Good Practice

Jul 06, 2015,

Bente Skansgårds Independent Living Fond

In May ENIL proudly announced a great initiative of ULOBA – the establishment of the foundation ‘Bente Skansgård Independent Living Fond’. The object of the foundation is to strengthen the global Independent Living movement. It is aimed at increasing the knowledge about the Independent Living movement by providing financial support for the exchange of experience and competence between disabled people.

Jun 23, 2015,

Zero Project – For a World Without Barriers

The Zero Project continues to be a success and has grown into an important world organization spreading good policy and practice for the rights of disabled people. With this article we take the opportunity to announce the Zero Project call on education and ICT for 2016. Pass the word to make sure that we, from the Independent Living movement, contribute with our good examples. Find the link for the registration of good policy and practice here.

May 26, 2015,

13th Research Conference of NNDR in Norway

About 360 participants, coming from 34 countries, attended the 13th Research Conference of the Nordic Network on Disability Research (NNDR). The conference took place in Bergen, Norway, from May 6th – 8th.

May 26, 2015,

The Second European Independent Living Day (May 5th 2015) Was a Success!

For the second consecutive year, the European Independent Living day was celebrated on May 5th with many exciting events in the name of Independent Living (IL) across Europe. We raised our voices through activities, making loud and clear messages and raising awareness on Independent Living.

May 04, 2015,

Briefing on the Use of Structural Funds to Support the Transition from Institutional Care to Community Living

With the majority of Operational Programmes for the European Structural and Investment Funds (‘Structural Funds’) adopted, the European Network on Independent Living – European Coalition for Community Living (ENIL-ECCL) consider it important to highlight the significant on-going issues which may impede the transition from institutional care to community living for people with disabilities.

Apr 28, 2015,

Register for ENIL’s Youth Summer School in Istanbul, Turkey

The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) is inviting young disabled people (aged 18-35) from Europe to take part in a Youth Summer School on Independent Living, which will take place in Istanbul, Turkey in the period 28 June – 2 July.

Apr 01, 2015,

Time to Assess Progress Towards Independent Living in the European Union

As part of the review of EU’s initial report on the implementation on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), ENIL’s Western Regional Coordinator Peter Lambreghts will address the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities tomorrow and present ENIL-ECCL’s Shadow report on Article 19 of the CRPD.

Mar 24, 2015,

Survey on Accessible Tourism

An MBA student at the Tallinn University of Technology has launched a survey researching the currently available processes of hotel booking for travellers with access needs in Europe.

Mar 23, 2015,

ENIL Submission on the Right to Education

On 15 April 2015, during its 13th session, the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will hold a day of general discussion on Article 24 (the right to education) of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. ENIL has submitted its contribution for the day of general discussion, highlighting the main barriers to the right to education for persons with disabilities in Europe.

Mar 13, 2015,

Understanding Co-Production

At the last partnership meeting of the ELOSH Project in Amsterdam, ENIL’s Miro Griffiths held a one-day training on co-production for 14 partner organisations from 8 EU Member States. The purpose of the training was for delegates to understand the concept and philosophy of co-production and how this affects support services and marginalised groups.

Mar 12, 2015,

ENIL’s Webinar Series Opens with Introduction to Independent Living

Our first webinar this year – about the history of the Independent Living (IL) movement took place on 2nd March with 19 participants from 14 countries. We had diverse participation, with interpreters, engineers, social economists, managers among the attendees, which made the session interesting and fun.