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ENIL Launches Short Film to Mark 3 December

Brussels, 3 December – As we mark this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), we are thinking of the hundreds of thousands of disabled people in Europe locked away in institutions, exposed to human rights abuses, segregated from their families and the rest of society, and with no control over their lives. Read more

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ENIL Launches Short Film to Mark 3 December

Brussels, 3 December – As we mark this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), we are thinking of the hundreds of thousands of disabled people in Europe locked away in institutions, exposed to human rights abuses, segregated from their families and the rest of society, and with no control over their lives. Read more

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ENIL’s Nadia Hadad Joins EDF Board

ENIL Board member, Nadia Hadad, attended the European Disability Forum’s November Board meeting for the first time. She was co-opted in the place of late Peter Lambreghts, who had been on the EDF Board for several years. Read more

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#OurFundsOurRights

On 8 November, ENIL launched a new campaign “EU Funds for Our Rights” in the European Parliament. Its objective is to encourage Member States to efficiently spend the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) designated for the ‘transition from institutional to community-based care’ and to ensure there is a proper monitoring and complaints system in place to prevent ESIF from going into services which continue to institutionalise disabled people. Read more

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Local Culture and Independent Living

At the beginning of October, representatives of disabled people and their families from four continents gathered at an ENIL side-event to discuss the main challenges to the realisation of the right to live independently and be included in the community in their regions. Read more

Role model: Marina Voudouri

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Role model: Marina Voudouri

ENIL is pleased to introduce Marina Voudouri, our Board member from Italy. Marina is originally from Greece, but has been living in Rome for many years, where she is sitting on one of the district’s governing bodies and is on the forefront of advocacy for independent living. Read more

Short Guide through Actions to Implement CRPD at EU Level

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Short Guide through Actions to Implement CRPD at EU Level

Last year, EU’s initial report on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was reviewed by the CRPD Committee . This article looks at what happened since, and sets out some of the actions taken by different actors to implement the Committee’s recommendations. Read more

#OurFundsOurRights

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#OurFundsOurRights

On 8 November, ENIL launched a new campaign “EU Funds for Our Rights” in the European Parliament. Its objective is to encourage Member States to efficiently spend the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) designated for the ‘transition from institutional to community-based care’ and to ensure there is a proper monitoring and complaints system in place to prevent ESIF from going into services which continue to institutionalise disabled people. Read more

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