EPR monitors and gives input to European policies and initiatives related to disability as they can impact the day-to-day operations of service providers. It is important for service providers to understand the stakes of disability-related legislation and initiatives, their consequences and how they could engage with the initiatives to support their work.

European Pillar of Social Rights – see our dedicated page here

:: Social enterprises as tools to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights and Active Inclusion – a short study of four cases (2019)

:: The European Pillar of Social Rights and service delivery for persons with disabilities – Analytical paper 2017

:: Public consultation on the European Pillar of Social Rights – EPR Response 2016

Union of Equality: European Disability Rights Strategy 2021 – 2030 

:: Response to Roadmap consultation

European Disability Strategy post 2020

:: Response to Roadmap Consultation_2020   

Covid-19 pandemic and service provision

:: Service provision for people with disabilities during Covid-19. A short study of resilience, creativity and co-production (2021)

:: Briefing paper – Covid-19 and mental health: delivering mental health services during the pandemic (2020)

Quality of services

:: Comparative report – Quality Services for Social Inclusion: Mapping Quality Regulations, Requirements and Trends in Vocational Rehabilitation for Persons with Disabilities (2020)

:: Summary report – Mapping systems and trends in quality social services for social inclusion (2019)

Employment and active inclusion

:: From Care to Employment: A short study on programmes supporting return-to-work (2020)

:: Women and girls with a disability – Active inclusion and equal opportunities (2019)

:: Study – Employment models within the social economy and their role in including persons with disabilities into the labour market and society (2018)

Long-term care (LTC) and ageing

:: Analytical paper on Long-Term Care: Older People & Disability – Analytical paper 2018

Green and digital transitions and people with disabilities

:: Artificial intelligence and service provision for people with disabilities – Analytical paper 2022

:: Moving Towards a green economy and services for people with a disability – Analytical paper 2022

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)

:: Input to the 2022 UN CRPD Draft Guidelines on Deinstitutionalisation

:: The impact of the European Semester and the UNCRPD on the right to work for people with disabilities – Analytical paper December 2015

:: Mainstreamed and Community-based services – Analytical paper 2016

European Disability Strategy 2010-2020   

:: Analytical paper – briefing and recommendations for the future 2017

:: Public consultation on the review of the Strategy  – EPR response 2016

:: The EU Disability Strategy 2010-2020 – Analytical paper 2011

Dedicated Online Campaign on Pathways to Employment

In 2022, we publish social media posts focusing on the key issues and challenges on EPR year’s theme pathways to employment.

The hashtag used is #InclusionMatters

Dedicated Online Campaign on Independent Living

In 2021, we made dedicated social media posts covering the most relevant issues and challenges on independent living.

See the online campaign here.

The hashtag used was #InclusionMatters

Dedicated Online Campaign on Women with Disabilities

Throughout 2019, we made dedicated Tweets covering the most relevant issues and challenges for women with disabilities.

See the online campaign here.

The hashtag used was #InclusionMatters