Good Practice

Dec 19, 2013,

Role Model: Mari Siilsalu

This month our Role Model is Mari Siilsalu and we speak with  her about how she developed the idea of peer counseling being introduced into schools in Estonia and how she made this into a reality. Mari Siilsalu, the ENIL coordinator of Estonia, won a prize! Tartu City in Estonia awarded her the Youth of…

Nov 11, 2013,

Victory For Independent Living Rights In English Appeal Court

Statement by Anne Pridmore, Gabriel Pepper and Stuart Bracking As three of the Independent Living Fund users who have challenged the legality of the government’s decision to close the Fund, we welcome the Appeal Court’s unanimous ruling that this decision should be quashed. Given the Government has decided not to appeal to the Supreme Court,…

Aug 28, 2013,

Freedom Drive Campaign: Article 20

Mareks Odumiņš was born in 1989 and comes from Bauska, Latvia. Marek had a joyful youth and is positive and happy with life. About one year ago, Marek’s life vastly changed as he was involved in an accident and he is now a wheelchair user. The accident altered Mareks daily routine completely as he now…

Jul 30, 2013,

The Worlds most Accessible Building

Jamie Bolling – the ENIL Executive Director visited Stig Langvad the President of the Danish Disability Umbrella Organization (DPOD) in Copenhagen and the world’s most accessible building for disabled people! The name of the building is: The House of Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and is the dream come true of building an accessible central…

Jun 25, 2013,

Tandem Biking!

“My experience was fascinating. I felt like I was flying!” says Aggelos Aslanoglou, 42 years old, in a recent interview in “NEA” (Greek national publicized newspaper). Aggelos, who has vision impairment is describing the second time in his life he ​​pedaled for several kilometers. He participated in the cycling tour of Kallithea (an Athens region)…

Jun 25, 2013,

Conference on the UN CRPD in Drama, Greece

On the 18th June 2013, The Paraplegics Association of Drama, together with the Local Youth Council held a conference about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Drama, Greece. According to statistics approximately 10 per cent of the world’s population or 650 million people live with a disability. The World…

Apr 24, 2013,

Introducing The Association for Promoting Inclusion Serbia – Serbian API

The Association for Promoting Inclusion of Serbia is a non-governmental civil society organization which works in education and in the promotion and provision of services in the field of social protection. Their vision is a society with equal opportunities for all. Their mission is to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and…

Apr 10, 2013,

ENIL Webinar on Innovation in Social Services

As part of a project on innovative social services (INNOSERV), ENIL is holding a webinar on 29 April between 17.00 and 19.30 CET, to watch and discuss videos of innovative services for people with disabilities. The webinar is aimed at young people between 18 and 30. Participation is free of charge and attendance should be confirmed by 15 April.

Feb 28, 2013,

ENIL Shadow Report on Article 19 of UN CRPD

This year, ENIL will begin working on a Shadow Report on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities concentrating on Article 19. Article 19 focuses on Independent Living and Living in the Community. At the present moment, the CRPD Committee has a significant backlog, with this shadow report ENIL hope to capture…

Dec 13, 2012,

Cyprus Volunteers Movement & ESFC Release Announcements

Both the European Social Forum Cyrus (ESFC) and the Cyprus Volunteers Movement released announcements on the 3rd December 2012, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in relation to the effects of the current economic crisis and the rights of people with disabilities which you can read here: At present we find ourselves in the…

Dec 12, 2012,

2013 Access City Award goes to Berlin!

On the 3rd December 2012, the Access City Award 2013 was handed to the city of Berlin by the European Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding. The prize has been awarded in recognition of Berlin’s comprehensive and strategic approach to creating an accessible city for all. ‘Accessibility’ means that people with disabilities have access, on an equal…

Nov 05, 2012,

Strasbourg Study Session: Recommendations to National Governments

The Strasbourg Study Session took place between the 21st and the 28th October 2012 at the European Youth Centre. One of the most significant outcomes of the study session was a list of recommendations to National Governments that was made by the young people with disabilities themselves in order to improve the lives other people with disabilities.

Jul 25, 2012,

2012 :Galway International Summer School

  Sharing memories of the 4th International Disability Summer School, in NUI Galway Ireland – 18 to 23 June 2012 …and planning to promote the Human Rights of people with disabilities in Rwanda, even more strongly!  By BADEGE Sam – Kigali, Rwanda After several trips between Kampala and Kigali, chasing an Irish visa, gathering facts…

Jul 12, 2012,

Galway International Summer School

The 4th International Disability Summer School was hosted by the Centre for Disability Law and Policy, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland on the 18th -23rd June 2012 in conjunction with the Harvard Project on Disability.  The Summer School this year focussed on ‘The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – How…

Jun 29, 2012,

Zero Project Report: Inaccessible goods and services constitute a major problem.

The Zero Project creates platforms for sharing and developing models that clearly improve the daily lives and legal rights of people with disabilities. Under the lead of Dr. Ádam Kósa, MEP, the Essl Foundation and the World Future Council and in collaboration with the European Disability Forum, more than 70 parliamentarians, policy experts and representatives…