Brussels, 3 December – As we mark this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), we are thinking of the hundreds of thousands of disabled people in Europe locked away in institutions, exposed to human rights abuses, segregated from their families and the rest of society, and with no control over their lives.
ENIL Board member, Nadia Hadad, attended the European Disability Forum’s November Board meeting for the first time. She was co-opted in the place of late Peter Lambreghts, who had been on the EDF Board for several years.
This week, the European disability movement and allies are in Brussels, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
ENIL is pleased to introduce Marina Voudouri, our Board member from Italy.
On 8 November, ENIL launched a new campaign “EU Funds for Our Rights” in the European Parliament.
At the beginning of October, representatives of disabled people and their families from four continents gathered at an ENIL side-event to discuss the main challenges to the realisation of the right to live independently and be included in the community in their regions.
We can now confirm the venues for the different events during the Freedom Drive. The ENIL General Assembly, the conference and the celebration will take place at the Brussels Autoworld on 27 September.
In November 2016, ENIL published the following articles on its website…
Brussels, 29 November – Tomorrow, on 30 November, the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) will hold a roundtable on disability hate crime.
ENIL is pleased to invite you to a roundtable on disability hate crime on 30 November, and a speed-dating event on Independent Living and development cooperation on 5 December.
This obituary for our late Board member, Debbie Jolly, is reprinted from the Disability News Service. ENIL is thankful to its author, John Pring.
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 would like to inform everyone who knew or wishes to pay tribute to Debbie Jolly, our Board member that passed away suddenly last week, that a protest will be held by Disabled People Against the Cuts (DPAC) tomorrow, on 16 November in her memory.
The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) held the OSCE Chairmanship Conference on Tolerance and Diversity in Berlin last month on 20th October, with a pre-conference for civil society on 19th October.
ENIL announces with great sorrow the loss of Debbie Jolly. Debbie died yesterday of cancer diagnosed two weeks ago. Debbie is our friend and fellow activist and her sudden death leaves us without words.
Brussels, 7 November 2016 – ENIL is launching a new Campaign ‘EU Funds for Our Rights’ to advocate for a better monitoring and complaints system for the use of EU funds in relation to transition from institutional care to community living for disabled people.
John Evans – a member of the ENIL Advisory Board and pioneer of the Independent Living movement in Europe – remembers Martin Naughton with his touching words in this article…
The European Network on Independent Living – ENIL is launching a new Campaign “EU Funds for Our Rights” on 8th November 2016 during an event in the European Parliament.
In October, ENIL interviewed two Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) – Helga Stevens and Marek Plura, who will co-host the ENIL’s event – launch of the new campaign “EU Funds for Our Rights” – on 8th November 2016 in the European Parliament.
On 24th-25th September 2016 a Peer Support Training took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. It was organised jointly by the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) and the Centre for Independent Living – Sofia (CIL-Sofia).