Good Practice

May 27, 2016,

Hundreds Joined ENIL’s 5th May Campaign

This year, the third European Independent Living Day was celebrated in Europe (and beyond!) with the presence of 30 countries. As Jamie Bolling (ENIL’s Executive Director) said back in 2014 – this day “aims to foster unity for disabled people and our supporters and to also raise awareness of Independent Living”

May 27, 2016,

“The Last Taboo” – Film Breaking Barriers

The ENIL Youth Network wants to share with you the success of the third ENIL study session, jointly organised with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe (17-24 April). It was entitled “Supporting young disabled people to explore sexuality and relationships as integral to their social inclusion and independent living” and brought together 22 young disabled people from 13 European countries.

May 20, 2016,

Independent Living Movement in Portugal

In Portugal the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is not being complied with. Disabled people are prevented from living independently, in several aspects.

May 19, 2016,

“It’s Possible!” – Slovene Youth Says

On Friday, 13th May, Aleksandra Surla, board member of the ENIL Youth Network, had the opportunity to join the final National Meeting between Youth and Local Decision Makers, organised in cooperation with the Slovenian Youth Council and the Youth Network MaMa.

Apr 26, 2016,

5th May – Just Around the Corner!

A bit more than one week remains until the 5th May – the 3rd European Independent Living Day. The 5th May is the annual day to raise awareness about the right to Independent Living, the importance it has for disabled people and how it allows us to live ordinary lives. Many countries will be celebrating this day with the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL).

Apr 13, 2016,

Seminar on De-institutionalisation in Warsaw: Something that Poland Needed

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.

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.