9 July 2019

MHE publishes Romanian Presidency Scorecard

Mental Health Europe (MHE) released a Scorecard measuring performance of the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (January-June 2019) in relation to mental health and human rights.

What is the Scorecard about?

To engage with and monitor the performance of the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union, MHE has devised a scorecard system. We use it to evaluate each Presidency’s commitment to and promotion of mental health. It is based 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

How successful was the Romanian Presidency in terms mental health & human rights? 

  • The Romanian Presidency has notably prioritised the protection of social rights, focusing on workers’ rights and well-being specifically.
  • The Presidency has dedicated considerable energy and resources to advance the rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities, including their right to independent living, the importance of supported decision-making and the need to allocate adequate EU funding for the development of community-based services.
  • However, in general there was a visible lack of efforts to effectively involve people with mental ill-health in the meetings relevant to their situation that the Presidency organised throughout its term.
Download the Scorecard to find out more about the Romanian Presidency’s score HERE.
To see a list of Scorecards measuring the performances of the previous Presidencies, click HERE.

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