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March 2017

Welcome to the first issue of the EQUASS Newsflash for 2017! This publication is an initiative of the European Quality in Social Services to provide you with regular updates about the most recent developments and achievements of the EQUASS System.
Upcoming Events

EQUASS 2018 infomøte i Stavanger (NO)
22 March 2017
EQUASS 2018 infomøte i Bergen
27 March 2017
EQUASS 2018 infomøte i Lier
30 March 2017
Consultants training - Part II
20-21 April 2017
Auditors training - EQUASS 2018
15-18 May  2017
Pile of documents
EQUASS 2018 Documentation
We have been working hard on the EQUASS 2018 documentation. New documents (the standard, its procedures and translations) will be posted on the website as they become available.
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EQUASS European Conference
On 21 and 22 February EQUASS held its first European conference in Vilnius, Lithuania. The conference was organised in colaboration with Valakupių reabilitacijos centras (VRC), Lithuania. Besides the plenary sessions, there were five different workshops available for the participants to attend.
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TVLC project - Launched in November 2016

The VET Learning Community (TVLC) project started in November 2016 and ends in April 2019.

TVLC is a project in which mainstream and special VET providers throughout Europe work together to improve their quality of services. They do this by benchmarking and benchlearning on topics of quality assurance and quality culture.

This 2,5 year project is funded by the Erasmus+ programme - KA2 - Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices / Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training.

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Astangu stops its activities as EQUASS Local Licence Holder
As part of a restructuration in the scope of agencies depending from the Ministry of Social Affairs in Estonia, the scope of activities for Astangu Vocational Rehabilitation Center (commonly referred to as Astangu) is been reshaped. A few years ago, a Centre for Quality in Social Services had been created as a part of Astangu. The Centre, led by Keiu Talve, has the objective of supporting the promotion, development and co-ordination of quality in social services in Estonia.
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Infographic: Impact survey of the EQUASS 2012 system - Results from a 2016 study

In the link below, you will find an infographic of the main findings from the 2016 studies (
read more) conducted by Pr Nuno Melão, lecturer at the School of Technology and Management of Viseu of the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu (Portugal), where he teaches several management related subjects to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
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Associação do Porto de Paralisia Cerebral was certified with EQUASS Excellence!

On the first of March Associação do Porto de Paralisia Cerebral got recertified with EQUASS Excellence. APPC is a non-profit, private social solidarity institution, providing services in the areas of rehabilitation, training and employment, promoting autonomy, inclusion and quality of life of people with cerebral palsy and related neurological situations and other people with additional support needs, in a framework of global and integrated care, through life span and in active cooperation with the associates. Parabéns!
APPC website
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EQUASS and Social Media

Did you know that EQUASS is also active on Facebook? We post regular updates such as new certifications, events and important news!
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