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High-level online seminar “The future of mental health, rights, and recovery in Europe”

To celebrate World Mental Health Day 2020, Mental Health Europe (MHE) held a high-level event to discuss European and national developments in the sector. The event provided an insight on the actions needed to implement change and protect the rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities in the future.

Speakers

Meet some of our confirmed speakers

Helena Dalli

EU Commissioner for Equality

Hans Kluge

WHO Regional Director for Europe

Knežević K

Katarina Ivanković Knežević

Director for Social Affairs, DG EMPL, European Commission

John Ryan

Director for Public Health, country knowledge, crisis management, DG SANTE, European Commission

Maria Walsh

Member of the European Parliament, EPP, Ireland

Francesca Colombo

Head of the Health Division at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Weemaes Karolien

Karolien Weemaes

Federal Public Health Service (Mental Health Care Reforms), Belgium

Veli-Mikko Niemi

Director General from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland

Martin Rogan

CEO, Mental Health Ireland

Alametsä Alviina

Alviina Alametsä

Member of the European Parliament, Greens/EFA, Finland

Agenda

Programme overview

09:15-09:30

Opening and technical information – Tamsin Rose, Conference moderator

09:30-09:40

Welcome – Jan Berndsen, MHE President

09:40-09:50

Opening remarks – Paul De Bock, Head of Department Psychosocial Healthcare, Federal Public Health Service

09:50-10:05

KeynoteHelena Dalli, EU Commissioner for Equality

10:05-10:20

KeynoteHans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe

10:20-11:10

Panel I: Future policies and smart investments for mental health and its determinants and psychosocial disabilities

  • Katarina Ivanković Knežević, Director for Social Affairs, DG EMPL
  • John F. Ryan, Director for Public Health, country knowledge, crisis management, DG SANTE, European Commission
  • Maria Walsh, Member of the European Parliament
  • Francesca Colombo, Head of the Health Division at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Q&A

11:10-11:25

Coffee break

11:25-12:15

Panel II: How to implement strategies and achieve change

  • Karolien Weemaes, Federal Public Health Service (Mental Health Care Reforms), Belgium
  • Veli-Mikko Niemi, Director General from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland
  • Martin Rogan, CEO, Mental Health Ireland

 

Q&A

12:15-12:25

Concluding remarks – Alviina Alametsä, Member of the European Parliament

12:25-12:30

Closing – Mental Health Europe

Get in touch

Questions about registration or participation?

If you have any other questions about the event, please contact Jennifer Oroilidis at Mental Health Europe via Jennifer[dot]Oroilidis[at]mhe-sme[dot]org.

The work of Mental Health Europe is supported by the European Commission through the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme.

 

The work of Mental Health Europe is supported in part by a grant from the Foundations Open Society Institute in cooperation with the Public Health Program of the Open Society Foundations.