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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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.
Indicators for Monitoring the CRPD
This document presents the overall objective of the event that was to create a platform for presenting and discussing how current human rights indicators and disability data collection efforts at country level can be coordinated and enhanced towards the goal of monitoring the implementation of the CRPD and formulating evidence-informed policies consistent with the human rights mandate.
Initial report of the Slovak republic on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
This document represents the initial UN CRPD report of Slovakia after the implementation of CRPD.
Initial Research on In-work Poverty in the Social Service Sector Provision
This report is based upon desk-top research into the working poor in Europe in general and 13 countries in particular (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Romania, Spain and the United Kingdom), with a particular focus on the social services sector.