Events

Past Events

Freedom Surf: 21 – 23 September 2021

On 21-23 September, the European Network on Independent Living will hold its first Freedom Surf. This three-day online event will be held instead of the Freedom Drive, which was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic for 2022. The Freedom Surf will consist of a series of events, some of which are being organised together with…

Advancing the Right to Family Life for All Children – 7 & 8 September 2021

Online event series: September 7 and 8 Reflections, practices and call to action in advance of the CRC’s Committee Day of General Discussion on children’s rights and alternative care ENIL, Disability Rights International, Inclusion International, the International Disability Alliance, the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, the US International Council on Disabilities and Validity…

CRPD Committee consultation on DI in the European Union, Western Europe and other European countries (and Israel)

In January 2021, the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities announced a set of online regional consultations on deinstitutionalisation. Based on the contributions received, the Committee will prepare the first draft Guidelines on Deinstitutionalisation, including in emergency situations. The first consultation, for countries in Central Asia and Eastern Europe (non-EU countries) took place…

Members’ Consultations about ENIL Strategy 2022 – 2025 (11 – 12 May)

The European Network on Independent Living – ENIL is working on a new Strategic plan for the next 4 years. In order to make sure that the plan is supportive of our members’ needs, we are organising a series of regional consultations. Each consultation will be moderated by two members of the Board and a…

ENIL events for the European Independent Living Day – 5th May

The 8th edition of the European Independent Living Day – 5th May 2021 is dedicated to the idea of movement or mobility (you can read more here). ENIL will be online the entire day on the 5th May, beginning with the press release, sharing your stories, photos and videos from around Europe and the world…

ENIL’s workshop on the European Disability Strategy 2021 – 2030

Join our workshop on the European Disability Strategy 2021 – 2030, where we will analyze the strategy from the Independent Living perspective, and will address questions like: – What is included in the strategy? – What is missing? – How can you use the strategy in your country to improve access to Independent Living? Agenda:…

Invitation to Contribute to the Regional Consultation on Deinstitutionalisation for Central Asia and Eastern Europe (non-EU countries)

Today, on 25th January 2021, the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities announced a set of seven regional consultations on deinstitutionalisation, which will take place in the first half of 2021. Based on the contributions received, the Committee will prepare the first draft Guidelines on Deinstitutionalisation, including in emergency situations. Who can take…

Launch of ENIL’s 1st Independent Living Survey

On 10th December, the International Human Rights Day, ENIL will launch the results of its 1st Independent Living Survey. The online launch will take place at 15:00 – 17:00 CET. REGISTRATION is now open: click here. Agenda: click here. Confirmed speakers: Jamie Bolling and Nadia Hadad, ENIL Co-Chairs Frank Sioen, Advocacy and Policy Coordinator, ENIL Nina…

ENIL Side events during COSP13

ENIL is co-organising three side events during the 13th Conference of States Parties to the CRPD: Acceleration of CRPD through Disability Inclusive SDGs: COVID19 and CRPD 19 Date: 2 December 2020 Time: 8:30 – 9:45 EST/14:30 – 15:45 CET Organisers: Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, Ministry of Health and…

Webinar on legal remedies through litigation for the rights of disabled people

The Independent Living Institute (ILI) projects Disability Rights Defenders and Article 19 as a tool, together with the ENIL, are holding a webinar on “Legal remedies through strategic litigation for the rights of disabled people”. The webinar will take place on the 17th of November, 14.00 – 16.00 CET . To register, please click here. For more information,…

Online Launch of the COVID-19 Disability Rights Monitor Global Report

October 22nd, 15:00 – 17:00 CEST (Geneva time) / 9:00 – 11:00 EST (New York time)  Register HERE Download the FINAL AGENDA Meet the SPEAKERS Validity Foundation, the European Network on Independent Living, Disability Rights International, the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria, the International Disability Alliance, the International Disability and Development Consortium, and…

Webinar: Why is the EU still investing in institutions for disabled people?

A webinar organised by the European Network on Independent Living, hosted by MEP Katrin Langensiepen (Greens), as part of the campaign “EU Funds for Our Rights”. Speakers: Natasa Kokic, Campaign Coordinator at ENIL (moderator), Kapka Panayotova (Advisory Group, ENIL), MEP Katrin Langensiepen (European Parliament), Prof. Gerard Quinn (Professor of law at the University of Leeds…

Online members’ meeting of the European Network on Independent Living – ENIL

UPDATE: You can find Nina’s presentation here, Adolf’s speech here, and the summary report of the meeting here. After our successful regional members’ meeting in Poland in 2019, ENIL is organising a two-day programme of online events on 14-15 September 2020. The events on the 14th September are for ENIL members only, while the webinar…

ENIL/DPAC Webinar: Can inquiries under the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities improve States’ accountability and facilitate access to Independent Living?

The aim of the webinar is to discuss inquiries on the United Kingdom and Hungary, carried out by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities under Article 6 of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights to Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Activists and allies from the UK will share how…

Webinar: “Safety through inclusion: The case for emergency deinstitutionalisation”

In this webinar, a panel including persons with disabilities and experts in disaster management, human rights and service provision will discuss the need for “emergency deinstitutionalisation” of persons with disabilities and how this could be achieved. The webinar is organised jointly by ENIL, Validity Foundation and Disability Rights International and will take place on 11th…

Disability Rights Super Seminar and the DRD Network Meeting (Cancelled)

UPDATE: Due to the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19, the organisers have decided to cancel this event. Those who paid the registration fee will be refunded. For more information, please click here. Thank you for your understanding. Disability Rights Defenders Network and the Law Firm Kumpuvuori Ltd are organising a ​Disability Rights Super Seminar ​and…

ENIL/ILI Webinar on “Disabled Refugees and Liberty”

Disabled Refugees Welcome, a project of the Independent Living Institute in cooperation with ENIL – the European Network on Independent Living is holding the webinar – Disabled Refugees and Liberty in celebration of May 5th – the European Independent Living Day. The aim of this day is to raise awareness on Independent Living and with…