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Initiative from Mental Health Europe (MHE)

In order to engage with and analyse the performance of the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Mental Health Europe has devised a scorecard system through which we evaluate each Presidency’s commitment to and promotion of mental health according to how they performed on the following criteria:

• Promotion of mental health and well-being,

• Commitment to the rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities,

• The involvement and empowerment of users of mental health services.

Download here below the Scorecard for Estonia during their presidency between July and December 2017.

Download the scorecard 

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Brexit: EUA calls for comprehensive agreement on academic cooperation


8 March, 2018

Brexit negotiations between the EU and the UK are moving into the second phase. The talks during the coming months will focus on finalising the withdrawal agreement including a transitional regime, and establishing a framework for the future relationship.


What seems to be clear now is that the framework for the future relationship will only take the form at this stage of a political declaration, which then will be followed up with detailed negotiations on the thematic areas. To ensure that research, higher education and mobility are among these thematic areas, EUA calls for a comprehensive view on academic cooperation and urges the EU institutions to include this in the additional negotiation guidelines for phase 2 to be adopted in late March. This would help prepare the ground for associating the UK with the EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation as well as Erasmus+, the details of which would have to be drawn up in a legally binding form at a later stage.


Read the full EUA statement here  

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Conference of Partners of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing 


Feb 27-28, 2018 - Brussels 


EFPA SC GeroPsychology will be represented by Frieder Lang. 


This event will be dedicated to reviewing the action plans of the Action Groups and the Reference Sites Collaborative Network, and especially how these plans are aligned with the European Commission policy activities, notably the "Transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market" that was announced in the mid-term review of the European Commission's Digital Single Market. The event is open to EIP partners.


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EU Compass Forum Photo Album

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3rd Annual EU Compass Forum, Luxembourg


The third Annual EU Compass Forum on Mental Health and Well-being was held in Luxembourg on 8 and 9 February 2018. This event was aimed at diverse stakeholders such as policy makers and Member State representatives, non-governmental stakeholders from advocacy groups and care organisations, as well as mental health care providers, professionals, and service users. 

The purpose of the Forum was to discuss the implementation of policy recommendations of the Joint Action European Framework for Action on Mental Health and Well-being and the outcomes of activities related to the work of the EU Compass during 2017-2018. 


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News from the European Commission, EFPA News Magazine March 2018.

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