Welcome to the Horizontal Issues Knowledge Centre!
Here you will be able to find regularly updated database of theoretical and practical materials & resources on Horizontal Issues for service provision to people with disabilities, such as :
- Policy and Legislation
- Quality of Services
- Funding of Services
- Users' involvement and Co-production
You'll also be able to find information related to several EASPD projects. At the moment, the projects available are:
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Briefing paper on Country Specific Recommendations (CSR)
In accordance with the European Semester (ES), each year Country Specific Recommendations (CSRs) are published which outline a set of actions to be taken by each Member State. These CSRs address both economic and social issues facing each individual Member State in the previous year that need to be improved in the coming year. Furthermore, these recommendations represent the Commission’s economic and social goals. This document presents a list of countries and their respective CSRs related to the work of EASPD. It is important to read them in context with the preamble of each Country Specific Recommendation, as well as the Country Reports.
Care in the 21st Century – Expanding the Social Care Workforce for People with Disabilities
This report is a research paper on the care in the 21st century: the nature of formal care has been changing from institutional to personalised care. This paper aims at presenting the social care sector and its workforce: what are the values? How to address the problems of the social care sector within EU policies? What about service providers and young care workers?
Challenges and Good Practices in the Implementation of the UNCRPD
The study analyzes the obligations set forth in the UNCRPD and gathers information about the various practices related to its implementation by the EU and its Member States. The goal is to identify challenges that may hinder the full and effective implementation of the Convention, and measures that would facilitate the achievement of its objectives ('good practices').
Chance for Life Pantry
A fundraising campaign, donation in vegetables and fruits for people and and children with disabilities.
Co-morbid Medical Conditions in Autism Spectrum Disorders
The main goal of this article is to present the most frequent medical conditions in ASD in a sample from the Republic of Macedonia. The main task of the research is to show that accurate diagnosis and treatment often result in an improved level of functioning and decreased severity of symptoms.
Commission Staff Working Document on Exploiting the Employment Potential of the Personal and Household Services
This document focuses on exploiting the employment potential of the personal and household services. The Annual Growth Survey 2012 emphasised the need for
Member States to give priority to "developing initiatives that facilitate the development of
sectors with the highest employment potential, including the low-carbon, resource-efficient
economy ("green jobs"), in the health and social services sector ("white jobs") as well as in
the provision of other services to the individuals and households and in the digital economy".
Common Quality Framework for Social Services of General Interest
This document proposes a non-compulsory framework for Quality in Social Services of General Interest (SSGI) taking into account European, national and local initiatives on specific services and contributes to the definition of quality in Social Services of General Interest.
Communication from the European Commission "A Single Market for 21st Century Europe" - Services of General Interest, Including Social Services of General Interest: A New European Commitment
The communication COM(2007) 724 presents the European Commission's views on the debate about the responsibilities of the EU and about whether or not the EU should adopt an overarching framework for services of general interest. It also draws on the public consultation on social services of general interest initiated in 2006.
Continuous Quality Improvement as an Internal, Collaborative, and Transformative Process: OEES Manual Supplement
The purpose of this OEES (Organisation Effectiveness and Efficiency Scale) Manual Supplement is to describe the authors' approach to continuous quality improvement (CQI) as an internal, collaborative, and transformative process that is used to enhance an organization's effectiveness and efficiency.
Continuous Quality Improvement Strategies Referenced to the Perspective of the Customer, and the Organization’s Growth, Financial Analyses, and Internal Processes
The Organization Effectiveness and Efficiency Scale (OEES) is increasingly being used as a framework for continuous quality improvement. The four quality improvement steps involve: Assessing; Planning; Doing; Evaluating. This document provides more specific quality improvement strategies associated with each of the 20 best practices/evidence-based indicators on which the OEES is based. By way of review, the 20 evidence-based indicators reflect best practices that enhance an organization’s effectiveness and efficiency.