But here you can read brand new articles, with a special focus on Western Europe.
Also in the West, as in the rest of Europe, our movement is fighting the cuts and austerity measures that affect our possibilities to live independently.
You can help us by being active in the same struggle in your own country or region. But also by seeking support from your MEPs for the ENIL EU resolution proposal and by safeguarding Independent Living terminology. You can read more about it in the articles below.
After all the alarming news of cuts throughout Europe, we can report a first success of disabled activists in the U.K. who 'won back' mobility payments.
Also in the Netherlands, where ENIL is building up contact with DPOs, insiders learn us that the original plans for drastic cuts in the direct payments scheme are breaking down step by step. We will keep you informed on this!
So ... these little sparks of light are certainly encouraging and proof that it's worthwhile and necessary to keep on fighting for our human rights.
Due to a technical error, a copy of the previous issue of ENIL's Newsletter was re-sent to all subscribers last week. Our apologies to everyone and we hope you find the new issue an interesting and useful read.