Welcome to the June edition of ENIL, Independent Living News!
In this edition of the ENIL Newsletter, we would like to update you with the newest changes around Brussels Freedom Drive. Registration deadline has been prolonged until 31 July, registration form is now available in French and Dutch, a list of less expensive places within and around Brussels are among the other updates.
Also, in this edition, we present you the story of Viviane Sorée, Chair of Onafhankelijk Leven, an ENIL member organisation in Belgium, who was discriminated by an airline company. This brings up the topic of freedom of movement in Europe – important for all and often underestimated. You will read details in the ‘watchdog’ article below.
We encourage you to join Zero Project’s initiative of nominating good policy and practice on education and ICT. In the article below you will find the nomination form, which you can use for somebody you wish to nominate or for nominating yourself too!
You will find information about the international conference on deinstitutionalization in Ljubljana (Slovenia), which took place on 19th
June. In this article there is also information about YHD’s study visit, being part of the Deinstitutionalisation Network project.
In this month’s edition of our newsletter we present you with a role model – ENIL’s Youth Network coordinator Dilyana Deneva, who recently graduated from The Open University. She tells us her story about her academic and life path.
Jamie Bolling, ENIL Executive Director, shares about her participation in the deinstitutionalization conference in Bucharest (Romania) on 4th
You can also read about one exciting event that took place in Oslo (Norway) – 300 persons walking through the city, in one of Europe’s biggest disability pride parades, shouting “Proud! Strong! Visible!”
Last in this newsletter – information about the European Film Festival “Integration You and Me” as part of the Brussels Freedom Drive Programme.
Finally, ENIL would like to say big thank you to our contacts in Slovenia, Georgia, Netherlands and Cyprus who were extremely quick and efficient in helping us to update the currently existing information we have about the available personal assistance services in Europe. If you are willing to cooperate with us in this important work and provide us with information about the situation in your country, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Deadline for collecting information is 1st
We hope you enjoy this edition of our newsletter!