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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Proposed Amendments to European Commission Proposal:European Fund for Strategic Investments 2.0

by Admin EASPD - Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 9:24 AM
 


Description

The European Commission proposed on 14th September 2016 a Regulation to extend the duration of the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI), as well as the introduction of technical enhancements for that Fund and the European Investment Advisory Hub. In this policy paper, EASPD proposes certain improvements to the European Commission's proposal which may help to unlock the EFSI for the social services sector.

Reference

https://www.easpd.eu/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/amendments_to_efsi_2.0_proposal.pdf

 

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Public Procurement Directive

by Admin EASPD - Monday, 12 February 2018, 12:17 PM
 

Description
It 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.

Reference

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2014.094.01.0065.01.ENG


 

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Quality of Life and Public Services - Local Area Aspects of Quality of Life: An illustrated Framework

by Admin EASPD - Thursday, 9 May 2019, 11:14 AM
 


Description

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.

Reference

https://www.eurofound.europa.eu/sites/default/files/wpef18008.pdf

 

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QualityRights materials for training, guidance and transformation

by Admin EASPD - Monday, 2 December 2019, 3:38 PM
 

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.

Find it here.


 

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Raport Privind Monitorizarea Drepturilor Persoanelor cu Dizabilitati in

by Admin EASPD - Thursday, 11 April 2019, 5:24 PM
 


Description

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.

Reference

https://fr.scribd.com/doc/229329566/Raport-holistic-Monitorizarea-drepturilor-persoanelor-cu-dizabilitati-in-Republica-Moldova

 

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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.

by Admin EASPD - Thursday, 11 April 2019, 10:44 AM
 

Description

This document presents the main Spanish Law focusing on the rights of persons with disabilities and their social inclusion.

Reference

http://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2013/12/03/pdfs/BOE-A-2013-12632.pdf

 

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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

by Admin EASPD - Friday, 12 April 2019, 10:06 AM
 

Description
This document presents the Spanish law that protects the rights of people with disabilities and promotes their social inclusion.

Reference
https://www.boe.es/boe/dias/2013/12/03/pdfs/BOE-A-2013-12632.pdf
 

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Report on the UN Concluding Observations on the EU Report on the Implementation of the CRPD

by Admin EASPD - Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 4:18 PM
 


Description

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.

Reference

https://www.easpd.eu/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/AnnualReports/1.1_easpd_report_on_un_concluding_observations.pdf

 

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Social Investment Package

by Admin EASPD - Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 10:58 AM
 

Description
The 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.

Reference

http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&catId=1044&newsId=1807&furtherNews=yes


 

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Social services of General Interest

by Admin EASPD - Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 11:03 AM
 

Description

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.


Reference

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=URISERV%3Al33230


 


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