Are the rights of persons with disabilities taken into account in the coalition agreements of the Federal and Länder Governments? Is addressing the key concerns of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities part of their declared aim? The table below compares the coalition agreements with respect to whether they contain steps towards the implementation of the rights of persons with disabilities in certain key areas (solely in regards to the text documents, not the disability policies as a whole).
Action planDoes the agreement formulate the intention to draw up, implement, improve or evaluate action plans for UN CRPD implementation?
InclusionDoes it declare the aim of achieving inclusion in the three areas of housing (1), education and employment?
AccessibilityDoes it declare the aim of achieving accessibility in public transport? (2)
Review of lawsDoes it formulate the intention to examine legal provisions in more than one sector with respect to UN CRPD compatibility (review of laws)?
|Federal level (2017-2021)||yes||no||yes||no (3)|
|Hesse (2019-2024)||no||no||yes||no (4)|
|Lower Saxony (2017-2022)||yes||no||yes||no (5)|
|North Rhine-Westphalia (2017-2022)||no||no||no||no|
1: In the area of housing, the following indicators of inclusion were used: 1) help for self-determination and needs-based support services ("personal budget", "personal assistance", etc.); 2) the promotion of inclusive forms of housing and the implementation of the principle "outpatient before inpatient"; 3) measures for inclusive urban development or social space planning. To achieve a positive evaluation, at least two of the three indicators must be fulfilled. In the areas of education and employment, the creation of inclusion is measured by the commitment to turning away special schools or workshops as special institutions. In order to achieve a "Yes" in this column ("Inclusion"), a positive evaluation must be achieved in all three areas (housing, education, employment).
2: The following were taken as indicators for the achievement of inclusion in the housing area: (i) assistance for self determination and need-based support services (incl. "personal budget", "individual assistance"); (ii) support of forms of inclusive housing and implementation of the principle of favouring community-based services over provision of services in institutions; (iii) measures aimed at urban planning for inclusive cities and communities.
In order to qualify for a positive evaluation, the coalition agreement must satisfy the criteria represented by at least two of the three indicators.
3: The decision to continue standards testing is not expressly noticeable. However, a reform of electoral rights to abolish the exclusion from electoral rights of people supported by full guardianship and of laws on legal guardianship in order to strengthen self-determination of those affected has been announced.
4: The decision to continue standards testing is not expressly noticeable. However, an amendment of the Teacher Education Act is announced, among other things in view of changing requirements in the area of inclusion, as well as a reform of electoral rights to abolish the exclusion from electoral rights of people supported by full guardianship and of laws on legal guardianship in order to strengthen self-determination of those affected have been announced.
5: The decision to continue standards testing is not expressly noticeable. However, the amendment of laws to satisfy the requirements of the CRPD has been announced in the laws on Landtag elections.