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


CATEGORIES

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You may search the database by key word; by category or by date of upload and uploaders. 







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ARTICLE

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Antreprenoriat Social

by Admin EASPD - Thursday, 11 April 2019, 4:44 PM
 


Description

This article reports the importance of the Law on Social Entrepreneurship, adopted by the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova. This law was implemented thanks to a project focused on training NGOs about the concept and the importance of developing Social Entrepreneurship carreid out by the MOTIVATIE Association.

Reference

http://motivatie.md/index.php?pag=news&id=1060&rid=1237&l=ro

 

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Co-morbid Medical Conditions in Autism Spectrum Disorders

by Admin EASPD - Friday, 12 April 2019, 9:49 AM
 


Description

The main goal of this article is to present the most frequent medical conditions in ASD in a sample from the Republic of Macedonia. The main task of the research is to show that accurate diagnosis and treatment often result in an improved level of functioning and decreased severity of symptoms.

Reference

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/268130796_CO-MORBID_MEDICAL_CONDITIONS_IN_AUTISM_SPECTRUM_DISORDERS

 

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DNA analysis, Reverse Line Strip method (RLS), Sequencing Based Typing method (SBT), Children with Autism

by Admin EASPD - Friday, 12 April 2019, 9:39 AM
 


Description

The present study reports the first DNA analysis of HLA class I and class II alleles in FYROMn autistic subjects. It analysed the HLA-A,-C, -B, DRB1 genotypes of 35 autistic patients, and 98 healthy unrelated FYROMns (control group). HLA DNA typing of class I genes was performed using a Reverse Line Strip method (RLS), and the Sequencing Based Typing method (SBT) was used for typing of class II genes.

Reference

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BEST PRACTICE

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Bachelor in Smart Homes and Assistive Technologies

by Admin EASPD - Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 1:20 PM
 

Description 

This Bachelor's programme, developped in Austria, focuses on the use of modern electronic and ICT in order to help people Assistive technologies (AT) support people with special needs and older adults, allowing them to achieve a high level of autonomy in their lives.

Reference 

https://www.technikum-wien.at/en/study_programs/bachelor_s/smart_homes_and_assistive_technologies/


 

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Web Accessibility Course - Accessible Web Design

by Admin EASPD - Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 1:02 PM
 

Description 

This training course, available in German, has been defined as a best practice coming straight from Austria. It provides a comprehensive overview of the topic of barrier-free web design and prepares web designers and IT service providers with the right tools to design websites professionally and in line with requirements.

Reference 

https://www.incite.at/de/kurze-zertifikate/webaccessibility


 

LEGAL/POLICY FRAMEWORK

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European Accessibility Act

by Admin EASPD - Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 3:23 PM
 

Description

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.

Reference

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=COM:2015:0615:FIN

 

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Implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Slovakia.

by Admin EASPD - Thursday, 11 April 2019, 10:38 AM
 

Description

This is an alternative report of non-governmental and Disabled Persons' Organisations on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, in Slovakia.

Reference 

http://www.mdac.org/sites/mdac.info/files/crpd_slovakia_alternative_report.pdf

 

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Monitoring of Legislation, Policies and Programs: Observance of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the Republic of Moldova

by Admin EASPD - Thursday, 11 April 2019, 5:27 PM
 

Description
This report has as its main aim monitoring of legislation, policies and programs related to the observance of 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/document/229330775/Monitoring-of-legislation-policies-and-programs-observance-of-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities-in-Republic-of-Moldova#scribd
 

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Monitorizarea legislaţiei, politicilor şi programelor: respectarea drepturilor ale persoanelor cu dizabilităţi în Republica Moldova

by Admin EASPD - Thursday, 11 April 2019, 4:55 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/document/229331182/Monitorizarea-legislatiei-politicilor-si-programelor-respectarea-drepturilor-ale-persoanelor-cu-dizabilitati-in-Republica-Moldova

 

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Moниторинг законодательства, политик и программ: соблюдение прав людей с ограниченными возможностями в Республике Moлдова

by Admin EASPD - Thursday, 11 April 2019, 4:59 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

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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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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
 

METHODOLOGY/GUIDELINES/TOOLS

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Assessing your Collaboration: a Self-Evaluation Tool

by Admin EASPD - Friday, 12 April 2019, 11:56 AM
 


Description

A self-evaluation tool was developed to assist existing and forming groups. The tool is a self-assessment exercise allowing groups to rate their collaboration on key factors. Key factors examined here include goals, communication, sustainability, evaluation, political climate, leadership, community development and understanding community. With this tool, collaborative groups identified strong factors and challenging factors, that is, factors that need to be worked on. The identification of the challenge factors facing the group can assist in the development of strategies to address these issues, thus allowing the group to move forward and accomplish their goals. In all cases, the self-evaluation tool can be used to strengthen the collaborative group. The following is a description of the Collaboration Check-list.

Reference

https://www.joe.org/joe/1999april/tt1.php

 

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EMISC EN

by Admin EASPD - Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 3:40 PM
 

The objective of the European Mentoring in Social Care (EMiSC) training material is to create a ‘common foundation’ in social care training across the EU, so that all EU care services are based on UNCRPD principles and provided by staff that understand and follow these principles. The goal is to support first line staff members in social care by setting up mentoring programme and giving mentoring support via a well-trained mentor to every newcomer or staff member in need of some “refreshment” training.  The training material is available in 8 languages and exists mainly of a formal curriculum, a mentor training course, a train the training course and a mentoring assessment tool, to assess the mentors. The training material was the result of the EC Erasmus+ KA2 funded 3-year project EMiSC (2015-2018). This is the Universal EMISC training in English.

 

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KidsRights Index

by Admin EASPD - Thursday, 11 April 2019, 3:13 PM
 


Description

The KidsRights Index is the annual global index which ranks how countries adhere to and are equipped to improve children’s rights.  It comprises a ranking for all UN member states that have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and for which sufficient data is available, a total of 165 countries. The KidsRights Index exists of 5 domains: Right to Life; Right to Health; Right to Education; Right to Protection; Enabling Environment for Child Rights.

Reference

http://www.kidsrightsindex.org/ 

 

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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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Support Services to Ensure the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

by Admin EASPD - Thursday, 9 May 2019, 11:00 AM
 


Description

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.

Reference

http://www.embracingdiversity.net/files/report/1494498614_support-services-for-persons-with-disabilities.pdf

 

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WHO Quality Rights Guidance and Training Tools

by Admin EASPD - Thursday, 11 April 2019, 3:43 PM
 


Description

As part of the QualityRights Initiative, WHO has developed a comprehensive package of training and guidance modules. The modules 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, NGOs, DPOs 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.

Reference

https://www.who.int/mental_health/policy/quality_rights/guidance_training_tools/en/

 

RESEARCH/SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATION

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Analiza Experienței Individuale ale Persoanelor cu Dizabilități în Republica Moldova

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


Description

The study implied conducting of 149 semi-structured interviews in several areas of Moldova. All experiences of the interviewees were analysed in terms of their division into eight large categories, namely: human rights, class, ethnicity, gender versus disability, systemic roots of discrimination, response to abuse and discrimination, reasons for not reporting the situations and interviewees’ recommendations.

Reference

https://fr.scribd.com/doc/238033487/Analiza-experientei-individuale-ale-persoanelor-cu-dizabilitati-in-Republica-Moldova

 

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Analysis of the Individual Experience of People with Disabilities in the Republic of Moldova

by Admin EASPD - Thursday, 11 April 2019, 5:14 PM
 


Description

The study implied conducting of 149 semi-structured interviews in several areas of Moldova. All experiences of the interviewees were analysed in terms of their division into eight large categories (themes), namely: human rights, class, ethnicity, gender versus disability, systemic roots of discrimination, response to abuse and discrimination, reasons for not reporting the situations and interviewees’ recommendations.

Reference

https://fr.scribd.com/document/229332191/Analysis-of-individual-experience-of-people-with-disabilities-in-Republic-of-Moldova

 

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Care in the 21st Century – Expanding the Social Care Workforce for People with Disabilities

by Admin EASPD - Thursday, 25 April 2019, 4:15 PM
 


Description

This report is a research paper on the care in the 21st century: the nature of formal care has been changing from institutional to personalised care. This paper aims at presenting the social care sector and its workforce: what are the values? How to address the problems of the social care sector within EU policies? What about service providers and young care workers?

Reference

https://www.easpd.eu/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/final_eohr_research_care_in_the_21st_century.pdf



 

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Cultural Statistics

by Admin EASPD - Friday, 12 April 2019, 11:30 AM
 


Description

This second edition of the ‘Cultural statistics’ pocketbook presents comparable data on culture available in the EU-27, EFTA and candidate countries. It comprises data on cultural heritage, the economic situation in cultural sectors, employment in cultural sectors and occupations, external trade in cultural goods, cultural participation and household expenditure on culture. 

Reference

https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/3930297/5967138/KS-32-10-374-EN.PDF/07591da7-d016-4065-9676-27386f900857?version=1.0

 

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Initial Research on In-work Poverty in the Social Service Sector Provision

by Admin EASPD - Thursday, 25 April 2019, 4:30 PM
 


Description

This report is based upon desk-top research into the working poor in Europe in general and 13 countries in particular (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Romania, Spain and the United Kingdom), with a particular focus on the social services sector.

Reference

https://www.easpd.eu/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/final_eohr_research_working_poor.pdf

 

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Monitoring of Media and Societal Attitude Towards People with Disabilities

by Admin EASPD - Thursday, 11 April 2019, 5:08 PM
 


Description

The discriminatory attitude towards persons with disabilities is a consequence of the devalued policies of the state. In this context, the research „Monitoring of mass-media and of the societal attitude related to per-sons with disabilities” provides a comprehensive analysis of the way the issues related to disability are approached.

Reference

https://fr.scribd.com/document/229331673/Monitoring-of-media-and-societal-attitude-towards-people-with-disabilities

 

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Monitorizarea Mass-mediei şi Atitudinii Societăţii cu Privire la Persoanele cu Dizabilităţi

by Admin EASPD - Thursday, 11 April 2019, 5:04 PM
 


Description

The discriminatory attitude towards persons with disabilities is a consequence of the devalued policies of the state. In this context, the research „Monitoring of mass-media and of the societal attitude related to per-sons with disabilities” provides a comprehensive analysis of the way the issues related to disability are approached.

Reference

https://fr.scribd.com/document/229331773/Monitorizarea-mass-mediei-si-atitudinii-societatii-cu-privire-la-persoanele-cu-dizabilitati


 

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Strengthening the Workforce for People with Disabilities: Initial Mapping Across Europe

by Admin EASPD - Friday, 26 April 2019, 8:41 AM
 


Description

EASPD has recently established a European Observatory for Human Resources (EOHR) on staffing issues in the disability field, which aims to develop a better understanding of how human resources are currently used. Through the commissioning and use of research, EOHR will facilitate discussions on critical issues of staffing, training and quality of life.

Reference

https://www.easpd.eu/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/PressReleases/eohr_report_0.pdf

 

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Unlocking the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI) for Social Services

by Admin EASPD - Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 4:34 PM
 


Description

This study provides a practical explanation on how to access EFSI and better assess the reasons for why it has yet to be picked up. It presents specific and practical reports.

Reference

https://www.easpd.eu/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/News/efsi_portfolio_of_studies_-_final.pdf

 


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