9th Freedom Drive 2019, Brussels

Oct 30, 2019,

ENIL Freedom Drive 2019: #LoudAndProud!

Between 1-3 October 2019, around 300 disabled Independent Living activists, their personal assistants and allies from all around Europe, Japan and even Australia, came to Brussels in order to take part in the ENIL Freedom Drive 2019, and to celebrate with us ENIL’s 30th Anniversary. We had a full three-day programme, which included: The workshops…

Sep 25, 2019,

30 Years of the European Network on Independent Living

The history of the Independent Living in Europe, and the European Network on Independent Living – ENIL cannot be confined to a timeline or a poster. To mark our 30th anniversary, we have decided to take you through some moments of ENIL’s history and to show how much of ENIL’s beginnings and the Independent Living…

Sep 25, 2019,

2019 Freedom Drive Demands

Each Freedom Drive, we present a set of demands to Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). On this occasion, and while celebrating our 30th Anniversary, we have set out our three key demands, which we wish to bring to the attention of the newly elected MEPs. These are: Mainstream disability in all policy areas and…

Sep 25, 2019,

Freedom Drive Participant Pack

Before every Freedom Drive, we publish a Participants Pack, with all the useful information needed to take part. In the Participants Pack, you will find information about the programme, the venues, ENIL’s General Assembly and Board elections,  the ENIL Youth Network General Assembly and Board elections, as well as practical information about transport and emergency…

Aug 31, 2019,

1 Month Until the Freedom Drive: WIN Meeting and Final Updates

Only one month left to our biggest event of the year, the ENIL Freedom Drive 2019! It might be vacations period for most, but here at ENIL we are working in full mode, in order to prepare everything by the 1st of October and be ready to welcome you in Brussels! In this month’s update,…

Jul 31, 2019,

2 Months until the Freedom Drive: Brussels Survival Kit

Even though it is considered the “capital” of Europe, the city of Brussels is not famous for its accessibility. In this month’s Freedom Drive update, we share with you a guide in which you will find information on how to (accessibly) travel to Brussels and how to get around in the city once you are…

Jun 28, 2019,

3 Months until the Freedom Drive: Conference on Independent Living

On the last day of the Freedom Drive, on 3 October, ENIL will be holding a half-day conference on Independent Living (10:00 – 14:00). The aim of the conference will be to take stock of ENIL’s campaigning and advocacy over the last 30 years, to discuss what has changed since then – in the political…

May 31, 2019,

Join the ENIL Youth Network Board!

ENIL Youth Network is looking for Board members. Below you will find the call with information about how to join, as well as an essay by Marijeta Mojašević, one of the current Board members, on why you should join. The Youth Network is excited to announce the call for nominations for the ENIL Youth Network…

May 31, 2019,

4 Months until the 2019 Freedom Drive

The preparations for the Freedom Drive continue. At the moment, we are hammering out the final details of the venues. We already know that the Freedom Drive conference will take place at the Charlemagne building of the European Commission in Rue de la Loi and we will have our 30th Anniversary party at the Microsoft…

Apr 30, 2019,

5 Months until the 2019 Freedom Drive

As we edge closer to the 2019 Freedom Drive on 1 – 3 October, we would like to remind you about all the highlights of this year’s event and encourage you to register as soon as you can. 30th Anniversary: This year, ENIL is turning 30 and we will be celebrating and reflecting on our…

Apr 01, 2019,

6 Months until the 2019 Freedom Drive: Register NOW

There are only 6 months left until ENIL Freedom Drive 2019, which means just half a year until we meet with many of you in Brussels, and together show the world that we are here, proud, strong and visible! Not to forget that we will also be celebrating our 30th Anniversary! In this month’s FD…

Feb 28, 2019,

7 Months until the 2019 Freedom Drive

Only 7 months left until ENIL Freedom Drive 2019, our big biannual meeting, as well as our 30th Anniversary celebration, and week by week we are adding more pieces to the final agenda puzzle. In this month’s article, we would like to introduce the workshops* we are going to have during the Freedom Drive. The…

Feb 28, 2019,

We are looking for new Board members!

Do you know somebody who could make a difference as a new ENIL Board member? If yes, please consider nominating them for the upcoming Board elections on 3rd October 2019. ENIL – the European Network on Independent Living – is looking for new active Board members, to be elected during the 2019 Freedom Drive, when…

Jan 30, 2019,

8 Months until the 2019 Freedom Drive

Finally, 2019 is here and our 9th Freedom Drive is closer than you think! January is almost over and we are just 8 months away from our big biannual meeting and our 30th Anniversary celebration, so it’s time for you to start preparing. In this month’s article, we would like to give you an idea…

Dec 27, 2018,

9 Months Until the 2019 Freedom Drive

The 2018 is almost finished, and we are looking forward for the 2019 to come! And how else could it be, as it is a very important year for us. Not only are we celebrating our 30th birthday, but we are also organizing our 9th Freedom Drive, which – that is our ambition – will…

Nov 30, 2018,

10 Months Until the 2019 Freedom Drive

Month by month, the 2019 Freedom Drive is approaching (let us remind you that the final dates are 1st – 3rd October 2019). We advise those of you that are considering to come and join us, in the celebration of our 30th birthday among others, to start already planning your trip. One of the most…

Oct 31, 2018,

11 Months until the 2019 Freedom Drive

With less than one year until the 2019 Freedom Drive, ENIL is working hard on getting everything ready for the big event. The final dates are 1st – 3rd October 2019, so please mark these in your calendars, if you haven’t already. Freedom Drive schedule We are pleased to confirm that we will have a…

Sep 27, 2018,

12 Months to 2019 Freedom Drive: Accessible hotels

As we announced in the July issue of the Newsletter, the 2019 Freedom Drive will take place on 1 – 3 October 2019, in Brussels. In addition to the Freedom Drive, ENIL will be celebrating its 30th birthday and we will have our General Assembly. Although we still haven’t confirmed the programme of events, we…

Jul 30, 2018,

Save the Date: 2019 Freedom Drive

The European Network on Independent Living – ENIL is excited to announce that the 2019 Freedom Drive will take place on 1 – 3 October 2019, in Brussels. The 2019 Freedom Drive will be special, because ENIL will be celebrating its 30thbirthday! We will also have the new European Parliament and the European Commission, so…