Thomas Fadden, a 29-year-old from the UK, tells us his experience from a one-week study visit in Sofia, Bulgaria, under the ENIL Youth Leadership Program.
Peer support is one of the pillars of Independent Living and an essential element for the self-determination of disabled people. Therefore, in 2016, it was one of the areas of work that the ENIL focused on. ENIL carried out a survey and organized a training…
ENIL is happy to present six great short videos about Independent Living created by our member organization Association of Youth with Disabilities of Montenegro (AYDM).
ENIL and the Council of Europe (CoE) have a long tradition of fruitful cooperation. This is mostly because of our shared values – of human rights and inclusion.
ENIL is glad to spread the good news that CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe, in partnership with ENIL, has been awarded significant funding from the European Commission DG Justice, to support the new project: “Facing all the Facts”.
Transition to adulthood is extremely important stage of life, often full of difficulties. It is marked by taking on new roles and responsibilities in interrelated domains, such as education and employment.
On Wednesday, 20th July 2016, Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and coalition of NGOs introduced the English version of their Zero Report on the situation with the rights of disabled people in Belarus.
ENIL is pleased to share with you a film about the meaning of Independent Living, made by Javier Monferrer Benlloch.
On 1st June the 2017 edition of the European Award for Accessible Cities was launched.
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”
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.
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.
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.
Today, May 9th, the Bente Skansgårds Independent Living Fond announces the grants for 2016. The Foundation board had a meeting on March 8th, 2016.
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).
ENIL’s partners from the Zero Project team once again invite leading experts and organizations to nominate innovative policies. The focus in 2017 will be on work, employment and vocational education and training.
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.
Early parliamentary and local elections are called in Serbia and voters will hit the polls on 24th April 2016.
On Sunday, 20th March, 10 wheelchair users accompanied/supported by a team of personal assistants participated in the Urban Trail in Gent.
At the end of 2015, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the European Disability Strategy 2010 – 2020.