ENIL Newsletter, February 2017

Editorial Update

Dear readers,

Welcome to the February edition of ENIL’s Newsletter!

In it you will find  a report by Ines Bulic, ENIL Policy Officer, from a seminar on deinstitutionalisation in Nicosia, Cyprus.

Another report comes from ENIL's member CIL Serbia - from their study session in London.

Below you can also find the whole transcript of the discussion between Miro Griffiths and the Council of Europe on disability rights activism.

Read the latest updates on the ENIL 2017 Freedom Drive, dedicated to Martin Naughton, the campaign’s Father, who we lost last year.

Frank Sioen, ENIL Advocacy Officer, writes about the developments around the European Accessibility Act (EEA) and invites you to join the demonstration on 6th March in Brussels aiming to call for a strong EEA.

Natasa Kokic, ENIL’s latest staff member presents herself and also gives an update on the ENIL campaign which she coordinates – EU Funds for Our Rights.

Don’t forget to complete the European Students Network (ESN) survey on accessible mobility. You can find it here.

Expect the ENIL Annual Report 2016 in the March edition of ENIL’s Newsletter!

We hope you will find this newsletter interesting and encourage you to share your feedback at secretariat@enil.eu.

Thank you!

Dilyana Deneva, Newsletter editor

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Cyprus Seminar Calls for Action on Deinstitutitonalisation

On 27 January, ENIL’s Policy Officer Ines Bulic took part in a seminar on deinstitutionalisation in Nicosia, Cyprus, as part of ENIL’s involvement in the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG). Read about the event here.

CIL Serbia on a Study Visit to London, UK

Last year, ENIL assisted CIL Serbia in organizing a study visit to London. The visit (3-7 July) was part of the project “Strengthening political participation of persons with disabilities in the Republic of Serbia”. It was facilitated by Disability Rights UK (DRUK) and ENIL.

Miro Griffiths at the Council of Europe – on Disability Rights Activism

On 2nd February, the Council of Europe hosted an hour long session on its Facebook platform to discuss a diverse range of topics pertaining to disablement, activism and policy development. You can find the whole transcript in this article.

ENIL Freedom Drive Update – February 2017

Program changes and a poll on the Development Meetings Topics during the ENIL 2017 Freedom Drive are part of the latest updates in this article.

Demonstration to Call for a Strong European Accessibility Act

Come and join ENIL who will demonstrate with the European Disability Forum (EDF) at the European Parliament in Brussels on 6th March to raise awareness on the European Accessibility Act and to ask the Internal Market Committee of the European Parliament to adopt a more ambitious position on this important legislative proposal.

Meet Natasa Kokic - ENIL Campaign Coordinator

ENIL staff got enriched with one more member in October 2016. This is Natasa Kokic - a human rights activist with vast experience and knowledge. Below you can read more about her interests, past work and present duties within ENIL.

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