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Feb 01, 2012, Europe in Action

Recommended reading. ‘Responsible Reform. A Report on the proposed changes to Disability Living Allowance’

‘Responsible Reform. A Report on the proposed changes to Disability Living Allowance’ This report is a comprehensive presentation of the most relevant evidence available on Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and the proposals to replace it with a new benefit, Personal Independence Payments (PIP). It gathers together existing information and analyses over 500 group responses to the…

Jan 31, 2012, Europe in Action

Research: LGTB Young disabled persons.

This research aims to find out how disabled young people (aged 16 – 25) see themselves, their identities, and their social networks. These networks may contain a variety of people, organisations and services that are an important part of their lives. There are a few ways in which you may be able to help: 1….

Jan 31, 2012, Europe in Action

Southern European Region of ENIL coordinator, CIL Sofia (Bulgaria)

A Southern European Region of ENIL has been in existence since the beginning of 2012.The Region is coordinated by the Centre for Independent Living in Sofiaand personally overseen by Peter Kichashki. Although CIL Sofia  is well-known in the Region for promoting independent living, Peter is a relatively new face – a young, energetic and remarkably…

Jan 31, 2012, Europe in Action

Report on ENIL Independent Living Start Up Conference in Belgrade, Serbia

Extract from the report: “The conference background The Regional ENIL start up conference on promotion of Independent Living (IL) in Serbia, was organized by Center for Independent Living Serbia (CIL Serbia) organized as a part of the ENIL annual work plan for the East region. The Conference took place in Belgradeon 21st – 23rd December…

Jan 31, 2012, Europe in Action

Role model: Meet Peter Kichaski from Sofia (Bulgary)

I was born in Vidin, Bulgaria in 1989. I graduated from the Natural Sciences and Maths high-school in the town and am now studying Law at New Bulgarian University Sofia. I’m an active fighter for the rights of persons with disabilities in Bulgaria. I’ve represented many cases before the Bulgarian Protection Against Discrimination Commission. These…

Jan 31, 2012, Europe in Action

Implementation of the Article 9 on accessibility of the UNCRPD

Pursuant to the Day of the General Discussion on Article 9 of the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, held on October 7th, 2010, and the decision taken by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ Working Group for drafting a General Comment on Article 9 of the Convention, at the…

Jan 31, 2012, Europe in Action

Submissions for 2011 annual report on hate crimes

The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) is now preparing the 2011 annual report on hate crimes. The report provides an overview of data collected on hate crimes as well as of responses to combat hate crimes. It will be launched on International Tolerance Day on 16 November 2012. As in previous years,…

Jan 20, 2012, Europe in Action

ENIL present in the discussion of Swedish Personal Assistance Law and Independent Living Monday at International Summit on Accessibility in Vienna

200 international politicians, NGO representatives, people with disability and academics gather at the Zero Conference in Vienna (Zero = no barriers). On January 22 and 23, 2012 the International Conference on Good Policies for Persons with Disabilities takes place for the first time in Vienna, Austria. It is part of the Zero Project – zero…

Jan 12, 2012, Europe in Action

Save the date: Online seminars on the UNCRPD

The Scottish Human Rights Commission and the Equality and Human Rights Commission are holding a series of free online seminars about how the UN Disability Convention relates to what disabled people have told the Commission’s are the main barriers remaining to allow disabled people in Scotland to enjoy the full range of rights to which…

Dec 19, 2011, Europe in Action

How the media is demonising Disabled People in Europe

Extract from the article ‘How the media is demonising Disabled People in Europe’  by Debbie Jolly ‘Disabled people in Europe are losing their battle in the fight for disability rights. While some countries have problems making their governments understand that assistance is needed for the extra costs of disability for independent living, P.A.s, and self…

Dec 16, 2011, Europe in Action

ENIL Hearing on Cuts at the European Parliament

Save the Date! 9 February 2012, European Parliament   On 9 February 2012 ENIL is holding a hearing at the European Parliament entitled ‘Defend the Right of Independent Living – How the EU’s Austerity Policy Is Undermining the Lives of People with Disabilities’. The hearing is hosted by the European United Left / Nordic Green…

Dec 16, 2011, Good Practice

Recent reports

  ENIL would like to raise awareness on the work and publications of ESSL. The Essl Family have been involved in social affairs for many years. The Essl Foundation was established in 2007 in order to consolidate the family’s social activities with the mission to remove barriers, especially for disadvantaged persons, and to work for…

Dec 16, 2011, Good Practice

Jim Mansell Recognised for Outstanding Contribution to Social Care

Jim Mansell, Emeritus Professor of Learning Disability at the Tizard Centre at the University of Kent, and a member of the Advisory Council of the European Coalition for Community Living (ECCL), was awarded the SCIE Knowledge Award for Outstanding Contribution to Knowledge in Social Care for 2011.   The UK’s Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)…

Dec 16, 2011, Europe in Action

NNDR launched a new webpage and a blog

NNDR is a multidisciplinary network of disability researchers. The purpose of NNDR is to advance research and development in the field of disability. The main meeting place for the network is the biennial NNDR conference. In order to increase the activity between our conferences, the NNDR launched a new webpage and a blog in October…

Dec 16, 2011, Europe in Action

ENIL is active in the FRA

ENIL is active in the FRA (The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights) and supports the research the FRA is conducting. The FRA launched a report on ‘The legal protection of persons with mental health problems under non-discrimination law’ in October.   The publication analysed how national and international non-discrimination legislation and case law defines…

Dec 16, 2011, De-institutionalisation

Common European Guidelines on De-institutionalisation

Through its project the European Coalition for Community Living, ENIL is a member of the Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG). The Group, established in 2009 at the initiative of the then Commissioner Spidla, has already produced the Report of the Ad Hoc Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional…