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02 January 2017

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MHE publishes Slovak Presidency Scorecard

MHE publishes Slovak Presidency Scorecard

MHE is pleased to share with you its Scorecard on the Slovak Presidency of the Council (June-December 2016) in relation to mental health and human rights.

What is the Scorecard about? 
In order to engage with and analyse the performance of the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union, MHE  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. 

Prior to the beginning of the Slovak Presidency, MHE had the opportunity to meet with the Permanent Representation of Slovakia to the EU to discuss potential for collaboration on mental health in light of the close of the Joint Action on mental health and well-being and the resulting adoption of the Framework for Action. Although we appreciated this occasion to engage with the Slovak Presidency, MHE found that there was limited scope within their priorities to raise mental health and the rights of people with psychosocial disabilities.

In addition to the Joint Action, another recent milestone was the Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the Committee) to the EU in September 2015. It should be noted that the Presidency worked on several significant initiatives which could have an impact on the rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities as well on the implementation of the recommendations from the Committee ie the Accessibility Act.

Download the Slovak Presidency Scorecard here: Slovak_Presidency_scorecard



Tetiana Sykes

MHE Communications Manager

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