January 24. 0 Good Practice

First Independent Living Organisation Established in Greece

ENIL would like to welcome a new organization “i-Living – Independent Living Organisation of Greece” from Athens to the movement. Stelios Kympouropoulos, Marianna Diamantopoulou, Antonia Trikalioti, Dimitris Karanastasis, Evagellia Lampara and Kamil Goungor founded the … Read more

January 21. 0 News
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Bringing Independent Living to Turkey

ENIL’s new project “Promoting the Right to Independent Living of People with Disabilities in Turkey” is starting with a kick-off meeting in Istanbul today. The kick-off meeting will be attended by the project partners – ENIL, the Centre for Independent Living Sofia (CIL Sofia) and RUSİHAK – and other local stakeholders. Read more

January 12. 0 News

When you know WHAT you want, there’s always a HOW!

My name is Gatis Caunītis and I come from Latvia. I am disabled since 1994. When I was six years old I was playing hide and seek and went into an unlocked electrical unit where … Read more

January 9. 2 Blog

Happy New Year! Best wishes for a fruitful 2015 with progress for Independent Living!

Think that another year has come and gone. The years do go faster and faster! Can it be as the saying goes – time goes fast when you are having fun? Is our work fun? … Read more

December 17. 0 News
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Happy Holidays to you from ENIL!

Hello ENIL followers! Another year done and gone, at least almost! With this letter I want to say Merry Christmas and express my great thanks for all cooperation during this year. As usual is has … Read more

Role Model: Amela Velic

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Role Model: Amela Velic

Amela Velic from Sarajevo had an accident in the summer of 2000 at a swimming pool. She was diving and hit her head on the ground which left her paralyzed from the neck down. Amela … Read more

Greece: Children in institutions locked up in cages

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Greece: Children in institutions locked up in cages

On 14 November, BBC published an article on the conditions in the institution in Lechaina, Greece, where more than 60 disabled children are being held in purpose-built cages. At the same time, a supported living … Read more

Freedom Drive 2015 – From Strasbourg to Brussels!


Freedom Drive 2015 – From Strasbourg to Brussels!

Last year, ENIL held all of the Freedom Drive events under the banner of “Ten Years with the Freedom Drive” in Strasbourg and now in 2015 the Freedom Drive including the march to European Institutions … Read more

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