The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) and the European Disability Forum (EDF) are pleased to launch a collection of examples from different EU Member States, which facilitate the right of disabled people to live independently in the community. The collection of examples, collected through a Europe-wide survey in 2017, seeks to promote and encourage…
The 8th Freedom Drive is now over, bringing an end to a week of promoting independent living, peer support, protest and celebration of disability rights.
Read more about the new research project of ENIL and about Teodor Mladenov who will lead it.
May 5th 2017 is the fourth European Independent Living Day to be celebrated around Europe, by Centers for Independent Living and other members of the European Independent Living Movement.
A monthly roundup of all the articles published by ENIL in April.
Apply Now for the ENIL/ESN study session “Inclusion Culture – Promoting Leadership in Intercultural Understanding within Mixed-Ability Groups”, taking place in Strasbourg form 28 May – 4 June 2017.
The study session “All in – creating inclusive and empowering spaces for all”, coordinated by IFM-SEI and the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL), in partnership with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe, will look at creating inclusive child and youth organisations, focusing on disability rights and children’s rights, and is open to members from Council…
The March edition of the Zero Project News on Innovation is out now.
This month Kamil Goungor – an ENIL intern and supporter – shares the story of his EVS experience…
Three years ago disabled people in Latvia received fantastic news – personal assistance (PA) legislation was to be introduced in Latvia. The legislation came into effect on 1st January 2013. In short, disabled people could apply for personal assistance funded through the national government and administrated by the local municipalities. It did not take long…
ENIL’s advisory panel member Raffaello Belli recently wrote an article as a reaction to the commonplace excuses of the authority figures in Italy when it comes to lack of funding for personal assistance. ENIL is perseveringly working in the area and next week a report on the situation of the personal assistance in Europe will be published.
Esti Arraztio leaves ENIL after her 9-month internship and wants to say a few words about this enriching experience.
The independent living activist from Northern Ireland Michael Holden shares with us what it is to go back to your home country and instead of feeling warmly welcomed, to meet the cold barriers of the physical environment that isolate you from normal life in the community.
About 40 days ago I came from Greece to Belgium. It is my first time in this part of Europe. That fact was already exciting by itself, but my story was just beginning and every day it becomes more and more exciting!
ENIL would like to introduce the Greek MEP Kostadinka Kuneva and share with you her letter of support to ENIL in our Independent Living fight.
One of ENIL’s allies – Michael Holden from Northern Ireland – shares his experience of discrimination in the following article. Have you gone through anything similar?
Freedom Drive update – 22nd September 2015
What was the municipality thinking when they put 19-year-old Anita Elisabeth Bjørklund in a nursing home against her will? ‘It was like living in a kindergarten for adults…
The May 5th campaign was a success with all the events that took place all over Europe promoting independent living and human rights. ENIL’s intern Estitxu Arraztio has created a video which recaps that day.
Think that another year has come and gone. The years do go faster and faster! Can it be as the saying goes – time goes fast when you are having fun? Is our work fun? Well, yes and no! Fun to carry out but not fun that we have to continually fight for rights and…