Events

Upcoming Events

ENIL Study Session

ENIL is organising a youth study session in cooperation with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe, entitled “Active citizenship and political participation of young disabled people as a pathway towards Independent Living”. It will be held between 25 and 30 June 2018 in Strasbourg, France. ENIL will soon announce the application period, so…

Past Events

Italy is fighting for the right to Independent Living

On June 8, 9 and 10 synchronized marches took place in 15 Italian cities to protest against the lack of funding for personal assistance. Despite several laws for the inclusion of disabled people in the society and the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, Italy is still lacking a national program for independent living

ENIL-EDF-CIL Sofia “Investing in Independent Living” Conference

On the 8th of June, the Centre for Independent Living Sofia (CIL Sofia), the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) and the European Disability Forum (EDF) are organising an event in Sofia on the topic ‘Investing in Independent Living’. It will focus on how the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) are used in relation to persons…

Using the Law as a Tool for Social Change Conference

Together with our Swedish member the Independent Living Institute (ILI), ENIL is co-organising a conference on ‘Using the Law as a Tool for Social Change’. The conference will take place on 30th May (9:00 – 17:00) in Stockholm, Sweden and will also mark 25 years of ILI’s work. The conference is aimed at disability activists,…

European Independent Living Day: Barriers to Independent Living

The theme of this year’s European Independent Living Day on the 5th May is ”Barriers to Independent Living”. We would like to encourage you to mark the day by organising events in your countries. We invite you to take pictures and record testimonies, describing the barriers to Independent Living you face, and to share these with…

Screening of ‘Defiant Lives’ in the European Parliament

To mark this year’s 5th May – the European Independent Living Day, the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) is organising a screening of “Defiant Lives”, a documentary on the history of the Independent Living movement. You can watch the trailer here. The screening will be held on 4th May, 2018 in room PB4001 of…

ENIL-ECCL Webinar “One Person at a Time”

The third webinar from the ENIL-ECCL series entitled “One Person at a Time” will take place on Friday, 23rd March, 11:00h – 12:30h Central European Time (CET, Brussels time). We will be hearing from Anja Kutnjak and Andreja Rafaelic in Slovenia about their personal planning with people in institutions, as a first step to them moving…

Hearing on EU Funds and Independent Living

The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) is pleased to invite you to a hearing in the European Parliament on ‘EU Funds and Independent Living’. We will present a briefing with our most recent concerns about the use of ESI Funds in the Member States, in relation to transition from institutional care to community living….

UN CRPD + SDGs = Real Inclusion for All?

As part of the European Disability and Development Week, ENIL is organising an interactive event on 7 December 2017, on the topic “UN CRPD + SDGs = Real Inclusion for All?”. The event, hosted by Helga Stevens MEP, will use the battle-debate format to discuss the following questions: – How can the UN Convention on…

ENIL General Assembly 2017

ENIL will hold its General Assembly (GA) on 27 September, from 17:30h to 19:30h at Autoworld, Parque de Cirquantenaire 11. During the ENIL GA the ENIL Board elections will be held. All Freedom Drivers are welcome to attend the General Assembly, but only ENIL Full members (individual and organisations) have the right to vote. If you…

Briefing on the Effect of Austerity on Access to Independent Living in the EU

The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) is holding a briefing for MEPs on the Effect of Austerity on Access to Independent Living in the EU. The briefing will take place in the European Parliament on 26 September (16:30 – 18:30) and will be hosted by MEP Marek Plura (EPP). Since 2011, ENIL has been…

ENIL 2017 Freedom Drive

The Freedom Drive is coming to Brussels for the second time – from 24 to 28 September 2017. You can find regularly updated information about the event here. You can register by completing the Registration Form by 15 June 2017. Download Freedom Drive’s flyer here. Freedom Drive on Facebook.   The goals of the ENIL…

Webinar “Inclusion Beyond Borders”

ENIL Youth organises the webinar “Inclusion Beyond Borders” on 5 July, 19:00h CET It is aimed at those who wanted to participate in the latest ENIL study session in Strasbourg on intercultural inclusive learning, but didn’t get a place, and also for all interested in the topic. You will get an idea of the topics…

Webinar “Using EU Structural Funds to Support Independent Living”

European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) is organising the webinar “Using EU Structural Funds to Support Independent Living“ on 3rd July 2017 at 17:30 CET. This webinar is for NGOs who would like to take part in our EU Funds For Our Rights Campaign and who couldn’t join us at our regional events. EU Funds…

Working seminar “Ensuring children’s rights in the context of deinstitutionalisation (DI) in Belgium”

Save the date for the working seminar “Ensuring children’s rights in the context of deinstitutionalisation (DI) in Belgium”. The event will gather key national and EU level stakeholders from the children’s rights, anti-poverty, and disability rights movements and will build on discussions started during the roundtable in January 2017. Objectives of the working seminar: To share good…

Webinar “ENIL North Kick-Off”

ENIL North Kick-off Webinar on 8th June 19:00h Central European Time (CET) Rine Vik from Oslo, Norway, is the new coordinator of ENIL North, and has started the work of breathing new life into this regional sub-office, which covers the Nordic and Baltic countries. Since ENIL North is now growing, we invite you to the…

Study Session “Inclusion Culture – Promoting Leadership in Intercultural Understanding within Mixed-ability Groups”

The study session “Inclusion Culture – Promoting Leadership in Intercultural Understanding within Mixed-ability Groups” is organised by the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) in partnership with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe. The aim of the study session is to promote cultural awareness, tolerance and solidarity…

Webinar “Social Pillar: from Ideas to Impact”

ENIL organises the webinar “Social Pillar: from Ideas to Impact” on 15 May, 19.00h CET This webinar aims to explain what the European Pillar of Social Rights is and how it can impact disability policy in the EU and the Member States. We will seek the answers of these 3 questions: What were the different…

European Independent Living Day

On 5th May this year we celebrate the fourth European Independent Living Day! Since 2014 ENIL, together with its members and supporters, celebrate Independent Living’s philosophy by raising awareness on it through various activities. Join us this year again! In 2017, our campaign slogan will be “Things I Can Do Thanks to Independent Living”. ENIL…

Side event during the Annual Convention on Inclusive Growth (ACIG)

European Network on Independent Living – ENIL, together with European Disability Forum, Easpd Brussels, EUD – The European Union of the Deaf and International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus submitted a proposal for a side event during the Annual Convention on Inclusive Growth (ACIG) which will take place in Brussels on 24 April. During…