The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) is pleased to invite you to a hearing in the European Parliament on ‘EU Funds and Independent Living’. We will present a briefing with our most recent concerns about the use of ESI Funds in the Member States, in relation to transition from institutional care to community living. The briefing is based on the information we collected during the first year of the EU Funds for Our Rights Campaign, which involved exchange with civil society organisations from 18 Member States.

The hearing will be hosted by MEP Ms Miriam Dalli, Ms Jana Žitňanská and M Pascal Durand and we are pleased to confirm the participation of the UN Special Envoy on Disability and Accessibility Ms María Soledad Cisternas Reyes.

The hearing will take place on 8th March from 11h to 13h at the European Parliament (Altiero Spinelli, A5G305) in Brussels.

Please, find the Draft Agenda in the attachment.

Please, register at the following link. In case you don’t have the access badge for the European Parliament, we would appreciate if you could register by 26th February.

You will find the event’s agenda here.

European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) – Brussels Office, Belgium

Rue de l’Industrie 10, 1000 Brussels;

Tel: +32/ (0)2 893 25 83; 



skype: kokic.natasa



This event is organised in cooperation with the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance and the European Conservatives and Reformists Group and supported by the Open Society Foundations – Mental Health Initiative and UN Human Rights Regional Office for Europe (OHCHR).