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.
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
European Coalition for Community Living
c/o ENIL Secretariat
Mundo J – 7th Floor
Rue de l’Industrie 10
Tel: (353) 2 893 25 83