European research platform for inclusive community planning & service development for people with disabilities (EURECO)By Isabelle Delariviere In
European research platform for inclusive community planning and service development for people with disabilities (EURECO)
Join us at 3rd EURECO-Forum 2019, 25/26 March 2019! Brussels, Representation of the State of Northrhine-Westphalia (NRW) to the European Union, Rue Montoyer 47, 1000 Brussels
EURECO is a European collaboration platform of academic researchers and service providers working on inclusive community planning and development of in the perspective of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The platform is a joint initiative of the European Association of Services Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) and the Centre for Planning and Evaluation of Social Services (ZPE), University of Siegen, Germany to foster European theory-practice cooperation in the disability services sector. Since 2017 the research platform yearly organizes European forums in Brussels to discuss current trends and problems relevant for European research activities concerning disability, inclusive communities and service delivery. Whereas the focus of meetings in 2017 was on cooperation and co-production in comparative European research, the forum 2018 dealt with comparative issues around diffusion of innovations in local disability fields, including political implementation strategies. The two forum meetings not only resulted in productive debates and concrete ideas for European project activities but also led to valuable networking among participants from all over Europe.
In 2019, the EURECO Forum will be entitled: “Take measure: Social impact measurement frameworks for disability services in Europe”Programme Concept note