Events

Upcoming Events

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…

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…

Past Events

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…

European Independent Living Day

On 5th May, we will be marking the 7th European Independent Living Day. This year’s theme is LIBERTY. Despite restrictions on movement, gatherings, protests and the social distancing rules, there are still many ways you can raise awareness about the right to Independent Living on the day. Share with us personal stories of people deprived…

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…