Hello ENIL members and supporters! Here follows the ENIL February newsletter. You will find among other articles an overview of ENIL publications from last year, news of changes in ENIL governance, as well as an introduction of Esti, the newest ENIL intern.
I want to also take this opportunity to remind everyone of two great events that happen this year. On May 5th
, ENIL will be celebrating the 2nd
European Day for Independent Living. We hope that, as last year, many of you will join in with us and mark this day! Together we can celebrate Independent Living but also use the day to raise awareness on what is Independent Living and who are the members and supporters of ENIL! (Please contact the ENIL intern Estitxu Arraztio with your plans or questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Then on September 29th
ENIL will open the first Freedom Drive to be held in Brussels. The ENIL General Assembly will take place on the 29th
of September, so make sure you are a member so that you can cast your votes! You can become a member by signing up on the ENIL web page – look to the right and find the box – Join ENIL now. As the new ENIL Board will be elected, we are also opening the process of nominations to the Board. You can nominate yourself or anyone whom you find would make a good Board member and leader of ENIL. Send your nominations to: email@example.com
On March 5th, ENIL will be joining the Permanent Mission of Austria and the International Disability Alliance in a side event at the UN in Geneva on Independent Living. Nadia Hadad will be representing ENIL and giving a personal account of the importance of Independent Living. Jamie Bolling will be a speaker at the We Chose to Climb event, to be held in Glasgow from March 16 – 18 (http://socialcareideasfactory.com/we-chose-to-climb/
ENIL is working on the response to the European Ombudsman’s own-initiative inquiry concerning the respect for fundamental rights in the implementation of the EU Cohesion policy. Our response will be published early next week, so do check our website.
Finally, ENIL is planning on holding webinars on Independent Living. The first is planned for March 2nd
and will be on the History of IL, and the second will be on March 9th
– What is ENIL? If you have not as of yet registered – do so. It is not too late! Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org