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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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
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.
Quality in Social Public Services. European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
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.
Quality Management in Vocational Training. The use of Standards and their Different Applications
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.
Quality of Life and its Measurement: Important Principles and Guidelines. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
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.
Quality of Life as a Change Agent
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.
Reaching out EASPD Strategic Choices 2014-2017: Building an Inclusive Society
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.
Reasonable Accommodation and Sheltered Workshops for People with Disabilities: Costs and Returns of Investments
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.
Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance
Recommendations to the EU Leaders "Nine Principles to Achieve Quality Social and Health Services"
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.