Dec 03, 2009, News

Signature Campaign

  ENIL and ECCL are launching the signature campaign on de-institutionalisation “Free Our People Now!” on 3 December 09. Across Europe, thousands of disabled people still spend their lives inappropriately and unjustifiably segregated from society. Millions of people with disabilities have no access to quality alternatives to residential institutional care. Read more and sign

Nov 30, 2009, News

Freedom Drive 2009 Video

Our filmmaker Paul Darke put all the videos up which he filmed during the Freedom Drive. There is a 5-minute trailer, the 30-minute long film and several shorter videos of the speeches, the sessions and interviews.   ENIL Freedom Drive – Video from Paul Darke on Vimeo.          

Jul 29, 2009, Role Models

Meet Dinah Radtke, (Germany)

1947             born in Bamberg, Germany 1978 – 1990   translator for English and French 1977             co-founder of the Students’ Initiative for Disabled Persons 1988             co-founder of the CIL Erlangen, employed at the CIL ever since, peer-counsellor, since 1997 senior head of the CIL  counselling service 1990             co-founder of ISL, the umbrella organisation of CILs in Germany…

Jul 16, 2009, Role Models

Meet Jamie Bolling, from Harnosand (Sweden)

Jamie Bolling, American, Swiss and Swedish,  is the Executive Director of ENIL as of May 1, 2009. Jamie has an experience from the international disability movement having worked with disability research, international development cooperation, personal assistance, human rights, democracy and other issues. She worked as research developer at the Swedish Disability Federation, with evaluations for…

Jul 09, 2009, Role Models

Meet Jos Huys, (Belgium)

Biographical Notes Education 1977 BSc Law (Catholic University of Leuven) 1981 MSc Social Law (Free University of Brussels) 1988 Dip Proficiency in English (University of Cambridge) Work Experience 1977-78 Researcher at faculty of law, Catholic University of Leuven 1978-2001 Lawyer at Fund for Labour Accidents (Brussels) 2002-2003 Legal expert at the Cabinet of the Belgian…

Jul 09, 2009, Role Models

Meet Horst Frehe, (Germany)

Biographical Notes Horst Frehe is a national economist and judge at the Social Court of Bremen, Member of the State Parliament in Bremen for the GreenParty, one of the founders of the “cripple movement” in 1977, member of the independent living movement of Germany, and is active in several disability groups, for example “Forum of disabled lawyers.”…

Mar 30, 2009, News

ENIL is looking for national coordinators for the Freedom Drive

The Freedom Drive is an opportunity for people with disabilities from all European countries to join together and converge on the European Parliament in Strasbourg, where we will meet with other people with disabilities; with our MEPs; and with representatives of many other key EU institutions from 14.-17 September 09. It is a great opportunity…

Nov 17, 2008, News

Good Practice / Bad Practice – Nov

The State Museum of Rhineland-Palatinate in Mainz, Germany, received an award for being fully accessible. The museum is listed in the National Register for Historic Buildings and is therefore placed under a preservation order, but it was still possible to provide accessibility for people with diverse disabilities. There are ramps and elevators as well as…

Nov 06, 2008, Role Models

Interview with Bulgarian PA user Vanya Pandieva

We interview Personal Assistance users from different countries on a regular basis. In August 08, ENIL PR Officer Tanja Richter talked to Vanya Pandieva. Vanya lives in the Bulgarian capital Sofia and is a member of the local Centre for Independent Living.  We talked to her when she visited the CIL Bad Kreuznach in Germany….

Aug 28, 2008, Role Models

Meet John Evans, from Petersfield (UK)

Interview August 2008 John is 58 and lives in Petersfield, UK. He is a freelance disability equality trainer. He is not only an ENIL Advisory board member but also at the European Disability Forum; a former chair of the British Council of Disabled People and joint founder of  Hampshire Centre for Independent Living.   How long…

Aug 28, 2008, Role Models

Meet Corinna Zolle, (Germany)

Interview with Corina Zolle, August 2008 What is your position in ENIL? I am a member of the Board and of the Management Committee. How long have you been involved with the Independent Living movement and with ENIL in particular? I have been involved with the IL movement since the middle of the 80s and…

Aug 28, 2008, News

Good Practise / Bad Practise

We publish examples of good and bad practise from around the world on a regualar basis. Read August’s examples.