Brussels, 3 December – As we mark this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), we are thinking of the hundreds of thousands of disabled people in Europe locked away in institutions, exposed to human rights abuses, segregated from their families and the rest of society, and with no control over their lives.
On 8 November, ENIL launched a new campaign “EU Funds for Our Rights” in the European Parliament.
Brussels, 7 November 2016 – ENIL is launching a new Campaign ‘EU Funds for Our Rights’ to advocate for a better monitoring and complaints system for the use of EU funds in relation to transition from institutional care to community living for disabled people.
The European Network on Independent Living – ENIL is launching a new Campaign “EU Funds for Our Rights” on 8th November 2016 during an event in the European Parliament.
From 5 – 9 September, the European Network on Independent Living – ENIL organised a study visit on deinstitutionalisation in Stockholm, Sweden.
ENIL wrote a report for the Petitions Committee (PETI Committee) at the European Parliament on the use of European Structural and Investment Funds in Slovakia.
ENIL-ECCL are pleased to launch a new report on the use of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIFs) for deinstitutionalisation, entitled ‘Working Together to Close the Gap Between Rights and Reality’.
Today, on 14 June, the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG) sent an Open Letter to the Czech Government in order to express concerns about the Calls for Proposals number 29 and 30 on the development of social services, under the Integrated Regional Operational Programme (IROP).
ENIL has responded to the public consultation on the draft Council of Europe Disability Strategy 2017 – 2023, asking that Independent Living be included as one of the priority areas.
On 14th and 15th March, in the Polish capital Warsaw, the “Seminar on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care” took place. It was organized by the Polish Ministry of Economic Development, the European Expert Group on Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG) and the European Commission.
Precisely 3 months ago (on 18th August) ENIL published an article informing the wide public about one of our activities this year. ENIL is updating the information about Personal Assistance (PA) services available across Europe which was initially collected and analysed in 2013.
Deinstitutionalisation (DI) is among the most painful topics in the fight for independent living. Still neglected. Still misused. We still face re-institutionalisation instead of the actual DI process and this affects the lives of thousands of people across Europe while governments claim that measures are taken and problems are resolved.
ENIL has on many occasions raised concerns about the process of deinstitutionalisation which consists of moving disabled people from institutions into group homes (also referred to as ‘family-type’ homes).
Almost 3000 Greek children stuck in institutions…
The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) launches its 7th Freedom Drive under the theme “Independent Living: The Next Generation!”
Maria Nyman, the director of Mental Health Europe and one of ENIL’s colleagues in the ELOSH project, was one of the key speakers at the ELOSH final conference “Housing and Support: successful ways to help people with complex housing needs”. The conference took place in Brussels on 15th September
In most national languages tribunal is a special jurisdiction, usually in postwar situations and outside the regular court system. The 1945 Nurnberg Tribunal marked the start of special courts for crimes against humanity…
Disabled Children in Need of Constant Medical Care will be Raised in Family-type Residential Centres……
‘Enter!‘ is a long-term project in the Council of Europe (CoE) aiming to seek better youth policy and youth work response to exclusion, discrimination and violence specifically against young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods.
2015’s Country-Specific Recommendations Demonstrate That De-Institutionalisation Is Not a Priority for the European Commission
Today, 15 June 2015, policy makers and experts come together in Riga (Latvia) to discuss de-institutionalisation (DI). Through this event the European Expert Group (EEG) would make an attempt to highlight the importance of promoting DI in all European policies and financial instruments.