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


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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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Factsheet on Co-production

by Veneta Kuyova - Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 12:39 PM


ENIL defines co-production as inclusive working practices between experts by experience and organisations. It is about equal partnership and collaboration between parties passionate about improving service provision; every person involved in the process of co-production is valued, respected and listened to, with everyone involved in designing, developing and delivering. Co-production improves services, improves communities and can help make Independent Living a reality for all.




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Feasibility Study on a European Foundation Statute

by Veneta Kuyova - Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 12:41 PM


This feasibility study covers seven major objectives according to the terms of references. It offers an overview of the main types of foundations in EU Member States. 




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Focus Paper on implementing the UN CRPD - An overview of legal reforms in EU Member States

by Admin EASPD - Thursday, 1 February 2018, 5:13 PM

This Focus paper by the EU Agency of Fundamental Rights (FRA) outlines how Member States across the EU have reformed their laws and policies to meet their obligations under the UNCRPD. By bringing together examples of such reforms, it also highlights how the adoption of international commitments can drive wide-ranging processes of change at the national level. 




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Future of the Welfare State - A Comparative Study in EU-Countries

by Admin EASPD - Thursday, 1 February 2018, 5:24 PM

This report is based on a comperative study in EU-Countires; Caritas Europa monitored and analysed the impact of the economic crisis on the welfare systems across Europe, particularly in its peripheral Member States.