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European Independent Living Day

This year’s theme and further information about the European Independent Living Day will be published in February 2020.

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…

Past Events

DRD Webinar “Ageing with Disabilities in the Community”

Disability Rights Defenders (a project of the Independent Living Institute, Sweden) and the European Network on Independent Living are holding a webinar focused on aging with disabilities in the community. The webinar will take place on 6th February at 15:00 – 17:00 CET. About the webinar:  Article 19 of the CRPD states the equal right…

Group Homes – A Defensible Investment?

The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL), Disability Rights International (DRI) and the Validity Foundation, in cooperation with Julie Ward MEP, are organising a roundtable to question the use of group homes as an alternative to large residential institutions for disabled children and adults in Europe and globally. The event is organised as part of…

DRD Webinar on ‘Law for Accessibility’

Disability Rights Defenders (a project of the Independent Living Institute Sweden) and the European Network on Independent Living are holding a webinar focused on law for accessibility. The webinar will take place on 25th November at 15:00 – 17:00 CET. About the webinar: The theme of the webinar is how to use the law for…

Regional Members Meeting

The European Network on Independent Living is organising a regional members’ meeting in Warsaw, Poland, on 9-10 September 2019. Due to the limited budget, this meeting is by invitation only. The meeting will provide an opportunity for our members from Central and Eastern Europe, and the Baltics, to gather and speak about the Independent Living situation…

Study Session “Mind the Gap”

The study session “Mind the gap: supporting young disabled people’s right to live independently and to be included in the community through exploring mental health as a disability issue” is organised by the European Network on Independent Living Youth Network and the Euro Youth Mental Health, in co-operation with the Youth Department of the Council of…

Side Event on Children with Disabilities during COSP 12

In cooperation with Disability Rights International (DRI) and Mental Disability Rights International (MDRI), ENIL is organising a side event during the 12th Conference of States Parties (COSP 12) to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in New York (10 – 13 June 2019). WATCH THE RECORDING OF THE SIDE EVENT HERE…

Webinar on the Disability Rights Defenders Network

The Independent Living Institute, Sweden and the European Network on Independent Living are holding a webinar to introduce the work of the Disability Rights Defenders Network. The webinar will take place on 20 May 2019, from 17:00 – 19:00 CET. About the webinar: Disability Rights Defenders (DRD) Network is run by disabled people as means…

Webinar on the Right of Children to Family under the CRPD

The European Network on Independent Living and Disability Rights International are holding a webinar on ‘Family and Community Integration of Children under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD): Implications for Group Homes and Residential Care of New Human Rights Standards and Findings from Research’. The webinar will take place on…

The Present and Future of Personal Assistance in Europe

[Updated on March 5th, 2019] The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) is organising a half-day conference on ‘The Present and Future of Personal Assistance in Europe’. Personal assistance (PA) is essential for realising disabled people’s right to independent living and community inclusion. However, in recent years, PA schemes in Europe have been subjected to…

2019: A New Year – a New Study Session – Apply Now!

Apply Now for the Study session “Mind the gap: supporting young disabled people’s right to live independently and to be included in the community through exploring mental health as a disability issue”

Promoting Independent Living through Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

This event is organised in cooperation with the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC), as part of the European Disability and Development Week. Building partnerships for the implementation of SDGs and the CRPD 7th December 2018, 11:00 – 13:00 European Disability and Development Week UN Human Rights Office, Rue Montoyer 14, Brussels To register, e-mail ines.bulic@enil.eu…

ENIL-EDF-CIL Sofia “Investing in Independent Living” Conference

On the 8th of June, the Centre for Independent Living Sofia (CIL Sofia), the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) and the European Disability Forum (EDF) are organising an event in Sofia on the topic ‘Investing in Independent Living’. It will focus on how the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) are used in relation to persons…

Using the Law as a Tool for Social Change Conference

Together with our Swedish member the Independent Living Institute (ILI), ENIL is co-organising a conference on ‘Using the Law as a Tool for Social Change’. The conference will take place on 30th May (9:00 – 17:00) in Stockholm, Sweden and will also mark 25 years of ILI’s work. The conference is aimed at disability activists,…

European Independent Living Day: Barriers to Independent Living

The theme of this year’s European Independent Living Day on the 5th May is ”Barriers to Independent Living”. We would like to encourage you to mark the day by organising events in your countries. We invite you to take pictures and record testimonies, describing the barriers to Independent Living you face, and to share these with…

Screening of ‘Defiant Lives’ in the European Parliament

To mark this year’s 5th May – the European Independent Living Day, the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) is organising a screening of “Defiant Lives”, a documentary on the history of the Independent Living movement. You can watch the trailer here. The screening will be held on 4th May, 2018 in room PB4001 of…

ENIL-ECCL Webinar “One Person at a Time”

The third webinar from the ENIL-ECCL series entitled “One Person at a Time” will take place on Friday, 23rd March, 11:00h – 12:30h Central European Time (CET, Brussels time). We will be hearing from Anja Kutnjak and Andreja Rafaelic in Slovenia about their personal planning with people in institutions, as a first step to them moving…

Hearing on EU Funds and Independent Living

The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) is pleased to invite you to a hearing in the European Parliament on ‘EU Funds and Independent Living’. We will present a briefing with our most recent concerns about the use of ESI Funds in the Member States, in relation to transition from institutional care to community living….

UN CRPD + SDGs = Real Inclusion for All?

As part of the European Disability and Development Week, ENIL is organising an interactive event on 7 December 2017, on the topic “UN CRPD + SDGs = Real Inclusion for All?”. The event, hosted by Helga Stevens MEP, will use the battle-debate format to discuss the following questions: – How can the UN Convention on…