Activities ENIL Youth

Study Sessions

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

Study Session 2016a

“Supporting Young Disabled People to Explore Sexuality and Relationships as Integral to Their Social Inclusion and Independent Living”; 17th – 24th April2016

This week-long study session was held at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg, this time on sexuality and relationships.

Study session 2014

“Understanding and Countering Multiple Discrimination Faced by Young People with Disabilities in Europe”; 29th June – 6th July 2014

A week-long 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, better understand multiple discrimination and hate crime and acquire the skills to develop a youth led ENIL campaign on tackling multiple discrimination. Don’t miss also the video campaign produced by the participants.

Study session 2012

“Supporting Young Disabled People to Become Future Leaders of the Independent Living Movement”; 21st – 28th October 2012

This week-long study session took place at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg with the purpose of encouraging and supporting disabled young people to advocate for human rights in their countries and at European level. As a result of the study session a training manual was created and a list of recommendations to national governments compiled.

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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