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: 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…

Apr 21, 2011, News

Human Rights breech by Airline company

Shualb Chalklen, wheelchair user and United Nations’ special raporteur on disability, was denied boarding by Swiss International Airlines on a flight from London to Geneva last week. Since 2006, EU countries have a law that ensures and protects the rights of disabled people travelling by different means of transport. So why was Chalklen denied boarding?…

Apr 21, 2011, News

Third National Day of Protest Against Benefit Cuts in the UK, 14th April 2011

On the 14th of April , disabled people across UK rallied again to protest against the Benefit Cuts during the third national day of protest against Benefit Cuts. At town centres such as Islington, Bristol, Burnley,Truro or Poole protesters gathered to start their marches. For more information, pictures and videos related to the protest visit…

Apr 21, 2011, News

Pedro Oliveira talks about the situation of IL Movement in Portugal

Pedro Oliveira, Independent Living activist and President of the Board of the Portuguese Institute for Citizenship and Independent Living – IPCVI offers an honest overview of the situation of disabled people and Independent Living Movement in Portugal. He calls for a little less conversation and a little more action, not only from polititians but also…

Apr 21, 2011, Good Practice

Secrets shared by many! New book on PA and sex by Veronica Svensk

New book on Personal Assistance and sex called: “Secrets shared by many!” Veronica Svensk, the author, is a member of the Swedish Youth Mobility Impairment  organization. She talks about how to flirt and have sex when in need of personal assistance. Nowadays this subject is taboo and Veronica hopes to start a discussion. The book…

Apr 21, 2011, News

ENIL South Region International Independent Living Conference in Rome 4-5th May 2011

ENIL invites you to the South Regional International Conference on Independent Living that will take place in Rome 4-5th May 2011, at the Aranciera San Sisto. We will provide an overview of the Independent Living an Disability Movement across Southern Europe. These countries will be represented by key Independent Living activisits of each region. The…

Apr 21, 2011, News

Johan Ten Geuzendam speaks at the FRP about the implications of the UNCRPD

  As part of the events related to the FRP meetings held in Vienna, 14-15th of April a panel discussion with the title: EU Ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD)- challenges and opportunities for civil society took place Friday 15th April 2011.