Programme

Technology and digitalisation in the social care

The impact on education, employment and independent living

CaixaForum Barcelona, 4 – 5 OCTOBER 2018


4 October 2018 (Thursday)


09:15 – 11:00 PANEL 1. Setting the scene (EN / ES) (Auditorium)

Moderators: Luk Zelderloo, EASPD and Cristian Rovira, CONACEE

  • Welcome and Introduction
    • Jim Crowe, President of EASPD
    • Marc Simon, Subdirector General of Fundació Bancària La Caixa
    • Josep Solé Chavero, Director of SUPPORT Fundació Tutelar Girona
    • Chakir El Homrani Lesfar, Minister of Labor, Social Affairs and Families of Catalonia
  • Keynote speeches
    • Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf, AIAS Bologna
    • Steve Barnard, Independent consultant

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break


11:30 – 13:00 Workshops session 1. Applying technology from a service provider perspective

  • Workshop 1. EDUCATION (Room 2)
    • Moderator: Katerina Mavrou, European University of Cyprus
    • Speaker: Salvador Sancha, Eneso Verbo
  • Workshop 2. EMPLOYMENT (Room 3) 
    • Moderator: Fabrizio Fea, Scuola Viva onlus
    • Speaker: Stefano La Cesa, Pedius
  • Workshop 3. INDEPENDENT LIVING (Room 1)
    • Moderator: Sarah Weston, Hft
    • Speakers: Johanna Matasaho, Bestser and Olga Barrios, Plena inclusión
  • Workshop 4. INTEGRATED CARE (Room 5)
    • Moderator: Steve Barnard, Hft
    • Speaker: Rami Kirshblum, Uniper-care Technologies and Elisabet González Martín, Institut Guttman

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break


14:00 – 15:15 PANEL 2. What is the impact of technology in the social care sector? Overcoming barriers and obstacles (EN / ES) (Auditorium)

Moderator: Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf, AIAS Bologna

  • Maurice Gringberg, ASSIST Foundation
  • Ulises Cortés, UPC – KEMLG / BSC-CNS
  • Klauss Candussi, atempo
  • Sarah Weston, Hft
  • Miguel Angel Valero, Ceapat, Imserso

15:15 – 15:45 Coffee break


15:45 – 17:00 Workshops session 2. Business opportunities

  • Workshop 1. ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY OF PERSON-CENTRED TECHNOLOGY SERVICE DELIVERY (Room 3)
    • Moderator: Zoltan Mihok, COD Kosovo
    • Leo Lewis, Integrated Care Foundation / ProAct project
    • Ferran Blanco, SUPPORT Fundació Tutelar Girona
    • Luc de Witte, Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe
  • Workshop 2. ACCESSIBILITY AS A BUSINESS (Room 1) 
    • Moderator: Carmen Arroyo de Sande, EASPD
    • Susanna Laurin, FUNKA
    • David Zanoletty, Fundación ONCE
    • Matthias Schneider, ETSI/CEN/Cenelec

18:15 23:00 Gala dinner


5 October 2018 (Friday)


09:00 – 9:15 RECAP OF DAY 1 

09:15 – 10:30 PANEL 3. Exploring legal and ethical frameworks (EN / ES) (Auditorium)

Moderator: Kirsi Konola, KVPS

  • Antonio Luis Martinez-Pujalte, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche
  • Pat Clarke, European Disability Forum
  • Thomas Bignal, Federation of European Social Employers
  • Laszlo Lovaszy, UN CRPD Committee Member
  • Maite Ferrando, AAATE

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break


11:00 – 12:00 Workshops session 3. Keystones for Person-Centred Technology

  • Workshop 1: USER INVOLVEMENT (Room 1)
    • Moderator: Sarah Weston, Hft
    • Sarah Boland, Saint John of God Community Services
  • Workshop 2: ACCESSIBILITY (Room 6)
    • Moderator: Steve Barnard, Hft
    • Klaus Miesenberger, Johannes Kepler University Linz
  • Workshop 3: SOCIO-ETHICAL PERSPECTIVES (Room 2)
    • Moderator: Luk Zelderloo, EASPD
    • Maria João, Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)
  • Workshop 4: CHANGE MANAGEMENT (Room 3)
    • Facilitator: Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf, AIAS Bologna
    • Angela Currie, Coalition of Care an Support Providers in Scotland

12:15 – 13:15 PANEL 4. Next steps towards a full digital inclusion (EN / ES) (Auditorium)

Moderator: Michael Fembek,Essl Foundation

  • Jordi Arrufi, Mobile World Capital Foundation
  • Luk Zelderloo, Secretary General of EASPD
  • Inmaculada Placencia-Porrero, Senior Expert on Social affairs – DG EMPL – European Commission
  • Klaus Miesenberger, University of Linz
  • Luca Scarpiello, Policy Advisor at European Public Service Union
  • David Ferrer i Canosa, Secretary of Telecommunications, Cybersecurity and Digital Society of the Government of Catalonia

13:15 – 13:30 CONCLUSIONS

Jim Crowe, President of EASPD and Jordi Pascual Pelach, General Manager of Plataforma Educativa


13:30 – 14:30 Lunch break


14:30 – 18:00 EASPD General Assembly (Room 3) (members only)


18:00 – 19:30 EASPD Interest Groups (members only)

  • Arts (Room 1)
  • Workforce Development and Human Resources (Room 5)
  • Early Intervention (Room 2)
  • Person Centered Technology (Room 6) (open to non-EASPD members)

6 October 2018 (Saturday)


8:45 – 10:15 Standing Committees (members only)

  • Employment (Room 3)
  • Education (Room 0)
  • Inclusive living (Room 2)
  • Policy Impact Group (Room 6)

10:30 – 13:30 EASPD General Assembly (members only) (Room 3)


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