Good Practice

Apr 01, 2015,

Time to Assess Progress Towards Independent Living in the European Union

As part of the review of EU’s initial report on the implementation on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), ENIL’s Western Regional Coordinator Peter Lambreghts will address the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities tomorrow and present ENIL-ECCL’s Shadow report on Article 19 of the CRPD.

Mar 24, 2015,

Survey on Accessible Tourism

An MBA student at the Tallinn University of Technology has launched a survey researching the currently available processes of hotel booking for travellers with access needs in Europe.

Mar 23, 2015,

ENIL Submission on the Right to Education

On 15 April 2015, during its 13th session, the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will hold a day of general discussion on Article 24 (the right to education) of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. ENIL has submitted its contribution for the day of general discussion, highlighting the main barriers to the right to education for persons with disabilities in Europe.

Mar 13, 2015,

Understanding Co-Production

At the last partnership meeting of the ELOSH Project in Amsterdam, ENIL’s Miro Griffiths held a one-day training on co-production for 14 partner organisations from 8 EU Member States. The purpose of the training was for delegates to understand the concept and philosophy of co-production and how this affects support services and marginalised groups.

Mar 12, 2015,

ENIL’s Webinar Series Opens with Introduction to Independent Living

Our first webinar this year – about the history of the Independent Living (IL) movement took place on 2nd March with 19 participants from 14 countries. We had diverse participation, with interpreters, engineers, social economists, managers among the attendees, which made the session interesting and fun.

Feb 14, 2015,

UN OHCHR Publishes Thematic Study on Independent Living

At the 28th Session of the Human Rights Council in New York, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights presented its Thematic Study on the right of persons with disabilities to live independently and be included in the community.

Jan 24, 2015,

First Independent Living Organisation Established in Greece

ENIL would like to welcome a new organization “i-Living – Independent Living Organisation of Greece” from Athens to the movement. Stelios Kympouropoulos, Marianna Diamantopoulou, Antonia Trikalioti, Dimitris Karanastasis, Evagellia Lampara and Kamil Goungor founded the organization on December 10, 2014 – the International Human Rights Day. “i-Living” will be an Independent Living (IL) organisation for…

Oct 22, 2014,

Zero Project 2015: Innovative Policies and Practices Finalists!

The Zero Project has announced the finalists from the nominations submitted for Innovative Policies and Practices 2015 call. This years topic focused on Independent Living and Political Participation. ENIL are delighted that both the PAB Persoonlijk Assistentbudget ( Personal Assistant Budget) programme in Flanders ( nominated by Peter Lambreghts, Onafhankelijk Leven & ENIL) and the…

Sep 22, 2014,

ENIL launch Shadow Report on Article 19 of the UN CRPD

The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL), is proud to announce the launch of our Shadow report on the implementation of Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)in the European Union. The launch will take place on 14 November 2014 (9:00 – 14:30) at the Philanthropy House in…

Sep 08, 2014,

ENIL release Statement in response to the Disability Intergroup’s work priorities for the 2009-2014 Term

With the new European Parliament established as well as the continuation of the unprecedented attacks on disabled people’s right to Independent Living, the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) are releasing recommendations and suggested actions to the European Parliament Disability Intergroup; these are based on our research, the reality facing disabled people and the Disability…

Aug 05, 2014,

Save the date: Side event on Independent Living at the UN

During the 12th Session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (15 September – 3 October 2014), ENIL, GRIP and Onafhankelijk Leven are organising a side event on Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The side event, entitled “You call this Independent Living? – Towards an…

Jul 31, 2014,

Onafhankelijk Leven “Freedom School”

Onafhankelijk Leven vzw (which stands for “Independent Living”) held a week long “Freedom School”, 10th-14th June 2014, with seventeen enthusiastic disabled people all of whom want to make positive changes in the community! They want meaningful change and to bring a sense of positivity to the lives of other disabled people, but they often miss…