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Programme

Wednesday 15th May 2019

10h00 – 13h00 EASPD Executive Committee Meeting EASPD members only
15h00 – 18h00 EASPD Standing Committee meetings
- Standing Committee on Inclusive Living
- Standing Committee on Education
- Standing Committee on Employment
- Policy Impact Group
EASPD members only
16h30 – 19h00 Pre-registration for the Conference  
18h30 – 20h30 EASPD Board Meeting EASPD members only

Thursday 16th May 2019

9h30-10h10 Welcoming Remarks

- Ms Andreia Moraru, President, Dizabnet
- Mr Jim Crowe, President, EASPD
- Representative of the Romanian Government and Presidency of the Council of the European Union
 
10h10 - 18h00 Projects Café EASPD members only
10h10-11h00 Interviews with Keynote Speakers on

- Investment needs & gaps in Social Services, a state of play.
- What should a good funding model look like?
- What is the way forward to develop such a model?

Moderated by Ms Carmen Arroyo, Development, Research and Innovation Manager, EASPD
- Mr Christy Lynch, Chair of the Irish Taskforce on Personalised Budgets
- Ms Diana Chiriacescu, Director of the Federation of Non-Governmental Organisations providing Social Services, Romania

 
11h00 – 11h30 Coffee Break  
11h30 – 12h45 Plenary session on

Open-contract Models
Chaired by Ms Sabrina Ferraina, Policy Manager, EASPD
- Ms Karin Astegger, Lebenshilfe Salzburg, Austria
- Ms Vasilka Dimoska, Poraka, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Panel Discussions with:
- Representative from the Romanian Authorities (tbc)
- Representative from a Romanian NGO (tbc)
- Ms Catherine Naughton, Secretary General, European Disability Forum(tbc)

Q&A with participants
 
12h45 – 14h15 Lunch Break  
14h15 – 15h30 Sectoral Workshops

Funding of Work and Employment Services
- Mr Michael Longhino, ChanceB Gruppe, Austria
- Mr Laszlo Jakubinyi, President, Szimbiozis Foundation, Hungary
- Ro speaker

Funding of Inclusive Education
- Ms Susanna Tadevosyan, President, Bridge of Hope, Armenia
- Mr Miguel Valles, ExecutiveDirector, CECD Mira Sintra, Portugal

Funding of Community-based support
- Mr Josep Maria Solé, Director, Support, Catalonia, Spain
- RO speaker

Funding & Early-child Intervention
- Ms Darija Udovicic, Director, Mali Dom Educational Rehabilitation Centre, Croatia
- Ms Enikő Sógor, Prosperitas Vitae Association & Dr Iringó Vargancsik, Cheia Association

Funding of Social Infrastructure
- Mr Stephen Wright, Health ClusterNet
- Mr Jan Ornst and Mr Jan Kozak, Českáspořitelna, Czech Republic
 
15h30 - 16h00 Coffee Break  
16h00 - 17h15 Plenary session on Personal Budgets

Chaired by Ms Lieve Dekempeneer, Managing Director, CZW De Lork and Board Member EASPD
- Mr Simon Duffy, Director of the Centre for Welfare Reform, UK
- Mr Kurt Asselman, Project Leader, Flemish Agency for Persons with Disabilities, Belgium

Panel Discussions with:
- DPO (tbc)
- Representative from the Romanian Authorities (tbc)
- Representative from a Romanian NGO speaker (tbc)

Q&A with participants
 
17h15 – 17h30 Concluding Remarks

- Mr Luk Zelderloo, Secretary General, EASPD
 
18h00 Gala Dinner  

Friday 17th May 2019

08h00 - 17h00 Projects Café EASPD members only
9h30-09h45 Welcoming Remarks

- Representative from FDSC (tbc)
 
09h45 – 11h00 Plenary session on Public Procurement

Chaired by Ms Kirsi Konola, Vice President EASPD

Presentations by

- Mr Marnix Dijkman, Senior Jurist, Ministry of Health, Welfare & Sport, the Netherlands
- Mr Cristian Rovira, Vice President of Grupo Sifu

Panel Discussions with:

- Ms Anna Lupi, Legal Advisor, DG Grow, European Commission
- RO NGO speaker
- Representative from the Romanian National, Regional or Local Authorities (tbc)

Q&A with participants
 
11h00 – 11h30 Coffee Break  
11h30 – 12h45 Plenary session on Private Investment

Chaired by Mr Thomas Bignal, Policy Advisor, EASPD
- Ms Mathieu de Poorter, UNIPSO
- Mr Oscar Muguerza, Head of Business Banking, Caja Laboral, Spain (tbc)

Panel Discussions with:
- Ms Georgia Efremova, Policy Officer, European Commission
- Mr Daniel Sorrosal, Policy and Advocacy Manager, European Federation of Ethical and Alternative Banks and Financiers (tbc)
- Ms Paola De Baldomero Zazo, Senior Manager for Social Impact Programmes, European Investment Fund

Q&A with participants
 
12h45 – 14h00 Lunch  
14h00 – 15h30 Plenary Session on the role of the European Union in the Funding of Social Services

Moderated by Mr Luk Zelderloo, Secretary General EASPD
- Key Note Speech – Ms Katarina Ivanković Knežević, Director for Social Affairs, DG EMPL, European Commission
Discussion with a focus on responding to local challenges& showing EU funding opportunities

- Romanian NGO representative
- Representative from the Romanian Presidency
- Member of the European Parliament
- Ms Jana Hainsworth, Secretary General, Eurochild

Q&A with participants
 
15h30 – 16h00 Concluding Remarks

- Ms Andreia Moraru, President Dizabnet
- Mr Jim Crowe, President EASPD
 
16h30 – 18h30 Interest Group meetings

- Person Centred Technology
- Early Intervention
- Workforce Development and Human Resources
- Arts and Culture
EASPD members only

Saturday 18th May 2019

10h00 – 13h00 General Assembly EASPD members only