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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UN Concluding Observations on the Initial Report of the European Union on the Implementation of the UN CRPD

by Admin EASPD - Friday, 6 October 2017, 11:27 AM
 

Description

Concluding observations from the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the initial report of the European Union.


Reference

http://ec.europa.eu/social/BlobServlet?docId=14429&langId=en


 

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UN CRPD: Concluding observations on the initial report of the European Union

by Veneta Kuyova - Tuesday, 9 April 2019, 4:28 PM
 

Description 

The document presents the concluding observations on the initial report of the European Union about the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.


Reference 

http://www.eesc.europa.eu/resources/docs/un_concluding-observations-on-the-initial-report-of-the-european-union.pdf



 

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UNCRPD General Comments

by Admin EASPD - Friday, 6 October 2017, 11:19 AM
 

Description

In some cases different interpretations of the same article may create general misunderstanding of a principle and its implementation. That’s why the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has provided in-depth guidance on the rights and obligations through General Comments, specifically on article 12 about ‘Equal recognition before the law’ and on article 9 about ‘Accessibility’.


Reference

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRPD/Pages/GC.aspx


 

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Understanding how creative thinking skills, attitudes and behaviors work together: a causal process model

by Admin EASPD - Friday, 6 October 2017, 11:20 AM
 

Description

This is a study about the application of the Simplex process of creative thinking to solve real management problems.


Reference

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/262905410_Understanding_How_Creative_Thinking_Skills_Attitudes_and_Behaviors_Work_Together_A_Causal_Process_Model


 

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United Nations Convention for Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)

by Admin EASPD - Friday, 6 October 2017, 11:43 AM
 

Description

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an international human rights treaty of the United Nations intended to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. Parties to the Convention are required to promote, protect, and ensure the full enjoyment of human rights by persons with disabilities and ensure that they enjoy full equality under the law.


Reference

 http://www.un.org/disabilities/documents/convention/convoptprot-e.pdf 


 

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United Nations Enable website

by Admin EASPD - Friday, 6 October 2017, 11:32 AM
 

Description

United Nations Enable is the official website of the Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (SCRPD) in the Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) at the United Nations Secretariat. The website provides public information on topics related to disability and the work of the United Nations for persons with disabilities.


Report date

n.a.


Reference

http://www.un.org/disabilities/index.asp


 

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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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Users' Involvement in Social Services

by Veneta Kuyova - Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 3:25 PM
 

Description 

The paper then presents practical examples of how service providers for persons with disabilities can ensure users’ involvement and participation and thus enable enjoyment of their rights.


Reference 

http://easpd.eu/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/users_involvement_025-12_en_final.pdf