Tag Archives: Good Example

Presenting the european project team for the supporting disabled young people to become future leaders of the independent living movement programme

Presenting the european project team for the supporting disabled young people to become future leaders of the independent living movement programme. Read more

Presentation of the book on The family dimension of the UN Convention

On the occasion of the International Day of Families COFACE will present together with Ádám Kósa (MEP, Chair of the Disability Intergroup) the new COFACE publication, The family dimension of the United Nations Convention on … Read more

Call for Input into an Online Youth Network

We are two disabled young people, planning to set up an international online network for disabled young people aged 16-30, to network, skill and knowledge share. We believe that by providing an interactive space for … Read more

The annual meeting of Fundamental Rights Platform

The Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) had its two day annual meeting in Vienna. The annual meeting brings together members of the Agency’s network to work in … Read more

Able Tourism

The new Q Mark in relation to ABLE Tourism was launched on 12th April 2012 by Minister Phil Hogan TD in Dublin, Ireland. Able Tourism is the new Q Mark for accessibility created by Excellence … Read more

TANDIS (Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Information System)

TANDIS (Tolerance and Non-Discrimination Information System) was developed by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). The ODIHR serves as a collection point for information related to tolerance and non-discrimination on the … Read more

Struggle for personal assistance in Finland

Finland has a plan to close down all institutions for people with intellectual disabilities by 2020 and that by 2016 no more than 500 persons will be living in institutions.  The close-down of these institutions … Read more

The chair as art-form!

An original exhibition is currently on show in the metro station Botanique in Brussels: Chais’Art. The theme of the exhibition is the wheelchair as artistic icon, giving a new and amusing take on the subject. … Read more

The right of people with disabilities to live independently and be included in the community

“ The right of people with disabilities to live independently and be included in the community” Issue Paper commissioned and published by the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe. Download it here … Read more

ENIL on the Joint Committee on Human Rights Report on Independent Living and UNCRDP

Rights of disabled people may be at risk, says Human Rights Committee  The disability movement/Independent Living movement of the UK is very pleased about the outcome of this report. It was exactly what we needed … Read more

Reminder: Free online seminars on UNCRPD

The Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) are hosting a series of four free online seminars. The aim of these seminars is to relate the Disability Convention to what … Read more

Collaboration request for INNOSERV project – report good examples of social innovation

February 1, 2012 marks the beginning of the Social platform on innovative social services or the INNOSERV Project  funded under the European Commission’s Seventh framework programme.  The Project is a unique opportunity for the identification … Read more

EPP Hearing – Tourism and Accessibility on Thursday, 9 February 2012

EPP Group Public Hearing on Tourism for all, a challenge to win! Accessibility of destinations, accommodation and information within the new Tourism Strategy of the EU Thursday, 9 February 2012 9.00 – 12.30 JAN 6 Q … Read more

ENIL at the ‘International Conference on Good Policies for Persons with Disabilities’

On January 22 and 23, 2012 the International Conference on Good Policies for Persons with Disabilities took place for the first time in Vienna, Austria with ENIL participating through Jamie Bolling, the ENIL Executive Director … Read more

European Commision. Public consultation with a view to a European Accessibility Act

Date: 29/02/2012 Objective of the consultation The Commission is reflecting on the development of a European Accessibility Act containing measures to improve the accessibility of goods and services in the European market. This consultation is … Read more

Recommended reading. ‘Handicapping Rules: The Overly Restrictive Application of Admissibility Criteria by the European Court of Human Rights to Complaints Concerning Disabled People’

‘Handicapping Rules: The Overly Restrictive Application of Admissibility Criteria by the European Court of Human Rights to Complaints Concerning Disabled People’ By Constantin Cojocariu Abstract This article analyses the way in which admissibility rules related … Read more

Recommended reading. ‘Responsible Reform. A Report on the proposed changes to Disability Living Allowance’

‘Responsible Reform. A Report on the proposed changes to Disability Living Allowance’ This report is a comprehensive presentation of the most relevant evidence available on Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and the proposals to replace it with … Read more

Research: LGTB Young disabled persons.

This research aims to find out how disabled young people (aged 16 – 25) see themselves, their identities, and their social networks. These networks may contain a variety of people, organisations and services that are … Read more

The photograph book by Hallgrímur Guðmundsson and The Independent Living centre in Iceland

Disabled people are often seen as sick, abnormal and broken and are therefore excluded from having basic human rights to inclusive education, work opportunities on the open labour market, move away from home, have a … Read more

ENIL Hearing on Cuts at the European Parliament

Save the Date! 9 February 2012, European Parliament   On 9 February 2012 ENIL is holding a hearing at the European Parliament entitled ‘Defend the Right of Independent Living – How the EU’s Austerity Policy … Read more

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