On 12 – 13 October, the Estonian Presidency of the EU Council is organising a conference “Dignity + Independent Living = DI”, which will be followed by the Council Conclusions on deinstitutionalisation.
The 8th Freedom Drive is now over, bringing an end to a week of promoting independent living, peer support, protest and celebration of disability rights.
Ed Roberts and Judith Heumann need little introduction. They are internationally known as the pioneers of disability rights, as they put the foundations and started the engine of the Independent Living Movement. Their personal experience is as much a demonstration of Independent Living as their professional efforts as activists for equality and human rights for…
ENIL welcomes the recent adoption of the General comment No 5 on Article 19 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on living independently and being included in the community.
Last summer, ENIL attended the Global Independent Living Summit in Washington DC. Organised by the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) on 23 July, the Summit brought together Independent Living activists from 50 States and from countries around the world, who were there to exchange information and support one another.
On 7 September, the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG), of which ENIL is a member, published a response to the reflection paper on the future of the finances of the European Union (EU).
ENIL welcomes the recent adoption of the General comment No 5 on Article 19 of the UN CRPD on living independently and being included in the community. It is a key step forward in clarifying the States parties obligations under the Convention, with a potential to improve access to independent living.
ENIL Executive Director Jamie Bolling shares what it is to be responsible for the oranisation of such a huge and important event such as the ENIL Freedom Drive.
The theme of the ENIL 2017 Freedom Drive Conference is ‘Independent Living: A Voice for All!’. In this article you will find detailed information about the date, venue, objectives, agenda of the event, as well as presentation of the speakers.
ENIL will hold its General Assembly on 27 September, from 17:30h to 19:30h at Autoworld, Parque de Cirquantenaire 11.
Herewith, ENIL presents the candidates for the ENIL Board to be elected at the ENIL General Assembly 2017.
The ENIL Youth Network will also hold its General Assembly during the ENIL 2017 Freedom Drive in Brussels. The Youth GA will take place on 26 September, 13:00h-15:00h, at the Paulo Freire room at Mundo J, Rue de l’Industrie 10.
ENIL is holding a briefing for MEPs on the Effect of Austerity on Access to Independent Living in the EU. The briefing will take place in the European Parliament on 26 September and will be hosted by MEP Marek Plura (EPP).
One year after the loss of a great friend, we remember him with this article. Peter, we miss you!
ENIL is pleased to launch its new briefing on the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds), focused on the monitoring and complaints system, and the extent to which it is able to ensure ESI Funds are used to support independent living.
ENIL sent two written submissions on Article 19 of the UN CRPD to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities earlier this month. The Committee is in the process of drafting the General Comment on Article 19 and the aim of the submissions was to provide detailed comments in relation to the suggested provisions.
This article introduces the 11 candidates for the new ENIL Youth Network Board, which will be elected at the Freedom Drive in September.
ENIL’s “EU Funds for Our Rights” Campaign continues with awareness raising activities among Members of the European Parliament and the European Commission officials.
The Freedom Drive is quickly approaching and ENIL is working hard, regardless of the Summer holidays. There are a couple of updates, which you can read in this article .
In this latest article of the ‘Independent Living Heroes’, ENIL presents two prominent leaders of the IL Movement – Debbie Jolly and Kapka Panayotova.