In their October 2015 newsletter our friends from Learning Disability Alliance Scotland (LDAS) highlighted that people with learning disabilities die earlier than most people and generally enjoy poorer health.
Europe in Action
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.
STIL, the founders of Independent Living in Sweden, yesterday issued a statement claiming that the Swedish government is pitting marginalized groups against each another.
UNAPEI, a French organisation defending the rights of disabled people , delivers today a black book to the French Social Security to denounce the exile of disabled French citizens placed in Belgium institutions.
Deinstitutionalisation (DI) is among the most painful topics in the fight for independent living. Still neglected. Still misused. We still face re-institutionalisation instead of the actual DI process and this affects the lives of thousands of people across Europe while governments claim that measures are taken and problems are resolved.
ENIL has on many occasions raised concerns about the process of deinstitutionalisation which consists of moving disabled people from institutions into group homes (also referred to as ‘family-type’ homes).
The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL), in cooperation with the Council of Europe, is organising the Study Session “Supporting Young Disabled People to Explore Sexuality and Relationships as Integral to their Social Inclusion and Independent Living”.
Thank you, Freedom Drivers!
7th ENIL Brussels Freedom Drive 2015 – Great Success!
New deadline for completing the ENIL Mobility Survey – 31 October!!!
ENIL Press Release, 30 September 2015
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!
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.