Reports

Thematic reports and briefings

“Independent Living Heroes – Past, Present and Future” (2017)

This publication shares a glimpse of people who have made ENIL and our movement strong. It could not include everyone but highlights some of the key people who made the European Network on Independent Living what it is today.
 

“European Union Structural and Investment Funds and the transition from institutional care to community living: Towards a more effective monitoring and complaints system” (2017)

This briefing on the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) is focused on the monitoring and complaints system, and the extent to which it is able to ensure ESI Funds are used to support independent living.

 

“Addressing Barriers to Independent Living across the Globe” (2017)

This reports looks at the main barriers to the realisation of disabled people’s right to live independently and be included in the community, which is set out in Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). [Word version]

 

Disability Hate Crime Survey: Brief analysis of the survey findings (2016)

This brief analysis shows the initial findings from the survey that ENIL developed to explore positive and progressive examples that can be spread for the goal of combatting disability hate crime.

 

Short Guide to Using the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2016)

This short guide focuses on the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). It seeks to explain how the Optional Protocol works, and how it can be used by individuals and organisations to claim their rights under the CRPD. It also provides examples of using the Optional Protocol to successfully challenge human rights violations in the European Union.

 

Peer Support Survey (2016)

Summary of the findings and recommendations from a survey conducted by ENIL in 2016 on the topic of peer support.

 

Study on the European Structural and Investment Funds and People with Disabilities in the European Union

The study, commissioned by the Petitions Committee at the European Parliament in July 2016, looks into the main problems with the use of Structural Funds in the EU, when it comes to the rights of people with disabilities and their social inclusion. The report was written by Camilla Parker and Ines Bulic.

 

European Structural and Investment Funds and People with Disabilities: Focus on the Situation in Slovakia

This briefing was commissioned by the Petitions Committee at the European Parliament in July 2016, in preparation for the Committee’s fact finding visit to Slovakia in September 2016. The Committee’s visit focused on allegations of the use of Structural Funds into institutions for disabled people. The briefing was written by Camilla Parker, Ines Bulic and Lilia Angelova-Mladenova. To read the report from the fact finding visit, please click here.

 

‘Working Together to Close the Gap Between Rights and Reality’ (2016)

A report prepared by ENIL-ECCL on the use of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIFs) for deinstitutionalisation.

 

Personal Assistance Services in Europe (2015)

This summary report provides information about access to personal assistance in the following 20 countries: Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

 

Briefing on the Use of Structural Funds to Support the Transition from Institutional Care to Community Living (2015)

This briefing addresses concerns in five Member States: Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic. These include: 1) The lack of adequate policies for the replacement of long-stay residential institutions with services that facilitate Independent Living; 2) Inadequacy of existing strategies in the Member States; 3) Lack of coordination between the European Social Fund (ESF) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in relation to deinstitutionalisation; and 4) Insufficient implementation of the partnership principle.

 

Comparing the Cost of Independent Living and Residential Care (2014)

The survey summarises the available information from eight countries: Belgium (Flemish part), Bulgaria, England, Iceland, Italy, France, Slovenia and Sweden. It aims to provide information about the costs of institutional/residential care and whether disabled people in these eight countries are able to receive support to live independently in the community.

 

Realising the right to Independent Living, Is the European Union competent to meet the challenges?’, ENIL-ECCL Shadow Report on the implementation of Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the European Union (2014)

This report considers the action taken by the European Union to implement the rights of disabled people under Article 19 (living independently and being included in the community) of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

 

Personal Assistance Services in Europe (2013)

This report presents a summary of the research carried out by ENIL from 2011 to 2013 on the situation of personal assistance legislation in Europe. Information was gathered from 22 European countries, including: Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Norway, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

 

“Achieving the Transition to Community Living” (2013)

This briefing highlights the fact that at least €150 million were invested into institutions for disabled people in six EU Member States (Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and the Slovak Republic) during 2007-2013.

 

Pilot Study: The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2010)

A small-scale study, gaging the mood of disabled people and non-disabled people regarding the UN CRPD and its effectiveness so far.

 

Research Paper on Community Living and the support of Independent Living: Cost and Benefits (2009)

This paper elaborates the human rights argument for the full support of community living and independent living for all disabled people. The paper argues that disabled people do not need to live in institutions excluded from their communities nor have their human rights abused.

 

Reports from events

 

5th May, European Independent Living Day Report (2017)

Detailed report on the activities that took place on the occasion of the fourth European Independent Living Day.

 

Supporting Young Disabled People to Explore Sexuality and Relationships as Integral  to Their Social Inclusion and Independent Living (2016)

Report of the study session held by ENIL and the European Youth Centre of the Council of Europe. The week-long youth event took place in April 2016, in the European Youth Centre Strasbourg, France.

 

5th May, European Independent Living Day Report (2016)

This report gives a detailed account of the events from 30 European countries which joined ENIL in its celebration of the third European Independent Living Day.

 

Webinar on Co-production Report (2015)

A short report summarising the webinar on the topic of co-production that took place on 9th September 2015 as part of the series of webinars held by ENIL.

 

Understanding and countering multiple discrimination faced by young people with disabilities in Europe (2014)

Report of the study session held by ENIL and the European Youth Centre of the Council of Europe. The project entailed a weeklong study session at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg with the purpose of encouraging and supporting young disabled people to advocate for human rights in their countries and at European level.

 

2015 Freedom Drive Report

A report from the seventh edition of ENIL’s biennial Freedom Drive, held between 29th September and 1st October 2015 in Brussels, Belgium under the theme “Independent Living – the next generation”.

ENIL Freedom Drive Booklet – “First we take Strasbourg, then we take Brussels!” (2015)

 

2013 Freedom Drive Report

A report from the 10th anniversary of ENIL’s Freedom Drive. It was held between 9th and 12th September 2013, in Strasbourg, France.

 

ENIL Freedom Drive Booklet – “Ten Years Closer to Freedom?” (2013)

This booklet captures the history of the Freedom Drive and documents the progress that has been made in the Independent Living Movement and how the Strasbourg Freedom Drive has impacted upon this over the last ten years.

 

Position papers

Response of the European Network on Independent Living to the public consultation on the draft Council of Europe Disability Strategy 2017 – 2023 (24 May 2016)

Response of the European Network on Independent Living to the public consultation on the review of the European Disability Strategy 2010 – 2020 (18 March 2016)

ENIL submission to the Draft General Comment on Article 24 of the UN CRPD (2016)

ENIL-ECCL List of Issues in relation to the initial report of the European Union Comments on Article 19 (Living independently and being included in the community) (24 August 2015)

ENIL’s Written contribution to the Day of General Discussion on the right to education for persons with disabilities (23 March 2015)

ENIL-ECCL Response to the European Ombudsman own initiative inquiry OI/8/2014/AN concerning the respect for fundamental rights in the implementation of the EU cohesion policy (25 February 2015)

ENIL’s Recommendations to the new Disability Intergroup at the European Parliament (September 2014)

ENIL Demands Towards the European Parliament Elections in 2014

These ten demands have been agreed by the ENIL Board to help us ensure that the Independent Living of disabled people is given the attention it deserves by those standing in the European Parliament elections in 2014.

“Developing a Strategy to Promote the Rights of People with Disabilities” (December 2013)

This publication is a resource for state governments and civil society involved in the development of national disability policies and strategies.

10 Questions on Personal Assistance and Independent Living: A summary (2010)

United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2009)

Personal Assistance and Independent Living: Article 19 of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2009)

 

Annual reports

ENIL Annual Report 2016 (published in 2017)

ENIL Annual Report 2015 (published in 2016)

ENIL Annual Report 2014 (published in 2015)

ENIL Annual Report 2013 (published in 2014)

ENIL Annual Report 2011/2012 (published in 2013)