20 February Feb 2019 1126 20 February 2019
No stone should be left unturned in ensuring that EU elections are accessible to all
An Eesc hearing has revealed that almost a million Eu citizens may be deprived of their right to vote in the upcoming European elections as a result of their disability, and many more may face obstacles when casting their ballots
9 June Jun 2017 1521 09 June 2017
A social enterprise to make New Zealand 100% accessible
It’s called Be.Accessible and it has the vision to make the world a place where every person has the opportunity to reach their true potential. Since its foundation, in 2011, the social enterprise has mobilized hundreds of businesses, public spaces, infrastructures, workers and employees.
31 May May 2017 1523 31 May 2017
Sailing as a means to forget illness
The initiative Les Voiles de l’Espoir comes to its ninth edition. It is a charity week on a sailing boat in Côte d'Azur dedicated to children with tumours and leukemia.
5 January Jan 2017 0912 05 January 2017
A swing accessible to children in wheelchairs
Developed thanks the efforts of the voluntary association Genitori H24 (Parents H24), the swing was inaugurated last summer in the Italian city of Matera.
23 December Dec 2016 0804 23 December 2016
A letter to Santa from the nonprofit sector
Santa is taking credit for the work of our sector long enough. It is time for you to change your ways. A memo on behalf of all of us in the nonprofit sector penned by the outstanding blogger who runs Nonprofitwithball.
13 December Dec 2016 1231 13 December 2016
Getting to know role models: ENIL board member Marina Voudouri
Marina is originally from Greece, but has been living in Rome for many years, where she is sitting on one of the district’s governing bodies and is on the forefront of advocacy for independent living.
9 December Dec 2016 1624 09 December 2016
Someday nobody will try to imagine how her life looks like
The full implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Europe is challenging. However, the battle is being fought by men and women whose dedication will make the difference for the life of disabled people.
30 November Nov 2016 0936 30 November 2016
Chester wins the Access City Award 2017
The award is organised by the European Commission together with the European Disability Forum. It recognises and celebrates cities for their efforts to make it easier for disabled and older people to gain access to public areas such as housing, children’s play areas, public transport or communication technologies.
29 November Nov 2016 1341 29 November 2016
Disability hate crime on the rise in Europe
Tomorrow, on 30 November, the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) will hold a round table on disability hate crime. The event will focus on three questions: what is disability hate crime; key findings of ENIL’s research in 2016; and improving cooperation among different actors to better prevent and address disability hate crime.
10 November Nov 2016 1126 10 November 2016
Accessibility Act: Time to move forward
The European Accessibility Act challenges addressed by experts that met at the European Parliament along with the members of the Disability Inter Group and the European Disability Forum.