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ENIL-ECCL Report to Support Use of EU Funds for Independent Living

The European Network on Independent Living – European Coalition for Community Living (ENIL-ECCL) launches the report “Working Together to Close the Gap Between Rights and Reality” on the use of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIFs) for deinstitutionalisation, calling to establish clear strategies and action plans for the shift away from institutional care to the provision of community-based services that promote the social inclusion of people with disabilities.

The report focuses on the continued and pressing need for action to be taken to enable people with disabilities to live and participate in the community and how ESIFs can be used to achieve this objective.

The report is aimed at desk officers at the European Commission, especially those new to the issue of deinstitutionalisation, as well as Managing Authorities and Monitoring Committees in the Member States. It is also aimed at organisations of people with disabilities and other civil society groups, in particular those involved in monitoring the use of ESIFs in the current programming period (2014 – 2020).

Download the report here