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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Human Resources Strategy and Recommendations for Improving the Attractiveness of the Social Services Sector in Europe
This report was made by EASPD and Vlerick Business School: the goal of the project was to research and discover why the social services sector in Europe - especially the social service providers for persons with disabilities - faces a lack of workforce, even with the unemployment rates that the European Union faces in the present crisis.
Human Rights: A Reality for All
This report offers information on the rights of persons with disabilities: cross-cutting themes, priority areas and working methods.
ICT-Enabled Social Innovation to Support the Implementation of the Social Investment Package
The report presents the analysis of the Mapping 2015 of the project 'ICT-enabled Social Innovation to support the Implementation of the Social Investment Package' (IESI). It provides an enriched picture of the existing knowledge base and evidence of how ICT-enabled social innovation initiatives that promote social investment through integrated approaches to social services delivery can contribute to the policy objectives of the EU Social Investment Package (SIP) to support the achievement of the goals of the EU 2020 strategy in terms of inclusive growth and employment.
Implementation of the UNCRPD in Slovakia
This alternative report contains the views of Slovak and international organisations representing persons with disabilities. It presents a description of the current situation in the Slovak Republic and explains in which areas the law and practice violate respective Article of the UNCRPD.
Implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Slovakia.
This is an alternative report of non-governmental and Disabled Persons' Organisations on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, in Slovakia.
Improvement of Disability Data and Statistics: Objectives and Challenges
The document focuses on the objectives of the Convention in relation to the research data and statistics, monitoring and evaluation of the information concerning the situation of persons with disabilities.
Inclusive Vocational Education and Specialised Tailor-made Training
Investt is a European project aiming at building a strategy for implementing universal design in the mainstream vocational education and training system (VET). Investt project will help person with disabilities to reach the same skill level as other students, improving their transition from school to the open labour market.
Increasing the Chances for Deeper Change Through Person-Centered Planning
This brief paper offers an inventory to help implement change strategies and achieve person-centered planning for people with severe disabilities. The inventory is intended to examine use of 12 resources that facilitate change and increase the chance of good outcomes.
Independent Living Manual
A manual is usually a book giving instruct on or information. This manual is written to provide tools for change through information. It does not set out to give instruction, specifically, but to offer examples of routes, histories and
circumstances that have occurred in Europe. It identifies frameworks, ideas, challenges, myths and hope.
The routes for Turkey are dependent on Turkey’s infrastructure, the attitudes of Government, existing legal systems and different stakeholders. These in turn are contextualised within Europe and internationally. But as with elsewhere it is for disabled people and disabled people’s organisations to lead, act and work together for the future they want to see. Change does not come because we wait for it, but because we fight for it. While we have a framework of rights, those rights must have a political will behind them so that they are implemented, monitored, shaped and improved by disabled people themselves. It is up to us to change our lives and convince others to support us in doing so until we achieve full independent living and equality everywhere for all disabled people.