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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

6.75 Fte (8)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info


    EU Transparency Register

    230235714034-13 First registered on 24 Jul 2014

    Goals / Remit

    ENIL is a Europe-wide network of disabled people, with members throughout Europe. ENIL is a forum for all disabled people, Independent Living organizations and their non-disabled allies on the issues of Independent Living. ENIL represents the disability movement for human rights and social inclusion based on solidarity, peer support, deinstitutionalization, democracy, self-representation, cross disability and self-determination.

    ENIL’s vision is of Europe where all disabled people are able to exercise choice and control over their lives, on an equal level with others; where they are valued members of the community and can enjoy all of their human rights, as set out in the UN CRPD.

    ENIL’s mission is to advocate and lobby for Independent Living values, principles and practices, namely for a barrier-free environment, provision of personal assistance support and adequate technical aids, together making full citizenship of disabled people possible.

    Main EU files targeted

    EU Charter of Fundamental Rights
    European Pillar of Social Rights
    European Structural and Investment Funds Regulations 2021 - 2027
    European Disability Rights Strategy 2021 - 2030
    European Care Strategy
    EU Child Rights Strategy and Child Guarantee
    European Accessibility Act
    EU Employment Directive


    Head Office
    Mundo J, 6th Floor Rue de l'Industrie 10
    Bruxelles 1000
    EU Office
    Mundo J, 6th Floor Rue de l'Industrie 10
    Bruxelles 1000


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    4 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 26 Feb 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Florian Sanden 28 Sep 2023 27 Sep 2024
    Ms Rita CRESPO FERNANDEZ 23 May 2023 22 May 2024
    Ms Aoife MCGARRY 23 May 2023 22 May 2024
    Mr Michael GOOSSENS 23 May 2023 22 May 2024
    Ms Nadia Hadad 03 Aug 2022 03 Aug 2023
    Mr Florian Sanden 19 Jul 2022 19 Jul 2023
    Ms Natasa Kokic 02 Jun 2022 06 Apr 2023
    Ms Luz RUEDA 20 Dec 2019 01 Jul 2020
    Mr Marco Carnesecchi 01 Nov 2019 31 Oct 2020
    Mr Frank Sioen 01 Nov 2019 31 Oct 2020
    Ms Hatiye Garip 29 Oct 2019 01 Jul 2020
    Ms Victoria KIEFFER 29 Oct 2019 20 Dec 2019
    Ms Nadia Hadad 25 Sep 2019 25 Sep 2020
    Ms Natasa Kokic 19 Sep 2019 19 Sep 2020
    Ms Lisa MADL 07 May 2019 07 Nov 2019
    Mr Frank Sioen 23 Nov 2018 01 Nov 2019
    Mr Marco Carnesecchi 21 Nov 2018 01 Nov 2019
    Ms Natasa Kokic 29 Sep 2018 19 Sep 2019
    Ms Nadia Hadad 11 Sep 2018 11 Sep 2019
    Miriam GRAUTE 07 Mar 2018 01 Sep 2018
    Mr Lauri HEIKKINEN 07 Mar 2018 08 Sep 2018
    Mr Marco Carnesecchi 30 Nov 2017 21 Nov 2018
    Mr Frank Sioen 27 Oct 2017 17 Oct 2018
    Ms Zara TODD 01 Oct 2017 22 Sep 2018
    Ms Natasa Kokic 19 Sep 2017 19 Sep 2018
    Ms Nadia Hadad 09 Jun 2017 01 Jun 2018
    Mr Marco Carnesecchi 19 Oct 2016 18 Oct 2017
    Ms Natasa Kokic 19 Oct 2016 18 Sep 2017
    Mr Frank Sioen 19 Oct 2016 18 Oct 2017

    Complementary Information

    ENIL staff are based in Belgium, France and Greece. ENIL currently employs 6 full time staff members and 1 part time staff member, all of whom are part of the core team. Volunteers and interns contribute to the work of the core team. We also have one part time Project coordinator and a part time researcher, both working on a consultancy basis.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    ENIL has participatory status with:

    Council of Europe

    ENIL is a member of:
    European Disability Forum
    World Independent Living Network
    Global Coalition on Deinstitutitonalisation
    European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year

    Donations, Public financing, Member's contribution, Grants, EU funding

    Major contributions in closed year

    Contribution European Union 411,260€
    Contribution Disability Rights Fund 74,999€
    Contribution CFCU Turkey 34,176€
    Contribution UNFPA 31,870€
    Contribution Maribel Social Fund 19,315€
    Contribution STIL Sweden 17,359€
    Contribution Other donations 95,960€
    Grant CERV-2021-DISA-OG-SGA 370,337€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant CERV-2022-DISA-OG-SGA 342,277€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Disability Platform#E03820# #Member #C#Civil society#Sub-group on Independent Living#Dialogue with CPR partners 2021-2027 - Group of experts on the funds established by Regulation (EU) No 2021/1060 of the European Parliament and of the Council#E03802# #Member #C#Civil society

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    In the previous year ENIL has undertaken the following activities:

    1. Carrying out research on Independent Living and posting results on ENIL Website;

    2. Organising Independent Living meetings and conferences at EU level – about Independent Living generally and on specific topics allowing the exchange of knowledge, expertise and ideas – and supporting similar (national) events initiated by disability organisations in different countries;

    3. Organising the Freedom Drive and the European Independent Living Day on the 5th May, to demonstrate Independent Living in practice and lobbying at EU level for new legislation;

    4. Monitoring the use of EU funds, in relation to persons with disabilities, as part of the EU Funds for Our Rights Campaign;

    5. Participation in different committees, working groups and other forums at EU level where public policies are discussed, including representation within the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care and the European Disability Forum, and participation in the Disability Platform and High Level Group on Racism, Xenophobia and Intolerance;

    6. Providing Independent Living training to disabled people and other stakeholders (on topics such as personal assistance and EU funds), including by creating new networks and supporting ongoing networks of disabled Independent Living trainers in all ENIL member countries and supporting their training efforts;

    7. Updating the website with information on the social model, independent living, barrier-free environment, assistive technologies and personal assistance with concrete cases in education, employment, transport, healthcare, etc.;

    8. Producing publications and videos for training, promotion and lobbying purposes;

    9. Giving publicity to national achievements of disability organisations who are members of ENIL;

    10. Training and professional development of the ENIL staff.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    4 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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