ENIL meeting in Stockholm, June 9-11, 1996
Venue: Servicehus Mälteriet on Island Reimersholmen, Stockholm
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10:15Evaluation of ENIL´s first 6 years
13:30Lobbying and actions for direct payment schemes of personal assistance
Monday, June 10
10:00EU programs with relevance to persons with disabilities
13:30Implications of EU:s disability work for ENIL
15:30Suggestions for ENIL Action Plan
Tuesday, June 11
10:00ENIL:s new structure and bylaws
13:30Structure and bylaws cont´d
15:30Election of new Board&other General Assembly
17:00First Board meeting
no interpretation provided)
Format:Structured discussions, each session with different chairpersons
Agenda for the ENIL General Assembly meeting
June 11, 1996
election of meeting´s officers
adopting agenda for the General Assembly meeting
adopting number of persons with voting rights
adopting fee schedule
election of board
election of electoral committee
items necessary for registration of ENIL as a NGO with seat in Stockholm
Agenda for the first meeting of the new ENIL board
June 11, 1996
delegation of right to open account for ENIL
delegation of right to sign on behalf of ENIL
drafting action plan for 96/97
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The following items supplement ENIL´s Statute.
ENIL consists of three levels: members, Board and Assembly General.
Persons with disabilities, Centers for Independent Living and other local
organizations as well as the national associations of local organizations
can apply for membership in ENIL. Each member whether individual, CIL or
national association of local organizations has one vote.
Individuals in order to be eligible for membership must have a disability
and must support the principles of Independent Living.
Organizations in order to qualify for membership in ENIL must be run, controlled
and represented by persons with disabilities. Specifically, membership and
Board must be 100% persons with disabilities. Regarding office staff, the
majority of salaried positions including the director must be persons with
In the case of membership of individuals with intellectual disabilities
their legal representative may perform the functions that the member cannot
carry out on account of his or her intellectual disability. Under all circumstances,
however, the person with the intellectual disability is the member and not
his or her legal representative. As a consequence, at ENIL functions the
member must be physically present. Another condition is that legal representatives
must accept the philosophy of Independent Living and self-determination
of the individual and must act as true advocates of the long-term interests
of persons with intellectual disabilities.
The same conditions apply to organizations representing persons with intellectual
disabilities. Such organizations´ membership must consist of persons
with disabilities only who are assisted in their role by their legal representatives.
Organizations which do not comply with these conditions may have membership
status under the condition that they make the necessary changes within two
years. The ENIL Board is to monitor such changes. Also, the ENIL Board is
to recommend action to the General Assembly on such membership matters.
ENIL´s activities are open to both members and observers. Observers
have no voting rights and can be heard at the discretion of the meeting.
Observers can be excluded from activities at the discretion of the meeting.
Individual members have the right to nominate themselves or other members.
Likewise, CIL´s and other local organizations and national associations
can nominate candidates.
Nominations are sent to the Electoral Committee 3 months before the General
Assembly meeting. Nominations can also be made at the General Assembly itself.
The Electoral Committee checks whether the nominees are willing to be candidates
and circulates the list of candidates together with their CV´s before
the General Assembly is convened.
The Electoral Committee consists of three members to be elected by the General
Assembly. They serve the same term as board members.
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