Austerity measures

May 20, 2016,

Sweden in Violation of CRPD?

The researchers Ciara Brennan, Rannveig Traustadottir, Peter Andeberg and James Rice released this week their article “Are Cutbacks to Personal Assistance Violating Sweden’s Obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities?”

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 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.

Oct 20, 2015,

Disabled French Economic Pawns

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.

Aug 18, 2015,

Personal Assistance in Europe – Still a Neglected Pillar of the Independent Living

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.

May 05, 2014,

“Stop Disability Cuts” campaign culminates in a number of awareness raising activities throughout Europe to mark European Independent Living Day, 5th May 2014

The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) celebrates the first European Day for Independent Living with the Walk of Shame through Brussels and other events across Europe. A part of the “Stop Disability Cuts” campaign, they aim to raise awareness of the impact of financial crisis on disabled people and to show that, despite all the cutbacks,…

Apr 30, 2014,

Join in: Stop Disability Cuts Campaign Events across Europe!

The Stop Disability Cuts Campaign will culminate on the 5th May 2014 with a number of events taking place across Europe. ENIL are delighted with the response from so many Centers of Independent Living and Disabled People’s Organisations who have shown their support to the campaign and are organising events in their country. This is…

Apr 11, 2014,

Stop Disability Cuts Campaign: Action in Belgium

Save the Date; “Walk of Shame on 5th May 2014”
On May 5th, the European Day for Independent Living, we will take part in a solidarity march through Brussels; The Walk of Shame. We want you to join us!

Mar 31, 2014,

ENIL’s resolution on the effects of the cuts on disabled people is still blocked

ENIL was the first INGO that exposed the horrific effects of cuts and austerities on the rights and living conditions of disabled people in Europe. We received alarming messages, warnings and even cries for help from many of our member organisations as well as individual members. This has continuously increased since the beginning of the…

Mar 26, 2014,

Update on ENIL’s Campaign – “Stop Disability Cuts”

This month ENIL launched the Campaign called “Stop Disability Cuts”.  A website was established in cooperation with the EFC and EDF – www.stopdisabilitycuts.eu. This website allows the sharing of planned activities as well as concrete cases showing impacts of the cuts on disabled people. News is updated everyday for you to follow. The campaign is…

Mar 25, 2014,

Stop Disability Cuts Campaign: Action in Germany!

ENIL interviews Ottmar Miles- Paul, from the German Council of Centers for Self-Determined Living  ( ISL) about the Disability Cuts Campaign and what action will be taken in Germany on the 5th May 2013 to highlight the cutbacks there.  We know that 5th of May has been a Campaigning day in Germany for years, why…