Best practices

Jan 13, 2017,

A New Year – a New Study Session – Apply Now!

Apply Now for the ENIL/ESN study session “Inclusion Culture – Promoting Leadership in Intercultural Understanding within Mixed-Ability Groups”, taking place in Strasbourg form 28 May – 4 June 2017.

Nov 13, 2016,

Study Session ​”All in – creating inclusive and empowering spaces for all”

The study session ​“All in – creating inclusive and empowering spaces for all”, coordinated by IFM-SEI and the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL), in partnership with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe, will look at creating inclusive child and youth organisations, focusing on disability rights and children’s rights, and is open to members from Council…

Feb 03, 2016,

Personal Assistance Service CUTS in Latvia

Three years ago disabled people in Latvia received fantastic news – personal assistance (PA) legislation was to be introduced in Latvia. The legislation came into effect on 1st January 2013. In short, disabled people could apply for personal assistance funded through the national government and administrated by the local municipalities. It did not take long…

Jan 18, 2016,

Unjustified Cuts in the Budget for Personal Assistance in Italy

ENIL’s advisory panel member Raffaello Belli recently wrote an article as a reaction to the commonplace excuses of the authority figures in Italy when it comes to lack of funding for personal assistance. ENIL is perseveringly working in the area and next week a report on the situation of the personal assistance in Europe will be published.

Nov 03, 2015,

Michael Holden: “I Don’t Feel Disabled in the USA”

The independent living activist from Northern Ireland Michael Holden shares with us what it is to go back to your home country and instead of feeling warmly welcomed, to meet the cold barriers of the physical environment that isolate you from normal life in the community.

Oct 13, 2015,

EVS Volunteer Kamil Goungor On His Adventures in Belgium

About 40 days ago I came from Greece to Belgium. It is my first time in this part of Europe. That fact was already exciting by itself, but my story was just beginning and every day it becomes more and more exciting!

Jul 03, 2015,

ENIL’s Video About the May 5th Campaign

The May 5th campaign was a success with all the events that took place all over Europe promoting independent living and human rights. ENIL’s intern Estitxu Arraztio has created a video which recaps that day.

Dec 17, 2014,

Donegal Center for Independent Living Videos!

“Its My Life” Video DCIL have been working relentlessly over the past year to create much more awareness of our organisation AND Independent Living. We want the public to know the positive impact DCIL have on the lives of Disabled People in Donegal and what Independent Living really means. Therefore we decided to go down…

Sep 24, 2014,

New short film to Save the Independent Living Fund

A new short film about the fight for the Independent Living Fund has been made by Kate Belgrave with False Economy, Ros Wynne Jones at The Daily Mirror, Disabled People Against Cuts and Moore Lavan Films. The Independent Living Fund is a fund that disabled people use to pay for the extra care hours (personal assistance) that they…