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Supporting young disabled people to be future leaders

The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) is encouraging young disabled people to become future leaders of the independent living movement.

It is offering 18-30 year olds the opportunity to take part in a European seimnar on independent living in Strasbourg.

The ENIL advocates and lobbies fori independent living by promoting the values, principles and practices to make full citizenship of disabled people a reality. The project will be a week-long study session at the Council of Europe Youth Centre, with the purpose of encouraging and supporting young disabled people in advocating for human rights in their countries and at European level.

Participants must be between the ages of 18-30 and consider themselves to have an impairment. The study session will take place between the 21 October and 28 October 2012 in Strasbourg, France, and will be in English; therefore participants need to have a working knowledge of the English language. Participants must also be from one of the 47 Member States of the Council of Europe (not to be confused with the European Union).

If you would like more information about the project or wish to receive an application form, please contact: enilstudysession2012@gmail.com or visit ENIL: http://enil.eu/2012/03/international-project-supporting-young-disabled-people-to-become-future-leaders-of-the-independent-living-movement/ or  www.enil.eu. The deadline for applications is 10 June 2012.

Last Updated : 16 April 2012. Page Author: Laura Bimpson.