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Mental Health Europepublishes assessment on the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020

Monday 15 April 2019

Mental Health Europe (MHE) has published its assessment of the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020, specifically giving consideration to the rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities. The evaluation concludes that whilst the strategy has not always led to ambitious policies, nor to the rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities to be fully implemented in all EU actions. As such the MHE calls the European Commission to renew its commitment to the promotion and protection of rights of persons with disabilities, including people with psychosocial disabilities, by adopting a comprehensive post-2020 European Disability Strategy that continues to support and engage organisations of and for persons with disabilities, and which includes:

  • Comprehensive objectives with clear benchmarks and indicators.
  • An adequate budget allocated for the implementation of the Strategy.
  • An adequate and well-resourced monitoring mechanism.
  • Disability focal points in all relevant Directorates of the European Commission and relevant EU institutions and agencies.
  • An interinstitutional coordination mechanism.
  • A plan for the ratification of the Optional Protocol to the UNCRPD.