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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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.
Integrated Social Services in Europe: Report
DescriptionThis report is the result of a two-year project led by a group of experts, aiming to examine the integration of social services to other selected public services.
The KidsRights Index is the annual global index which ranks how countries adhere to and are equipped to improve children’s rights. It comprises a ranking for all UN member states that have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and for which sufficient data is available, a total of 165 countries. The KidsRights Index exists of 5 domains: Right to Life; Right to Health; Right to Education; Right to Protection; Enabling Environment for Child Rights.
Make it Easy-A Guide to Preparing Easy to Read Information
DescriptionThis publication aims to provide advice and guidance to people new to producing Easy to Read information.
Making it Work - CRPD Resource Library
The Making It Work (MIW) initiative aims at generating lasting improvements in the lives of persons with disabilities, in line with the principles of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This initiative is based on identifying effective or innovative practices that have achieved positive changes, whether from grass-roots level initiatives or regional-level activities, and analyzing how they could be sustained or replicated.
Mental Health, Human Rights and Standards of Care - Assessment of the Quality of Institutional Care for Adults with Psychosocial and Intellectual Disabilities in the WHO European Region
The WHO project on adults with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities living in institutions in the European Region addresses a highly marginalized, vulnerable group whose quality of life, human rights and reinclusion in society are compromised by outdated, often inhumane institutional practices. The goal of the initiative is to promote and facilitate deinstitutionalization. A first step is better understanding of the scale and quality of long-term care arrangements in the WHO European Region. The specific objectives were to address gaps in knowledge about the number and characteristics of long-term institutions and to identify deficiencies in current care standards from the perspective of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
Monitoring of Legislation, Policies and Programs: Observance of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the Republic of Moldova
This report has as its main aim monitoring of legislation, policies and programs related to the observance of rights of persons with disabilities in the Republic of Moldova in the context of ratification by the Republic of Moldova of the UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), adopted as of December 13, 2006.
Monitoring of Media and Societal Attitude Towards People with Disabilities
The discriminatory attitude towards persons with disabilities is a consequence of the devalued policies of the state. In this context, the research „Monitoring of mass-media and of the societal attitude related to per-sons with disabilities” provides a comprehensive analysis of the way the issues related to disability are approached.