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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Handbook: 'What Is Essential Is Invisible to the Eye (INV)'
This booklet presents a pedagogical model that INV developed, which is a conceptual method for the relationship between the professional and the person with intellectual disabilities.
High Level Group on Disability Discussion Paper
The theme of this document is: disability mainstreaming in the new streamlined European social protection and inclusion processes.
Holistic Report: Monitoring of Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Republic of Moldova
The holistic report focuses on three fields: firstly, the analysis of individual experience of persons with disabilities from the Republic of Moldova; secondly, the monitoring of legislation, policies and programs regarding the observance of rights of persons with disabilities in Republic of Moldova; and, thirdly, the monitoring of mass-media and society’s attitude towards persons with disabilities.
How Can the European Semester Help to Implement the UN CRPD
The EASPD report proposes recommendations on how the EU and its Member States can further develop disability friendly legislation and practices through the European Semester; especially in areas such as inclusive labour markets, inclusive education settings and living in the community. The report ends with several national messages from EASPD’s member organisations on the Country-Specific Recommendations, Country Reports and National Reform Programmes for their own respective Member States.
How the European Semester can Help to Implement the UNCRPD
The EASPD report proposes recommendations on how the EU and its Member States can further develop disability friendly legislation and practices through the European Semester; especially in areas such as inclusive labour markets, inclusive education settings and living in the community.
How to Access EU Structural and Investment Funds, An ESN Guideline for Public Social Services for 2014–2020
The guideline aims to contribute to the improvement in knowledge on EU Structural and Investment Funds amongst public social services in order to ensure that they are better able to access the Funds and, once accessed, that they are able to use Funds effectively, generating sustainable impact in their country, region or local community. The paper focuses in particular on the use of European Social Fund (ESF) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
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.