Events

Upcoming Events

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…

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…

Past Events

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…

Webinar “European Accessibility Act: the Facts”

ENIL organises the webinar “European Accessibility Act: the Facts” on 29th March 2017 at 19.00h CET. Frank Sioen, ENIL Advocacy Officer, will lead the event to which everybody interested is invited! In order to register, please send an email to dilyana.deneva@enil.eu stating your name, age and country of residence. This event is the second one…

Implications of BREXIT for the rights of disabled people in the UK

#BestBrexit4U #BB4U The workshop is organised by the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL), in cooperation with the European Disability Forum (EDF) and the European Citizen Action Service (ECAS), with the financial support of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. The aim of the workshop is to look at the impact Brexit is likely to have…

Demonstration to Call for a Strong European Accessibility Act

Demonstration to call for a strong European Accessibility Act – 6th March 2017,  12.00h, European Parliament, Brussels. Come and join the European Network on Independent Living – ENIL who will demonstrate with the European Disability Forum (EDF) at the European Parliament in Brussels on 6th March to raise awareness on the European Accessibility Act (EEA)…

Webinar “Disability Policy in the EU”

ENIL organises the webinar “Disability Policy in the EU” on 23rd February at 19.00h CET. Frank Sioen, ENIL Advocacy Officer, will lead the event to which everybody interested is invited! The current negotiations around the European Accessibility Act, among other topics, will be discussed. In order to register, please send an email to dilyana.deneva@enil.eu by…

Roundtable “Ensuring children’s rights in the context of deinstitutionalisation in Belgium”

Eurochild in collaboration with ENIL organises a round table on the experiences of deinstitutionalisation in a Belgiuan context, taking place on 27th January 2017, from 13:00h to 16:00h on the premises of  Kind en Gezin (Hallepoortlaan 27, 1060 Brussels). The event is part of the “Opening Doors for Europe’s Children” campaign. The event will bring together key national…

A New Year – a New Study Session – Apply Now!

Apply Now for the ENIL/ESN study session “Inclusion Culture – Promoting Leadership in Intercultural Understanding within Mixed-Ability Groups”, taking place in Strasbourg form 28 May – 4 June 2017.

Speed-dating event between Article 19 and Article 32 CRPD

In the context of the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the forthcoming General Comment on Article 19 (Living independently and being included in the community), this event will seek to raise awareness about the importance of the right to live independently for…

Roundtable on Disability Hate Crime

European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) invites you to a Roundtable on Disability Hate Crime. Questions to be tackled: What is disability hate crime? What are the findings of ENIL’s survey on disability hate crime? How can we work together to address and prevent disability hate crime? When? 30 November 2016, 15:00h – 18:00h Where?…

Launch of Campaign “EU Funds for Our Rights”

The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL), in cooperation with the Open Society Foundations – Mental Health Initiative, is launching the campaign “EU Funds for Our Rights”, asking for a better monitoring and complaints system for the use of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) in relation to deinstitutionalisation. The event will take place in European Parliament…

Youth Webinar on Independent Living

Join ENIL Youth Network’s next webinar! Topic: Independent Living When: 17 October, 19:30 Central European Time (CET) Aleksandra Surla (ENIL Youth Network board member), together with members of the IL task group will be presenters. You will find out more about the world-wide Independent Living Movement and its development in several European countries. You will…

Side event during the Social Forum of the UN Human Rights Council

ENIL is organising a side event during the Social Forum of the UN Human Rights Council entitled ‘Interpretations of the right to independent living worldwide: towards a General Comment on Article 19’. The side event is taking place between 13:15 – 14:45 on 4 October, Room XXIV, Palais Wilson, Geneva and is sponsored by the…

Peer Support Training, 24-25 September in Sofia

ENIL and CIL-Sofia invite you to a peer support training The training will take place on 24th-25th September 2016 in Sofia, Bulgaria. It is organised jointly by the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) and the Centre for Independent Living – Sofia (CIL-Sofia). It will aim to build participants’ skills to provide peer support as…