Tuesday 13 June 2017

Venue: La Mon Hotel

14.00hrs – 16.00hrs - World Association of Supported Employment Meeting (invited organisations)

Wednesday 14 June 2017 – Pre-conference

Venue: La Mon Hotel and Country Club

10.00hrs – 16.00hrs - Pre-Registration

10.00hrs – 12.00hrs - EUSE Council Meeting (closed meeting)

14.00hrs – 17.00hrs - EASPD Executive Committee (closed meeting)

Pre-Conference Workshops (Open to the first 250 delegates)

13.30hrs – 17.00hrs – Series of Workshops

Civic Reception (Open to the first 250 delegates)

Hosted by: Mr Chris Lyttle, MLA

Venue: The Great Hall, Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast BT4 3XX 

Time: 19.15hrs – 21.00hrs

Dress: Smart
Entertainment, refreshments and canapes will be provided.

Thursday 15 June 2017

8.00hrs – Registration

9.15hrs – Welcome and Introduction - Margaret Haddock (MBE), EUSE President and  Jim Crowe, EASPD President

9.25hrs – Opening Address - Marianne Thyssen (video message),
European Commissioner, Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

9.30hrs - Setting the Conference Challenges - Jim Crowe, EASPD President,

Theme 1 – Right to Work
9.40hrs - Judith E. Heumann, International Disability Rights Consultant (video address)

9.50 hrs -The impact on and challenges to the Member State of
Article 27 of UNCRPD: China as an example.

Prof Zhian, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

10.20hrs - Fashion you buy, Style you wear
Laura Green, Serendipity

11.00hrs -The right to work: Successful employment models
Wilfried Kainz, Zero Project  

11.20hrs - Break

11.50 hrs- Theme 1 – Right to Work Breakout Sessions

12.50hrs - Lunch

Theme 2 – Economy and Employers

14.00hrs - Introduction to Theme 2 – Economy and Employers
Margaret Haddock (MBE), EUSE President

14.10hrs – Opening address for Theme 2 - TBC

14.20hrs - Mathilde Tabary – Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Carrefour Group and Former Chair of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Global Business and Disability Network

14.40hrs - Microsoft: A Supported Employment Perspective
Brian Collins, Mircosoft

15.10hrs - Break

15.40hrs -Theme 2 – Economy and Employer breakout sessions

16.40hrs - Finish

Conference Gala Dinner and Employment for All Awards Ceremony

Venue: Titanic Suite, Titanic Building

Time: 19.15hrs – 00.30hrs

Dress: Smart

Dinner – “A Taste of Ulster “ and entertainment will be provided.

Friday 16 June 2017
Employment for All – A Global Perspective
Venue: La Mon Hotel

8.30hrs - Registration

Theme 3 – Tools and Methodologies

9.00hrs - Welcome and Introduction to Theme 3 – Tools and Methodologies
Luk Zelderloo, General Secretary, EASPD

9.10hrs - Jeroen Jutte, European Commission
Head of Unit Employment and Social Aspects of European Semester in Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

9.35 hrs - Support All by Building Bridges
Fons Leroy, President of the European Network of Public Employment Services

10.05hrs - Mind Your Business
David Meade, Motivational Speaker

11.00hrs - Break

11.30hrs - Theme 3 – Tools and Methodologies Breakout Sessions

12.30hrs - Lunch

13.45hrs - Theme 4 – Legal Framework and Policy Breakout Sessions

14.45hrs - Comfort Break

15.00hrs - Introduction to Theme 4 – Legal Framework and Policy - Edyth Dunlop, NIUSE

15.10hrs - Panel Discussion Chaired by Christy Lynch, CEO KARE, former President of EUSE  

Panel members:

  • Pat Clarke - Disability Federation of Ireland
  • Luc Henau -  EUSE
  • Cristian Rovira - EASPD
  • Kathrin Völker - German Federal Association of Sheltered Workshops (BAG WfbM)
  • Annette Borrows, Canadian Association of Supported Employment
  • Rick Kane, Disability Employment Australia

16.10hrs - Closing Ceremony

  • Margaret Haddock (MBE), President EUSE
  • Jim Crowe, President EASDP

16.30hrs - Close

17.00 – 19.00hrs – EASPD IG Meetings (EASPD members and Observers)

  • Meeting on Early Intervention
  • Meeting on ARTS
  • Meeting on Workforce
  • Meeting on Development and Human Resources

19.15hrs – 20.45hrs - EASDP Board Meeting (Invitation only)


Saturday 17 June 2017

Venue: La Mon Hotel

9.00hrs - EASPD Standing Committees (SC)
EASPD Members and observers

  • SC on Employment
  • SC on Education
  • SC on  Inclusive Living
  • PIG meeting

11.00hrs - Break

11.30hrs - EASPD General Assembly

EASDP members and Observers

13.00hrs - Close