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
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DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, EU Framework for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
The EU has a Framework that promotes, protects and monitors the implementation of the Convention in matters of EU competence, in areas such as legislation, policy and public administration.
Die Menschenrechte : Eine Realität für Alle
This report offers information on the rights of persons with disabilities: cross-cutting themes, priority areas and working methods.
Directive 2003/88/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council Concerning Certain Aspects of the Organisation of Working Time
The directive 2003/88/EC lays down minimum safety and health requirements for the organisation of working time. It applies to minimum periods of daily rest, weekly rest and annual leave, to breaks and maximum weekly working time. It also concerns certain aspects of night work, shift work and pattern of work.
Directive 2006/123/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of on services in the internal market
The document presents the Directive 2006/123/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on services in the internal market.
DNA analysis, Reverse Line Strip method (RLS), Sequencing Based Typing method (SBT), Children with Autism
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.