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…
ENIL welcomes the recent adoption of the General comment No 5 on Article 19 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on living independently and being included in the community.
Last summer, ENIL attended the Global Independent Living Summit in Washington DC. Organised by the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) on 23 July, the Summit brought together Independent Living activists from 50 States and from countries around the world, who were there to exchange information and support one another.
On 7 September, the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG), of which ENIL is a member, published a response to the reflection paper on the future of the finances of the European Union (EU).
ENIL welcomes the recent adoption of the General comment No 5 on Article 19 of the UN CRPD on living independently and being included in the community. It is a key step forward in clarifying the States parties obligations under the Convention, with a potential to improve access to independent living.
ENIL Executive Director Jamie Bolling shares what it is to be responsible for the oranisation of such a huge and important event such as the ENIL Freedom Drive.
The theme of the ENIL 2017 Freedom Drive Conference is ‘Independent Living: A Voice for All!’. In this article you will find detailed information about the date, venue, objectives, agenda of the event, as well as presentation of the speakers.
ENIL will hold its General Assembly on 27 September, from 17:30h to 19:30h at Autoworld, Parque de Cirquantenaire 11.
Herewith, ENIL presents the candidates for the ENIL Board to be elected at the ENIL General Assembly 2017.
The ENIL Youth Network will also hold its General Assembly during the ENIL 2017 Freedom Drive in Brussels. The Youth GA will take place on 26 September, 13:00h-15:00h, at the Paulo Freire room at Mundo J, Rue de l’Industrie 10.
ENIL is holding a briefing for MEPs on the Effect of Austerity on Access to Independent Living in the EU. The briefing will take place in the European Parliament on 26 September and will be hosted by MEP Marek Plura (EPP).
One year after the loss of a great friend, we remember him with this article. Peter, we miss you!
ENIL is pleased to launch its new briefing on the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds), focused on the monitoring and complaints system, and the extent to which it is able to ensure ESI Funds are used to support independent living.
ENIL sent two written submissions on Article 19 of the UN CRPD to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities earlier this month. The Committee is in the process of drafting the General Comment on Article 19 and the aim of the submissions was to provide detailed comments in relation to the suggested provisions.