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Tue Jun 14 17:30:28 UTC 2016

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ENIL and CIL-Sofia invite you  to a peer support training
The training will take place on 24th-25th September 2016  in Sofia,
Bulgaria. It is organised jointly by the European Network  on
Independent Living (ENIL) and the Centre for Independent Living –
Sofia (CIL-Sofia). It will aim to build participants’ skills to
provide  peer support as a tool for independent living, and to empower
them to  promote peer support in their countries.
Peer  support refers to people with common experience supporting each
other  on an equal basis. This involves the provision of information
and practical,  emotional, social or physical support. Peer support
can be formal or  informal, provided by people with or without
training. It can take place  in different settings (at home, at the
workplace, at a Centre for independent  living, etc.) as well as by
phone or online.
The peer support training will bring together a group of 20 disabled
people  who will engage in discussions about the principles of peer
support,  the role and responsibilities of peer supporters and the
development  of peer support in Europe (see the programme below).
Trainers will be  experts on the right to Independent Living from
Bulgaria, Norway, Sweden  and the United Kingdom. After the training
participants will have the  opportunity to participate in the
international conference “Independent Living and Peer  Support – the
Core of UN CRPD”, organised by CIL-Sofia.
The training is for:
• disabled people from Central and Eastern Europe
• with experience in providing peer support formally (within an
organisation) or informally,
• who are willing to engage in promoting peer support in their countries.
Participants will be selected based on the above criteria. The
organisers will aim to ensure diversity in terms  of gender, type of
impairment and country. The language of the training  is English,
therefore participants must also have a working knowledge  of English.
The organisers will cover the costs for travel, accommodation and
subsistence of up to 16 people (including personal assistants, when
needed). However, people who are able to cover their own costs are
welcome  to apply. The organisers will be able to assist all
participants with  arranging accommodation and accessible transport in
If you are interested in taking part in the training, please fill  in
the application form and send it to Dilyana Deneva, ENIL Youth and
Membership Coordinator, at dilyana.deneva at enil.eu
The deadline for applications is 30 June 2016.

24 September
13.30 – 14.30
Introduction and getting to know each other
14.30 – 15.00
15.00 – 16.30
Independent living ‘myths’
16.30 – 17.00
17.00 – 18.30
What is peer support?
25 September
9.30 – 11.00
Principles of per support
The role of peer supporter
11.00 – 11.30
11.30 – 13.00
Providing peer support
13.00 – 14.00
14.00 – 15.30
Providing peer support
15.30 – 16.00
16.00 – 18.00
Future steps: promoting    peer support in our countries
26 September
Independent Living and Peer Support Conference,    organised by Centre
for Independent Living – Sofia

Application form
1. Name:
2. Date of birth:
3. Gender:
4. Country of residence:
5. Level of English language knowledge:
fluent / intermediate / elementary
1. Do you regard yourself as disabled/having a disability?
Yes / No
1. Will you need to be accompanied by a personal assistant during the training?
Yes / No
1. Do you have experience in providing peer support, formally or
informally? If yes, describe your experience.
1. How do you plan to share the knowledge and experience    gained
during the training in your community?
1. Do you think peer support is important for the    independent life
of disabled people? Why?
ENIL Brussels Office
Rue de l’Industrie 10, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
tel: 0032 (0)2  893 25 83; website: www.enil.eu; e-mail: secretariat at enil.eu

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