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Welcome to the September edition of ENIL, Independent Living News!


Only a few days before Freedom Drive (FD) we give you the latest updates. All kind of useful information can be found in this first article below, together with numerous informative links. Don’t miss reading this update, if you are coming to Brussels next week!

On 27th and 28th August a constructive dialogue between the CRPD Committee and the EU delegates took place. ENIL, together with the European Disability Forum and other international NGOs had a one-hour session with the CRPD Committee before the dialogue, providing additional information and clarifications. Read more in the article below.

This month we also presented you with the smart action of CIL Sofia which aimed to raise awareness about the vicious practices of the social policy system in Bulgaria. On 27th August they organised a Citizens’ Tribunal – Disabled People vs. the System.

We remind you to complete the ENIL Mobility Survey, with which ENIL aims to research the barriers faced by disabled people when wanting to move or study in another EU Member State. Deadline was 20th September, but we extend it to 10th October. Link to the survey can be found in the article below.

Next, we present you with a short report from Geneva. The European Union (EU) has been examined for the first time by a UN human rights committee – the expert Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The EU was called to present the work it has done on the implementation of the Convention since the ratification of the UN CRPD.

This month we also share DPAC’s initiative – the UN Inquiry and UN visit to the UK to examine the grave and systematic violations of the UN CRPD.

Read the story of Anita Elisabeth – a role model in September’s edition of ENIL, Independent Living News!

ENIL was present for the EU review in Geneva to follow the constructive dialogue between the UN and the EU.

The Zero Project 2016 has finished shortlisting the nominations it has received in the fields of education and ICT (Information and Communication Technologies). The Zero Project 2016 shortlist consists of 200 innovative practices and policies. More detailed information can be found in the article.

This month we present you a short essay written by Felix Engellau, who worked for ENIL as a volunteer during the summer vacation. It was a pleasure for ENIL to rely on Felix for numerous tasks and the ENIL team says THANK YOU!

Apart from the regular Freedom Drive updates that ENIL was providing, this month we also published an article with latest developments around the ELOSH project.
 
Enjoy reading ENIL’s newsletter and good luck with your final preparations for Freedom Drive! Even if you are not coming to Brussels, you can get the latest news from our website, facebook and twitter!

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Freedom Drive Update – 22 September 2015

Freedom Drive update – 22nd September 2015

ENIL On Top of the EU CRPD Review

The European-wide swift and thorough implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), with a special focus on Article 19 on living independently in the community, is one of ENIL’s priorities. The latest action was the attendance the 14th session of the CRPD Committee in Geneva with Peter Lambreghts representing ENIL.

When Nothing Else Works – CIL Sofia In Action

In most national languages tribunal is a special jurisdiction, usually in postwar situations and outside the regular court system. The 1945 Nurnberg Tribunal marked the start of special courts for crimes against humanity.

ENIL Mobility Survey

ENIL is currently researching the barriers faced by disabled people when wanting to move or study in another EU Member State. We aim to collect data from as many disabled people as possible who have experience in this field and are willing to share it.

ENIL Press Release – Human Rights Recommendations to the EU from the CRPD Committee

The European Union (EU) has been examined for the first time by a UN human rights committee in Geneva – the expert Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Read the Role Model’s Story of Anita Elisabeth

What was the municipality thinking when they put 19-year-old Anita Elisabeth Bjørklund in a nursing home against her will? ‘It was like living in a kindergarten for adults...

Zero Project Update – 200 Innovative Practices and Policies Shortlisted

The Zero Project 2016 has finished shortlisting the nominations it has received in the fields of education and ICT (Information and Communication Technologies). The Zero Project 2016 shortlist consists of 200 innovative practices and policies.

ENIL’s Intern Fellix Engellau And His Story

This month we present you a short essay written by Felix Engellau, who worked for ENIL as a volunteer during the summer vacation. It was a pleasure for ENIL to rely on Felix for numerous tasks and the ENIL team says THANK YOU!

ENIL’s Work on the ELOSH Project at Its Final Stage!

Maria Nyman, the director of Mental Health Europe and one of ENIL’s colleagues in the ELOSH project, was one of the key speakers at the ELOSH final conference “Housing and Support: successful ways to help people with complex housing needs”.
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