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Editorial Update

Welcome to the April issue of the ENIL Newsletter!
Every year, ENIL and its members celebrate the Independent Living Day on the 5th of May. We have thus prepared a few things for the occasion. This year theme will be the Youth and young disabled people, as 2022 is the European Year of Youth.

Also in this newsletter, you will find information about the 2022 Freedom Drive! This is one of our key event for anyone concerned about independent living, human rights and disability. Make sure you are part of it!

Coordination Handicap et Autonomie (a French member of ENIL) has been working on the right to publicly-funded personal assistance. It's a long-standing battle, but one that is bearing fruit. In this article, you will learn more about how things are going in France and what remains to be done.

Then, you will find an article which relates the importance of social protection and at the same time, its failure to meet the needs of disabled people. What can be done?

Our staff member, Laura Alčiauskaitė and Kamil Goungor attended a forum from the Council of Europe on Human Rights Education. Laura shares with us what she has learned!
Last but not least, a reminder to sign and share our petition for an end to institutions for disabled people in Europe. We have passed the 1000 signatures mark, next target: 1500. Please help us reach it!

Not to forget, another reminder for our organisational members. Do write something about your organisation, so we can introduce you to our readers. You can send all articles (or questions for clarification) to michael.goossens@enil.eu (This is just for member organisations, full and associate, not individuals)

Happy reading, stay safe, healthy and see you next month!

European Network on Independent Living – ENIL

May 5th Events – Independent Living Day

We've collected a few events happening for the Independent Living Day. Have a look and make sure you don't miss anything!

The 2022 Freedom Drive is here!

The 2022 Freedom Drive is now within sight!
Let's make sure you don't miss any information!

France: Update on Personal Assistance

French disabled people have been fighting for the right to publicly-funded personal assistance for some time now. Many things still need to change but the fight is bearing fruit!

Disability & Social Protection

Social protection systems are supposed to enable us to live full, independent lives but are ill-equipped to support the disabled. Which changes do we need for social protection that sup-ports independent living?

The Present and Future of citizenship and Human Rights Education in Europe with young people

Our colleagues Laura Alčiauskaitė tells us about her time at a forum from the Council of Europe on the Present and Future of citizenship and Human Rights Education in Europe with young people. This was the opportunity to learn and share many things on human rights!
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