Horizontal Issues


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

PROJECTS

You'll also be able to find information related to several EASPD projects. At the moment, the projects available are

  1. EMISC
  2. TOPHOUSE


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Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Approximation of the Laws, Regulations and Administrative Provisions of the Member States about the Accessibility Requirements for Products and Services

by Veneta Kuyova - Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 3:41 PM
 

Description 

The document presents the proposal for the directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States as regards the accessibility requirements for products and services.


Reference 

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=COM%3A2015%3A615%3AFIN



 

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Public Procurement for Social Progress. A Social Platform Guide to the EU Public Procurement Directive

by Veneta Kuyova - Monday, 12 February 2018, 12:30 PM
 

Description 

This guide is aimed at supporting member state representatives in the transposition of the directive and contracting authorities in its implementation. It also intends to facilitate the understanding of the Directive by social economy enterprises and non-profit social and health service providers.


Reference 

http://www.socialplatform.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Public_procurement_for_social_progress.pdf



 

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Quality in Social Public Services. European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions

by Veneta Kuyova - Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 3:48 PM
 

Description 

This report examines the impact of quality improvement initiatives on both services to clients and working conditions. It represents a synthesis of studies from field research in ten EU Member States with supplementary research from the remaining five.


Reference 

https://www.eurofound.europa.eu/publications/report/2001/quality-in-social-public-services


 

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Quality Management in Vocational Training. The use of Standards and their Different Applications

by Veneta Kuyova - Monday, 12 February 2018, 12:42 PM
 

Description 

This document seeks to disseminate new tendencies and routes as well as in the dissemination of good practices. It intends to reveal what is going on and to call the attention on the characteristics that quality management trends are showing regarding training.


Reference 

https://www.giz.de/expertise/downloads/Fachexpertise/en-tqm-vocational-training.pdf



 

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Quality of Life and its Measurement: Important Principles and Guidelines. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research

by Veneta Kuyova - Monday, 26 February 2018, 2:45 PM
 

Description 

This article discusses the principles that should guide the measurement process, the major interrogatories (i.e. who, what, when, where, why, and how) of quality of life (QOL) measurement, issues and procedures in the cross-cultural measurement of QOL, and the current uses of QOL data.  Based on the above methods, the article presents a number of important guidelines regarding QOL measurement. 


Reference 

http://es.youscribe.com/catalogue/prensa-y-revistas/conocimientos/ciencias-humanas-y-sociales/quality-of-life-and-its-measurement-important-principles-and-1829369



 

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Quality of Life as a Change Agent

by Veneta Kuyova - Monday, 12 February 2018, 2:36 PM
 

Description 

The purpose of this paper is to describe how the quality of life concept for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities has influenced policies and practices within the field and has become a framework for organization and systems change.


Reference 

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/293078052_Quality_of_life_as_a_change_agent





 

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Reaching out EASPD Strategic Choices 2014-2017: Building an Inclusive Society

by Veneta Kuyova - Monday, 12 February 2018, 2:33 PM
 

Description 

This document introduces new EASPD's focus on further reaching out persons with disabilities, its members and allies, as well as other stakeholders such as the European institutions. The strategic decisions and measures will also be converted into concrete actions in EASPD's annual action plans for 2014 to 2017.


Reference 

http://www.easpd.eu/en/content/reaching-out-easpd-strategic-choices-2014-2017-building-inclusive-society



 

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Reasonable Accommodation and Sheltered Workshops for People with Disabilities: Costs and Returns of Investments

by Veneta Kuyova - Monday, 12 February 2018, 2:49 PM
 

Description 

This study provides an overview of the policy measures in place to encourage and support the employment of people with disabilities and in particular: sheltered workshops; reasonable accommodations; alternative labour market policies. It provides information on developments on costs and returns of investment for these measures, detailed descriptions of the situation in six Member States (Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom) and an economic analysis of selected measures. 


Reference 

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2015/536295/IPOL_STU(2015)536295_EN.pdf



 

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Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance

by Veneta Kuyova - Monday, 12 February 2018, 2:58 PM
 

Description 

The Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance (ROFA) is an alliance of Disabled People and their organisations ’s (DPOs) in England who have joined together to defend disabled people’s rights and campaign for an inclusive society. ROFA fights for equality for disabled people in England and works with sister organisations across the UK in the tradition of the international disability movement. 


Reference 

http://www.rofa.org.uk/category/uk-disabled-peoples-manifesto/



 

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Recommendations to the EU Leaders "Nine Principles to Achieve Quality Social and Health Services"

by Veneta Kuyova - Monday, 12 February 2018, 3:05 PM
 

Description 

This publication outlines the Social Platform’s recommendations to the EU leaders on quality social and health services. It first discusses the current state of play regarding social and health services, then the preconditions necessary to achieve quality. There is an optimal methodology to reach this goal, and lastly the nine principles required for quality social and health services.


Reference 

http://www.socialplatform.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/2008_SocialPlatform_Nine_Principles_EN.pdf  



 


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