May 03, 2011, Good Practice

Good Example: Accessibility App by Erik Ljungberg; ENIL Board Member

Last year, the Swedish Gothenburg Cooperative for Independent Living (Göteborgskooperativet för Independent Living, GIL) ran a campaign to improve accessibility at bars and restaurants. Each week, it published the names and photos of three restaurants with barriers that could easily be removed on their website. It also highlighted several good examples of accessibility. During the…

May 03, 2011, News

Accesible sports: European Surf Week in Belgium for disabled people

Recreas a Belgian sports organization for disabled people organizes each year the European Surf week for people with reduced mobility and with sensorial disability. This year the event will take place at BLOSO- sports centre in Hazewinkel, Willebroek, August 21st-27th. The main purpose of this week is to teach participants the basics of surf. From…

May 03, 2011, Good Practice

Good Example: Positive video stories by Apeirons

An organisation of people with disabilities and their friends “Apeirons” from Latvia has started to create and promote informative video materials. “Apeirons” is making positive video stories and reports. The positive video stories talk about the lives of different persons with disabilities, their hobbies, professional activities, motivation and other things that allow them to enjoy…

Apr 27, 2011, Good Practice

Good Example: Civil Rights Now!

“If your civil rights have been violated you don’t need a good hug, you need a good lawyer” Paul Caune, founder of Civil Rights Now! Civil Rights Now! is a non-profit, all volunteer, non-partisan society with a single goal: To get laws passed that gives Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms real force in the…

Apr 21, 2011, News

Human Rights breech by Airline company

Shualb Chalklen, wheelchair user and United Nations’ special raporteur on disability, was denied boarding by Swiss International Airlines on a flight from London to Geneva last week. Since 2006, EU countries have a law that ensures and protects the rights of disabled people travelling by different means of transport. So why was Chalklen denied boarding?…

Apr 21, 2011, News

Third National Day of Protest Against Benefit Cuts in the UK, 14th April 2011

On the 14th of April , disabled people across UK rallied again to protest against the Benefit Cuts during the third national day of protest against Benefit Cuts. At town centres such as Islington, Bristol, Burnley,Truro or Poole protesters gathered to start their marches. For more information, pictures and videos related to the protest visit…

Apr 21, 2011, News

Pedro Oliveira talks about the situation of IL Movement in Portugal

Pedro Oliveira, Independent Living activist and President of the Board of the Portuguese Institute for Citizenship and Independent Living – IPCVI offers an honest overview of the situation of disabled people and Independent Living Movement in Portugal. He calls for a little less conversation and a little more action, not only from polititians but also…

Apr 21, 2011, Good Practice

Secrets shared by many! New book on PA and sex by Veronica Svensk

New book on Personal Assistance and sex called: “Secrets shared by many!” Veronica Svensk, the author, is a member of the Swedish Youth Mobility Impairment  organization. She talks about how to flirt and have sex when in need of personal assistance. Nowadays this subject is taboo and Veronica hopes to start a discussion. The book…

Apr 21, 2011, News

ENIL South Region International Independent Living Conference in Rome 4-5th May 2011

ENIL invites you to the South Regional International Conference on Independent Living that will take place in Rome 4-5th May 2011, at the Aranciera San Sisto. We will provide an overview of the Independent Living an Disability Movement across Southern Europe. These countries will be represented by key Independent Living activisits of each region. The…

Apr 21, 2011, News

Johan Ten Geuzendam speaks at the FRP about the implications of the UNCRPD

  As part of the events related to the FRP meetings held in Vienna, 14-15th of April a panel discussion with the title: EU Ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD)- challenges and opportunities for civil society took place Friday 15th April 2011.

Apr 21, 2011, News

The process of becoming a person by Soledad Arnau Ripollés

After a process of maturement and change butterflies emerge from a cocoon.Fortunately for butterflies this is a natural process which takes place automatically and seems to us almost as if magic was involved. Unfortunately, in the society that we live in the process of becoming a fully recognized citizen if you are a disabled person…

Apr 21, 2011, News

Spanish Independent Living Conference, Bilbao 22-23rd June 2011

    ENIL invites you to the Spanish Independent Living Conference which will be held in the Palacio de Congresos “Euskalduna” at Bilbao 22-23rd June 2011. The event will count with the participation of key Independent Living activists and experts from across Europe and members of the Spanish Forum of Indpendent Living. Also it will…

Apr 21, 2011, News

Conferencia Nacional de Vida Independiente en Bilbao 22-23 de Junio 2011

ENIL os invita a la Conferencia Nacional de Vida Independiente que tendrá lugar en el Palacio de Congresos Euskalduna de Bilbao los días 22 y 23 de Junio 2011.   Contaremos con la participación de reconocidos expertos en materia de Vida Independiente, miembros de Foro de Vida Independiente y Divertad, con los que tendremos la…

Apr 19, 2011, News

Equality and Diversity Forum change of address

Kindly note that the Equality and Diversity Forum have moved to new offices from Monday 18th April and can now be reached at: Tel + 44 (0)20 303 31454 Equality and Diversity Forum Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NB

Apr 15, 2011, News

14th April 2011; ENIL attended the Fundamental Rights Platform

The Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) held its Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) on the 14- 15 April 2011. ENIL had several of its members attending the meeting: Jamie Bolling – Executive Director of ENIL, Silvia Cutrera – Avi Onlus Roma (Agency for Independent Living) and Chrysis Michaelides European Social Forum Cyprus – ESFCCyprus. Silvia held a…

Apr 14, 2011, News

FRA Stakeholder Survey

The Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) is in the process of reviewing its activities and relations with its stakeholders in order to strengthen its engagement and develop better tailored products. In this context they have developed an electronic survey, which they would like to disseminate to different stakeholders active in the field. Follow this link and…

Apr 14, 2011, News

First Conference of Croatian Self-Advocates

On April 1 and under the theme: Me and You – We Are the Same. To Live Like All Other People the Association for Self Advocacy organized the first conference of Croatian Self-Advocates. The event took place in Zagreb and gathered participants from 11 Croatian cities.   At the opening of the Conference Dr. Izet…

Apr 14, 2011, News

Congratulations CIL Serbia!

CIL Serbia wants to share with all of you our joy as we have achieved something for which we fought for 10 years! We started our advocacy activities related to personal assistance service in year 2000. and since then we were promoting the idea through few action-research projects. Our main goal was to make legislative changes that…