ENIL Freedom Drive Update: Two Months to Go!

ENIL Freedom Drive Update: Two Months to Go!

The Freedom Drive is quickly approaching and ENIL is working hard, regardless of the Summer holidays. There are a couple of updates, which you can read about below. Don’t forget to visit the Freedom Drive page on our website and on Facebook, as they are both regularly updated.


Registration has been prolonged until 31st August due to Summer holidays and high interest. Please complete the online registration form as soon as you have finalised your plans. We need to know who is attending, in order to prepare all the events.

Participation fee

As explained in the registration form, the Freedom Drive participation fee covers all the materials for the week-long event, coffee breaks, food and drinks at the celebration dinner and party. It is 25 EUR per person for ENIL Members and 50 EUR for non-members. Instructions on how to make this contribution can be found in the Registration Form. Those who plan to attend only the conference and/or the march, and no other event, do not need to pay the participation fee. All attendants, including personal assistants, are supposed to pay the fee according to their membership status. ENIL membership can be obtained by applying online, follow this link.

ENIL has prepared an updated fundraising guide and a template letter to potential sponsors in order to help you. Please note that those planning to join only the march, and no other event, do not need to complete the registration form.


The most up-to-date agenda can be found on our website, here. Note that there is a change in the program on Thursday, 28th September. Instead of development meetings, a meeting of the ENIL Northern region will take place. For more information about this meeting, please contact the ENIL North Coordinator Rine Vik at rine.krokan.vik@uloba@no

Youth Network Board elections

The ENIL Youth will elect its new Board during the Freedom Drive. In this month’s Newsletter, we have introduced the eleven young Independent Living activists who are standing for the Board. Information about them, together with their vision for the Youth Network can be found in this article.

Use the hashtag #ENILFD17 when you post about the Freedom Drive.

If you have any questions on the Freedom Drive, please send an email to dilyana.deneva@enil.eu

Enjoy the Summer and follow ENIL’s news for updates on the upcoming exciting event in September!


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