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Dec 10, 2010, News

The JAG Association in Norway is fighting for personal assistance and equal rights

The JAG Association in Norway started a year ago and has already 30 members. Only a person with multiple, severe disabilities including some kind of intellectual disability can become a member. Others can become supporting members, without power or influence in the association. In Norway personal assistance was included in the Law on Social Services in 2000,…

Dec 10, 2010, News

New Norwegian report shows that personal assistance is profitable from a socio-economical perspective

On behalf of ULOBA, the international consulting firm Econ Pöyry has prepared a report on citizen-/user controlled personal assistance in a socio-economical perspective. The study shows that personal assistance is economically viable and that personal assistance is the only instrument that provides opportunity for employment and social participation. In decisions on how many persons will be granted personal assistance…

Dec 09, 2010, News

10 de Dezembro de 2010 – O Dia dos Direitos Humanos

A ENIL faz uma chamada de atenção para que o Movimento de Vida Independente e toda a sociedade dêem um passo em frente no dia 10 de Dezembro de 2010 – O Dia dos Direitos Humanos. Dar um passo em frente neste dia para divulgar o reconhecimento que faz o Alto Comissariado das Nações Unidas…

Dec 09, 2010, News

10. Dezember, dem Tag der Menschenrechte

  ENIL ruft die Independent-Living-Bewegung und die gesamte Gesellschaft dazu auf, sich am 10. Dezember, dem Tag der Menschenrechte, zu melden. Treten Sie am heutigen Tag vor und unterstützen Sie das Anliegen, das vom Büro des Hochkommissars der Vereinten Nationen für Menschenrechte verbreitet wird. Unterstützen Sie aktiv alle Verteidiger der Menschenrechte, die durch ihr Handeln gegen…

Dec 09, 2010, News

10th of December; Human Rights Day

ENIL calls the Independent Living movement and all of society to step forward on December 10, 2010 – Human Rights Day.       Step forward this day to spread the theme promoted by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) by acclaiming human rights defenders who act to end discrimination….

Dec 07, 2010, Role Models

Meet Peter Lambreghts, from Gent (Belgium)

Born in Antwerp, Belgium in 1971. Happily married and father of two princesses. Enjoyed a wide range of studies on bachelor level. Volunteer and active member of several associations of persons with a disability. Chairman or board member of several think tanks,organizations and associations in the protection of interests of people with a disability. Elected as ENIL board…

Dec 03, 2010, News

3 de Diciembre; Día Internacional de las Personas con Discapacidad

  ENIL celebra hoy, 3 de Diciembre de 2010, el día Internacional de las Personas con Diversidad Funcional Representamos el 10% de la población mundial, o visto de otra forma 650 millones de personas. A menudo las sociedades en las que vivimos no son conscientes de las dificultades con las que tenemos que enfrentarnos. Este…

Dec 03, 2010, News

3rd of December: International Day of Persons with Disabilities

ENIL celebrates today, the 3rd of December 2010, International Day of Persons with Disabilities.     We represent around 10% of the world’s population, or 650 million people. Often our societies are unaware of the challenges we face. We use this day to celebrate our disabilities, to promote an understanding of our issues as human rights issues…

Dec 03, 2010, News

3/12: Internationella handikappdagen Idag

  3/12: ENIL uppmärksammar Internationella handikappdagen Idag, den 3/12, uppmärksammar ENIL den Internationella handikappdagen. Personer med funktionsnedsättningar utgör omkring 10 procent av jordens befolkning, eller 650 miljoner människor. De flesta av oss lever i samhällen som saknar förståelse för de utmaningar vi utsätts för. ENILs mål är att alla medborgare ska kunna vara delaktiga i…

Dec 03, 2010, News

3. DECEMBER MEDNARODNI DAN HENDIKEPIRANIH

  SPOROČILO ZA JAVNOST – 3. DECEMBER MEDNARODNI DAN HENDIKEPIRANIH Danes, 3. decembra 2010, ENIL – Evropska mreža za neodvisno življenje in YHD – Društvo za teorijo in kulturo hendikepa obeležuje mednarodni dan hendikepiranih. Hendikepirani predstavljamo približno 10 % svetovnega prebivalstva, oziroma 650 milijonov posameznikov. Pogosto se družba ne zaveda izzivov, s katerimi se soočamo. Hendikepirani ta…

Dec 03, 2010, News

dia 3 de Dezembro: Dia Internacional das Pessoas com Deficiência

  A ENIL celebra hoje, dia 3 de Dezembro de 2010, o Dia Internacional das Pessoas com Deficiência Nós representamos aproximadamente 10% da população mundial, isto é 650 milhões de pessoas. Frequentemente as nossas sociedades não estão cientes dos desafios que se nos colocam. Aproveitamos este dia para celebrar as deficiencias de que somos portadores, para…

Dec 03, 2010, News

3. Dezember 2010, den Internationalen Tag von Menschen mit Behinderung

  ENIL feiert heute, am 3. Dezember 2010, den Internationalen Tag von Menschen mit Behinderung. Wir vertreten ungefähr 10 Prozent der Weltbevölkerung oder 650 Millionen Menschen. Die Gesellschaft, in der wir leben, ist sich häufig nicht bewusst, vor welchen Herausforderungen wir immer wieder stehen. Wir nehmen diesen Tag zum Anlass, unserer Behinderungen zu gedenken, das…

Dec 02, 2010, Disability Watchdog

Disability Watchdog: need to review PA law in Spain

Disability watch dog – Modification of the Decree about Personal Assistance Issue that was addressed Presentation of the new Decree on Personal Assistance in Valencia (Spain), ENIL reacted presenting the Valencian Government a draft of the decree when it was about to be presented to public debate. The Valencian Government announced that in January 2011,…

Dec 01, 2010, News

Personal Assistance in Denmark; An ugly duckling or a beautiful swan

  Personal assistance in Denmark – An ugly duckling or a beautiful swan January 1st 2009 personal assistance in a new and improved version was formally implemented in Denmark. November 25th 2010 we are still very far from a de facto nationwide implementation of this new set of regulations and a realization of the political…

Dec 01, 2010, News

ENIL Hall of Fame

  Introduction to the Hall of Fame:   A Hall of Fame is a type of museum established for any field of endeavour to honour individuals and groups exceptional achievemnents in a particular field. However, this new Hall of Fame is different from the many others, as it aims to celebrate and honour people’s outstanding…

Dec 01, 2010, News

International Day of People with Disabilities

  Background of the International Day of People with Disabilities The international day for people with disabilities is commemorated on December 3rd on an annual basis.  It was established by the International Day for Disabled Persons (1981).  In 1976, the General Assembly proclaimed 1981 as the International Year of Disabled Persons (IYDP). This year called for a…

Dec 01, 2010, Disability Watchdog

Disability Watchdog: Small Institutions in Spain

Small Institutions offered as an Independent Living alternative to the residential resource. Issue that was addressed: On October 1st, the Association L’Auro organized in Castellón (Spain) the I Conference about Independent Living programmes for disabled people, with the title: “Welcome to the Independent republic of our home”. The programmes were referred to housing resources. Enil…

Dec 01, 2010, News

Thoughts of Erik Ljungberg ENIL Board Member

    My name is Erik Ljungberg and I feel proud to represent Northern Europe in the ENIL board.   In two weeks I am off to Brussels to discuss disability issues at the European Day of People with Disabilities. One thing that amuses me is that it seems that accessibility has different priority in different…

Dec 01, 2010, News

In memory of Rolf Bergfors

  Foundation Fund for the memory of Rolf Bergfors Foundation Fund for the memory of Rolf Bergfors is established in memory of Rolf Bergfors, who through his work in GIL helped to push through the assistance reform in Sweden.   Rolf Bergfors was engaged in the Independent Living movement and his vision and ideas were…

Dec 01, 2010, News

Independent Living in Cyprus

  Overview of Disability and Independent Living Movement in Cyprus, by Mr. Chrysis Michaelides, President of the EUROPEAN SOCIAL FORUM OF CYPRUS (ESFC) Associated member of ENIL   As Mr. Michaelides affirms, in Cyprus the Independent Living movement is on a primitive stage and this is based on the wrong attitude of the persons with…