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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European Accessibility Act
This paper explores the European Accessibility Act (EAA) which aims at improving the functional of the internal market for accessible products and services by removing barriers created by divergent legislation.
European Disability Strategy 2010-2020
DescriptionThe aim of this Strategy is to empower people with disabilities so that they can enjoy their full rights, and benefit fully from participating in society and in the European economy. Its objectives are pursued by actions in eight priority areas: accessibility, participation, equality, employment, education and training, social protection, health and external action.
European Structural and Investment Funds
European Structural and Investment Funds work together to support economic development across all EU countries, in line with the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy.
This is the Webpage of the European Union where you can find all the relevant information about the EU.
Eurostat Disability Statistics
Disability statistics is an online Eurostat publication presenting recent statistics on the situation of people with disabilities in the European Union (EU).
Focus Paper on implementing the UN CRPD - An overview of legal reforms in EU Member States
This Focus paper by the EU Agency of Fundamental Rights (FRA) outlines how Member States across the EU have reformed their laws and policies to meet their obligations under the UNCRPD. By bringing together examples of such reforms, it also highlights how the adoption of international commitments can drive wide-ranging processes of change at the national level.
Future of the Welfare State - A Comparative Study in EU-Countries
DescriptionThis report is based on a comperative study in EU-Countires; Caritas Europa monitored and analysed the impact of the economic crisis on the welfare systems across Europe, particularly in its peripheral Member States.
Global Disability Rights Library
This is a collection of resources for decision makers and advocates for disability rights worldwide.
Grant Block Exemption Regulation
DescriptionRegulation declaring certain categories of aid compatible with the internal market, especially for employment investment to persons with disabilities (see section 21/31/52/53/54).