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Aug 26, 2016, Good Practice

EU Funding Awarded to CEJI Hate Crime Monitoring

ENIL is glad to spread the good news that CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe, in partnership with ENIL, has been awarded significant funding from the European Commission DG Justice, to support the new project: “Facing all the Facts”.

Aug 19, 2016, News

Farewell to Peter Lambreghts

Peter, we are so sad and will miss you immensely. You are our irreplaceable colleague, role model and fellow activist. We will continue our fight for Independent Living in an inclusive society with you vividly in our spirit.

Aug 09, 2016, News

New Perspective on the Role of Personal Assistance

Оn 14 June 2016, an article by Ciara Brennan1 , Rannveig Traustadottir1, James Rice2 and Peter Anderberg3 was published in the ‘Disability and Society’ journal, entitled “Negotiating independence, choice and autonomy: experiences of parents who coordinate personal assistance on behalf of their adult son or daughter”.

Jul 28, 2016, News

Researching Independent Living Across the World

ENIL begins working on a research paper on the implementation of Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which sets out the right of disabled people to live independently and be included in the community.

Jul 25, 2016, Good Practice

Belarus Releases Zero Report in English

On Wednesday, 20th July 2016, Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and coalition of NGOs introduced the English version of their Zero Report on the situation with the rights of disabled people in Belarus.

Jul 08, 2016, News

EP Resolution Calls for EU Implementation of CRPD Recommendations

On Thursday, 7 July, the European Parliament adopted a Resolution on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD), with special regard to the Concluding Observations of the UN CRPD Committee. ENIL’s Advocacy Officer Frank Sioen and intern Miriam Lorenzo Prieto travelled to Strasbourg to take part in…

Jun 30, 2016, News

ENIL Launches Annual Report 2015

ENIL’s latest Annual Report provides an overview of activities in 2015. Among the main achievements were a successful Freedom Drive, held for the first time in Brussels, and our contribution to European Union’s review by the CRPD Committee.

Jun 30, 2016, News

CRPD Committee Reviews Serbia’s Record

In April 2016, the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD Committee) reviewed the situation in Serbia, based on the government’s official report.

Jun 30, 2016, News

European Pillar of Social Rights…or Benefits?

The European Commission recently proposed the first outline of a European Pillar of Social Rights (the Social Pillar). The aim of the Social Pillar is to establish a framework of social rights in the European Union and to serve as a compass for Member States when adopting new legislation related to social rights and employment.

Jun 30, 2016, News

ENIL Interviews Kalle Konkkola

This month, the Independent Living movement achieved a great victory – Finland ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons wih Disabilities (CRPD) and its Optional Protocol. ENIL interviewed Kalle Konkkola, one of the founders of ‘KYNNYS: THE THRESHOLD ASSOCIATION’ – the Finnish Independent Living organisation.