The main purpose of this guide is to present some ideas on how to advocate and lobby for Independent Living in one of the three European Union’s legislative bodies – the European Parliament. By reading this guide, you can find information on how to approach individual MEPs, Parliamentary Committees (i.e. Committees in the European Parliament) or the Disability Intergroup in the European Parliament. The guide is aimed at disabled people, disabled people’s organisations, such as Centers for Independent Living, NGOs and allies.
This myth buster challenges the most common misconceptions about how EU taxpayers’ money is used with regard to disabled people. It is aimed at all those advocating for EU Funds to be used to support disabled people’s right to live independently and to be included in the community.
The purpose of this checklist is to ensure EU funds in the 2021 – 2027 programming period contribute to independent living and inclusion in the community. The checklist was developed by the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG), of which ENIL is a member, with Hope and Homes for Children.
Identifying and articulating potential bias indicators is essential to unmasking the reality of disability hate crime. By offering unique insights into the specificities of disability hate crime and to the communities impacted by it, this course represents a key tool for law enforcement and civil society to improve their monitoring and recording capacities. The course was developed as part of the Facing the Facts project. Read the detailed course description here.
In the end of 2018, ENIL piloted the Personal Assistance Checklist – a new tool for assessing personal assistance (PA) schemes from the perspective of independent living. The checklist is intended to help advocates around the world to fight for better PA, and it allows, for the first time, to rank PA schemes according to independent living principles.
The ENIL Election Toolkit has been created to outline the importance of voting in the European Elections in May 2019 and to support you in how to identify voting for a candidate that aligns with the independent living philosophy.
This training manual brings together materials and templates developed for the study session “Inclusion Culture – Promoting Leadership in Intercultural Understanding within Mixed-ability Groups”. These can be used by organisations, as well all young people and other relevant stakeholders planning to organise similar activities on inclusion, disability, inclusive intercultural youth activities and volunteering, in their communities.
This manual aims to contribute to better understanding of networking as a powerful tool for raising awareness and challenging stereotypes and prejudice towards disabled people, for building capacity of stakeholders (disabled people, families and carers, professionals or policy-makers and the community in general) and for advocating for social inclusion and independent living. It was developed as part of the project ‘Empowering Belarus CSOs to advocate for social inclusion and promote participatory decision making for people with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities in 6 regions of Belarus’. You can find a copy of the Manual in Russian here.
The Manual was written as part of the ILNET project, implemented by ENIL in partnership with the Centre for Independent Living – Sofia and the Initiative for Human Rights in Mental Health (RUSIHAK). It was written by Debbie Jolly – a disability rights activist, co-founder of Disabled People against Cuts (DPAC) and a member of the ENIL Board.
The purpose of this Roadmap is to set out the key actions needed to implement in Turkey Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which recognises the right of disabled people to ‘full inclusion and participation in the community’. It aims to be of assistance to policy-makers responsible for the development and provision of community-based services for people with disabilities, and the related laws and policies, organisations of disabled people and other non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and service providers. It can be used to identify actions that should be taken to realise the right of disabled people to live and participate in the community. The Roadmap was prepared in consultation with Turkish organisations of disabled people and experts. You can find a copy of the Roadmap in Turkish here.
This toolkit was developed by the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care, to assist the Governments and other stakeholders in using the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) to move away from institutional care to independent living.
The Toolkit provides information about the history of Centres for Independent Living, how they are defined, on the basis of which principles they work and how they can be established by disabled people.
The Myth Buster on Independent Living deals with some of the most common misconceptions about disabled people, independent living and personal assistance.
You can download the ENIL Myth Buster in the following languages:
Albanian Armenian Bulgarian Bosnian Dutch French German German Easy to Read (non-accessible PDF format, and accessible Word format) Greek Hungarian Italian Lithuanian Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak
This guide is aimed at disabled people’s organisations, law enforcement agencies, national human rights institutions, media and other stakeholders. It was prepared with input from the Croatian Disability Ombudsman’s office and OSCE/ODIHR.
This training manual brings together materials developed for the Peer Support Training held on 21st June 2014 in Sofia, Bulgaria.
This publication outlines what ENIL thinks needs to happen to improve disabled people’s life chances and support us to achieve our goals and aspirations. It was published on the occasion of the European Elections in 2014.
The ENIL Election Toolkit has been created to outline the importance of voting in the European Elections in May 2014 and to support you in how to identify voting for a candidate that aligns with the independent living philosophy.
The ENIL Election Toolkit has been created to outline the importance of voting in the European Elections in May 2014 and to support disabled people in identifying candidates that support the right to independent living.
This training manual brings together materials developed for the study session “Young People with Disabilities as Future Leaders of the Independent Living Movement” which was organised by ENIL and the European Youth Department of the Council of Europe and was held on 21-28 October in Strasbourg, France.
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This manual was developed by the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care, to assist the Governments and other stakeholders in moving away from institutional care to independent living.
This manual is about “JAG-model”, which describes how you can organise personal assistance with self-determination when you have multiple, severe disabilities and limited autonomy.