Activities ENIL Youth

Study Sessions

ENIL Youth promotes involvement of young disabled people in human rights education

Study Session 2018

“Active citizenship and political participation of young disabled people as a pathway towards Independent Living”; 24th – 30th June 2018

This week-long study session was held at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg, and it addressed the importance of active citizenship and political political participation for disabled people.

Study Session 2017

“Inclusion Culture – Promoting Leadership in Intercultural Understanding within Mixed-ability Groups”; 28th May – 4th June 2017

This week-long study session at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg was organised in collaboration with the Erasmus Student Network. Besides the final report, it also resulted in a training manual providing resources for the development and implementation of inclusive trainings. To see what it the study session was like, have a look at or listen to this video.

Study Session 2016b

“All In – creating inclusive and empowering spaces for all”; 13th – 20th November 2016

This week-long study session at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg was organised in collaboration with the International Falcon Movement – Socialist Education International. Apart of the final report below, you can read also this article.

Webinars

Online events are focused on issues relevant to young disabled people

Health Protection of Youth with Disabilities

Health Protection of Youth with Disabilities

Watch the webinar organised by the ENIL Youth Network on 15 June 2020 on Health Protection of Youth with Disabilities.

Peer Support in times of crisis

Peer Support in times of crisis

Watch the webinar organised by the ENIL Youth Network on 17 April 2020 on Peer Support in times of crisis.

Participation in European projects

ENIL Youth promotes independent living in youth-related projects

MapAbility

In 2014, ENIL was officially invited to be a partner organisation of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) on its project about student mobility ‘MapAbility’. MapAbility’s primary aim was to conduct extensive research into the accessibility level of Higher Education Institutions in Europe. With this new online map, ESN is using MapAbility data to provide disabled students with an exclusive guide to accessibility in European Universities. ENIL members from the Youth Network were giving their advice and tips in creating this guide throughout 2014.

In addition Zara Todd, independent living activist and one of the founders of ENIL Youth Network, gave a presentation at a conference in Belgium where she shared her valuable experience as a student with mobility difficulties, who is currently a PhD candidate. On the 28th August the MapAbility platform was launched.

Representation

ENIL Youth represents interests of young disabled people in different bodies and at European-level meetings and events

Advisory Council on Youth of the Council of Europe

The Advisory Council on Youth is the non-governmental partner in the co- management structure which establishes the standards and work priorities of the Council of Europe’s youth sector and makes recommendations for future priorities, programmes and budgets. It is made up of 30 representatives from youth NGOs and networks in Europe and its main task is to advise the Committee of Ministers on all questions relating to youth.

Advisory Council on Youth of the Council of Europe
European Disability Forum Youth Committee

The European Disability Forum (EDF) is an umbrella organisation of disabled people, bringing together representative organisations of disabled people from across Europe, and advocating for the rights of more than 100 million disabled Europeans. ENIL is an active member of EDF, being represented on its board and various committees. One of them is the EDF Youth Committee, which is the voice of young disabled people inside EDF, ensuring that EDF’s work takes into account the perspective of disabled youngsters.

European Disability Forum Youth Committee

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ENIL Youth Constitution

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