This article, written by the human rights lawyer Constantin Cojocariu, explains the significance of the recent ruling in N. v. Romania for the process of deinstitutionalisation in Romania.
Meet two prominent figures of the Independent Living Movement – in this article, part of the Independent Living Heroes series.
On 17 October 2017, the Committee adopted the nomination of 30 new members of the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) for the period 2018-2019. The ENIL Youth Network Board member Rebecca Farren is one of the appointed members.
Brussels, 4 December – The International Day of Persons with Disabilities, on 3 December, is an opportunity to take stock of progress achieved towards the right to independent living for all. It is a day to celebrate, but also to protest, against the continued denial of basic human rights that allow disabled people to live dignified lives.
This position paper builds upon previous ENIL position papers and compares the Parliament’s position with the initial Commission proposal of 2015.
On 9th and 10th November 2017 ENIL Director Zara Todd and ENIL Board member Nadia Hadad (representing the European Disability Forum) attended the first meeting of the new Fundamental Rights Platform Advisory Panel.
ENIL was made aware of a number of negative developments in Slovenia, which raise questions about the country’s compliance with the UN CRPD and the ЕU laws and policies on social inclusion. Our concerns relate to the process of deinstitutionalisation, or more precisely, the continuing investments into long-stay residential institutions for children and disabled people.
This article is a brief summary of ENIL’s participation in the project “Facing all the Facts”, implemented in partnership with ‘CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe’.
The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL), in cooperation with the Council of Europe organize the study session “Active citizenship and political participation of young disabled people as a pathway towards Independent Living”.
The importance of definitions for disabled people’s independent living and equal participation in society cannot be overstated. Definitions guide actions, shape identities, underpin policies and justify public spending.
Rebecca Farren Is Among the Members of the Advisory Council on Youth of the Council of Europe 2018-2019
On 17 October, the Committee adopted the nomination of 30 new members of the Advisory Council on Youth (CCJ) for the period 2018-2019.
A report from one of the key events of ENIL – the Freedom Drive.
Introduction of the new Executive Director of ENIL – Zara Todd.
The new ENIL Board members were elected at the General Assembly which took place on 27 September 2017, during the Freedom Drive. Here you can read more about them.
On 12 – 13 October, the Estonian Presidency organised the conference “Dignity + Independent Living = DI”. Held in Tallin, Estonia, its aims were: to discuss ways to accelerate the transition from institutional care to community living in the EU and more…
A training on Human Rights and Persons with Disabilities, under the framework of the Informal Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Seminar on Human Rights was designed and delivered by a team of ENIL trainers.
Most recently, FRA launched three reports on the transition from institutions to community living – dealing with commitments and structures, funding and budgeting, and outcomes for persons with disabilities. You will find more about them in this article.
On 12 – 13 October, the Estonian Presidency of the EU Council is organising a conference “Dignity + Independent Living = DI”, which will be followed by the Council Conclusions on deinstitutionalisation.
The 8th Freedom Drive is now over, bringing an end to a week of promoting independent living, peer support, protest and celebration of disability rights.
Ed Roberts and Judith Heumann need little introduction. They are internationally known as the pioneers of disability rights, as they put the foundations and started the engine of the Independent Living Movement. Their personal experience is as much a demonstration of Independent Living as their professional efforts as activists for equality and human rights for…