Professor Gerard Quinn has shared with ENIL a legal memorandum, entitled “Segregation and segregated facilities as a prima facie form of discrimination: the impermissibility of using the ESIF to invest monies in long term care residential institutions for persons with disabilities”.
On 21 February, ENIL’s Advocacy Officer Frank Sioen and EVS volunteer Miriam Graute attended the European Parliament Committee on Employment and Social Affairs’ public hearing concerning the Directive on “Work-life balance for parents and carers” launched by the European Commission last April.
Brussels, 8 March 2018 – The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) is launching a new report today, looking at how EU funds support disabled people’s right to live independently in the community.
The Independent Living Institute (ILI) in Sweden is launching a free online quarterly newsletter, focused on using legal action to protect the rights of persons with disabilities.
It has been a busy beginning of the year for the EU Funds for Our Rights Campaign. We are finishing a briefing on the use of EU Funds for Independent Living and preparing two events.
Lithuania ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in 2010, but many people are still not aware of this commitment, or even the rights of people with disabilities.
On 15 and 16 February, ENIL’s Advocacy Officer Frank Sioen attended the Bulgarian Presidency Conference ‘Investing in people – the way forward’ in Sofia, Bulgaria. Until June, Bulgaria will hold the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU.
In this article we present you of ENIL’s two new EVS volunteers in the Brussels office – Miriam Graute.
ENIL is preparing a submission for the 9th Session of the UN Open-ended Working Group on Ageing. This group, which meets at the UN in New York, is considering if there is a need for a new UN convention to protect the rights of older persons.
A month ago, ENIL asked its members, supporters and critics: WHAT IS GOOD PERSONAL ASSISTANCE FOR DISABLED PEOPLE MADE OF?
Hungarian government must suspend and redesign deinstitutionalisation projects affecting 2,500 people with disabilities
Brussels, 26/02/2018 – NGOs are demanding the suspension and redesigning of deinstitutionalisation projects managed by the Hungarian government with funding from the European Commission.
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”….
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.
ENIL’s “EU Funds for Our Rights” Campaign continues in 2018, with awareness raising and capacity building activities for NGOs, and meetings with MEPs and the European Commission. Read about our recent and upcoming events and learn how you can get involved in the campaign.
ENIL has several fact sheets on its website on different topics – Independent Living, co-production, personal assistance and Article 4 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Now we add two more…
Should personal assistance for disabled people be codified in a separate national law? Should the users receive direct payments instead of support in kind? Should assistance be provided irrespective of the type and degree of impairment?
To better understand why independent living is important to older people, we have spoken to two disability activists – Anne Pridmore, from the United Kingdom, and Gordana Rajkov, from Serbia.
The goal of the European Disability Card is to start developing a system of mutual recognition of disability in the EU, to make it easier for disabled people in the EU to access reductions and other benefits in the culture and sports sector. Yet, four months after its launch, the practical use of the EDC is still very limited.
On 26 April 2017, the European Commission proposed a Directive to “support work-life balance for parents and carers”, as the first concrete action to implement the recently adopted European Pillar of Social Rights.
A paper explaining the Council Conclusions, by setting out its positive elements and pointing to areas of concern.