The goal of the European Disability Card is to start developing a system of mutual recognition of disability in the EU, to make it easier for disabled people in the EU to access reductions and other benefits in the culture and sports sector. Yet, four months after its launch, the practical use of the EDC is still very limited.
On 26 April 2017, the European Commission proposed a Directive to “support work-life balance for parents and carers”, as the first concrete action to implement the recently adopted European Pillar of Social Rights.
A paper explaining the Council Conclusions, by setting out its positive elements and pointing to areas of concern.
ENIL’s submission focuses mainly on paragraphs 65 – 69 of the draft GC, which in our belief should go beyond what is already stated in the General Comment No 5 on Article 19 CRPD.
The year behind us has brought some exciting events and changes for ENIL Youth Network.Read about them in this article.
In December 2017, ENIL published the following articles on its website…
This summary captures a one day programme from “VulnerABLE: Pilot project related to the development of evidence based strategies to improve the health of isolated and vulnerable persons final dissemination conference”, which took place on 7th November 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.
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.