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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The European Semester provides a framework for the coordination of economic policies across the European Union. It allows EU countries to discuss their economic and budget plans and monitor progress at specific times throughout the year.
European Structural and Investment Funds
European Structural and Investment Funds work together to support economic development across all EU countries, in line with the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy.
This is the Webpage of the European Union where you can find all the relevant information about the EU.
Eurostat Disability Statistics
Disability statistics is an online Eurostat publication presenting recent statistics on the situation of people with disabilities in the European Union (EU).
Evidence-based practices in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities: An international consensus approach
This article presents and discusses an evidence based conceptual model and measurement framework that integrates these three perspectives and results in: multiple perspectives on evidence-based practices that involve the individual, the organization, and society; and multiple interpretation guidelines related to the quality, robustness, and relevance of the evidence. The article concludes with a discussion of five issues that need to be addressed in the future conceptualization, measurement and application of evidence-based practices.
Factsheet on Co-production
ENIL defines co-production as inclusive working practices between experts by experience and organisations. It is about equal partnership and collaboration between parties passionate about improving service provision; every person involved in the process of co-production is valued, respected and listened to, with everyone involved in designing, developing and delivering. Co-production improves services, improves communities and can help make Independent Living a reality for all.
Feasibility Study on a European Foundation Statute
This feasibility study covers seven major objectives according to the terms of references. It offers an overview of the main types of foundations in EU Member States.
Focus Paper on implementing the UN CRPD - An overview of legal reforms in EU Member States
This Focus paper by the EU Agency of Fundamental Rights (FRA) outlines how Member States across the EU have reformed their laws and policies to meet their obligations under the UNCRPD. By bringing together examples of such reforms, it also highlights how the adoption of international commitments can drive wide-ranging processes of change at the national level.
Future of the Welfare State - A Comparative Study in EU-Countries
DescriptionThis report is based on a comperative study in EU-Countires; Caritas Europa monitored and analysed the impact of the economic crisis on the welfare systems across Europe, particularly in its peripheral Member States.