ENIL Youth and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) organised a joint study session on intercultural inclusive learning in the Council of Europe’s Youth Centre in Strasbourg on 28 May – 4 June 2017. We now present you the final report of the event, entitled “Inclusion Culture Promoting Leadership in Intercultural Understanding within Mixed ability Groups”….
The aim of ENIL’s Independent Living Research Network is to facilitate communication and development of joint initiatives among researchers and campaigners who focus in their work on Independent Living and kindred topics such as deinstitutionalisation, personal assistance, Article 19 of the UN CRPD, and others.
ENIL’s “EU Funds for Our Rights” Campaign continues in 2018, with awareness raising and capacity building activities for NGOs, and meetings with MEPs and the European Commission. Read about our recent and upcoming events and learn how you can get involved in the campaign.
ENIL has several fact sheets on its website on different topics – Independent Living, co-production, personal assistance and Article 4 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Now we add two more…
Should personal assistance for disabled people be codified in a separate national law? Should the users receive direct payments instead of support in kind? Should assistance be provided irrespective of the type and degree of impairment?
To better understand why independent living is important to older people, we have spoken to two disability activists – Anne Pridmore, from the United Kingdom, and Gordana Rajkov, from Serbia.
The goal of the European Disability Card is to start developing a system of mutual recognition of disability in the EU, to make it easier for disabled people in the EU to access reductions and other benefits in the culture and sports sector. Yet, four months after its launch, the practical use of the EDC is still very limited.
On 26 April 2017, the European Commission proposed a Directive to “support work-life balance for parents and carers”, as the first concrete action to implement the recently adopted European Pillar of Social Rights.
A paper explaining the Council Conclusions, by setting out its positive elements and pointing to areas of concern.
ENIL’s submission focuses mainly on paragraphs 65 – 69 of the draft GC, which in our belief should go beyond what is already stated in the General Comment No 5 on Article 19 CRPD.
The year behind us has brought some exciting events and changes for ENIL Youth Network.Read about them in this article.
In December 2017, ENIL published the following articles on its website…
This summary captures a one day programme from “VulnerABLE: Pilot project related to the development of evidence based strategies to improve the health of isolated and vulnerable persons final dissemination conference”, which took place on 7th November 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.
This article, written by the human rights lawyer Constantin Cojocariu, explains the significance of the recent ruling in N. v. Romania for the process of deinstitutionalisation in Romania.
Meet two prominent figures of the Independent Living Movement – in this article, part of the Independent Living Heroes series.
On 17 October 2017, the Committee adopted the nomination of 30 new members of the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) for the period 2018-2019. The ENIL Youth Network Board member Rebecca Farren is one of the appointed members.
Brussels, 4 December – The International Day of Persons with Disabilities, on 3 December, is an opportunity to take stock of progress achieved towards the right to independent living for all. It is a day to celebrate, but also to protest, against the continued denial of basic human rights that allow disabled people to live dignified lives.
This position paper builds upon previous ENIL position papers and compares the Parliament’s position with the initial Commission proposal of 2015.
On 9th and 10th November 2017 ENIL Director Zara Todd and ENIL Board member Nadia Hadad (representing the European Disability Forum) attended the first meeting of the new Fundamental Rights Platform Advisory Panel.
ENIL was made aware of a number of negative developments in Slovenia, which raise questions about the country’s compliance with the UN CRPD and the ЕU laws and policies on social inclusion. Our concerns relate to the process of deinstitutionalisation, or more precisely, the continuing investments into long-stay residential institutions for children and disabled people.