“Understanding and countering multiple discrimination faced by young people with disabilities in Europe”
The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) is running a week-long study session “Understanding and countering multiple discrimination faced by young people with disabilities in Europe” (29th June – 6th July 2014), at the Council of Europe Youth Centre in Strasbourg, France. The aim of the study session is to empower young disabled people to tackle multiple discrimination and to develop a video campaign to highlight this issue and promote tolerance and understanding.
The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) advocates and lobbies for Independent Living by promoting the values, principles and practices to make full citizenship of disabled people a reality. One of the priorities for ENIL is to increase the involvement of young disabled people in the Independent Living movement, which is why ENIL has established a project to increase youth participation throughout Europe.
ENIL hopes to develop and facilitate cooperation between young disabled people from different European countries and create better links with organisations representing people from minority and marginalised groups. ENIL recognises that multiple discrimination affects young disabled people's ability to access independent living.
The session will be organised and delivered by an international team of youth leaders from the UK, Hungary, Ireland, Bulgaria and Latvia with experience in working with young people in their countries and internationally.
The study session will take place between 29 June – 6 July 2014 in Strasbourg, France. The working language will be English (and sign language if needed). Participants need to have a working knowledge of English. Participants must be between the ages of 18-30 and consider themselves to have an impairment or disability and must also be from one of the 47 Member States of the Council of Europe (not to be confused with the European Union). Please note there will be a selection process. All travel and accommodation expenses for successful applicants and personal assistants (where needed) will be reimbursed with 50 Euro being deducted by the Council of Europe as a participation fee.
ENIL encourages young disabled people from all backgrounds to apply. Every effort will be made to meet the access needs of all selected participants.To find out more and to download the application form, please visit: http://www.enil.eu/news/application-now-open-enil-study-session-2014/