In November 2017, the European Commission launched the European Pillar of Social Rights (see our dedicated webpage here) to promote and protect social rights of EU residents. This is the latest key social initiative in Europe.
EPR monitors and follow the developments on the Social Pillar as services play a key role on its success: many of the 20 principles contained within the Pillar relate to the delivery of services, employment, education and rights of persons with disabilities.
Within this framework, this year EPR has launched the EPR – EPSR Day.
What is the EPR – EPSR Day?
A pilot initiative to promote mutual learning, visit to and exchange of inspiring EPR members’ practices and learn and discuss about the European Pillar of Social Rights all during one day within the same week at four different locations each of them hosted by one EPR member.
The EPR Secretariat launched a call to its members to receive proposals to host EPR – EPSR Day.
The selected proposals are:
EPR will now select Visitors (EPR Members ONLY) who can get their costs reimbursed to attend the Days. Any member are welcome at own costs.
>>EPR Members should:
– Have a look at the agendas of the 4 different events that you will find attached including date, location and theme of the day.
– Visitors should contribute by preparing and making 1 presentation of a good practice on the theme of the Day – to be presented on the visit. If you/ any of your colleagues are interested in being a Visitor to one of the proposed Days, please send back an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your interest to be a visitor, indicating to which of the proposed events and mentioning the practice you could contribute with. More concrete information about the good practice can be sent later on.
– The EPR Secretariat will fund on a first comes first serves basis 1 Visitor per Day proposal. Preference will be given to those member organisations who are not involved in hosting one of the days.
>> More details about funded costs per visit: Travel and accommodation costs of at least 1 participant per member organisation will be reimbursed up to 500 EUR per visit. It is up to the organisation interested in being a visitor how to distribute this available amount, to fund 1 participant or more under the amount.
– More than 1 visitor per Day is welcomed at own costs.
Interested EPR members should reply to Alicia Gomez Campos by no later than the 5th of June.
For more information about the concept and aim of these Days, find here the EPSR Day_ Background document and call for interest.