ECCL

What is the European Coalition for Community Living?

The European Coalition for Community Living (ECCL) is a Europe-wide cross disability initiative working towards the social inclusion of people with disabilities by promoting the provision of comprehensive, quality community-based services as an alternative to institutionalisation. ECCL was founded in 2005 by ENIL, Autism Europe, the Center for Policy Studies of the Central European University, the European Disability Forum, Inclusion Europe, Mental Health Europe and the Open Society Mental Health Initiative.

As from the beginning of 2008, ECCL has been a project of the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL). In running ECCL, ENIL is advised by an Advisory Council made up of renowned disability activists and experts, which meets once a year.

You can read more about ECCL here.

ECCL Publications

2013

Briefing on Structural Funds Investments for People with Disabilities: Achieving the Transition from Institutional Care to Community Living

2011

Creating Successful Campaigns for Community Living – An advocacy manual for disability organisations and service providers (Revised Edition)

2010

Wasted Time, Wasted Money, Wasted Lives … A Wasted Opportunity? – A Focus Report on how the current use of Structural Funds perpetuates the social exclusion of disabled people in Central and Eastern Europe by failing to support the transition from institutional care to community-based services

2009

Focus on Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

2008

Creating Successful Campaigns for Community Living – An advocacy manual for disability organisations and service providers

2006

Focus on the Right of Children with Disabilities to Live in the Community

 

Contact information:

European Coalition for Community Living
c/o ENIL Secretariat
Mundo J – 7th Floor
Rue de l’Industrie 10
1000 Brussels
Tel: (353) 2 893 25 83
E-mail: coordinator@community-living.info