Article 26 - Integration of persons with disabilities

From institutions to community living - Part I: commitments and structures
October
2017

From institutions to community living - Part I: commitments and structures

Report
Discussions are under way at the European Union (EU) and national levels about how best to realise the transition from institutional to community-based support. This report contributes to these by bringing together some of the key issues that have emerged from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights’ (FRA) human rights indicators on Member States’ political and practical commitment to deinstitutionalisation.
From institutions to community living - Part II: funding and budgeting
October
2017

From institutions to community living - Part II: funding and budgeting

Report
The transition from institution- to community-based support for persons with disabilities is a complex process that requires multifaceted efforts. These include putting in place commitments and structures for achieving deinstitutionalisation and measuring outcomes for persons with disabilities. This report shows that effectively funding the deinstitutionalisation process is a vital element.
Violence against  children with disabilities
December
2015

Violence against children with disabilities

Easy read publication
This book will tell you about violence and children with disabilities. It looks at violence, where it happens, and why people are violent.
Violence against children with disabilities: legislation, policies and programmes in the EU
December
2015

Violence against children with disabilities: legislation, policies and programmes in the EU

Report
Children with disabilities face significant barriers to enjoying their fundamental rights. They are often excluded from society, sometimes living in facilities far from their families. They are also denied access to basic services, such as health care and education, and endure stigma and discrimination, as well as sexual, physical and psychological violence. FRA scrutinised the important but underreported issue of violence against children with disabilities, carrying out desk research and conducting interviews with knowledgeable stakeholders. This report presents the results of that research.
Violence against children with disabilities: legislation, policies and programmes in the EU - Summary
December
2015

Violence against children with disabilities: legislation, policies and programmes in the EU - Summary

Report summary
Children with disabilities face significant barriers to enjoying their fundamental rights. They are often excluded from society, sometimes living in facilities far from their families. They are also denied access to basic services, such as health care and education, and endure stigma and discrimination, as well as sexual, physical and psychological violence. This summary report outlines relevant international and European standards and reviews national legislation and policies addressing violence against children with disabilities. The summary also explores the extent and different causes, settings and forms of such violence, and presents measures and initiatives to prevent it.
Implementing the UN CRPD: An overview of legal reforms in EU Member States
May
2015

Implementing the UN CRPD: An overview of legal reforms in EU Member States

Paper
A new 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 CRPD. 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.
The right to political participation for persons with disabilities: human rights indicators
May
2014

The right to political participation for persons with disabilities: human rights indicators

Report
The opportunity to be involved in political life, whether by standing for elected office, joining a political party, or following political news stories in the media, is at the heart of what it means to live in a democratic society. The report analyses data on the situation of political participation of persons with disabilities collected from across the 28 European Union (EU) Member States by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the European Commission-funded Academic Network of European Disability Experts (ANED).
The right to political participation of persons with disabilities - Summary
April
2014

The right to political participation of persons with disabilities - Summary

Report summary
The report analyses data on the situation of political participation of persons with disabilities collected from across the 28 European Union (EU) Member States by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the European Commission-funded Academic Network of European Disability Experts (ANED).
Laws about being able to make important decisions for yourself
September
2013

Laws about being able to make important decisions for yourself

Easy read publication
This book will tell you about at laws in the European Union. These laws are about being allowed to make important decisions for yourself. This is called legal capacity. Legal capacity means that you are allowed to make important decisions for yourself.
Choice and control: the right to independent living
June
2012

Choice and control: the right to independent living

Report
This report examines how persons with intellectual disabilities and persons with mental health problems in nine EU Member States experience autonomy, inclusion and participation in their lives.
Choice and control: the right to independent living - Summary report
June
2012

Choice and control: the right to independent living - Summary report

Report summary
This summary report outlines the findings of interview-based research carried out in 2010 and 2011 in nine EU Member States with persons with mental health problems and persons with intellectual disabilities. The research examined how they experience the principles of autonomy, inclusion and participation in their day-to-day lives.
The FRA disability project postcard
September
2011

The FRA disability project postcard

Promotional material
Under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), people with disabilities are no longer being considered as being unable to play an active role in society. Instead of people with disabilities being viewed as the problems, the barriers they face are clearly recognised as being the source of the problem.
A rights-based approach to HIV in the European Union
July
2010

A rights-based approach to HIV in the European Union

Factsheet
The factsheet "A rights-based approach to HIV in the European Union" is the contribution of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) to the International AIDS Conference 2010, Vienna 18-23 July.