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!
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