BRIDGES: Better Results for Inclusion of Disadvantaged – Good Practices & Policy from European Services 2018-2022 YR 3/ 2020

EPR has a Framework Partnership Agreement with the European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion under the Structural Funds programme for 2018-2022. Activities funded under this programme for the year 2020 are:

EPR Annual Conference, mutual learnings meetings, working groups, Centre Coordinators meetings (inform on & discuss EU initiatives, share good practices), National Awareness Raising Events, EPR-EPSR study days, EU policy webinars, analytical papers, a study on the transition from care to employment with recommendations, Workshop for Directors, Funding support service, e-Learning module, online campaign, knowledge hub, e-Bulletins, newsletters.

These events receive financial support from the European Union, from the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI). For further information please consult:

Past Projects

QoL4ALL- Quality of Life for All Erasmus+ KA2 project

EPR is a project’s partner together in the consortium of this Erasmus+ project focused on measuring the quality of life of people with severe disabilities.

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Talentoscoop is a transnational European Social Fund project which seeks to increase the diversity of labour integration in the social profit sector, starting from the concrete questions of the interested social profit organisations.

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Be RIGHT – Erasmus+ KA2 project

The BE RIGHT project consortium intends to develop a training course in human rights applied to care settings, aimed in particular at professionals of health and social services that have persons suffering from mental illness among their patients and clients.

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PESSIS+ aims to strengthen the capacity of the Federation of European Social Employers, in view of their participation in European Social Dialogue structures. The project’s main activities will include national events in ten EU Member States to engage with relevant national employers, discussions with trade union organisations in view of setting-up the right structures and research on the state of play of social dialogue structures in social services in 28 EU Member States.

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The Future You(th) Want – co-producing recommendations for inclusive societies – Erasmus+ KA3 project

The EPR network strives to promote the meaningful involvement of youth with disabilities in society and in the framework of this project, young people with disabilities directly contributed to the policy making process, whilst developing competences and skills to participate fully in society. Young people from 8 different countries joined experts, service providers and decision makers to identify and co-produce policy recommendations.

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PESSIS 3: Promoting employers’ social services organisations in social dialogue

(2015 – 2017) Follow up of the project PESSIS 2, it represents the third step of a longer term process aiming at establishing a representative platform for employers in the social services sector at European level.

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Sport+4 All project

(2015) The project aims at creating tools that will support more diverse and higher quality of sport on offer at European level for PwD. EQUASS will be providing external R&D support for overview and testing of Innovative practices and quality processes in Sport, and external R&D for developing a Cross Reference Study Sport vs HEPA.

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 4Quality project

(2015) The project is implemented by a European network of 9 partners able to structure a European stakeholder dialogue on quality of jobs and servicese. EPR is involved in the project through Social Services Europe.

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Learnabil-IT: Mutual Learning on skills for the ICT labour market for people with disabilities

(2014) Learnabil-IT aimed to promote the cooperation and mutual learning between the worlds of work and vocational education and training in the ICT sector, supporting a better labour skills match and a greater employability of people with disabilities in the open labour market.

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PESSIS 2: Promoting employers’ social services organisations in social dialogue

(2013 – 2014) It was the follow up of the project PESSIS and represented the second step of a longer term process aiming at establishing a representative platform for employers in the social services sector at European level.

ATIS4all Project

(2010 – 2013) Assistive Technologies and Inclusive Solutions for All (ATIS4all) is a European project aimed at improving the accessibility of assistive technology (AT) for all.

PRoject for IMplementation of Equavet (PRIME)

(2011 – 2013) The project aims to use EQUASS as a tool for the implementation on the EQAVET framework for quality in the provision of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Europe.

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ÆGIS Project

(2008 – 2012) The international project aimed at empowering people with disabilities, the elderly and anyone else experiencing disadvantaged when using Internet services, desktop PCs or mobile devices.

Active inclusion for young people with disabilities or health problems

(2011 – 2012) Research project funded by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) with the aim to evaluate and compare the status of the active inclusion of young people with disabilities in different countries.

Promoting employers’ social services organisations in social dialogue (PESSIS)

(2011 – 2012) The project aimed to provide a detailed understanding of how social dialogue is organised and structured in the social sector in Europe.

Past Projects on Quality


(2014) This project is a collaboration of 4 Quality assurance expert organisations and 10 social service providers / VET providers for people with disabilities who will pilot a new developed training program for achieving sustainable quality assurance. The project DeSqual will contribute to the sustainable implementation of EQAVET requirements in their quality system.

Prometheus Project

(2008 – 2010) The project aimed to reach an agreement between stakeholders about the definition, measurement, assessment and improvement of quality of social services.

EQUASS in Practice Project

(2008 – 2010) aimed to develop and share best practice for how VET service providers may work to implement the EQUASS Assurance certification programme, improving quality of their services and achieving sustainable working practice and routines.

Information related to other past projects has been archived and is available upon request from the EPR secretariat. Please contact Alicia Gomez Campos at