ENIL Newsletter, June 2016

Editorial Update

Dear readers,

Welcome to the June issue of ENIL's Newsletter!

We received some great news from Finland this month – it ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and its Optional Protocol, bringing the total number of States Parties to the Convention to 164 and to the Optional Protocol to 89. To mark this occasion, ENIL had an interview with Kalle Konkkola, from Finland, who happens to be one of the leading Independent Living activists globally.

Serbia, on the other hand, has already received its Concluding observations from the CRPD Committee. We have spoken to our member in Serbia about their involvement in the review process. This month, we also published our Annual report for 2015 and another report on the use of European Structural and Investment Funds. We hope you enjoy reading these, and more, and encourage you to share your feedback at secretariat@enil.eu.

Thank you!

Dilyana Deneva, Newsletter editor

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Kalle Konkkola Speaks to ENIL about Finland’s CRPD Ratification

Read the interview that ENIL had with Kalle Konkkola - independent living activist from Finland, wto comments Finland's recent ratification of the UN CRPD.

ENIL-ECCL Report to Support Use of EU Funds for Independent Living

ENIL-ECCL are pleased to launch a new report on the use of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIFs) for deinstitutionalisation, entitled ‘Working Together to Close the Gap Between Rights and Reality’.

European Pillar of Social Rights…or Benefits?

On 29th June, ENIL adopted a Position Paper on the European Commission's proposal for a European Pillar of Social Rights (the Social Pillar).

CRPD Committee Reviews Serbia’s Record

In April 2016, the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD Committee) reviewed the situation in Serbia, based on the government’s official report.

ENIL Annual Report 2015

Here you can find a report on ENIL's work for 2015.

ENIL's Monthly Website Update

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