In this short notice we present you the Freedom Drive 2015 press map, containing lots of useful materials and links related to our exciting event, taking place only in a few days!
Europe in Action
Freedom Drive update – 22nd September 2015
The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) launches its 7th Freedom Drive under the theme “Independent Living: The Next Generation!”
Maria Nyman, the director of Mental Health Europe and one of ENIL’s colleagues in the ELOSH project, was one of the key speakers at the ELOSH final conference “Housing and Support: successful ways to help people with complex housing needs”. The conference took place in Brussels on 15th September
Freedom Drive Update – 15th September 2015
The Zero Project 2016 has finished shortlisting the nominations it has received in the fields of education and ICT (Information and Communication Technologies). The Zero Project 2016 shortlist consists of 200 innovative practices and policies.
The European Union (EU) has been examined for the first time by a UN human rights committee in Geneva – the expert Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Having ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in 2010, the EU was called to present the work it has done on the implementation of the Convention since then.
FD update – 7th September 2015 Hello Freedom Drivers, There are now only three weeks before the Freedom Drive. During this period ENIL will be sending an update once a week to keep you updated on the last minute developments. In this update you will find news on: Transport Translation in the Parliament Access to…
The UN Inquiry and UN visit to the UK to examine the grave and systematic violations of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) was initiated by DPAC.
In most national languages tribunal is a special jurisdiction, usually in postwar situations and outside the regular court system. The 1945 Nurnberg Tribunal marked the start of special courts for crimes against humanity…
ENIL is currently researching the barriers faced by disabled people when wanting to move or study in another EU Member State. We aim to collect data from as many disabled people as possible who have experience in this field and are willing to share it.
The European-wide swift and thorough implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), with a special focus on Article 19 on living independently in the community, is one of ENIL’s priorities. The latest action was the attendance the 14th session of the CRPD Committee in Geneva with Peter Lambreghts representing ENIL.
ENIL is soon ready for the 2015 Freedom Drive!
ENIL, as one of the strongest supporters of the Zero Project, just received the astonishing news that 337 nominations of innovative practices and policies in the field of inclusive education and ICT were submitted since June 2015, when the selection process started.
ENIL-ECCL’s New Contribution to the Review of the European Union Report on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
ENIL-ECCL has submitted responses to the List of Issues, adopted by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in relation to the first report of the European Union (EU) on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
Disabled Children in Need of Constant Medical Care will be Raised in Family-type Residential Centres……
Personal assistance (PA) is an important concept in the framework of the Independent Living philosophy and essential for disabled people in need to live their lives with dignity, fully included in the community and to realize their potential. PA is one of ENIL’s main areas of work as and again high on the 2015 agenda with the updating and expanding of the PA database for PA legislation in Member States and other European countries.
Donegal Centre for Independent Living (DCIL) is the lead organisation of disabled people for disabled people promoting Independent Living in Donegal, Ireland. It was established to promote, support and encourage Independent Living for disabled people.
Through recent reports from the Institute of Kurds with disabilities in Sweden, the situation for disabled persons within the Iraqi Kurdistan illustrates a grisly and an outright inhumane treatment of these people with their basic human rights being grossly violated.
The French government has already been condemned several times for its unwillingness to take care of disabled persons. Each time, the scenario is the same: the judge recognizes the government´s failure and condemns it to pay indemnity plus interests to the families…