Nov 03, 2010, News

Instituto de Paz, Derechos Humanos y Vida Independiente – IPADEVI

El día 21 de Septiembre de este año, día Internacional de la Paz, ENIL anunció su apoyo y adhesión a la campaña internacional de la UNESCO llamada; Declaración Mundial de contribución de las Personas con Diversidad Funcional (Discapacidad) a una Cultura de Paz.   Por ello es un placer informaros sobre la creación de la…

Nov 03, 2010, News

Institute of Peace, Human Rights and Independent Living – IPADEVI

  On the International Day of Peace, 21st of September, ENIL supported the UNESCO’s initiative and campaign called: World Declaration for the contribution of people with functional diversity (disability) to a Culture of Peace. It is a pleasure to announce that a new entity called Institute for Peace, Human Rights and Independent Living – IPADEVI…

Aug 25, 2010, Role Models


Name: SVEN KÕLLAMETS Organization: NGO HÄNDIKÄPP The conference or other activity you are attending: IL-TRAINING Why your willingness to attend this ENIL activity: I am very interested and motivated to participate in this event, because I really need the background information from other countries (theoretical and practical aspects and legislation) concerning independent living. During the…

Aug 13, 2010, Role Models

Incontra Raffaello Belli, (Italia)

  Ho una laurea in Scienze Politiche con unatesi sulla vita indipendente, che ricevette il massimo dei voti.   Lavoroin uno dei principali istituti italiani di ricerca nel campo dellematerie giuridiche e gestisco un sito internet su diritto e disabilità. con migliaia di documenti. Ho anche scritto relazioni e libri sempre su diritto e disabilità….

Aug 12, 2010, Role Models

Meet Raffaello Belli, (Italy)

I have a university degree in political sciences with a thesis on Independent Living, which I liked very much. I work in a main nationalsearch institute on legal sciences and I run a website on law and disability with thousands of documents. I have also written papers and books on law and disability. What is…

May 17, 2010, Disability Watchdog

Disability Watchdog: DART System Dublin, Ireland

Case: The Dart system in Dublin, Ireland and assured accessibility. Measure: CIL Dublin wrote a letter of submission August 2010 to express the view of the IL movement and the need of accessibility in the transport system. Click on the link below to download the letter submitted to the DART underground system Submission Dart Results:…

May 12, 2010, Role Models

Meet Antonio Centeno, from Barcelona (Spain)

I am 38 years old. I have a degree in Maths and I have been working as a teacher in secondary education. I dedicate my time and energy to social activism (Independent Living Movement) and political movement (ICV). Since 2006 I have participated together with 7 other people in a pilot project of self managed…

May 12, 2010, Role Models

Meet Damjan Tatic, from Belgrade (Serbia)

damjan tatic What is your personal experience of disability? I have been a wheelchair user since the age of 10. I have been actively involved in Serbia’s disability movement since 1993, first in the Muscular Dystrophy Association as leader of the Youth Group, then as one of the founders of CIL Serbia in 1996 and…

May 12, 2010, Role Models

Meet Jelena Milosevic, from Belgrade (Serbia)

  I am 30 years old and I graduated from the University of Belgrade (the Faculty of Philology, the Department for English language and literature) in 2002. I live with my parents in Belgrade, my home-town. As a freelance translator I have worked for many companies and organizations, including organizations of persons with disabilities. In…

May 04, 2010, Role Models

Meet Javier Romañach, from Madrid (Spain)

  Javier Romañach My name is Javier Romañach Cabrero, I’m a 47 year old computer scientist and social activist. I was born in Spain, in Manresa, a small town not far from Barcelona, but I’ve lived in Madrid most of my life. I’m single and live in an apartment on my own, where I am…

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: Webpage: BIZEPS – Zentrum für Selbstbestimmtes Leben Kaiserstrasse 55/3/4a, 1070 Wien, Austria Tel: +43 523 89 21 Fax: +43 523 89 21 20 Email: Webpage: 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: Webpage: ENIL ItaliaVia Olevano 105; 10095 Grugliasco TO, Italy Tel: +39 011 781926 Fax: +39 0432 484904 Email: Webpage:…

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: Webpage: Independent Living Institute – ILIArenavägen 63, 121 77 Stockholm; SwedenTel: +46 8 506 22 181 Email: Webpage: 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: Webpage:   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…