First Steps towards a New Disability Strategy

On 18 June, the European Parliament adopted a progressive Resolution for a new European Disability Strategy post 2020 (further referred to as ‘the Resolution’).  ENIL is pleased to see strong emphasis on Independent Living throughout the document. This is particularly visible in three points: deinstitutionalisation with access to services,...

Independent Living Research Network: Miro Griffiths

My experience of disability was shaped, initially, by my personal experience of impairment. Before the introduction to disability politics, my overall perspective was one rooted in the individual model of disability, wrapped in a tragedy narrative. I was ashamed of identifying as a disabled person, professionals and practitioners encouraged...

COVID-19 Impact on Mental Health: Impressions from the Webinar

Last month, I was one of the guest speakers in the webinar ’Impact of COVID-19 on mental health: After the crisis’. It was organized by our member Euro Youth Mental Health (EYMH), and broadcast on Facebook live, as part of the European Youth Event 2020. This session was also...

European Network on Independent Living

ENIL is a cross - disability rights civil society organization working in all EU countries. ENIL represents the disability movement for human rights and social inclusion based on solidarity, peer support, deinstitutionalisation, democracy, self-representation, cross disability and self-determination.

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