Europe in Action

Sep 18, 2015,

ENIL’s Work on the ELOSH Project at Its Final Stage!

Maria Nyman, the director of Mental Health Europe and one of ENIL’s colleagues in the ELOSH project, was one of the key speakers at the ELOSH final conference “Housing and Support: successful ways to help people with complex housing needs”. The conference took place in Brussels on 15th September

Sep 08, 2015,

ENIL Press Release – Human Rights Recommendations to the EU from the CRPD Committee

The European Union (EU) has been examined for the first time by a UN human rights committee in Geneva – the expert Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Having ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in 2010, the EU was called to present the work it has done on the implementation of the Convention since then.

Sep 07, 2015,

ENIL Freedom Drive Update – 7 September 2015

FD update – 7th September 2015 Hello Freedom Drivers, There are now only three weeks before the Freedom Drive. During this period ENIL will be sending an update once a week to keep you updated on the last minute developments. In this update you will find news on: Transport Translation in the Parliament Access to…

Sep 03, 2015,

When Nothing Else Works – CIL Sofia In Action

In most national languages tribunal is a special jurisdiction, usually in postwar situations and outside the regular court system. The 1945 Nurnberg Tribunal marked the start of special courts for crimes against humanity…

Sep 01, 2015,

ENIL Mobility Survey

ENIL is currently researching the barriers faced by disabled people when wanting to move or study in another EU Member State. We aim to collect data from as many disabled people as possible who have experience in this field and are willing to share it.

Sep 01, 2015,

ENIL On Top of the EU CRPD Review

The European-wide swift and thorough implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), with a special focus on Article 19 on living independently in the community, is one of ENIL’s priorities. The latest action was the attendance the 14th session of the CRPD Committee in Geneva with Peter Lambreghts representing ENIL.

Aug 25, 2015,

Zero Project Receives 337 Nominations From 98 Countries

ENIL, as one of the strongest supporters of the Zero Project, just received the astonishing news that 337 nominations of innovative practices and policies in the field of inclusive education and ICT were submitted since June 2015, when the selection process started.

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.

Aug 03, 2015,

Severe Violations of Rights of Disabled People in Iraqi Kurdistan

Through recent reports from the Institute of Kurds with disabilities in Sweden, the situation for disabled persons within the Iraqi Kurdistan illustrates a grisly and an outright inhumane treatment of these people with their basic human rights being grossly violated.

Jul 28, 2015,

Disabled French Alone – or Sent to Belgium

The French government has already been condemned several times for its unwillingness to take care of disabled persons. Each time, the scenario is the same: the judge recognizes the government´s failure and condemns it to pay indemnity plus interests to the families…

Jul 20, 2015,

Youth Summer School on Independent Living: Working Together for Independent Living in Turkey

More than 35 disabled people and their personal assistants took part in the Youth Summer School on Independent Living in Istanbul, between 29th June and 2nd July 2015. It was organised by ENIL, in partnership with RUSIHAK (Turkey) and CIL – Sofia (Bulgaria) as part of the joint project “Independent Living Network: Promoting the right to independent living of people with disabilities in Turkey” (ILNET).