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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Public Procurement Directive
DescriptionIt is a directive on the awarding of contracts for public works and for the purchase of goods and services by the public authorities of the European Union (EU) and its member states.
Quality of Life and Public Services - Local Area Aspects of Quality of Life: An illustrated Framework
This working paper offers a conceptual framework to explore the ‘local area dimensions of quality of life’. It takes a comprehensive approach, providing a framework applicable to all types of areas in the EU, whether they are rural or urban, affluent or deprived. The paper aims to inform policy makers, researchers, and other stakeholders, including those involved in developing measurement frameworks.
QualityRights materials for training, guidance and transformation
As part of the QualityRights Initiative, WHO has developed a comprehensive package of training and guidance materials. The materials can be used to build capacity among mental health practitioners, people with psychosocial, intellectual and cognitive disabilities, people using mental health services, families, care partners and other supporters, nongovernmental organizations, organizations of persons with disabilities and others on how to implement a human rights and recovery approach in the area of mental health in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and other international human rights standards.
The ultimate goal of WHO’s QualityRights is to change mindsets and practices in a sustainable way and empower all stakeholders to promote rights and recovery in order to improve the lives of people with psychosocial, intellectual or cognitive disabilities everywhere.
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Raport Privind Monitorizarea Drepturilor Persoanelor cu Dizabilitati in
The present Report has as its main aim monitoring of legislation, policies and programs related to the observance of human 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.
Real Decreto Legislativo 1/2013, de 29 de noviembre, por el que se aprueba Texto Refundido de la Ley General de derechos de las personas con discapacidad y de su inclusión social.
This document presents the main Spanish Law focusing on the rights of persons with disabilities and their social inclusion.
Real Decreto Legislativo 1/2013, de 29 de Noviembre, por el Que se Aprueba Texto Refundido de la Ley General de Derechos de Las Personas con Discapacidad y de su Inclusión Social
This document presents the Spanish law that protects the rights of people with disabilities and promotes their social inclusion.
Report on the UN Concluding Observations on the EU Report on the Implementation of the CRPD
This report aims at giving EASPD’s inputs on the Concluding Observations of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to the EU report on the implementation of the rights of persons with disabilities.
Social Investment Package
DescriptionThe Social Investment Package (SIP) is a series of non-binding documents, adopted by the European Commission in 2013 as a response to the economic crisis, threatening the achievement of the EU2020 poverty and employment targets and to the demographic changes that are shrinking the size of the working-age population in Europe.
Social services of General Interest
This Communication is a further step towards taking into account the specific nature of social services at European level. It presents an open list of characteristics reflecting the specific nature of social services as services of general interest.