flaga-belgia-pętla-45299845Stowarzyszenie BONA FIDES oraz belgijska organizacji European Network on Independent Living Brussels Office  poszukują osoby chętne na wyjazd na EVS do Brukseli. Zgłoszenia (CV i list motywacyjny w języku angielskim) prosimy przesyłać na adres mailowy natalia@bonafides.pl oraz na frank.sioen@enil.eu  (zgłoszenie należy wysłać na oba adresy mailowe).
W tytule wiadomości prosimy wpisać: EVS in ENIL. Aplikacje nie zawierające takiego tematu wiadomości nie będą rozpatrywane.

Termin nadsyłania zgłoszeń: 15 sierpnia 2016r.

Do zgłoszeń prosimy dodawać poniższą informację:

Sending association:
Bona Fides Association (Stowarzyszenie Aktywności Obywatelskiej Bona Fides)
Acronym: SAO Bona Fides
ul. Warszawska 19
40-009 Katowice
PIC: 947802812
EI referance number: 2013-PL-100
EVS coordinator
Natalia Podbielska
My sending organization may be also coordinating organization and apply with project to Polish National Agency for the nearest deadline.

Contact person: Frank Sioen
Coordinating and Receiving organisation: European Network on Independent Living Brussels Office
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Deadline: 15/08/2016
Start/End: From: 01/01/2017 To: 31/12/2017

description of organisation
The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) is a Europe-wide network of disabled people, with members throughout Europe. ENIL brings together Independent Living organisations and individuals, and non-disabled allies, to promote the right to live independently in the community for all disabled people. ENIL supports a human rights vision of disability based on social inclusion, solidarity, peer support, deinstitutionalisation, democracy, self-representation and self-determination across different impairment groups. ENIL’s mission is to advocate and lobby for Independent Living values, principles and practices, namely for barrier-free environment, provision of personal assistance support and adequate technical aids, together making full citizenship of disabled people possible. ENIL’s activities target European, national and local administrations, politicians, media, and the general society. ENIL works to strengthen the empowerment of disabled people mainly through providing resources for peer counselling and peer training. ENIL seeks to enhance the European disability movement by providing the arena for the sharing of experience of services and by providing expertise on the right to independent living (as set out in Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) and personal assistance. ENIL has a strong grassroots network and is actively engaged with local Centers of Independent Living. Every year, ENIL undertakes a number of activities to raise awareness of the rights of disabled people in Europe at both a national and European Level. The Freedom Drive is ENIL’s main flagship campaign and takes place every two years. The week-long event provides an opportunity for Members of the European Parliament to meet with disabled people from across Europe and to discuss issues that are affecting their lives. It also provides an opportunity for disabled people from across Europe to come together and exchange their experiences in an informal way, as well as facilitate further development of the Independent Living movement. In the last two years, ENIL has carried out many activities focused on various issues relevant to disabled people across Europe. In 2014, ENIL organised the Campaign against the Cuts, addressing the impact austerity measures have had on the lives of disabled people in Europe. Launching the first European Independent Living Day on the 5th May, ENIL mobilised members in over twenty countries, resulting in numerous activities throughout Europe to mark this day. In view of the European Parliament elections, ENIL has launched the European Elections Campaign, consisting of the manifesto, questionnaires for MEPs and a toolkit to support disabled people to identify potential candidates that align with the Independent Living philosophy. A Training of Trainers on Peer Support was held in Sofia, Bulgaria, giving participants an opportunity to share their experiences of institutional care and to support other disabled people leaving institutional care. In 2015, ENIL held a successful Freedom Drive in Brussels for several hundred disabled people, consisting of a European conference, meetings in the European Parliament and a march to the European Commission. The same year, as part of its continued cooperation with the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE-ODIHR) on disability hate crime, ENIL organised a regional seminar in Zagreb, Croatia on how to recognize and deal with disability hate crime. One of the main projects, funded by the European Commission and the Government on Turkey, focused on promoting the right to independent living in Turkey. Towards the end of the year, ENIL also finalised a project on the right to housing with support, implemented with a group of European organisations working on disability, housing and homelessness.ENIL regularly publishes fact sheets, policy briefings and statements related to the right to independent living, as well as a monthly Newsletter. Toolkits, training manuals and reports are also published each year, targeting disabled people across Europe, representative organisations, policy and decision makers, European institutions, equality bodies, academia and the general public. ENIL’s Youth Network organises regular webinars on different topics related to independent living and has held two week-long study sessions in cooperation with the Council of Europe’s Youth Department (with a third study session planned for April 2016).ENIL provides regular input to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and attends Committee sessions in Geneva. Moreover, ENIL is a member of the European Disability Forum and the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care, where it provides expertise on independent living, personal assistance and deinstitutionalisation to the European Commission and the Member States.

project description
The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) is looking for a 6 – 12 months EVS volunteer within the Erasmus + EVS program.

At the start of the EVS programme, ENIL will give you the chance to learn more about all aspects of ENIL’s work. After this introductory period, ENIL will together with you identify how you can best contribute to ENIL’s work. For example, if you have excellent writing skills, you may be given responsibility to develop articles for the Newsletter or website, new publications or policy statements.

In 2017, ENIL will organise its main advocacy event ‘The Freedom Drive’ in Brussels. The Freedom Drive is a bi-annual meeting of disabled people from the Independent Living movement from all over Europe. Alongside a protest march, there will be meetings with European policy and decision makers and a conference with workshops and lectures. You can find out more about the Freedom Drive here: http://www.enil.eu/campaigns/freedom-drive/

accommodation, food and transport arrangements
Travel, accommodation and some pocket money are covered by the Erasmus + program as well as extra costs for special needs/personal assistance for disabled people.

training during the project
As an EVS volunteer, you will work in the ENIL Brussels office and gain experience in advocating for changes in European laws and policies, as part of a small international team. While volunteering for ENIL, you will also learn more about disability rights and Independent Living.

Volunteer Profile
We expect you to have a positive can do attitude and basic computer skills. As the working language at ENIL is English, a good knowledge of the English language is essential. You have to be between 18 and 30 years old and cannot be in paid employment to be accepted in the Erasmus+ program.

If you want to make a difference and contribute to creating an inclusive society, you could be the person ENIL is looking for! We strongly encourage disabled people to apply.
how to apply

Application: Send your CV and a short motivational letter before 15/08/2016 to Frank Sioen at frank.sioen@enil.eu and to Natalia Podbielska: natalia.podbielska@frsp.eu (We strongly encourage also disabled people to apply).

Additional Information
A regular working week is 38 hours from Monday to Friday from 9 – 17h. If ENIL organises an event or has to attend a meeting, there can be occasional need for work to be carried out during the late afternoon or during the weekend. The hours worked during the weekends or evenings can be recuperated as free hours during the weeks following the event.

Your day to day tasks may include
– Supporting the staff with organising campaign (focus on Freedom Drive)
– Planning and organising events, study visits and workshops
– Desk based research
– Contributing to ENIL’s work with the EU and UN bodies.

participants with fewer opportunities
This organisation has a physical environment suitable for young people with physical, sensory or other disabilities (such as wheelchair access and similar. This organisation has additional mentoring or other support suitable for young people with social obstacles, educational difficulties, cultural differences or similar.
Other experience, infrastructure and resources: Personalized assistance will be provided to address the assistance needs of all participants