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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Stability and Growth Pact (SGP)
The Stability and Growth Pact (SGP) is a set of rules designed to ensure that countries in the European Union pursue sound public finances and coordinate their fiscal policies.
Study on Social Services of General Interest
DescriptionThe aim of this study on social services of general interest is to describe the status quo of four types of social services (long-term care, childcare, social housing and employment services) as regards three main aspects: the applicable regulatory framework for service provision and financing, the types of service providers, and the main quality tools and frameworks.
Support Services to Ensure the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities
This report aims to raise awareness and provide guidance to States on how to ensure access to different forms of support for persons with disabilities inclusive of a human rights-based approach.
The Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, submits the present report to the Human Rights Council pursuant to its resolution 26/20. It describes the activities she carried out in 2016 and contains a thematic study on access to support by persons with disabilities.
Teaching English in the Context of Inclusive Education
Teaching is an important domain in people's lives, including people with disabilities of different age.The work presents several methods and approaches in teaching a foreign language to people with disabilities; how to apply them in the context of Inclusive Education and what the role of the educator in this process is.
The New Public Procurement Directive
This paper is an assessment based on EASPD recommendations concerning the impact of the public procurement directive on Social Services of General Interest and on services for persons with disabilities.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the
history of human rights. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental
human rights to be universally protected.
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
The following briefing presents the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) in its current level of negotiations in August 2014. The briefing also presents our position on the matter, as well as what our members and partners can do to try and influence its process.
UN Concluding Observations on the Initial Report of the European Union on the Implementation of the UN CRPD
Concluding observations from the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the initial report of the European Union.
UNCRPD General Comments
In some cases different interpretations of the same article may create general misunderstanding of a principle and its implementation. That’s why the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has provided in-depth guidance on the rights and obligations through General Comments, specifically on article 12 about ‘Equal recognition before the law’ and on article 9 about ‘Accessibility’.