Lithuania ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in 2010, but many people are still not aware of this commitment, or even the rights of people with disabilities.
On 15 and 16 February, ENIL’s Advocacy Officer Frank Sioen attended the Bulgarian Presidency Conference ‘Investing in people – the way forward’ in Sofia, Bulgaria. Until June, Bulgaria will hold the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU.
In this article we present you of ENIL’s two new EVS volunteers in the Brussels office – Miriam Graute.
ENIL is preparing a submission for the 9th Session of the UN Open-ended Working Group on Ageing. This group, which meets at the UN in New York, is considering if there is a need for a new UN convention to protect the rights of older persons.
The aim of ENIL’s Independent Living Research Network is to facilitate communication and development of joint initiatives among researchers and campaigners who focus in their work on Independent Living and kindred topics such as deinstitutionalisation, personal assistance, Article 19 of the UN CRPD, and others.
ENIL’s “EU Funds for Our Rights” Campaign continues in 2018, with awareness raising and capacity building activities for NGOs, and meetings with MEPs and the European Commission. Read about our recent and upcoming events and learn how you can get involved in the campaign.
ENIL has several fact sheets on its website on different topics – Independent Living, co-production, personal assistance and Article 4 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Now we add two more…
To better understand why independent living is important to older people, we have spoken to two disability activists – Anne Pridmore, from the United Kingdom, and Gordana Rajkov, from Serbia.