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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Teaching English in the Context of Inclusive Education

by Admin EASPD - Friday, 23 March 2018, 4:14 PM
 

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.

Reference: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6oxdfu32xtASlhUYzh4SGg3Tk0/view

 

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The Challenge of Co-Production

by Veneta Kuyova - Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 12:21 PM
 

Description 

This paper provides the basis for both a better understanding and a stronger evidence base for co-production. Given the current diversity of uses of the term, this paper also explains what coproduction is not.


Reference 

http://www.nesta.org.uk/sites/default/files/the_challenge_of_co-production.pdf



 

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The Conclusion of the UNCRPD by the EC/EU: A Constitutional Perspective

by Veneta Kuyova - Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 12:28 PM
 

Description 

This paper aims to assess the possible impact of the UN CRPD on the EU legal context and on the EU system of human rights protection. It also argues that the UN CRPD, and its implementation, may well have a profound impact not only on EU (secondary) law but also on European constitutional standards of human rights. 


Reference 

http://www.cde.unict.it/sites/default/files/4_2010.pdf



 

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The Current Use and Future Potential of United Nations Human Rights Instruments in the Context of Disability

by Veneta Kuyova - Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 12:33 PM
 

Description 

The present study is about the current use and future potential of the United Nations human rights instruments in the specific field of disability.


Reference 

http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Publications/HRDisabilityen.pdf



 

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The New Public Procurement Directive

by Admin EASPD - Friday, 26 April 2019, 8:59 AM
 


Description

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.

Reference

https://www.easpd.eu/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/Policy/PubilcProcurement/easpd_position_public_procurement.pdf

 

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The Origins of Person-Centered Planning. A Community of Practice Perspective

by Veneta Kuyova - Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 12:51 PM
 

Description 

As an aid to those who use person-centered planning to improve life conditions for people with disabilities, this chapter offers one account of how the family of approaches to person-centered planning developed. 


Reference 

http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.502.8388&rep=rep1&type=pdf



 

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The Transformation of Disabilities Organizations

by Veneta Kuyova - Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 3:18 PM
 

Description 

This article summarizes the five major characteristics of the transformation era and describes how intellectual and closely related developmental disabilities organizations can apply specific transformation strategies associated with each characteristic. Collectively, the characteristics and strategies provide a framework for transformation thinking, learning, and acting.


Reference 

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/255174721_The_Transformation_of_Disabilities_OrganizationsDoi: 10.1352/1934-9556-51.4.273  



 

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

by Admin EASPD - Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 3:30 PM
 

Description

The 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. 

Report date

1948


Reference

http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/


 

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Towards full digital inclusion: the ENTELIS manifesto against the digital divide

by Veneta Kuyova - Friday, 6 October 2017, 11:26 AM
 

Description 

The manifesto, developed in the framework of the ENTELIS project (http://www.entelis.net), presents proposals to fight digital exclusion.


Reference 

http://www.entelis.net/en/manifesto


 

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Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

by Admin EASPD - Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 9:42 AM
 


Description

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.

Reference

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