On 21 – 23 September,  the European Network on Independent Living will hold its first Freedom Surf. This three-day online event will be held instead of the Freedom Drive, which was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic for 2022. The Freedom Surf will consist of a series of events, some of which are being organised together with our members.

All events are free to attend and anyone is welcome. They will be in English, with captioning and if needed, international sign language. Please register in advance, so that we are aware of your access needs. Registration will be open until just before the beginning of each event.

Summarized agenda 

You can read the detailed agenda, with description for each event here.

Tuesday, 21st September:

12:00 – 14:00 CEST: SDGs, the CRPD and Shadow Reporting: making better connections for the future (register here)

15:00 – 16:30 CEST: Independent Living Research Network: Using research to advance Independent Living (register here)

17:00 – 18:30 CEST: ENIL Youth Network Board meet youth members, discussing about their work and future plans (register here)

19:00 – 20:30 CEST: ENIL Board meet members, discussing about their work and future plans (register here)

Wednesday, 22nd September:

12:00 – 14:00 CEST: A workshop on using social media and storytelling techniques to promote independent living (register here)

15:00 – 16:30 CEST: ENIL/Freekey workshop on how to get started, how to organise and lobby for Personal Assistance legislation (register here)

18:00 – 19:30 CEST: ULOBA’S 30th anniversary and their experience with mobilising young people to be active in the Independent Living movement in Norway (register here)

Thursday, 23rd September:

12:00 – 14:00 CEST: Monitoring of Article 19, on the right to live independently and being included in the community (register here)

15:00 – 16:30 CEST: World Independent Living Network (WIN) meets ENIL members (register here)

18:00 – 19:30 CEST: Advocating for Accessible and Affordable Housing for Disabled People (register here) POSTPONED 

We hope that you will be able to join us for these exciting events! We may not be able to meet in person, but we are sure that it will be an exciting and engaging three days nonetheless.