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Apr 25, 2010, News

Bad Practice

6.3 Solcom Press Release 6.2 Report Baka Luka Misdirection of funds in Bulgaria Need to change PA law in Spain Media harrasment of Nuria Gómez Independent Living activist in Spain Small Institutions are still institutions

Apr 18, 2010, News

ENIL West Regional Team Member Organizations

  Association Gré à Gré 38 rue René-Yves Creston, 35200 Rennes, France Tel: +33 6 06 41 10 35 Email: contact@greagre.asso.fr Webpage: www.greagre.asso.fr BIZEPS – Zentrum für Selbstbestimmtes Leben Kaiserstrasse 55/3/4a, 1070 Wien, Austria Tel: +43 523 89 21 Fax: +43 523 89 21 20 Email: office@bizeps.or.at Webpage: www.bizeps.or.at Center for Independent Living, Carmichael House…

Apr 14, 2010, News

ENIL South Regional Team Member Organizations

Full Members Agenzia per la Vita Indipendente Onlus Roma – AVI Onlus RomaVia degli Anemoni 19; 00175 Roma, Italy Tel: +39 06 98 184 861 Fax: +39 06 88 544 572 Email: agvitaindipendente@libero.it Webpage: www.vitaindipendente.net ENIL ItaliaVia Olevano 105; 10095 Grugliasco TO, Italy Tel: +39 011 781926 Fax: +39 0432 484904 Email: info@enil.it Webpage: www.enil.it…

Apr 13, 2010, News

ENIL North Regional Team Member Organizations

Full Members Jämlikhet Assistans Gemenskap – JAGBox 16145; S-103 23 Stockholm; SwedenTel: +46 8 789 30 00Fax: +46 8 20 20 85 Email: stiftelsen@jag.se Webpage: www.jag.se Independent Living Institute – ILIArenavägen 63, 121 77 Stockholm; SwedenTel: +46 8 506 22 181 Email: admin@independentliving.org Webpage: www.independentliving.org Kynnys Ry – The Threshold AssociationSiltasaarenkatu 4; 00530 Helsinki; FinlandTel:…

Apr 13, 2010, News

ENIL East Regional Team Member Organizations

Full Members Društvo za teorijo in kulturo hendikepa – YHDNeubergerjeva 7, 1000 Ljubljana, SloveniaTel: +386 1 521 2277 Fax:+386 1 521 2288 Email: yhd-drustvo@yhd-drustvo.si Webpage: www.yhd-drustvo.si   Centar za samostalni zivot invalida Srbije – Center for Independent Living SerbiaMilenka Vesnica 3 (Radomira Vujovica 3); Belgrade; SerbiaTel: +381 11 360 55 09 Fax: +381 367 53…

Apr 06, 2010, Role Models

Meet Carmen Najera, from Valencia (Spain)

I’m the youngest of three, my eldest sister is not disabled and my middle brother has the same condition as I have. My parents worked and now both are retired. I live a more or less independent life in my own house with my partner for the last 11 years. I’ve always had to live…

Apr 06, 2010, Role Models

Meet Heléna Karnström, from Stockholm (Sweden)

What is your personal experience of disability? I was born with my disability and because of that I have personal assistance 24 hours a day and I’m using a power wheelchair. How did you discover the Independent Living movement? My first contact with the Independent Living moment was on a seminar held by Ed Roberts…

Mar 29, 2010, Role Models

Meet Mirica Acko, from Ljubljana (Slovenia)

My name is Mirica Ačko. I moved to Ljubljana when I started to study geography and pedagogy. When I was a child I lived in an institution; now I live an independent life with personal assistance. I am employed in YHD as a coordinator of PA. Last year was particularly interesting since I have moved into…

Mar 29, 2010, Role Models

Meet Mojca Lukner, from Ljubljana (Slovenia)

What is your personal experience of disability? My name is Mojca Lukner. I was born healthy and I was developing normally until the age of 4. Then strong pain began to appear; I was diagnosed with a tumor on my spinal cord. These were terrible moments of uncertainty and fear, but on the other hand…

Mar 29, 2010, Role Models

Meet Katrin Modic, from Ljubljana (Slovenia)

My name is Katrin Modic. I have a 10 year old son. During the week we live in Ljubljana and we spend the weekends at our house in the countryside which is also our real home. I am employed at the Jožef Stefan Institute which is the leading Slovenian scientific research institute, covering a broad…

Mar 11, 2010, Role Models

Meet Tjaša Kos, from Ljubljana (Slovenia)

My name is Tjaša Kos, I live in an independent household in Ljubljana together with my partner and a 17 month old son. What is your personal experience of disability? Blindness. How did you discover the Independent Living movement? Actually I discovered it by coincidence. I first got information through word of mouth and then…

Mar 10, 2010, News

ENIL/ECCL Campaign: Free Our People Now! Update, by Debbie Jolly

  ENIL and ECCL (European Coalition for Community Living) launched the Free Our People Now! campaign on the 3rd December 2009. It was launched on this day to coincide with the International Day of Disabled People. The campaign is to protest against the conditions of the two million plus disabled people (and children)  incarcerated in…

Feb 23, 2010, News

ENIL Campaigns: Stop the Difference update by Debbie Jolly

 The Stop the Difference campaign for personal assistance was launched by ENIL in March 2009 with over 39 supporting organisations, and many translators working in their free time towards the cause. The campaign raised over 4,000 signatures on the web and on paper in under five months – almost 1,000 signatures a month! ENIL member…

Jan 20, 2010, Role Models

Interview Miguel Fonseca

Miguel Fonseca Mathematician Q: How long have you been involved with the Independent Living Movement and with ENIL in particular? A: I started being involved with the Independent Living Movement recently, in 2008. In Portugal, there are not many solutions and Independent Living is still an unknown expression. I thought it was about time that…

Jan 15, 2010, Role Models

Interview Jean-Pierre Ringler Jan 09

Jean-Pierre Ringler was born in the late 40s in Alsace, France. He lost his eyesight and one hand as a kid when he found a World War II handgrenade and played with it.  How long have you been involved with the Independent Living Movement and with ENIL in particular? I have been in contact with…

Dec 15, 2009, News

Good Practice

In 2008 ENIL started a collection of examples of good practice. These are to serve as a model for (among others) inclusion; accessible education, transport, employment; disability awareness; peer-counselling etc. Below, you will find all examples that have been collected up to now. CEDAT – Assistance to students with disabilities in Valencia University Spain Personal…

Dec 15, 2009, News

Role Models

Committed Leaders of Independent Living have made the difference! People like Adolf  Ratzka and the Members of the European Network on Independent Living Board have all made the difference and contributed to the growth of Independent Living. The amazing achievements of people like Bente Skansgård, Vibeke Marøy Melstrøm, Gordana Rajkov, John Evans, Raffaello Belli, Kapka…