5th May – European Independent Living Day


In 2014, the European Network on Independent Living celebrated 25 years of existence. To commemorate this event and to celebrate our growing network, the ENIL Board decided to declare May 5th as the European Day on Independent Living. This day can be used as a day of celebration, for protests or any other events in the name of Independent Living. It aims to bring together disabled people and our supporters throughout Europe and also raise awareness of Independent Living.

ENIL invites you to join us in celebrating the European Independent Living Day  – on May 5th – as our day for awareness raising and to show we are proud, strong and visible! For more information about taking part, please contact secretariat@enil.eu.

To find out how we celebrated the European Independent Living Day so far, please read the reports, or watch the videos below.