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Bulgaria: When a House Is Not a Home

My name is Bridget Cooper and between 2011 and 2015, I shared my house in Bulgaria with eight women with a mild learning disability. I lived on the third floor and the municipality rented the fully furnished two lower floors for a symbolic rent, to be used as ‘zashtiteno jilishte’ (protected house). Read more

March 24. 0 Good Practice
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Survey on Accessible Tourism

An MBA student at the Tallinn University of Technology has launched a survey researching the currently available processes of hotel booking for travellers with access needs in Europe. Read more

March 23. 0 News
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ENIL Submission on the Right to Education

On 15 April 2015, during its 13th session, the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will hold a day of general discussion on Article 24 (the right to education) of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. ENIL has submitted its contribution for the day of general discussion, highlighting the main barriers to the right to education for persons with disabilities in Europe. Read more

March 19. 0 European Union
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ENIL-ECCL Respond to the EU Ombudsman Inquiry on Cohesion Policy

In May 2014, the European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly opened an own-initiative inquiry into respect for fundamental rights in the EU’s Cohesion Policy. ENIL-ECCL have submitted a response to the inquiry, setting out a number of outstanding concerns in relation to how EU funding is used in the Member States and the role of the European Commission. Read more

March 18. 0 European Union
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EDF Launches Its Alternative Report on the Rights of Disabled People in the EU

On 18th March, the European Disability Forum (EDF) launched its Alternative Report on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). 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

Bulgaria: When a House Is Not a Home

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Bulgaria: When a House Is Not a Home

My name is Bridget Cooper and between 2011 and 2015, I shared my house in Bulgaria with eight women with a mild learning disability. I lived on the third floor and the municipality rented the fully furnished two lower floors for a symbolic rent, to be used as ‘zashtiteno jilishte’ (protected house). Read more

Celebrate the Second European Independent Living Day with ENIL!

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Celebrate the Second European Independent Living Day with ENIL!

We are getting close to the second European Independent Living Day – 5 May 2015 – a date that all of us should note down in our calendars. Read more

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