ENIL Newsletter, October 2016

Editorial Update

Dear reader,

Year 2016 brought another tragic news – we lost Martin Naughton – pioneer of the Independent Living movement in Europe. Below you can find a memory article of another leader of the movement – John Evans.

ENIL continuously works hard on the topic of deinstitutionalisation and  this month you were presented the ENIL Film “Institutions Are Not Solutions: Learning from the Swedish Experience”. Watch it here.

October’s edition of the ENIL newsletter will also inform you of a peer support training which was held in Sofia in September. We are happy to present ENIL’s new campaign “EU Funds for Our Rights” and two interviews on that occasion – with MEP Helga Stevens and MEP Marek Plura.

Last, but not least we keep the countdown – 11 months to the ENIL Freedom Drive 2017!

Dilyana Deneva, Newsletter editor

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Martin Naughton - Leader, Pioneer and Inspiration behind the Freedom Drive

John Evans – a member of the ENIL Advisory Board and pioneer of the Independent Living movement in Europe – remembers Martin Naughton with a touching article.

Launch of ENIL Campaign "EU Funds for Our Rights"

ENIL, in cooperation with the Open Society Foundations - Mental Health Initiative, is launching the campaign “EU Funds for Our Rights”, asking for a better monitoring and complaints system for the use of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) in relation to deinstitutionalisation.

MEPs Stevens and Plura on ENIL's New Campaign

In October, ENIL interviewed two Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) – Helga Stevens and Marek Plura, who will co-host the ENIL’s event – launch of the new campaign “EU Funds for Our Rights” – on 8th November 2016 in the European Parliament.

Peer Supporters in Action in Sofia

On 24th-25th September 2016 a Peer Support Training took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. It was organised jointly by the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) and the Centre for Independent Living – Sofia (CIL-Sofia). This article reveals interesting outcomes from the event.

11 Months to ENIL Freedom Drive 2017

ENIL Freedom Drive 2017 will be dedicated to Martin Naughton as the event, which became key ENIL campaign, was firstly initiated by Martin. The countdown to its 8th edition continues...

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