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May 18, 2011, News

IZHOD-EXIT campaign follow-up

IZHOD (EXIT) – Public march at the delivery of the Petition to the President of the National assembly Tuesday 19 October 2010 – FOLLOW UP On 19.10.2010 the informal group called IZHOD (EXIT) has passed the petition on the deinstitutionalization to the President of the National Assembly of Slovenia, provided by the heads of parliamentary…

May 17, 2011, Disability Watchdog

Disability Watchdog: New Hungarian Constitution, a violation of the right to vote of people with mental or intellectual disabilities

Disability watch dog -New Hungarian Constitution denies the right to vote to people with mental or intellectual disabilities. Case: Recently adopted new Constitution in Hungary The Hungarian Parliament recently approved the country’s new Constitution, which should enter into force on January 1, 2012. This document should reinforce the inalienable human rights of all Hungarians as…

May 17, 2011, News

Watch the videos of the Independent Living Tour in Eastern Countries 2010

During the Fall of 2010, ENIL and YHD (Association for Theory and Culture of Handicap) organized several conferences across Eastern European countries such as Bratislava, Serbia and Slovenia. These events aimed to promote Independent Living Philosophy and its values. Another objective was to establish better contact within key organizations of the East. YHD is a…

May 07, 2011, News

Conference on Disability and Employment; Valencia, Spain. 16th-17th June 2011

The Assembly of European Regions (AER) network “Equal Europe for People with Disabilities” in cooperation with the Valencian Goverment will host on the 16-17th June a conference focused on Disability and Employment. This conference aims to raise awareness about the UNCRPD and its implementation in the different regions of Europe. One of the main objectives…

May 07, 2011, News

Lights, Camera, Action. AER movie competition

As a prelude to the Assembly (AER) of the Regions Summer Schools 2011, the AER has launched a movie competition focused on “youth in a changing society” The winner will see its movie published on the AER website and Youtube channel and will get a chance to participate at the AER Summer School 201. During…

May 07, 2011, News

UN Enable on Facebook

UN Enable, the official site of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons withDisablities, have launched their new Facebook Page. This is a great way to keep track of all the information related to the UNCRPD. To check out the latest developments on the UNCRPD and its optional protocol follow them on Facebook…

May 07, 2011, News

March against cuts in Italy; 19th May 2011

On May 2011 at 11:00 disabled people and their supporters will gather in Milan to march against the cuts on social services. All over Italy people with disabilities are facing cuts against the services that they are receiving. If you live in Milan join the initiative and speak up against the cuts, SAY NO TO…

May 04, 2011, Europe in Action

Meet Stefan Nilsson, from Stockholm (Sweden)

Stefan Nilsson, age 39, lives in his own apartment in Stockholm. He has a large family with whom he likes to spend time. Stefan is a member of JAG and participates in the daily work offered for members at JAG’s headquarters.   What kind of support do you need? I have had a personal assistant…

May 04, 2011, Europe in Action

Parachutes for all, 10th May 2011 Berlin

On the 10th May in Berlin a demonstration against the existing discrimination, segregation and exclusion is taking place to celebrate the European day of protest for the equality of disabled people. The motto of the demonstration is “Rescue parachutes for all”. The demonstration is organized by the federal initiative “At home instead of in a…

May 03, 2011, Good Practice

Good Example: MOVIMOLISE Website

If you want to know the latest news about Independent Living or who are the key activisits in the different regions of Italy you better visit: www.movimolise.it This webpage offers information and shares documents related to Independent Living not only from Italy but from all over Europe. Check it out now!

May 03, 2011, News

Disability Pride Parade in Oslo, 18th June 2011

People at the pride parade in Oslo 2010   On June 18, the Disability Pride Parade will be held in Oslo for the fourth year in a row. The Disability Pride Parade is Norway’s largest parade for people with disabilities. Organizers are hoping that this year’s event will be the biggest yet. The goal of…

May 03, 2011, News

Accessibility Marches in Sweden 2011

Marches for accessibility were held in 31 Swedish cities in 2010. And we are expecting at least the same number of events this year. The March for Accessibilty (Marschen för tillgänglighet in Swedish) is an organization aimed at enacting a law classifying inaccessibility as discrimination of people with disabilities in Sweden. Sign our petition. Tell…

May 03, 2011, Good Practice

Good Example: Accessibility App by Erik Ljungberg; ENIL Board Member

Last year, the Swedish Gothenburg Cooperative for Independent Living (Göteborgskooperativet för Independent Living, GIL) ran a campaign to improve accessibility at bars and restaurants. Each week, it published the names and photos of three restaurants with barriers that could easily be removed on their website. It also highlighted several good examples of accessibility. During the…

May 03, 2011, News

Accesible sports: European Surf Week in Belgium for disabled people

Recreas a Belgian sports organization for disabled people organizes each year the European Surf week for people with reduced mobility and with sensorial disability. This year the event will take place at BLOSO- sports centre in Hazewinkel, Willebroek, August 21st-27th. The main purpose of this week is to teach participants the basics of surf. From…

May 03, 2011, Good Practice

Good Example: Positive video stories by Apeirons

An organisation of people with disabilities and their friends “Apeirons” from Latvia has started to create and promote informative video materials. “Apeirons” is making positive video stories and reports. The positive video stories talk about the lives of different persons with disabilities, their hobbies, professional activities, motivation and other things that allow them to enjoy…

Apr 27, 2011, Good Practice

Good Example: Civil Rights Now!

“If your civil rights have been violated you don’t need a good hug, you need a good lawyer” Paul Caune, founder of Civil Rights Now! Civil Rights Now! is a non-profit, all volunteer, non-partisan society with a single goal: To get laws passed that gives Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms real force in the…