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EASPD in partnership with the European Network for Cultural Centres (ENCC) and Cope Foundation are collaborating on a major European Conference and international gathering on Arts, Inclusion and Disability / Differing Abilities in line with Article 30 of the UNCRPD. Hosted online, the conference will take place on 14th-15th October.

Additonally to the conference, EASPD members can also attend Standing Committee meetings (12th October), Interest Group meetings (13th October) and the General Assembly (16th October). 

Working language of the conference: English.

Velotyping: English.



Registration for participants is open here. Registration is mandatory for all participants.

The European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) represents the interests of over 17,000 social care and support service providers for persons with disabilities across 34 European countries.


Cope Foundation is a Cork-based non-profit organisation supporting over 2,800 children and adults with intellectual disabilities and/or autism.


The European Network of Cultural Centres (ENCC) represents over 5,000 cultural centres throughout Europe, with programmes and activities that aim to empower them and their communities.

Rationale of the conference

This “Art of Inclusion” conference will gather, advocates, experts, policy makers, thinkers and inspiring practitioners leading in the field of inclusion, differing abilities, arts and culture.
This conference will be an opportunity to hear how arts and cultural sector synergies and cooperation with disability service providers and disabled artists form innovative and exciting inclusive opportunities open to all at a local, national and European level.   
The “Art of Inclusion” conference will include:

  • Experiential Online workshops
  • Showcases of local and international practice from across the European Union
  • Thought provoking discussions and presentations
  • Inspiring internationally recognised keynote speakers.
  • And will be an opportunity to shape policy in arts, culture and disability at a European level.