ENIL’s organisational structure is built around its General Assembly, which elects the Board every two years. The Board is responsible for implementation of the decisions made by the General Assembly through guiding the work of the ENIL Secretariat. For this purpose a Management Team operates comprised of the Executive Director, the Policy Officer and Projects Manager, and one of the Board members.
For the purposes of running ENIL Brussels Office in Belgium, a Board of Directors is in place. It is comprised of a chair and a co-chair and aims to ensure full transparency and balance in decision making.
The Nominating Committee is elected at the General Assembly and nominates individuals for election to the Board.
The function of the Advisory Board is to facilitate decision-making by offering their knowledge and experience when consulted by the ENIL Board. The Advisory board members are appointed by the General Assembly on the proposal of the ENIL Board.
The ENIL Secretariat is located in Brussels, which employs administrative, advocacy and project staff and hosts interns and volunteers. Other staff members are located in different countries, working distantly with the Brussels Office. There is one regional team (North Regional Team), working to develop and expand the Independent Living movement in Northern Europe.
Following Freedom Drive 2015, the ENIL Youth Network was formally established as a subgroup within ENIL. The ENIL Youth Network has its own constitution (agreed by the ENIL Board) and a team of six interim board members and one coordinator.
ENIL Board Members
Click here for short bios of all 9 members of the ENIL Board 2019-2021 (opens in a new tab)
Jamie Bolling (Co-chair, Sweden)
Nadia Hadad (Co-chair, Belgium)
Armen Alaverdyan (Armenia)
Michael Holden (United Kingdom)
Radoš Keravica (Serbia)
Jukka Kumpuvuori (Finland)
Suela Lala (Albania)
Vibeke Marøy Melstrøm (Norway)
Tess van Deynse (Belgium)
Ines Bulic Cojocariu (United Kingdom/Croatia)
Coordinator of the European Coalition for Community Living
Lilia Angelova Mladenova (United Kingdom/Bulgaria)
Natasa Kokic (Brussels Office)
Marco Carnesecchi (Brussels Office)
Frank Sioen (Brussels Office)
Policy and Advocacy Coordinator
Kamil Goungor (Greece)
Laura Alčiauskaitė (Lithuania)
TRIPS Project Coordinator
ESC Volunteers (Brussels Office)
- Haniye Garip (Turkey)
- Nina Portolan (Serbia)
- Zara Todd (United Kingdom)