Europe in Action

Apr 28, 2016,

Yes, We Talked About Sex!

The third ENIL study session, jointly organised with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe (CoE) last week was a success – confirmed by participants, organizers and observers!

Apr 26, 2016,

5th May – Just Around the Corner!

A bit more than one week remains until the 5th May – the 3rd European Independent Living Day. The 5th May is the annual day to raise awareness about the right to Independent Living, the importance it has for disabled people and how it allows us to live ordinary lives. Many countries will be celebrating this day with the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL).

Apr 18, 2016,

Time to Clarify Obligations Under Article 19 of Disability Convention

Tomorrow, on 19 April, the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, disability organisations, human rights groups, researchers and others will come together at the United Nations in Geneva to discuss the States’ obligations under Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Apr 06, 2016,

Let’s Talk About Sex!

On 17th April, the Youth Network of the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) will be launching a week-long study session entitled “Supporting young disabled people to explore sexuality and relationships as integral to their social inclusion and independent living”.

Apr 05, 2016,

ENIL Launches the 5th May Campaign

What does Independent Living mean for you? This is the question ENIL sets to its members and supporters for this year’s European Independent Living Day on 5th May.

Mar 28, 2016,

How Are You Promoting Independent Living On 5th May?

A bit more than one month remains until 5th May. The 3rd European Independent Living Day is approaching quickly, and even though in many countries it is a public holiday (Ascension of Jesus), a lot of our friends and supporters from across Europe plan to be Proud, Strong and Visible on this day and raise awareness on Independent Living.

Mar 09, 2016,

ENIL’s Position on the European Accessibility Act

On 26th January 2016, ENIL submitted a position paper to the European Commission with the aim to outline the strengths of the proposed European Accessibility Act (EAA) and to propose changes that will ensure EAA is suited to the needs of all disabled EU citizens.

Mar 02, 2016,

ENIL’s Submission for the Day of General Discussion on Article 19

On 19th April 2016, the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will hold a Day of General Discussion (DGD) on Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) – the right of persons with disabilities to live independently and be included in the community.

Feb 15, 2016,

ENIL Visiting APF in Paris, January 2016

ENIL, through Jamie Bolling, visited APF – l’Association des Paralysés de France in Paris in January 2016. APF is an organisation for disabled people with many activities including the running of institutions.

Feb 12, 2016,

Good Practices Flow in Vienna Now!

The Zero Project 2016 conference happened. In Vienna, February 10th – 12th, the Zero Project 2016 Conference with over 500 persons had a flowing energy with networking at a high.