9th ENIL Freedom Drive: 1 – 3 October 2019, Brussels


The Freedom Drive is one of the key campaigns of the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) – held every two years since 2003. It provides supporters of the Independent Living Movement with the unique opportunity to meet MEPs and promote human rights issues, as well to share experiences and ideas with colleagues from around Europe. Its rich programme includes the ENIL General Assembly, a conference with sessions on multiple topics, a meeting of the ENIL Youth Network and the culmination – a noisy march to the European Parliament where Freedom Drivers meet with MEPs. The first 6 Freedom Drive took place in Strasbourg, until 2015, when for the first time the location was changed to Brussels for strategic reasons.


We are hoping this year we we will have a strong representation from Northern Ireland, as it would be great to see local disability organisations, disabled people and allies get together in Brussels during this exciting week, so that we can once again show we are proud, strong and visible! It will be an event worth travelling for as it will consist of a series of fun and motivating activities, with one of the key highlights being an awareness raising march. To find out more visit the website: https://enil.eu/campaigns/freedom-drive/9th-enil-fd-sept-2oct-2019/