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Apr 15, 2011, News

14th April 2011; ENIL attended the Fundamental Rights Platform

The Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) held its Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) on the 14- 15 April 2011. ENIL had several of its members attending the meeting: Jamie Bolling – Executive Director of ENIL, Silvia Cutrera – Avi Onlus Roma (Agency for Independent Living) and Chrysis Michaelides European Social Forum Cyprus – ESFCCyprus. Silvia held a…

Apr 14, 2011, News

FRA Stakeholder Survey

The Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) is in the process of reviewing its activities and relations with its stakeholders in order to strengthen its engagement and develop better tailored products. In this context they have developed an electronic survey, which they would like to disseminate to different stakeholders active in the field. Follow this link and…

Apr 14, 2011, News

First Conference of Croatian Self-Advocates

On April 1 and under the theme: Me and You – We Are the Same. To Live Like All Other People the Association for Self Advocacy organized the first conference of Croatian Self-Advocates. The event took place in Zagreb and gathered participants from 11 Croatian cities.   At the opening of the Conference Dr. Izet…

Apr 14, 2011, News

Congratulations CIL Serbia!

CIL Serbia wants to share with all of you our joy as we have achieved something for which we fought for 10 years! We started our advocacy activities related to personal assistance service in year 2000. and since then we were promoting the idea through few action-research projects. Our main goal was to make legislative changes that…

Apr 13, 2011, News

26th March 2011; DPAC TUC March against cuts

Under the theme: March for an Alternative Against Cuts over half a million people gathered in London on the 26th of March united by the same cause. Thanks to Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) and their negotiations with Trades Union Congress (TUC) disabled people had a better chance to be present and participate in this…

Apr 13, 2011, News

16th April 2011; Independent Living Conference in Antwerp

Independent Living conference in Antwerp, Belgium on April 16th! The Expertise Centre Independent Living & ENIL are organizing a conference titled: “Independent Living: from idea into practice” Conference of persons with disabilities and their supporters. Independent living for people with disabilities is still not obvious. According to theoretical models, we did become full citizens. Armed…

Apr 13, 2011, News

29th March 2011 Manifestation in the Netherlands

RATIFY THE UNCRPD! Manifestation in the Netherlands 29th March 2011                 On March 29th I participated in the Manifestation ‘Ratify the UN Convention!’ (Manifestatie ‘Het VN-verdrag Waarmaken!’)in the Beatrix building in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The Coalition for Inclusion ( de Coalitie voor Inclusie) took the initiative for this event. This…

Apr 05, 2011, News

NDA Research Promotion Scheme 2011

The National Disability Authority (NDA) is an independent statutory advisory body to Government on issues of disability policy and practice in Ireland. The NDA’s Research Promotion Scheme (RPS) aims to enhance the knowledge base on key policy issues and practice relevant to people with disabilities. ‘Promoting Safety and Freedom from Abuse for People with Disabilities’…

Dec 17, 2010, News

Independent Living News! 16th of December 2010

Please find available the latest ENIL Newsletter in the link below: Independent Living News! 16th December 2010 Newsletter If you would like to share with us any suggestions, news or contribute with an article please contact Marisol Fojas ENIL Secretary secretariat@enil.eu  

Dec 15, 2010, News

EU can ratify UN disability convention

The European Union has removed the last barrier to formal EU ratification of the United Nations convention on the rights of persons with disabilities, according to Gerard Quinn (pictured), the director of the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at NUI Galway. A code of practice was agreed on in Brussels on December 6th that…

Dec 15, 2010, News

Advancing the National Disability Strategy

Building on Comparative and an International Innovation – Conference in Galway December 10th 2010 The Centre for Disability, Law and Policy held an international conference on National Disability Strategies in Ireland on 10th of December in the Radisson hotel in Galway.  This conference coincides with the UN Human Rights day which was adopted on the…

Dec 15, 2010, News

ENIL’s Newsletters review of the year for 2010

The European Network for Indepednent Living (ENIL) presents a newsletter every fortnight with information regarding events and uplifting stories on various issues and news happening throughout Europe.  Since January, the newsletters included a number of interesting profiles of people with disabilities about their lives and their work and contribution to the IL movement such as,…

Dec 15, 2010, News

10. december Mednarodni dan lovekovih pravic

SPOROČILO ZA JAVNOST – 10. december Mednarodni dan človekovih pravic ENIL – Evropska mreža za neodvisno življenje poziva člane gibanja za neodvisno življenje in s tem celotno družbo, da naredi korak naprej pri obeleževanju 10. Decembra kot Mednarodnega dneva človekovih pravic. Ta dan je namenjen promociji človekovih pravic.   Aktivisti znotraj gibanja za neodvisno življenje…

Dec 15, 2010, News

Germano Tossi; ENIL member shares his thoughts on Independent Living

Germano Tosi, Italian Independent Living activist and member of ENIL and ENIL Italia would like to share with us his experience during the General Assembly. Regarding my first experience at the International level, I’m very proud to participate and know all the staff of people which have been working and fighting for a lot of…

Dec 13, 2010, News

Conference in Stockholm

Conference in Stockholm about violence against women with disabilities was held on the 25th of November 2010. “Bräcke diakoni” and the development centre on double vulnerability “Utvecklings centrum dubbelt utsatt” organized the conference about violence against women with disabilities. The 70 participants of the conference were from different organisations from the society yet all working…

Dec 13, 2010, News

Protect People with Disabilities- An Irish Freedom Drive

On the 19th of January 2011 CILs from across Ireland and their members are urged to come together and meet with their political representatives. We must demonstrate to our political representatives the need to Protect People with Disabilities: Protect our incomes Protect our access to essential services. Representatives will meet at 11am in the Westbury Hotel Dublin. We…

Dec 13, 2010, News

Christmas celebrations around Europe

Christmas is an annual celebration each year of the birth of Jesus Christ.  Therefore, most countries around Europe have their own ways to mark and celebrate the festivities.  We as people with disabilities also look forward to these festivities as it is a time to spend with family, friends and neighbours. In the lead up to christmas,…

Dec 13, 2010, News

Travel Rights for people with Disabilities

People with disabilities have an equal right to travel anywhere throughout the world as independently as possible with the necessary assistance that may be required.  For many years, freedom of movement has been an illusion for people with disabilities to the extent that accessing public transport was impossible such as trains, buses, air travel etc.  Due to…

Dec 13, 2010, News

Susanne Berg on Accessibility

Early this summer the Swedish government presented a proposal on legislation prohibiting discrimination on the grounds of lacking accessibility. For the Swedish disability movement it was a long awaited proposal. Two years ago the Discrimination Act was enacted without access issues being covered. Instead, yet another inquiry was appointed, this time within the office of…

Dec 10, 2010, News

Good experiences of parents as personal assistants to their children

  Personal assistance is a very successful service for children and young people as well as adults. With personal assistance all children can grow up together with their parents and siblings. They can play, go to school and have experiences on their own terms. Personal assistance gives fantastic opportunity, but it is not always simple…