In the framework of advocacy ENIL is represented at many events and meetings. Some of the December ones are reported below. In the second part of this article you will find an update with interesting news from other NGOs and the European institutions.
To celebrate the International Day of persons with disabilities the European Commission, in cooperation with the European Disability Forum (EDF), organized a conference under the theme “2015: Growing Together In a Barrier-Free Europe” on 7th and 8th December in Brussels.
On the day after the celebrations ENIL makes an overview of the numerous and exciting events that happened throughout Europe. The list of events below is by no means exhaustive, it only gives a flavour of the tremendous excitement that could be felt thanks to all independent living and human rights activist!
In honor of the 2015 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) launches the Independent Living Research Network.
On the 2nd December, right before the International Day of persons with disabilities, the EU Alliance against disability cuts held an open meeting in the European Parliament hosted by MEP Richard Howitt (S&D, UK).
As a run up to the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the European Commission published the first draft of the long anticipated European Accessibility Act (EAA).
On 27th November Miro Griffiths (former ENIL Board member and current supporter) was speaking at the first annual Rushton Social Justice Lecture at Liverpool town hall, organised by the user-led disability arts organisation DaDaFest.
Almost two months have passed after the huge and successful ENIL Brussels Freedom Drive 2015! Herewith we present you with some of the important follow-ups of the event.
On 3rd December we celebrate the International Day of Disabled People. Join ENIL on this day and share with us what you plan to do!
In Control is a UK national charity working for an inclusive society where everyone has the support they need to live a good life and make a valued contribution.
The international and domestic economies started to implode in 2008 in what has become known as the ‘Great Recession’. Ireland was particularly badly affected by the crisis and had to be bailed out by Europe and the International Monetary Fund.
Deinstitutionalisation (DI) is among the most painful topics in the fight for independent living. Still neglected. Still misused. We still face re-institutionalisation instead of the actual DI process and this affects the lives of thousands of people across Europe while governments claim that measures are taken and problems are resolved.
7th ENIL Brussels Freedom Drive 2015 – Great Success!
ENIL Press Release, 30 September 2015
In this short notice we present you the Freedom Drive 2015 press map, containing lots of useful materials and links related to our exciting event, taking place only in a few days!
Freedom Drive update – 22nd September 2015
The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) launches its 7th Freedom Drive under the theme “Independent Living: The Next Generation!”
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
Freedom Drive Update – 15th September 2015
The Zero Project 2016 has finished shortlisting the nominations it has received in the fields of education and ICT (Information and Communication Technologies). The Zero Project 2016 shortlist consists of 200 innovative practices and policies.