De-institutionalisation

Sep 06, 2017,

ENIL Welcomes Key UN Guidance on the Right to Independent Living

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.

Jul 28, 2017,

Towards the General Comment on Article 19 CRPD

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.

Jun 30, 2017,

ENIL Takes Stock of Two Years as EEG Co-chair

Over the past two years, ENIL has been co-chairing the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG). Now that this time is coming to an end, we have decided to take stock of our work in EEG and to reflect on the challenges ahead.

Jun 30, 2017,

EU Funds for Our Rights Campaign Holds a Webinar on 3 July

ENIL’s “EU Funds for Our Rights” Campaign continues with awareness raising activities and is regularly reminding Members of the European Parliament and the European Commission officials of the importance of efficient use of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF).

May 25, 2017,

EU Funds for Our Rights Campaign Visits Romania

ENIL’s “EU Funds for Our Rights” Campaign continues with awareness raising activities aimed at MEPs and the European Commission – urging them to put in place a better monitoring and complaints system for the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF).

Feb 28, 2017,

Cyprus Seminar Calls for Action on Deinstitutitonalisation

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.

Feb 09, 2017,

Senada Halilcevic on Independent Living After Life in Institutions

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.

Jan 26, 2017,

Any Chance of Progress?

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.

Dec 03, 2016,

ENIL Launches Short Film to Mark 3 December

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.

Nov 30, 2016,

#OurFundsOurRights

On 8 November, ENIL launched a new campaign “EU Funds for Our Rights” in the European Parliament.