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:
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UN CRPD: Concluding observations on the initial report of the European Union
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.
UNCRPD General Comments
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’.
Understanding how creative thinking skills, attitudes and behaviors work together: a causal process model
This is a study about the application of the Simplex process of creative thinking to solve real management problems.
United Nations Convention for Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)
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.
United Nations Enable website
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.
Unlocking the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI) for Social Services
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.
Users' Involvement in Social Services
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