February 24. 0 News

New Resources on Independent Living

Wondering how the cost of Independent Living compares to residential care? Would you like to start a new Centre for Independent Living? Concerned by disability hate crime? Is your government including disabled people in policy development? Do you need training materials on peer support? Are there upcoming elections in your country? If yes, please read on. Read more

February 23. 0 Good Practice

Accessibility and Independent Living Come to Armenia

Independent Living activists celebrate a significant success in the capital city of Armenia. February 20, 2015, was the day when the first 10 accessible city buses started running in Yerevan. Read more

February 17. 0 European Union
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ENIL Contributes to Development of Future Youth Policy

The European Commission and the Council of Europe have signed a new youth partnership for the period 2014 – 16 to foster synergies between the two organizations. Specific themes for 2014 – 16 are: participation/citizenship; social inclusion; recognition and quality of youth work. Read more

February 14. 0 News

UN OHCHR Publishes Thematic Study on Independent Living

At the 28th Session of the Human Rights Council in New York, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights presented its Thematic Study on the right of persons with disabilities to live independently and be included in the community. Read more

February 13. 1 News

Changes in ENIL Governance, Staff and Office

ENIL is a dynamic organisation and with dynamics comes change. This short notice announces the recent changes concerning our governance, staff and office in 2015. Read more

Role Model: Amela Velic

Role Models

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

Disability Watchdog

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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