On 28 March, 2017, the European Commission, in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) organised a TAIEX Workshop on Deinstitutionalisation: Advancing the Process of Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care.
An update for the ENIL’s project in Belarus, which started in 2016.
On 27 January, ENIL’s Policy Officer Ines Bulic took part in a seminar on deinstitutionalisation in Nicosia, Cyprus, as part of ENIL’s involvement in the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG). Read about the event here.
ENIL presents you an interview from the recently launched blog of ÉFOÉSZ (The Hungarian Association of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities). László Bercse, Hungarian self-advocate and co-president of ÉFOÉSZ spoke with Senada Halilcevic – a self-advocate from Croatia.
On 19 December, ENIL’s Policy Officer Ines Bulic took part in a roundtable on deinstitutionalisation in Bratislava, Slovakia. The aim of the roundtable was to discuss strategies on how to accelerate the reforms in the country, which had stalled in the past years.
An update on the ENIL campaign “EU Funds for Our Rights”.
Brussels, 3 December – As we mark this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), we are thinking of the hundreds of thousands of disabled people in Europe locked away in institutions, exposed to human rights abuses, segregated from their families and the rest of society, and with no control over their lives.
On 8 November, ENIL launched a new campaign “EU Funds for Our Rights” in the European Parliament.
Brussels, 7 November 2016 – ENIL is launching a new Campaign ‘EU Funds for Our Rights’ to advocate for a better monitoring and complaints system for the use of EU funds in relation to transition from institutional care to community living for disabled people.
The European Network on Independent Living – ENIL is launching a new Campaign “EU Funds for Our Rights” on 8th November 2016 during an event in the European Parliament.
From 5 – 9 September, the European Network on Independent Living – ENIL organised a study visit on deinstitutionalisation in Stockholm, Sweden.
ENIL wrote a report for the Petitions Committee (PETI Committee) at the European Parliament on the use of European Structural and Investment Funds in Slovakia.
ENIL-ECCL are pleased to launch a new report on the use of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIFs) for deinstitutionalisation, entitled ‘Working Together to Close the Gap Between Rights and Reality’.
Today, on 14 June, the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG) sent an Open Letter to the Czech Government in order to express concerns about the Calls for Proposals number 29 and 30 on the development of social services, under the Integrated Regional Operational Programme (IROP).
ENIL has responded to the public consultation on the draft Council of Europe Disability Strategy 2017 – 2023, asking that Independent Living be included as one of the priority areas.
On 14th and 15th March, in the Polish capital Warsaw, the “Seminar on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care” took place. It was organized by the Polish Ministry of Economic Development, the European Expert Group on Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG) and the European Commission.
Precisely 3 months ago (on 18th August) ENIL published an article informing the wide public about one of our activities this year. ENIL is updating the information about Personal Assistance (PA) services available across Europe which was initially collected and analysed in 2013.
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).
Almost 3000 Greek children stuck in institutions…