Together with our Swedish member the Independent Living Institute (ILI), ENIL is co-organising a conference on ‘Using the Law as a Tool for Social Change’. The conference will take place on 30th May (9:00 – 17:00) in Stockholm, Sweden and will also mark 25 years of ILI’s work.

The conference is aimed at disability activists, legal professionals, law students and instructors, and others working against discrimination on the grounds of disability. Participants are invited to share and discuss experiences using legal casework and strategic litigation to implementation of the rights of persons with disabilities. Participation is free of charge, but organisers are unable to cover travel or accommodation costs.

For more information about the event, including the list of speakers, please click here. For more information about using the law as a tool for social change project, please click here.

In conjunction with the conference, two related events are taking place on the 28th – 29th and the 31st May, also in Stockholm:

Match on the Law as a Tool Workshop – 28th – 29th May, 10:00 – 16:00

Jamie Bolling , the new ILI Director, will lead an extended workshop on using law as a tool for social change, in cooperation with the International Initiative for Disability Leadership. For more information, please click here.

Disability Rights Defenders Network – 31st May, 9:00 – 12:00

Adolf Ratzka, the founder of ILI, will lead a discussion on the potential of a new network of disability activists and legal professionals.

To register for one or more of the events, please send an e-mail to: (Please specify which event(s) you are registering for and your assistance requirements.)