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
On September 26th, at the Anel Hotel, Sofia, 14 Todor Alexandrov Str, from 10 am to 3 pm, Center for Independent Living will hold the conference on topic – How Social Are the Social Policies for People with Disabilities in Bulgaria? From group etiquette to individual approach and support for the participation of every disabled person, the two main topics will be:Read More
Today, September 14th, protested! We joined and supported the protest of parents of children with disabilities, which began in the garden near the National Assembly building. Its route was determined by the municipality and would go before Parliament (behind the monument of Tsar Osvoboditel) and from there to the Council of Ministers and in particular the MLSP, where the parents would make a heap of plush children toys.Read More
Dear friends and associates, on the occasion of May 5th – European Independent Living Day, the Center for Independent Living invites you to the exhibition organized by us. It is the result of four months of artistic communication between people with and without disabilities, of different generations, who painted with their fingers and oil paints. They shared their views, tastes and fantasies under the project “Art at the tip of the finger”, funded by the Sofia Culture Program of Sofia Municipality 2016.Read More
Dear colleagues and friends,
Over the last 10 months, a team of analysts from the Center for Independent Living has been researching Bulgarian practices in 3 main topics for social inclusion for people with disabilities, namely the quality of assistance services, benefits and technical aids, as well as the process of deinstitutionalization.Read More
On April 13th at 10 am at the Hotel Accord will be held three thematic meetings with the following topics and order:
- from 10:00 to 14:00 o’clock in the large conference hall. The topic is Personal assistance for disabled people
- from 10:00 to 14:00 o’clock in the small hall (unfortunately inaccessible for disabled people). The theme is The deinstitutionalisation in Bulgaria
- from 15:00 to 18:00 o’clock in the large conference hall. The theme is Benefits for disabled people.
The meetings are organized by CIL, the project “Free choice or free of choice”- advocacy of human rights of disabled people”, funded under the program for support of NGOs in Bulgaria under the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area.
Meetings are open and anyone wishing to attend feel invited.