Events

Upcoming Events

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 “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…

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…

Past Events

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…

ENIL Study visit on deinstitutionalisation

ENIL, in cooperation with STIL (the Stockholm Independent Living Co-operative) and CIL Sofia, is organising a study visit on deinstitutionalisation on 5 – 10 September 2016. The study visit has the following objectives: To share information about the process of deinstitutionalisation and lessons learned from Sweden; To demonstrate what type of services support Independent Living…

Webinar ‘Sexuality and Relationships”

Due to the huge interest in the ENIL Youth Network study session “Supporting young disabled people to explore sexuality and relationships as integral to their social inclusion and independent living” and the limited spaces for the face-to-face event in Strasbourg (17-24 April), a webinar on the same topic will take place on 14 June at…

5th May – The European Day for Independent Living

Since 2014 ENIL, along with its members and supporters, celebrate Independent Living and its philosophy on May 5th – the European Day for Independent Living. Join us this year again! Together we can grab this opportunity to raise awareness on Independent Living, inform people about our initiatives and demand that our human rights are respected…

Conference on the European Accessibility Act, Brussels

ENIL has been invited to speak at a conference on the European Accessibility Act in the European Parliament on 1st June. The conference is organised by MEPs Igor Šoltes and Indrek Tarand of the Greens/EFA group. Both MEPs have experience in the disability field. Mr. Šoltesis was recently appointed as a shadow rapporteur on the…