May 25, 2017,

EU Funds for Our Rights Campaign Visits Romania

ENIL’s “EU Funds for Our Rights” Campaign continues with awareness raising activities aimed at MEPs and the European Commission – urging them to put in place a better monitoring and complaints system for the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF).

Feb 28, 2017,

Cyprus Seminar Calls for Action on Deinstitutitonalisation

On 27 January, ENIL’s Policy Officer Ines Bulic took part in a seminar on deinstitutionalisation in Nicosia, Cyprus, as part of ENIL’s involvement in the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG). Read about the event here.

Feb 09, 2017,

Senada Halilcevic on Independent Living After Life in Institutions

ENIL presents you an interview from the recently launched blog of ÉFOÉSZ (The Hungarian Association of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities). László Bercse, Hungarian self-advocate and co-president of ÉFOÉSZ spoke with Senada Halilcevic – a self-advocate from Croatia.

Jan 26, 2017,

Any Chance of Progress?

On 19 December, ENIL’s Policy Officer Ines Bulic took part in a roundtable on deinstitutionalisation in Bratislava, Slovakia. The aim of the roundtable was to discuss strategies on how to accelerate the reforms in the country, which had stalled in the past years.

Dec 03, 2016,

ENIL Launches Short Film to Mark 3 December

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.

Nov 30, 2016,


On 8 November, ENIL launched a new campaign “EU Funds for Our Rights” in the European Parliament.

Sep 29, 2016,

Petitions Committee Investigates Slovakia

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.

Jun 14, 2016,

EU Funds to Support Institutional Care?

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).

Apr 13, 2016,

Seminar on De-institutionalisation in Warsaw: Something that Poland Needed

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.

Nov 18, 2015,

Personal Assistance Tables – UPDATE

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.

Oct 20, 2015,

“Community, Not Confinement” – OSI Event in The EU Parliament – 14th October

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.