well as employees and trainees will be given in the different thematic workshops, depending on the sector of employment.

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