From September 24th to September 28th, a series of events took place in Brussels, the motto of which was “Independent Living – A Voice for All”. The reason for the gathering of disabled people and their followers from all over Europe was the Freedom Drive.Read More
On September 16th, 2017, together with our friends and hosts from Bread House – Sofia and other friends from the neighborhood, we gathered to knead bread.Read More
Today, at 11:30 am, at the National Assembly building, the auction of our Butterfly Wheelchairs, with the help of the Committee on Interaction with Non-Governmental Organizations and Citizens’ Complaints, which were prepared for the action by the Center for May 5, International Independence Day, was held together with people with disabilities.Read More
Well, friends, our exhibition is starting its travel again. This time our idea of “open doors” responded to one of the most well-known and famous places in Sofia, namely the National Academy of Theater and Film Arts – “NATFIZ”, where the photos exhibition is already positioned and can be seen by the end of June. The doors of Building B of NATFIZ, located at 20 Stefan Karadja Street, are open to everybody who would like to see our photos and get acquainted with the message of the exhibition.Read More
Regardless of the geography, February 14th brings a message of love, fun and joy from life. It was on this day that a wonderful tradition arose – giving out free hugs. Everyone deserves to receive a free hug, no matter who gives it – a man or a woman, known or unknown, Bulgarian or foreigner, a person with or without disabilities.Read More
On July 29, 2016, an agreement was concluded between the Center for Independent Living and the Municipality of Lukovit, which initiated a cooperation between the local government and our organization. We hope that this cooperation will succeed in introducing new policies in local governance with regard to social policies and, later on, as a model for the whole country. The agreement is valid for 2 years, the time remaining from the project implemented by the Center for Independent Living in Lukovit under the name “LSD – Learning for Social Development” or in other words – Learning for Social Development.
You can get acquainted with the project here, where you will also find the agreement between the Municipality of Lukovit and the Center for Independent Living and much other information about its activities.
As most of you may know, November is the so-called MEN’S MONTH. Every year in November, all men stand behind a cause – the fight against prostate cancer. Or put another way – Movember or No shave Movember. This is the month when most men leave their razors and shaving creams and put on mustaches. And this is for the sole purpose of showing empathy for each other and inviting everyone to visit their doctors.Read More
From 5th to 9th of September 2016, the European Network for Independent Living – ENIL organized a study visit about the deinstitutionalization in Stockholm, Sweden. The purpose of the visit was to present the steps taken by Sweden to close institutional care for people with disabilities – a process that ended 16 years ago on 01.01.2000. The key messages of the study visit were captured in a short film, which ENIL has been distributing since Friday (07.10.2016)Read More