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September 19. 0 De-institutionalisation

ENIL Side Event at the UN Sends Message to Governments: Institutions Are Not Solutions!

Geneva, 19 September 2014 – A side event organised today by the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL), GRIP and Onafhankelijk Leven during the 12th Session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with … Read more

September 16. 0 News

MapAbility: The Innovative Guide to European Universities’ Accessibility

On the 28th of August, the Erasmus Student Network is celebrating the launch of MapAbility platform, a ground-breaking online map designed to inform disabled students about the accessibility level of European Higher Education Institutions. MapAbility’s … Read more

September 15. 2 De-institutionalisation

Whose voice is speaking in our name?

Debbie Jolly, one of the founders of Disabled People Against Cuts and ENIL Board member discusses the responsibility disabled people’s organisations have in standing up for those whose voice has been taken away. Jolly argues that claims to protect the client’s ‘confidentiality’, allegedly acting ‘in their best interests’, are just a way of silencing opponents of institutionalisation and other forms of involuntary treatment and confinement. Read more

September 8. 0 European Union

ENIL release Statement in response to the Disability Intergroup’s work priorities for the 2009-2014 Term

With the new European Parliament established as well as the continuation of the unprecedented attacks on disabled people’s right to Independent Living, the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) are releasing recommendations and suggested actions … Read more

August 28. 0 Good Practice
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Case study: Experience of influencing decision makers at National and European Level

In this interview with Mari Siilsalu we speak to her about how she became involved in advocating for disabled people at both a national and at a European Level. Mari tells us of her own … Read more

Role Model: Pavel Kadokov

Role Models

Role Model: Pavel Kadokov

Pavel Kadõkov was 19 years old, when he lost his eyesight and right hand in a bomb explosion. “Am I not going to be able to live a life?”- was the first question that popped … Read more

Disabled Bulgarians Denied the Right to Independent Living

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Disabled Bulgarians Denied the Right to Independent Living

Reasons for my trip to Bulgaria I was invited by ENIL to go and speak at a conference in Sofia on deinstitutionalisation and community-based services, representing the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional … Read more

ENIL’s “Think Different, Think Equal” Video Campaign highlights diversity among young disabled people


ENIL’s “Think Different, Think Equal” Video Campaign highlights diversity among young disabled people

The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) is launching a series of four videos entitled “Think Different, Think Equal” to empower and raise awareness about the rights of disabled people in Europe. Developed by a … Read more

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