Vibeke Marøy Melstrøm – a former ENIL president and current General Secretary of Uloba – remembers Martin Naughton as one of the influential and most charismatic leaders of the Independent Living movement…
ENIL announces with great sadness that Martin Naughton – a great friend and fellow Independent Living activist – has passed away after a short illness.
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.
From 5 – 9 September, the European Network on Independent Living – ENIL organised a study visit on deinstitutionalisation in Stockholm, Sweden.
ENIL organised a side event aimed at exploring the realisation of Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities across the world.
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.
In September 2016, ENIL published the following articles on its website…
ENIL wrote a report for the Petitions Committee (PETI Committee) at the European Parliament on the use of European Structural and Investment Funds in Slovakia.
There is only one year left until ENIL celebrates the next Freedom Drive, which will again take place in Brussels…
ENIL and the Council of Europe (CoE) have a long tradition of fruitful cooperation. This is mostly because of our shared values – of human rights and inclusion.
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.
On 13 September, the European Parliament will be voting on the report 2016/2017(INI) “Creating labour market conditions favourable for family-work balance”.
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…
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.
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.
ENIL announces that the ENIL 2017 Freedom Drive will take place in a little more than one year from now with the theme – “Investment in the future! A voice for All! Children’s voices are to be heard!”
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.
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.
In August 2016, ENIL published the following articles on its website…
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”.