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Wednesday 15th May 2019

10h00 – 13h00 EASPD Executive Committee Meeting Closed meeting Opal Room
13h30 - 15h00 Pre-registration for the Conference    
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
Panoramic 2 Room
Ametist Room
Safir Room
Opal Room
16h30 – 19h00 Pre-registration for the Conference    
18h30 – 20h30 EASPD Board Meeting Closed meeting Safir Room

Thursday 16th May 2019

8h30 - 9h30 Pre-registration for the Conference  
9h30-10h10 Welcoming Remarks

- Ms Andreia Moraru, President, Dizabnet, Romania
- Mr Jim Crowe, President, EASPD
- Marius Budăi, Minister of Labour and Social Justice, Romania
Panoramic 1 Room
10h10 - 18h00 Projects Café Projects Café Info Desk
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
- Ms Diana Chiriacescu, Director of the Federation of Non-Governmental Organisations providing Social Services, Romania
- Ms Georgiana Pascu, Centre for Legal Resources, Romania

Open debate with participants

Panoramic 1 Room
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:
- Elena Solomonesc, Secretarz of State, Ministry of Labour and Social Justice, Romania
- Adina Codres, National Authority for the Protection of Child Rights and Adoption, Romania
- Cerasela Predescu, ProAct Suport, Romania
- Mr. Rodolfo Cattani, Chair of the Social Policy Committee, European Disability Forum

Q&A with participants
Panoramic 1 Room
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
- Manuela Iftimoaei, ”Close to you” Foundation, Romania

Panoramic 1 Room
  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, Romania
Sapphire Room
  Funding of Social Infrastructure
- Mr Stephen Wright, HealthClusterNet
- Mr Jan Ornst and Mr Jan Kozak, Českáspořitelna, Czech Republic
- Monika Chaba, European Commission
Opal Room
  Funding of Community-based support
- Mr Josep Maria Solé, Director, Support, Catalonia, Spain
- Carmen Popa, Humanitarian Association ”Il Chicco”, Romania
Panoramic 2 Room
  Funding of Inclusive Education
- Ms Susanna Tadevosyan, President, Bridge of Hope, Armenia
- Mr Miguel Valles, ExecutiveDirector, CECD Mira Sintra, Portugal
Topaz Room
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:
- Adrian Chiota, President of the National Authority for Persons with Disabilities
- Diana Mihăilă, "For you" Foundation, Romania
- Eli Moldovan, Self - advocate, Romania

Q&A with participants
Panoramic 1 Room
17h15 – 17h30 Concluding Remarks

- Mr Luk Zelderloo, Secretary General, EASPD
Panoramic 1 Room
19h30 - 23h30 Conference Dinner Sheraton Hotel

Friday 17th May 2019

08h00 - 09h15 Projects Café Breakfast   Safir Room
9h30-09h45 Welcoming Remarks

- Simona Constantinescu, Civil Society Developement Foundation (FDSC), Romania
  Panoramic 1 Room
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
- Bogdan Pușcaș, National Agency for Public Procurement, Romania
- Ioan baciu, Former member of the EC Expert group on public procurement, Romania

Q&A with participants
  Panoramic 1 Room
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

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
  Panoramic 1 Room
12h45 – 14h00 Lunch break    
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

- Ms Jana Hainsworth, Secretary General, Eurochild
- Alfonso Lara Montero, European Social Network
- Doina Crângașu, Caritas Confederation, Romania
- Ionuț Sibian, Civil Society Developement Foundation (FDSC), Romania

Q&A with participants
  Panoramic 1 Room
15h30 – 16h00 Concluding Remarks

- Ms Andreia Moraru, President Dizabnet
- Mr Jim Crowe, President EASPD
  Panoramic 1 Room
16h30 – 18h30 Interest Group meetings

- Early Intervention
EASPD members only

Topaz Room
  - Workforce Development and Human Resources EASPD members only Safir Room
  - Arts and Culture EASPD members only Panoramic 2 Room

Saturday 18th May 2019

10h00 – 13h00 General Assembly EASPD members only Panoramic 2 Room