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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Care in the 21st Century – Expanding the Social Care Workforce for People with Disabilities
This report is a research paper on the care in the 21st century: the nature of formal care has been changing from institutional to personalised care. This paper aims at presenting the social care sector and its workforce: what are the values? How to address the problems of the social care sector within EU policies? What about service providers and young care workers?
Challenges and Good Practices in the Implementation of the UNCRPD
The study analyzes the obligations set forth in the UNCRPD and gathers information about the various practices related to its implementation by the EU and its Member States. The goal is to identify challenges that may hinder the full and effective implementation of the Convention, and measures that would facilitate the achievement of its objectives ('good practices').
Chance for Life Pantry
A fundraising campaign, donation in vegetables and fruits for people and and children with disabilities.
Co-morbid Medical Conditions in Autism Spectrum Disorders
The main goal of this article is to present the most frequent medical conditions in ASD in a sample from the Republic of Macedonia. The main task of the research is to show that accurate diagnosis and treatment often result in an improved level of functioning and decreased severity of symptoms.
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 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.
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.