Independent living in Europe and beyond. Interviews with Independent Living activists. ENIL Logo and IJDSJ logo


This page contains video-recordings of interviews with Independent Living activists. The interviews have been conducted in July-September 2022 by staff member of the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) for a special issue of the International Journal of Disability and Social Justice on ‘Independent Living in Europe and beyond: past, present, and future’. All interviews are subtitled.


Interview with Adolf Ratzka


Interview with Adolf Ratzka (Independent Living Institute, Sweden), conducted by Lilia Angelova-Mladenova on 29 August 2022.



Interview with César Giménez



Interview with César Giménez (Independent Living Andalusia, Spain), conducted by Kamil Goungor on 5 August 2022.



Interview with Antonia Trikalioti



Interview with Antonia Trikalioti (I-Living – Independent Living Organisation of Greece), conducted by Kamil Goungor on 3 August 2022.



Interview with Diogo Martins


Interview with Diogo Martins (Centre for Independent Living, Portugal), conducted by Kamil Goungor on 28 July 2022.



Interview with Elena Pečarič and Klaudija Poropat


Interview with Elena Pečarič and Klaudija Poropat (YHD – Association for the Theory and Culture of Handicap, Slovenia), conducted by Lilia Angelova-Mladenova on 25 August 2022.



Interview with James Cawley


Interview with James Cawley (Independent Living Movement Ireland), conducted by Ines Bulic Cojocariu on 15 September 2022.



Interview with John Evans


Interview with John Evans OBE (Independent Living activist from the United Kingdom and co-founder of the European Network on Independent Living), conducted by Ines Bulic Cojocariu on 10 September 2022.



Interview with Milica Mima Ružičić-Novković


Interview with Milica Mima Ružičić-Novković (Centre ‘Living Upright’, Serbia), conducted by Ines Bulic Cojocariu on 15 July 2022.



Interview with Nicolas Joncour



Interview with Nicolas Joncour (CLE Autistes, France), conducted by Natasa Kokic on 1 August 2022.



Interview with Suvad Zahirović


Interview with Suvad Zahirović (Information Centre for Persons with Disability ‘Lotos’, Bosnia and Herzegovina), conducted by Natasa Kokic on 29 August 2022.



Interview with Vanya Pandieva


Interview with Vanya Pandieva (Centre for Independent Living – Sofia, Bulgaria), conducted by Lilia Angelova-Mladenova on 25 August 2022.



Interview with Vibeke Marøy Melstrøm


Interview with Vibeke Marøy Melstrøm (ULOBA, Norway), conducted by Lilia Angelova-Mladenova on 18 August 2022.


For more information on the International Journal of Disability and Social Justice, click on the following link: ijdsj.online