As you know ENIL is very alarmed by the ongoing cuts and austerity measures throughout Europe that disproportionally hit people with disabilities. Among other actions we are working to get our ENIL proposal resolution through the European Parliament.
We also cooperate with other international NGO’s and organizations to fight the cuts. The European Disability Forum (EDF) has created an online tool on their website to gather and monitor all the negative measures taken by EU member states. Also cases of negative portrayal of people with disabilities can be reported.
ENIL CALLS ON ALL HER MEMBERS TO ACTIVELY USE THIS ONLINE SURVEY! If your government is decreasing your personal assistance hours or taking away your mobility allowance, or if your minister is portraying disabled people as lazy or if he is planning to stop paying for assistive technology, share this with the whole of Europe! The collected data will be made public and will be used to lobby for better policy. Info & links below.
The European Disability Forum (EDF) denounces that current economic, social and political policies adopted by member states and the EU increased the numbers of people experiencing social exclusion in Europe, and created an Observatory and a survey on the impact of the economic crisis on the rights of persons with disabilities.
The Economic crisis in the European Union is having devastating effects on the quality of our democracies, and on the economic and social structures that have been built in our societies over the last decades of economic growth. The European Union’s “Europe 2020” strategy has made social inclusion one of the three pillars bringingEuropeout the crisis. Nevertheless, the European Disability Forum (EDF) denounces that current economic, social and political policies adopted by Member States and the European Union increased the numbers of people experiencing social exclusion inEurope. EDF has created an Observatory on the impact of the economic crisis on the rights of persons with disabilities (http://www.edf-feph.org/Page_Generale.asp?DocID=13854&thebloc=13856) To:
- Collect relevant national examples
- To monitor austerity measures taken by EU member states, European Union institutions and International financial institutions.