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Dec 03, 2016, De-institutionalisation

ENIL Launches Short Film to Mark 3 December

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.

Nov 30, 2016, News

ENIL’s Nadia Hadad Joins EDF Board

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.

Nov 30, 2016, News

Local Culture and Independent Living

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.

Nov 30, 2016, Europe in Action

Freedom Drive Update: 9 Months To Go

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.

Nov 15, 2016, News

Funeral Arrangements for Debbie Jolly

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.

Oct 27, 2016, News

MEPs Stevens and Plura on ENIL’s New Campaign

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.

Oct 27, 2016, Europe in Action

Peer Supporters in Action in Sofia

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).