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

You'll also be able to find information related to several EASPD projects. At the moment, the projects available are: 

  1. EMISC

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

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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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Challenges and Good Practices in the Implementation of the UNCRPD

by Admin EASPD - Friday, 5 January 2018, 11:06 AM
 

Description

The study analyzes the obligations set forth in the UNCRPD and  gathers information about the various practices related to its implementation by the EU and its Member States. The goal is to identify challenges that may hinder the full and effective implementation of the Convention, and measures that would facilitate the achievement of its objectives ('good practices').



Reference

http://efc.issuelab.org/resource/study_on_challenges_and_good_practices




 

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Chance for Life Pantry

by Admin EASPD - Friday, 5 January 2018, 11:14 AM
 

Description

A fundraising campaign, donation in vegetables and fruits for people and and children with disabilities.

 

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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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Commission Staff Working Document on Exploiting the Employment Potential of the Personal and Household Services

by Veneta Kuyova - Monday, 26 February 2018, 11:35 AM
 

Description 

This document focuses on exploiting the employment potential of the personal and household services. The Annual Growth Survey 2012 emphasised the need for Member States to give priority to "developing initiatives that facilitate the development of sectors with the highest employment potential, including  the low-carbon, resource-efficient economy ("green jobs"), in the health and social services sector ("white jobs") as well as in the provision of other services to the individuals and households and in the digital economy".


Reference 

ec.europa.eu/social/BlobServlet?docId=7623&langId=en



 

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Common Quality Framework for Social Services of General Interest

by Veneta Kuyova - Monday, 26 February 2018, 11:41 AM
 

Description 

This document proposes a non-compulsory framework for Quality in Social Services of General Interest (SSGI) taking into account European, national and local initiatives on specific services and contributes to the definition of quality in Social Services of General Interest.

Reference 

http://www.epr.eu/images/EPR/documents/projects/prometheu/CQF%20for%20SSGI%20-%20FINAL%20VERSION.pdf




 

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Communication from the European Commission "A Single Market for 21st Century Europe" - Services of General Interest, Including Social Services of General Interest: A New European Commitment

by Veneta Kuyova - Monday, 26 February 2018, 11:52 AM
 

Description 

The communication COM(2007) 724 presents the European Commission's views on the debate about the responsibilities of the EU and about whether or not the EU should adopt an overarching framework for services of general interest. It also draws on the public consultation on social services of general interest initiated in 2006. 

Reference 

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=celex%3A52007DC0725




 

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Continuous Quality Improvement as an Internal, Collaborative, and Transformative Process: OEES Manual Supplement

by Veneta Kuyova - Friday, 5 January 2018, 2:41 PM
 

Description 

The purpose of this OEES (Organisation Effectiveness and Efficiency Scale)  Manual Supplement is to describe the authors' approach to continuous quality improvement (CQI) as an internal, collaborative, and transformative process that is used to enhance an organization's effectiveness and efficiency. 

Reference 

http://sid.usal.es/idocs/F8/FDO26899/suplemento1_oess.pdf




 

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Continuous Quality Improvement Strategies Referenced to the Perspective of the Customer, and the Organization’s Growth, Financial Analyses, and Internal Processes

by Veneta Kuyova - Friday, 5 January 2018, 2:41 PM
 

Description 

The Organization Effectiveness and Efficiency Scale (OEES) is increasingly being used as a framework for continuous quality improvement. The four quality improvement steps involve: Assessing; Planning; Doing; Evaluating. This document provides more specific quality improvement strategies associated with each of the 20 best practices/evidence-based indicators on which the OEES is based. By way of review, the 20 evidence-based indicators reflect best practices that enhance an organization’s effectiveness and efficiency.


Reference 

http://sid.usal.es/idocs/F8/FDO26899/suplemento2_oess.pdf



 

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Council Directive 2000/78/EC Establishing a General Framework for Equal Treatment in Employment and Occupation

by Admin EASPD - Friday, 5 January 2018, 3:42 PM
 

Description

The purpose of this Directive is to lay down a general framework for combating discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation as regards to employment and occupation, with a view to putting into effect in the Member States the principle of equal treatment. 

Reference

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:32000L0078:en:HTML


 


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