Europe in Action

Mar 28, 2016,

How Are You Promoting Independent Living On 5th May?

A bit more than one month remains until 5th May. The 3rd European Independent Living Day is approaching quickly, and even though in many countries it is a public holiday (Ascension of Jesus), a lot of our friends and supporters from across Europe plan to be Proud, Strong and Visible on this day and raise awareness on Independent Living.

Mar 09, 2016,

ENIL’s Position on the European Accessibility Act

On 26th January 2016, ENIL submitted a position paper to the European Commission with the aim to outline the strengths of the proposed European Accessibility Act (EAA) and to propose changes that will ensure EAA is suited to the needs of all disabled EU citizens.

Mar 02, 2016,

ENIL’s Submission for the Day of General Discussion on Article 19

On 19th April 2016, the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will hold a Day of General Discussion (DGD) on Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) – the right of persons with disabilities to live independently and be included in the community.

Feb 15, 2016,

ENIL Visiting APF in Paris, January 2016

ENIL, through Jamie Bolling, visited APF – l’Association des Paralysés de France in Paris in January 2016. APF is an organisation for disabled people with many activities including the running of institutions.

Feb 12, 2016,

Good Practices Flow in Vienna Now!

The Zero Project 2016 conference happened. In Vienna, February 10th – 12th, the Zero Project 2016 Conference with over 500 persons had a flowing energy with networking at a high.

Feb 10, 2016,

Independent Living Video Goes Viral

The Independent Living organization of Greece “i-living” was founded in December 2014 and is the only Greek organization that promotes Independent Living. “i-living” is a disabled people’s organization which follows the trend of modern human rights advocacy.

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 27, 2016,

The Netherlands Finally Adopting the UN CRPD!!!

Thursday, 21st January 2016, will be remembered as the day when the Netherlands finally has adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). With this action the Netherlands becomes one of the last countries in Europe which officially recognises disabled persons’ human rights.

Jan 25, 2016,

ENIL’s 2015 in Review

Happy 2016 to all ENIL members and supporters! I hope the holidays have been peaceful and a time to recharge batteries for a great year to come. Looking back 2015 was a fruitful year…