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In this edition
Embracing Change 
Following the transition to a new EPR, we have updated our webpage with information about what we offer to our members. If you meet any organisations that might be interested in EPR membership and joining our network, you can use this information to help explain what we do. The secretariat will also be in touch in the coming weeks and months to act as "matchmaker"; connecting members for one-to-one exchanges. Click here to consult the webpage . 
>> EPR Mental Health Working Group - 2nd Event 13 & 14 May 2019, Valladolid, Spain (EPR Members Only)
On the 13th and 14th of May in Valladolid, Spain, Fundación INTRAS will host the second meeting of the EPR Working Group on Mental Health. The aim of this one and a half day meeting on learnig about local practices via study visits, and exchanging information from the different participant members with a focus on mental health at work. 
:: The programme will be available soon. All information is available on our website
>> EPR Annual Conference 3-5 June 2019, Tallinn, Estonia (Event open to public)
This year our Annual Conference aims to bring expert perspectives and insights and inspiration from good practices to help organisations rethink how they can make the best use of the resources that they have to provide quality services. It also aims to facilitate networking among organisations to encourage partnerships and mutual learning. Check out the dedicated webpage page here.
>> Policy Webinar, 21st June - save the date. (EPR Members Only)
Addressing EPR's input into the next European Disability Strategy and other European Union policy updates related to services and people with disabilities. 
More information regarding the programme will follow.
>> EPR EPSR Study Days, 24- 28 June 2019 (day of the week and locations to be confirmed following proposals received). (EPR Members Only)

To showcase the work EPR Members do that links to the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights, to learn from each other’s good practices, to discuss the challenges and potential solutions in those fields, including the role of government, funders and the EU, EPR launches the EPR-EPSR Day. This is a pilot initiative to exchange knowledge during one day in the same week at four different locations hosted by EPR members. 
*Please consult the dedicated email sent with all relevant information about how to participate.
>> National Awareness Raising Event: 'Supported employment in France a new lever for professional and social inclusion?' 12th September 2019, Rennes, France (Event open to public)
On September 12th, EPR co-organises with French and European partners a day of awareness raising focused on employment of persons with disabilities. More information can be found here.
>> Workshop for Directors 'Dealing with Complex Changing Environments to Ensure Quality Service Provision' 10-11 October 2019, Athens, Greece (EPR Members Only)
In October 2019, EPR will gather Directors from our Member Organisations in Athens, hosted by our Greek member Theotokos. The aim of the workshop is for the organisations to learn from an expert and apply methodologies to their own organisation, in addition to promoting networking among directors and managers to create good practice exchange. A General Assembly will also take place during the days. Further information about the topic can be found here.
>>  Policy Webinar 21st November 2019 (TBC) (EPR Members Only)

More information about the agenda and the confirmation of the date will follow.

  • National Awareness Raising Event 'Socio-professional rehabilitation', 7th March, Brussels, Belgium. 
    EPR, Rehabilitation International and the Belgian Institute for Health and Disability Insurance hosted a mini-conference on socio-professional rehabilitation, with presentation of good practices and research from inside and outside of the workplace. To learn more about the event and consult the presentations click here
  • ICF mutual learning exchange, 6th March, Brussels, Belgium.  
    EPR organised a session for members to share experiences and developments in their use of International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) in their respective organizations and to explore what future cooperation could take place within the EPR network on this topic. To read a summary of the discussions click here.
We hope to see you all in Tallinn!
EPR Annual Conference 2019

3-5 Tallinn, Estonia 
>> More info available here
>> Join us! Register here
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EPR and its members contribute to a society where every person with a disability and persons in other vulnerable situations have access to the highest quality services that create equal opportunities for all and independent participation in society. 
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Editors: Alicia Gomez Campos 
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