Expertise Centre Independent Living
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|Tue 28 Jun 11|
Exclusive interview with Professor Schalock on Quality of Life
In May 2011, the Expertise Centre Independent Living published a study on the quality of life of people using a Personal Assistance Budget (PAB) in Flanders. During the follow-up of this research, we talked with professor Robert Schalock, renowned for his expertise on the matter of Quality of Life.
|Thu 16 Jun 11|
Expertise Centre is on the move: new address!
During the upcoming weekend our offices will move. Starting from the 20th of June 2011, we will be located in a charming beguinage in Ghent.
New address: Groot Begijnhof 14 A - 9040 Sint-Amandsberg (Ghent) - Belgium
Please make sure you adjust our new address in your contact data. Our telephone numbers as well as our mail addresses remain unchanged.
|Mon 6 Jun 11|
Expertise Centre joins ENIL newsletter
Due to reasons of efficiency we will no longer publish our newsletter in English. Instead we have signed an agreement with ENIL, the European Network on Independent Living. From now on, we will support the ENIL newsletter, in which we will regularly publish articles by our own hand. By reading the ENIL newsletter, you will have a global and updated overview of all European news on disability and support. You will receive the ENIL-newsletter automatically.
|Mon 6 Jun 11|
Freedom Drive 2011 in Strasbourg - Join us!
From the 13th to the 15th of September 2011, it is time again for the Freedom Drive in Strasbourg. The Freedom Drive is organized by ENIL, the European Network on Independent Living. For more information, contact Peter Lambreghts or go to the ENIL-website.
|Mon 6 Jun 11|
Cuts on Personal Budgets in the Netherlands - ENIL calls for action
In the Netherlands, 117.000 people are on the verge of losing their personal budgets! The Dutch government is looking for cuts in health care, and aims at the personal budget. ENIL, the European Network of Independent Living, calls for action!
|Thu 28 Apr 11|
We renewed the website!
The new website is ready. You'll find that some things remained as they were and others were added. Enjoy!
|Thu 21 Apr 11|
We are renewing our website!
We started renewing this website today. Thank you for your patience!
|Mon 4 Oct 10|
Expertise Centre chose independentliving.be as main web address
Up till today you could visit the website of the Expertise Centre on www.independentliving.be as well as on www.onafhankelijkleven.be. However, we have now decided to change this. The url www.independentliving.be has been promoted as the only address which leads to the Expertise Centre.
|Tue 28 Sep 10|
Peter Lambreghts speech on disability policy in EU Parliament
Today, our staff worker Peter Lambreghts will deliver a speech on the future disability policy in the European Union. Needless to say this is a unique chance for the Belgian EU-presidency to take up a leading role in the EU. Read his full speech in English.
|Tue 21 Sep 10|
Personal Assistance in Sweden - final report
At our demand the Swedish Independent Living Institute answered a selection of questions which are extremely relevant. How come the government succeeds in treating over 19,000 individual files each month? What is the personal assistant's statute? What about informal care?
|Tue 21 Sep 10|
Every Euro Counts: new article by Peter Lambreghts
Peter Lambreghts has published a new article, entitled 'Every Euro Counts'. The article analyzes the organization of the support of disabled people from an economic point of view. In times of economic crisis where every euro counts, this conclusion contains food for thought.
|Thu 29 Jul 10|
Expertise Centre Launches Newsletter on Conference
The Expertise Centre Independent LIving has just launched its fourth newsletter. It covers all the speeches and debates delivered on the international conference on the 3rd and 4th of June in Ghent, Belgium.
|Mon 5 Jul 10|
Report on the International Conference 3-4 June
Read the full report on the International Conference ‘Independent Living through direct payments’. The report consists of the materials presented during the conference!
|Tue 13 Apr 10|
International Conference on Direct Payments, 3-4 June, Gent
The Expertise Centre Independent Living and European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) invite you to the International Conference 'Independent Living through Direct Payments' on the 3rd and 4th of June in Gent (Belgium).