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
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The Challenge of Co-Production
This paper provides the basis for both a better understanding and a stronger evidence base for co-production. Given the current diversity of uses of the term, this paper also explains what coproduction is not.
The Conclusion of the UNCRPD by the EC/EU: A Constitutional Perspective
This paper aims to assess the possible impact of the UN CRPD on the EU legal context and on the EU system of human rights protection. It also argues that the UN CRPD, and its implementation, may well have a profound impact not only on EU (secondary) law but also on European constitutional standards of human rights.
The Current Use and Future Potential of United Nations Human Rights Instruments in the Context of Disability
The present study is about the current use and future potential of the United Nations human rights instruments in the specific field of disability.
The New Public Procurement Directive
This paper is an assessment based on EASPD recommendations concerning the impact of the public procurement directive on Social Services of General Interest and on services for persons with disabilities.
The Origins of Person-Centered Planning. A Community of Practice Perspective
As an aid to those who use person-centered planning to improve life conditions for people with disabilities, this chapter offers one account of how the family of approaches to person-centered planning developed.
The Transformation of Disabilities Organizations
This article summarizes the five major characteristics of the transformation era and describes how intellectual and closely related developmental disabilities organizations can apply specific transformation strategies associated with each characteristic. Collectively, the characteristics and strategies provide a framework for transformation thinking, learning, and acting.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the
history of human rights. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental
human rights to be universally protected.
Towards full digital inclusion: the ENTELIS manifesto against the digital divide
The manifesto, developed in the framework of the ENTELIS project (http://www.entelis.net), presents proposals to fight digital exclusion.
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
The following briefing presents the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in its current level of negotiations in August 2014. The briefing also presents our position on the matter, as well as what our members and partners can do to try and influence its process.