Europe in Action

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.

Feb 10, 2016,

Independent Living Video Goes Viral

The Independent Living organization of Greece “i-living” was founded in December 2014 and is the only Greek organization that promotes Independent Living. “i-living” is a disabled people’s organization which follows the trend of modern human rights advocacy.

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 27, 2016,

The Netherlands Finally Adopting the UN CRPD!!!

Thursday, 21st January 2016, will be remembered as the day when the Netherlands finally has adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). With this action the Netherlands becomes one of the last countries in Europe which officially recognises disabled persons’ human rights.

Jan 25, 2016,

ENIL’s 2015 in Review

Happy 2016 to all ENIL members and supporters! I hope the holidays have been peaceful and a time to recharge batteries for a great year to come. Looking back 2015 was a fruitful year…

Jan 21, 2016,

The ENIL Myth Buster Now Available in 13 Languages!

A little more than a year ago ENIL published a Myth Buster on Independent Living dealing with some of the most common misconceptions about disabled people, independent living and personal assistance…

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.

Jan 13, 2016,

FIRAH’s Calls for Projects Now Open!

The International Foundation for Applied Disability Research (FIRAH) today opens its 2016 Call for Projects for applied research on disabilities and an Autism and New Technologies Call for Projects.

Dec 22, 2015,

December Update – ENIL Advocacy Officer

In the framework of advocacy ENIL is represented at many events and meetings. Some of the December ones are reported below. In the second part of this article you will find an update with interesting news from other NGOs and the European institutions.

Dec 04, 2015,

Recap of 3rd December – Europe And Beyond

On the day after the celebrations ENIL makes an overview of the numerous and exciting events that happened throughout Europe. The list of events below is by no means exhaustive, it only gives a flavour of the tremendous excitement that could be felt thanks to all independent living and human rights activist!