On 24th-25th September 2016 a Peer Support Training took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. It was organised jointly by the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) and the Centre for Independent Living – Sofia (CIL-Sofia).
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The ENIL Freedom Drive 2017 will be dedicated to Martin Naughton who was the main person behind the event. ENIL feels the great loss of Martin and wants to remember Martin by dedicating the 2017 Freedom Drive to him.
From 5 – 9 September, the European Network on Independent Living – ENIL organised a study visit on deinstitutionalisation in Stockholm, Sweden.
There is only one year left until ENIL celebrates the next Freedom Drive, which will again take place in Brussels…
ENIL announces that the ENIL 2017 Freedom Drive will take place in a little more than one year from now with the theme – “Investment in the future! A voice for All! Children’s voices are to be heard!”
The ENIL Youth Network shares with you the report from the third ENIL study session, jointly organised with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe. It took place in the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg between 17th and 24th April 2016.
This year, the Independent Living organization in Norway – ULOBA celebrates 25 years. Their Pride March, organized every year in June, has brought together hundreds of Independent Living followers, making the event stronger than ever.
This year, the third European Independent Living Day was celebrated in Europe (and beyond!) with the presence of 30 countries. As Jamie Bolling (ENIL’s Executive Director) said back in 2014 – this day “aims to foster unity for disabled people and our supporters and to also raise awareness of Independent Living”
The ENIL Youth Network wants to share with you the success of the third ENIL study session, jointly organised with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe (17-24 April). It was entitled “Supporting young disabled people to explore sexuality and relationships as integral to their social inclusion and independent living” and brought together 22 young disabled people from 13 European countries.
On Friday, 13th May, Aleksandra Surla, board member of the ENIL Youth Network, had the opportunity to join the final National Meeting between Youth and Local Decision Makers, organised in cooperation with the Slovenian Youth Council and the Youth Network MaMa.
Brussels, 5 May – More than 30 organisations of disabled people across Europe and many individuals are joining the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) today in marking the 3rd European Independent Living Day.
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!
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).
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.
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”.
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.
On 13th March, the European Disability Forum (EDF) – bringing together European and national disability organisations – adopted a common definition of Independent Living, proposed by the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL).
ENIL welcomes a judgment from the European Court of Human Rights in the case Guberina v. Croatia, which found Croatia in breach of the European Convention on Human Rights.
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.
On Sunday, 20th March, 10 wheelchair users accompanied/supported by a team of personal assistants participated in the Urban Trail in Gent.