This article seeks to provide information about the function of the Presidency of the Council and explore ways for ENIL to cooperate with the Estonian Presidency.
In July, ENIL published these articles on its website…
On 14 September, the European Parliament will vote to determine its position on the European Accessibility Act (EAA). If we want an Accessibility Act with real impact, it is crucial to improve the proposal currently on the table.
ENIL is looking for a 6 – 12 months EVS volunteer within the Erasmus + EVS program.
Swedish Municipality Liable for Disability Discrimination through Deficient Accessibility in Elementary School
Sebastian Häregård, 14, was illegally discriminated against in his school Nästegårdsskolan in Vara municipality, Sweden.
On behalf of ENIL, Nadia Hadad attended the EU Disability High Level Group meeting on 18th May 2017. It was led by Mrs Emmanuelle Grange, the Head of the Disability Unit in DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion.
In this article the incoming Executive Director of ENIL – Zara Todd – introduces herself.
Over the past two years, ENIL has been co-chairing the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG). Now that this time is coming to an end, we have decided to take stock of our work in EEG and to reflect on the challenges ahead.
Continuing the Independent Living Heroes article series, this month ENIL has chosen to present the life and work of two of its most prominent leaders, Adolf Ratzka from Sweden and Bente Skansgård from Norway.
Read here the most recent news about the ENIL 2017 Freedom Drive.
On 31 May, the Balkan Disability Independent Framework (BDIF), represented by Suad Zahirović from IC Lotos in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, visited the ENIL Office in Brussels. The meeting was a part of the BDIF study visit to Brussels, to increase the NGO network building in the Balkans region.
ENIL’s “EU Funds for Our Rights” Campaign continues with awareness raising activities and is regularly reminding Members of the European Parliament and the European Commission officials of the importance of efficient use of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF).
Over the next three months, ENIL will be undergoing an external evaluation of its 3-year partnership agreement supported by the European Commission (2015 – 2017). After an open call, Nic Crosby, of GatherBuildWork consultancy in the UK, has been selected to carry out the evaluation.
In June 2017, ENIL published the following articles on its website…
The European Network on Independent Living – ENIL is launching its latest contribution to improved understanding of the right to live independently in the community, set out in Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
Third Meeting of the EU High Level Group on Combating Racism, Xenophobia and Other Forms of Intolerance
ENIL attended the meeting of the EU High Level Group on Combating Racism, Xenophobia and other forms of intolerance, which took place in Brussels on 31 May – 1 June 2017. The High Level Group brings together representatives of the Member States, the European Commission and civil society representatives.
From 28 May to 4 June, ENIL Youth and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) organised a joint study session on intercultural inclusive learning in the Council of Europe’s Youth Centre in Strasbourg.
In 2017, Hungary will submit a report on the country’s implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
ENIL is proud to present the report for the 4th European Independent Living Day on 5th May 2017.