Oct 27, 2016, Europe in Action

11 Months to ENIL Freedom Drive 2017

The ENIL Freedom Drive 2017 will be dedicated to Martin Naughton who was the main person behind the event. ENIL feels the great loss of Martin and wants to remember Martin by dedicating the 2017 Freedom Drive to him.

Oct 12, 2016, News

Eye-Opening ENIL Internship

Kristina Dudonyte, a 27-year-old independent living activist from Lithuania and a member of the ENIL Youth Network, has recently finished her internship at ENIL and shares her impressions in this article.

Sep 29, 2016, Disability Watchdog

Does Italy Care about Independent Living?

Italy ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Optional Protocol in 2009. This article, written by ENIL’s Board member Marina Voudouri, has taken stock of what has been done in Italy since then.

Sep 23, 2016, News

Long Hair for Independent Living

Today the Belgian newspaper “Het Laatste Nieuws” published the life story of Peter Lambreghts to pay tribute to Peter’s lifelong fight for Independent Living.

Aug 29, 2016, News

ENIL 2017 September Update

The second half of the year is well underway and ENIL is again busy with planning and implementing many activities. If you are curious what is on ENIL’s agenda for September, read here…

Aug 26, 2016, News

In Honour of Peter Lambreghts

Yesterday, 25th August, people from across Europe arrived in the Sint-Jozef church in Heide for the funeral of ENIL’s Senior Officer Peter Lambreghts.

Aug 26, 2016, News

ENIL Griefs with Sagamihara’s Community

Today, 26th August, Peter Lambreghts (ENIL Senior Officer to whom we said last goodbye yesterday) was going to pay his respect to the victims in Japan, one month after the attack of a man who killed 19 disabled people living in a care centre in Sagamihara – a small town near Tokyo.

Aug 26, 2016, Europe in Action

ENIL Youth Reports How Barriers Were Broken

The ENIL Youth Network shares with you the report from the third ENIL study session, jointly organised with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe. It took place in the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg between 17th and 24th April 2016.

Aug 26, 2016, News

Roland Benjamin on Portability of Personal Assistance

In his response to ENIL’s call for EVS applications, Roland Benjamin, a 33-year-old disabled man from the UK, highlighted the important point that most support services are organised on a national level and as a consequence cannot be used when traveling, working or living in other (EU) countries.