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How Do They Do It? EFC Members Share Good Practice on Organising Accessible Events

November 23, 2020

This publication of the European Foundation Centre (EFC) Disability Thematic Network features case studies by European foundations who each share their insights and lessons learned from organising accessible events that are inclusive for persons with disabilities. Alongside the case studies is a checklist for events planners to use when organising accessible events, both offline and online, covering everything from initial planning, through to communications around the event, venues, and sessions. A set of recommendations on how to make the process easier and more efficient is also included.

Arts and Culture; Disability
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European Philanthropy at the Nexus of Disability and the SDGs

December 1, 2019

This publication, jointly elaborated by Fundación ONCE and the European Foundation Centre, focused on how the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals are serving as a framework for foundations to develop their action on disability inclusion. The publication includes key reflections on this topic as well as examples and testimonies of eleven relevant foundations from nine countries -France, UK, Italy, Spain, Austria, Ireland, Netherlands, Turkey and Georgia. The publication has been developed in the framework of Disability Hub Europe, an initiative led by Fundación ONCE with the co-funding of the European Social Fund.

Disability; International Affairs, Global Challenges
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Institutional Philanthropy: A Focus On Disability

June 1, 2017

In the context of the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), the European Foundation Centre undertook a survey of its members and other institutional philanthropy actors who are funding, supporting, advocating, and partnering to advance the situation of people with disabilities in Europe and beyond, including those with disabilities related to ageing.This publication summarises the survey results which provide an up-to-date picture of EFC members and other funders active in the field of disability, whether it is part of their core mission or just one of their fields of action, and an insight to better understand their practices. The survey results are based on input from 34 philanthropic organisations. Data supplied refers to the year 2015 unless otherwise specified.The report comprises two parts:Part 1: A profile of this sample of disability funders, addressing in particular who they are, their main area(s) of focus, who they support, how they work, and if they cooperate and why.Part 2: A snapshot of 24 initiatives and projects supported by these organisations to illustrate some of their disability-related work, outlining their approach and achievements, as well as some challenges and learnings.This publication was produced with the support of the EFC's Disability Thematic Network (DTN). Network members include: King Baudouin Foundation, Essl Foundation, Fundacion Once, Fondazione Bianca del Monte di Lucca, Genio, Karuna Foundation, Light for the world, and Sabanci Vakfi.

Disability; Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

Social Economy for the Full Inclusion of People with Disabilities : Best Practice Guide

December 1, 2020

This publication aims to raise awareness and promote the potential of European social economy enterprises and organisations in the inclusion of people with disabilities by sharing good practices which look at: employment, training and education, services and accessibility.The content of this guide is based on information and expertise provided and gathered by members of the Social Economy and Disability Working Group (SE&D)  through consultation with the Social Economy Europe (SEE) member organisations and partners, as well as other relevant stakeholders in the field.

Disability; Employment and Labour

Come lo fanno? I partecipanti dell'EFC condividono le buone pratiche sull'organizzazione di eventi accessibili

November 23, 2020

Questa pubblicazione del Disability Thematic Network dell'European Foundation Centre (EFC) presenta alcuni esempi di esperienze fatte dalle fondazioni europee nell'organizzazione di eventi accessibili ed inclusivi per le persone con disabilità. La pubblicazione include anche una checklist per gli organizzatori di eventi da utilizzare nell'organizzazione di eventi accessibili, sia offline che online, dalla pianificazione iniziale alla comunicazione dell'evento, ai luoghi e alle sessioni. È inclusa anche una serie di raccomandazioni su come rendere il processo più facile ed efficiente.This publication of the European Foundation Centre (EFC) Disability Thematic Network features case studies by European foundations who each share their insights and lessons learned from organising accessible events that are inclusive for persons with disabilities. Alongside the case studies is a checklist for events planners to use when organising accessible events, both offline and online, covering everything from initial planning, through to communications around the event, venues, and sessions. A set of recommendations on how to make the process easier and more efficient is also included.English version: https://efc.issuelab.org/resource/how-do-they-do-it-efc-members-share-good-practice-on-organising-accessible-events.html

Arts and Culture; Disability

Amplifying Voices: Decade Edition 2005–2015

January 22, 2020

This is a special edition of Amplifying Voices that includes highlights of the Open Society Initiative for East Africa's work from 2005 to 2015. Amplifying Voices documents different journeys the foundation has traveled with its partners since its launch in 2005 and the collective efforts to realize human rights and freedoms for all.Amplifying Voices pays particular attention to those on the margins of society, including stories of working on the forced sterilization of HIV-positive women or those with mental health illnesses, promoting the rights of sex workers, or addressing the question of human rights and counterterrorism.The Open Society Initiative for East Africa started as a one-program initiative in 2005 in Kenya and today has grown to include eight programs in the region. Geographically, the foundation now works in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, and Sudan. It addresses issues including health and rights, disability rights, and food security.

Disability; Health; Human Rights, Citizenship, Democracy

Conference Accessibility Guidelines

November 1, 2019

The Zero Project, officially launched in 2011, is the Essl Foundation's project that advocates, with a new and innovative approach, the rights of persons with disabilities internationally, and aims, ultimately, "for a world without barriers". For the past six years, the Zero Project has organised the annual Zero Project Conference in the UN Headquarters in Vienna, highlighting innovations that support people with disabilities. Since the first conference, the accessibility of the conference has been a key focus of the Zero Project, and every year the features and measures that support the participation of everyone who wishes to attend have been improved.This report, created jointly with their accessibility partner Escola de Gente and the wider Zero Project Network, presents what the Zero Project has learned on the journey towards an inclusive and accessible conference. 

Disability

Making the Future of Work Inclusive of People with Disabilities

November 1, 2019

A joint publication by Fundación ONCE and the ILO Global Business and Disability Network, developed within the framework of Disability Hub Europe, a project led by Fundación ONCE and co-funded by the European Social Fund.This publication aims to contribute to the visibility of persons with disabilities in the debates about the future of work. It should also provide elements to ensure that the professionals who are committed to promoting the employment of persons with disabilities have a better understanding of how to constantly adapt their own work. Based on the core work of the lead contributors, it has been developed in a participative manner, conducting consultations with key experts, mentioned in the acknowledgements section.

Disability; Employment and Labour; Human Rights, Citizenship, Democracy

Grantmaking With A Gender Lens : Five Practice Case Studies

May 1, 2015

This booklet is an EFC (European Foundation Centre) thematic network's first collaborative piece of work. It presents collected case studies on foundation grantmaking programmes where using a gender lens made a real difference to the people concerned. Criminal justice, climate change, migration, labour rights, workers' health and disability are the foundation programme areas discussed. Indeed, these diverse areas, all equally important, have something in common: they were all approached through a gender lens which allows each foundation to fully understand the issues it tackles, and adapt its response accordingly. This publication addresses what a gender lens is and how a foundation can use it; And tries to answer some questions.

Disability; Environment and Sustainable Development; Gender and Women; Grantmaking and Programme Management; Human Rights, Citizenship, Democracy; Minorities, Social Inclusion, Multiculturalism

Breaking Down Grant Making Silos: Disability as a Cross-Programme Initiative

April 1, 2015

Increasingly, foundations talk about ways of breaking down silos in their grant making approaches in order to step away from the single-issue focus to improve effectiveness and to achieve long lasting solutions to deep rooted problems. In this framework, the effort of many foundations that are taking action to breaking down those silos by developing joint grants across different priority areas is remarkable. This publication's main aim is to communicate these greatest efforts to provide a source of reflection and inspiration for foundations. Since we are working in a systemic framework, it would be ineffective to address disability without acknowledging its relationships with gender equality, education, employment, ageing, research, cooperation and development.This booklet aims also to demonstrate through a solution-based approach, the broadness of foundational programs in the field of disability that also have a clear focus on social innovation. The best practices showcased show how foundations consider disability a cross-cutting and inclusive issue, integrating it into programs that reach out not only persons with disabilities but connect them with very different fields of civil society. This practical tool can serve as an inspiration for other foundations to act taking into consideration the cross-cutting approach.

Collaborative Philanthropy and Partnerships; Disability; Grantmaking and Programme Management; Human Rights, Citizenship, Democracy; Minorities, Social Inclusion, Multiculturalism

Mainstreaming Disability : A Practical Tool for Foundations to Mainstream Disability into their Work.

October 28, 2013

This publication, focused on what foundations should be doing in order to implement affirmative policies that actively foster the rights of persons with disabilities, underlines the level of EFC (European Foundation Centre) commitment to the necessary, even overdue, efforts towards the mainstreaming of disabilities within foundations' work. There is a spectrum of responses that foundations can take, from being more aware and sensitive to the needs of persons with disabilities and how these might be factored into work supported by a foundation, to having an explicit focus on disability. By highlighting examples and best practice from different foundations in Europe, this book also aims to make the point that partnering and peer learning are excellent ways to spark new ideas.

Administration and Management; Disability; Grantmaking and Programme Management; Minorities, Social Inclusion, Multiculturalism

Accessible Routes in Historical Cities : A Best Practice Guide for the Planning, Design, Implementation and Marketing of Accessible Routes in Historical Urban Environments

October 1, 2013

Launched in 2010 within the European Consortium of Foundations on Human Rights and Disability, the LHAC is a pilot project focusing on improving the accessibility of historical towns in Europe while at the same time promoting the development of responsible tourism and the protection of cultural heritage. Its main aim is to find innovative ways to reconcile cultural heritage protection and accessibility, which is one of the biggest challenges in Europe regarding accessibility and an important field for the foundation sector to engage in.The initiative, led by the European Foundation Centre (EFC), brings together a group of European foundations and city authorities to tackle the major challenge of making the outdoor spaces and buildings of their cities accessible to persons with disabilities and others who have specific access requirements. This guide is a result of their work.

Arts and Culture; Disability; Minorities, Social Inclusion, Multiculturalism

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