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Road to employment for Persons with Disabilities Online Conference: FAQs

How will this online conference work?

Due to the restrictions many countries have implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic EASPD and L’ADAPT’s “Road to employment for Persons with Disabilities” will now be held online.

Hosted across 2 days, the online conference will include a number of panel discussions with expert speakers and workshop sessions where you will be able to exchange and discuss promising practices with other conference participants.

The conference will be hosted via Zoom. There is no need to download any software to use Zoom, participants will be provided with a conference link prior to the start of the conference via with they will be able to access the conference sessions and webinars. The platform will enable you watch speakers as well as pose questions (via video or text) as well as chat and exchange with other participants on session topics.

There will be captioning in English as well as interpretation in French and Croatian.

Do I have to pay to attend this online conference?

No, there will be no fee to participate in this webinar.

Will I be able to interact with other conference participants?

Yes, via EASPD’s conference app it will be possible to talk and connect with conference participants. Each conference session will also have its own chat box, to enable you to exchange with others during the conference sessions.

I have already registered, do I need to register again?

No, if you have already registered to our conference you do not need to re-register, we will register you. You will receive an e-mail with the access link to attend the on-line plenary sessions. When accessing the on-line plenary sessions (as well as all other sessions), we kindly ask you to enter your full name as this will be needed for reporting purposes (which will act as a virtual signature list).

I have already registered and paid the participation fee; will I get a refund?

Yes, EASPD will offer a refund to those who have already registered and paid to attend our Paris conference. If you have paid your registration fee and require a refund, please do not contact us, a member of the EASPD team will instead contact you to arrange this refund process. The EASPD office is currently very busy however, so please be patient and we will be in touch as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

I have already paid my hotel and travel. How should I proceed?

We ask all participants to seek reimbursement of their incurred costs by contacting their hotel, airline company, train company or travel agency and follow their guidelines on refunding procedures. EASPD will unfortunately not be able to provide individual support on this. You may need to use our official communication regarding the cancellation of the event to help you seek reimbursement. You can find this on the EASPD website.

Will there be a project development workshop?

Yes, the project development workshop will take place online via Zoom. Please register via this FORM. Please note that we can only accommodate a limited number of participants per group to ensure interactivity during the sessions.

Will the EASPD General Assembly and Standing Committee and Interest Group meetings take place?

Yes, these meetings will be held online via Zoom.

The EASPD General Assembly will be held online from 10h00-11h30 CEST on Wednesday 6th May. Members should register for the meeting HERE.

The Interest Groups meetings will be held online 13h30-15h00 CEST and the Standing Committee meetings will be held 15h30-17h00 CEST on Wednesday 6th May. If you are an EASPD member and would like to attend one of these meetings you are more than welcome to. The facilitators of each of these working groups will send the link to access these online meetings along with a final agenda prior to the meeting.

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