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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Council Directive 2000/78/EC Establishing a General Framework for Equal Treatment in Employment and Occupation
The purpose of this Directive is to lay down a general framework for combating discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation as regards to employment and occupation, with a view to putting into effect in the Member States the principle of equal treatment.
Council of Europe Disability Action Plan 2006-2015
This document presents the Council of Europe Action Plan to promote the rights and full participation of people with disabilities in society: improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in Europe 2006-2015. The Action Plan is a practical tool to enable societal developments and demographic changes and to promote the rights of people with disabilities. Its core principles include: independence, freedom of choice, full participation and equal access to political and public life.
Council recommendation of 22 April 2013 on establishing a Youth Guarantee
The document presents the Council Recommendation of 22 April 2013 on establishing a Youth Guarantee.
Council Recommendation on the Integration of the Long-term Unemployed into the Labour Market
DescriptionThe document stands for the guidance that European Commission has proposed to Member States to better help long-term unemployed people return to work.
Country Fact Sheets on Social Care and Support Services Sector for Persons with Disabilities
As part of its commitment to expand knowledge base on the Social Care and Support Services (SCSS) Sector in Europe, EASPD commissioned the research “Country Fact Sheets on Social Care & Support Services Sector for Persons with Disabilities”, awarded to the Policy Impact Lab. The aim of the fact sheets is to reflect the state of play of the social care and support services sector for persons with disability. The following 10 countries were selected for the 1st round of the research: Austria, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Ireland, Lithuania, Malta, Slovakia, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Country report - Slovakia
This is a report on the Central-European Welfare model in Slovakia. It focuses on the workforce for people with disabilities, EU working time directive in social care and support services for people with dissabilites in Slovakia and implications of the EU working time directive on working conditions in the social care and support services for persons with disabilities in Slovakia.
Creativiteit. Hoe? Zo!
This is an innovative and inspiring book with ideas and tips on how to use creativity for improved organisational and personal development. The book includes useful illustrations, practical examples, exercises and methodologies on how to develop new ideas and discover your creativity.
This second edition of the ‘Cultural statistics’ pocketbook presents comparable data on culture available in the EU-27, EFTA and candidate countries. It comprises data on cultural heritage, the economic situation in cultural sectors, employment in cultural sectors and occupations, external trade in cultural goods, cultural participation and household expenditure on culture.
Deklaracija EASPD-a o zapošljavanju (Croatian)
EASPD je Europska udruga pružatelja usluga za osobe s invaliditetom. Naš glavni cilj je borba za prava osoba s invaliditetom i provođenje u djelo Konvencije Ujedinjenih naroda o pravima osoba s invaliditetom (dalje u tekstu: Konvencija UN-a) putem učinkovitih i visokokvalitetnih uslužnih sustava. U Europi živi približno 80 milijuna osoba s invaliditetom. Jasno je vidljivo da je njihova zastupljenost na tržištu radne snage znatno niža u usporedbi s populacijom u cjelini. Osobe s invaliditetom nisu potpuno integrirane u tržište rada; gotovo polovica populacije radne dobi je ili nezaposlena ili proglašena nesposobnom za rad. Mnogi od onih koji su zaposleni ne dobivaju dovoljno posla ili primaju plaću nižu od zakonom propisane minimalne plaće, obavljaju poslove koji su ispod njihovih mogućnosti ili imaju privremene ugovore i slabe izglede za napredovanje.