Jan 26, 2017, News

In Remembrance of Bengt Lindqvist

Another great man has left this world, Bengt Lindqvist, a man who has made an incredible difference for you and me, for disabled people worldwide. Bengt will be missed by many…

Dec 29, 2016, News

Short Guide to Using the Optional Protocol to the UN CRPD

This short guide focuses on the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). It seeks to explain how the Optional Protocol works, and how it can be used by individuals and organisations to claim their rights under the CRPD.

Dec 29, 2016, Good Practice

ENIL and Peer Support in 2016

Peer support is one of the pillars of Independent Living and an essential element for the self-determination of disabled people. Therefore, in 2016, it was one of the areas of work that the ENIL focused on. ENIL carried out a survey and organized a training…

Dec 15, 2016, Europe in Action

Beauty is in the Differences

ENIL is pleased to share with you a story about an empowering campaign that disabled women in Bosnia and Herzegovina recently organised. They were the first in the country daring to challenge public attitudes towards disabled women and achieved great success.

Dec 09, 2016, Europe in Action

ENIL Youth with Another Successful Study Session

The study session “All in – creating inclusive and empowering spaces for all”, coordinated by IFM-SEI and ENIL, in partnership with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe took place between 13th and 20th November 2016 in the European Youth Centre Strasbourg, France.

Dec 03, 2016, De-institutionalisation

ENIL Launches Short Film to Mark 3 December

Brussels, 3 December – As we mark this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), we are thinking of the hundreds of thousands of disabled people in Europe locked away in institutions, exposed to human rights abuses, segregated from their families and the rest of society, and with no control over their lives.