Article title The Support of Persons with Disabilities from European Funds
Authors

PhD in law, lecturer Department of Administration and Public Management Faculty of Economic and Legal Sciences Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities (Siedlce, Poland) ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9869-0622 katarzyna.wojewoda-buraczynska@uph.edu.pl

Name of magazine Legal journal «Law of Ukraine» (Ukrainian version)
Issue 1/2019
Сторінки [295-313]
DOI 10.33498/louu-2019-01-295
Annotation

Support for people with disabilities is a constitutional obligation imposed on the state. The problem of disability is noticed not only at the state level, but also at the international level. This is evidenced by documents adopted by the international community regarding the rights of people with disabilities. The interest of the international community in the problems of people with disabilities has led to the creation of special mechanisms for financing the support of this social group. In Poland, funds from the European Union go to a special part of the budget – budgets of European funds. The article is devoted to the general characteristics of the budget of European funds, with particular reference to the rules of spending money. The article also discusses the financial instruments for supporting people with disabilities financed from the European budget. The revenue of the European funds are European funds. It is worth noticing that the catalogue of European funds does not involve all funds from EU budget as well as funds received as part of the aid granted by the Member States of the European Free Trade Association. However, the expenditure of European funds is the expenditure on the implementation of programmes co-financed from European funds in part that is eligible for a refund. This expenditure can acquire the form of expenditure eligible for a refund incurred by the state budgetary units or advances paid to other beneficiaries. Despite that the revenue and expenditure of European funds constitute at the same time the revenue and expenditure of the state budget, the outcome of the European funds has no impact on the level of the surplus or deficit of the state budget. In the light of the clear connection between the revenue and expenditure included in European funds and the programmes, the support of persons with disabilities from European funds is possible only when the programme financed from these funds involves activities of this type. In order to determine the scope of support available for persons with disabilities, it is vital to analyse the content of programmes financed from European fundsindicated in the annexes to the Budget Act for tasks addressed to persons with disabilities that are possible to be implemented as part of their framework.

Keywords European funds, disabilities, social inclusion, European Social Fund, Cohesion Fund
References

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Legislation 
1. Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1649 of 8 July 2016 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1316/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Connecting Europe Facility OJ L 247/1 (in English). 
2. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities drawn up in New York on 13 December 2006 [2006] Dz U [Journal of Laws] item 1169 (in English). 
3. Regulation (EU) No 1300/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 on the Cohesion Fund and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1084/2006 [2013] OJ L 347/281 (in English). 
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