The Lisbon municipality has financed a pilot project for personal assistance in cooperation with the Independent Living Center of Lisbon.
The European Commission has launched a new initiative – the European Solidarity Corps. As an organisation promoting employment opportunities for young disabled people, ENIL has taken part in the process of consultation by attending meetings and submitting a written response.
In 2017, ENIL is planning a series of webinars, led by our Advocacy Officer Frank Sioen, on different topics related to ENIL’s work on the EU level. Next event is on 29 March, 19.00h CET.
ENIL is glad to present you an interesting paper on the impact of promoting accessible tourism, created by Gavin Toal and Michael Holden.
ENIL continues its work against Hate Crime during 2017 and plans to supply its members with regular updates. In this article you’ll find the first updates and future plans.
Last year, ENIL assisted our member CIL Serbia in organizing a study visit to London. The visit – which took place between 3 and 7 July – was part of the project “Strengthening political participation of persons with disabilities in the Republic of Serbia”. It was facilitated by Disability Rights UK (DRUK) and ENIL.
ENIL, in cooperation with the European Disability Forum (EDF), is working on a good practice collection on Independent Living. For the purpose, we have put together a survey, which we invite you to complete.
ENIL is pleased to share with you an article and a short film about Independent Living created by one of the ENIL Youth Network members from Serbia – Lana Nikolic.
Thomas Fadden, a 29-year-old from the UK, tells us his experience from a one-week study visit in Sofia, Bulgaria, under the ENIL Youth Leadership Program.
Peer support is one of the pillars of Independent Living and an essential element for the self-determination of disabled people. Therefore, in 2016, it was one of the areas of work that the ENIL focused on. ENIL carried out a survey and organized a training…
ENIL is happy to present six great short videos about Independent Living created by our member organization Association of Youth with Disabilities of Montenegro (AYDM).
ENIL and the Council of Europe (CoE) have a long tradition of fruitful cooperation. This is mostly because of our shared values – of human rights and inclusion.
ENIL is glad to spread the good news that CEJI – A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe, in partnership with ENIL, has been awarded significant funding from the European Commission DG Justice, to support the new project: “Facing all the Facts”.
Transition to adulthood is extremely important stage of life, often full of difficulties. It is marked by taking on new roles and responsibilities in interrelated domains, such as education and employment.
On Wednesday, 20th July 2016, Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and coalition of NGOs introduced the English version of their Zero Report on the situation with the rights of disabled people in Belarus.
ENIL is pleased to share with you a film about the meaning of Independent Living, made by Javier Monferrer Benlloch.
On 1st June the 2017 edition of the European Award for Accessible Cities was launched.
This year, the third European Independent Living Day was celebrated in Europe (and beyond!) with the presence of 30 countries. As Jamie Bolling (ENIL’s Executive Director) said back in 2014 – this day “aims to foster unity for disabled people and our supporters and to also raise awareness of Independent Living”
The ENIL Youth Network wants to share with you the success of the third ENIL study session, jointly organised with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe (17-24 April). It was entitled “Supporting young disabled people to explore sexuality and relationships as integral to their social inclusion and independent living” and brought together 22 young disabled people from 13 European countries.
In Portugal the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is not being complied with. Disabled people are prevented from living independently, in several aspects.