The Advisory Council on Youth is the non-governmental partner in the co- management structure which establishes the standards and work priorities of the Council of Europe’s youth sector and makes recommendations for future priorities, programmes and budgets. It is made up of 30 representatives from youth NGOs and networks in Europe and its main task is to advise the Committee of Ministers on all questions relating to youth.
The European Disability Forum (EDF) is an umbrella organisation of disabled people, bringing together representative organisations of disabled people from across Europe, and advocating for the rights of more than 100 million disabled Europeans. ENIL is an active member of EDF, being represented on its board and various committees. One of them is the EDF Youth Committee, which is the voice of young disabled people inside EDF, ensuring that EDF’s work takes into account the perspective of disabled youngsters.
ENIL was invited in San Marino to take part in the first official Independent Living conference on 3rd December, the international day of the Independent Living philosophy.
ENIL has been involved in a project called ‘Mapping of Barriers to Social Inclusion for Young People in Vulnerable Situations’. Its main aim is to take a closer look into the barriers to inclusion faced by young people, analyzing the relations between these barriers and giving recommendations for changes in youth policy.
Beyza Ünal and Charlie Willis, both of whom served in the same youth board, participated in the “Training Course for Facilitators of Study Sessions Held by Youth Organisations in Cooperation with European Youth Centres”, which was organised by Council of Europe’s Youth Department.
Kamil Goungor was one of the trainers at the “My Rights: Independent living, activism and participation for young people with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus” training, organized by International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IF) from 5thto 7thOctober, in Lisbon, Portugal.