Good Practice

Oct 30, 2019,

ENIL’s Regional Members’ Meeting in Poland

ENIL’s regional members’ meeting took place in Warsaw on 9 and 10 September. The meeting was organized in cooperation with our Polish member – the Independent Living Institute from Warsaw. The meeting provided an opportunity for our members (around 35 participants), from Belgium, Belarus, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Norway, Russia, Slovenia, and Sweden, to…

Oct 30, 2019,

ENIL Volunteers at Apple Accessibility Workshop

On 25 September, ENIL’s ESC volunteers Hatiye Garip and Lisa Madl participated in an accessibility workshop hosted by Apple. The workshop took place in Brussels and offered a small number of representatives from different disability organisations the opportunity to learn more about the accessibility features that have recently been introduced. Sarah Herrlinger, Global Director for…

Jun 28, 2019,

ENIL Youth and Euro Youth Mental Talk Mental Health in Strasbourg

The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) Youth Network, in cooperation with Euro Youth Mental Health (EYMH), organized the joint 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”. The study session took place between the…

Apr 30, 2019,

ENIL Joins Microsoft Accessibility Summit in Brussels

On 11 and 12 April Microsoft organised an EU Accessibility Summit in Brussels. Marco Carnesecchi, Office manager and Lisa Madl, ESC Trainee participated in the event, which consisted of two sessions. During the first day, there was discussion about Accessibility Research and Innovation at Microsoft and on the second day, there was a showcase of recently…

Mar 06, 2019,

ENIL and EDF Launch Collection of Examples Aimed at Supporting Independent Living

The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) and the European Disability Forum (EDF) are pleased to launch a collection of examples from different EU Member States, which facilitate the right of disabled people to live independently in the community. The collection of examples, collected through a Europe-wide survey in 2017, seeks to promote and encourage…

Nov 30, 2018,

Sweden in Alytus, Lithuania. Is it possible?

It is normal to say that we are still far from Sweden, but we are already very close to Sweden in some areas. At least in Alytus, Lithuania and at least regarding personal assistance services. Is it hard to believe? It is possible, when you want and try to connect the community to a common…

Nov 30, 2018,

Reflections from the 2nd European Independent Living Congress in Valencia

Fifteen years after the first Independent Living Congress in Tenerife, Spain (2003), it was time to reflect on the experience of over 15 years of work – the successes and the mistakes – and the effect these changes have had on people’s lives. ENIL was pleased to be able to support the Congress, which was…

Sep 27, 2018,

European Survey on Web Accessibility

The European Commission is working on a study on the accessibility of websites and apps of public sector bodies, with a focus on disabled users (as a group that is most affected by the Web Accessibility Directive). For this reason, they launched a survey, available in all EU languages.  The survey will close on Monday,…

Jun 01, 2018,

Meet our members: Independent Living Institute

The Independent Living Insitute, founded in 1993 by Adolf Ratzka, is a policy evaluation and policy formulation center based in Stockholm. At the moment, ILI is implementing two main projects: Law as a Tool for Social Change, and Disabled Refugees Welcome. Law as a Tool for Social Change The aim of the Law as a…

Jun 01, 2018,

ENIL Visits Co-production Projects in Berlin

Our Advocacy Officer Frank Sioen and EVS volunteer Miriam Graute represented ENIL at the ESF (European Social Fund) Thematic Network on Partnership meeting in Berlin, on the 14thand 15thMay. ENIL is active in two ESF Thematic Networks: on Partnership and Social Inclusion. These groups meet regularly and seek to improve how the European Social Fund is…

Feb 23, 2018,

Inclusion Culture Study Session Final Report

ENIL Youth and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) organised a joint study session on intercultural inclusive learning in the Council of Europe’s Youth Centre in Strasbourg on 28 May – 4 June 2017. We now present you the  final report of the event, entitled “Inclusion Culture Promoting Leadership in Intercultural Understanding within Mixed ability Groups”….

Jan 26, 2018,

Introducing ENIL’s Independent Living Research Network

The aim of ENIL’s Independent Living Research Network is to facilitate communication and development of joint initiatives among researchers and campaigners who focus in their work on Independent Living and kindred topics such as deinstitutionalisation, personal assistance, Article 19 of the UN CRPD, and others.

Sep 29, 2017,

Working Together to Establish the World Independent Living Network (WIN)

Last summer, ENIL attended the Global Independent Living Summit in Washington DC. Organised by the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) on 23 July, the Summit brought together Independent Living activists from 50 States and from countries around the world, who were there to exchange information and support one another.

Jun 30, 2017,

ENIL’s Collaboration with the Balkan Disability Independent Framework

On 31 May, the Balkan Disability Independent Framework (BDIF), represented by Suad Zahirović from IC Lotos in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, visited the ENIL Office in Brussels. The meeting was a part of the BDIF study visit to Brussels, to increase the NGO network building in the Balkans region.

Jun 16, 2017,

Inclusion Beyond Borders

From 28 May to 4 June, ENIL Youth and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) organised a joint study session on intercultural inclusive learning in the Council of Europe’s Youth Centre in Strasbourg.

May 12, 2017,

How Can I Benefit from the European Solidarity Corps?

The European Solidarity Corps is a new EU initiative which will provide opportunities for young people aged 18-30 to participate in projects which will benefit individuals and communities across Europe.