As part of its ongoing framework agreement with EaSI, the European Union’s Programme for Employment and Social Innovation, the European Platform for Rehabilitation (EPR) has tasked the EQUASS unit to study on the topic “Rights and Ethics in Practice in European Social Services of General Interest”. This report will showcase diverse practices that have a verified and sustained impact on the lives of persons served.

At this link, you will find an infographic of the main findings from the 2016 study conducted by Pr Nuno Melão, lecturer at the School of Technology and Management of Viseu of the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu (Portugal), where he teaches several management related subjects to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

jpegInfographic 2016 study

Happy new year to all!

Please find below the new documentation for the EQUASS 2018. A dedicated page for all #EQUASS2018 documentation will be created later this month.

EQUASS2018 Principles Criteria and Indicators

EQUASS Assurance 2018 Principles, Criteria and Indicators

EQUASS Excellence 2018 Principles, Criteria and Indicators

Earlier we announced the publication of the ICQEM paper  "EQUASS Assurance Certification: The View of Pioneer Adopters". 

We are honoured to announce that this paper won the "Best Paper Award" issued by the European Academy of Business and Management Economics. Congratulations to Nuno Melão on winning the award!

You can read the announcement article here

PDF version of the paper

The EPR workshop on quality in social services, provided with support of the EasI programme of the European Commission, took place on the 8th of June 2016 in Arad, west of Romania, and was attended by 40 persons. The event was hosted by EPR partner Fundacia ASPIS, a non-government actor in services to adults with disabilities and vulnerable populations in Arad and Vladimirescu.

For more information please read the report.
Click here to see the photo gallery

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