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Draft Programme on 6th October

Please note: this Programme will be updated till the final version.


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November 15th

09.00 -16.00 Study visits

16.30 – 19.30 Opening Sessions

Welcome by Authorities

The WHO work on social determinants of mental health, Dan Chisholm

CRPD, human development and social rights, Giampiero Griffo

30 Years of WHO CC Trieste, Franco Rotelli, Michele Zanetti, Enrico Materia, José Miguel Caldas De Almeida, Rossana Seabra Sade, Fernanda Nicacio

November 16th

Plenary Session – THE POSITIVE SIDE

09.00 – 11.00 Empowerment

Chair: Wilfred Kainz

  • Introduction: a new strategy of change for mental healthcare? For a possible convergence of advocacy and practice, Roberto Mezzina
  • Supported decision making and negotiation: the issue of capacity and power, Alberto Vasquez
  • European research: the findings, WHOCC Lille, Katerina Nomidou
  • The discovery of the Whole Life, John Jenkins, Silva Bon

Coffee break

11.30 -13.00 Recovery and Rights

Chair:  Angelo Barbato

  • Subjective rights and collective movements, Andrea Zhok
  • The relationship between citizenship, recovery and social inclusion, Davar Barghavi, Dan Taylor

Lunch break

14.00 – 17.30 Parallel Session #1 – working group

Chair: Dan Chisholm

The Practice of Rights and the Whole Life / Interventions addressing social determinants, Wilfred Kainz, Angelo Righetti, Morena Furlan, Ranieri Zuttion, Lucilla Frattura, Eurompleo Group, Michele Sipala

14.00 – 17.30 Parallel Session #2 – working group

Chair: John Jenkins

Right based and person-centered services: providing mental healthcare in living environments – the best experiences (in collaboration with IMHCN and EuComs), Juan Josè Jambrina, Jean Luc Roelandt, Padraig O’Beirne, Pina Ridente, Giuseppe Salamina, Alberto Salmoiraghi, Christien Muusse, Rob Warriner

14.00 – 17.30 Masterclasses and workshops:

Empowerment:  Gender and culturally diverse Services, Raghu Raghavan, Eman Sorour, Gruppo di Genere Trieste. Recovery college and the assembly model, Raffaella Pocobello, Centro Marco Cavallo Latiano, Martijn Kole

Community Resilience and Social Inclusion: The inclusion of vulnerable groups (homeless, migrants): migrants and health and welfare Community System,  Mario Reali, Ugo Poli, Gianfranco Schiavone, Vladimir Jovic, Theodoros Megaloeconomou, Vito Flaker

Self determination and self management: Hearing voices network, , Cristina Contini, Roberta Casadio, Izabel Marin. Discovery partners and Recovery Houses, John Jenkins,  Paul Baker, Recovery House group Trieste

Human Rights: The WHO Quality Rights Programme, Claudia Battiston, Daniela Speh, Katerina Nomidou, Davar Barghavi, Silvana Hvalic

November 17th


09.00 – 11.00 Which rights or whose rights ?

Chair: Fabrizio Starace

  • Epidemiology of Rights, Gianni Tognoni
  • Effects of biomedical paradigm and the issue of medications, David Healy, Allen Frances, Tullio Giraldi
  • The pitfalls of deinstitutionalization: a new right in Italy after the closure of forensic hospitals?, Franco Corleone

Coffee break

11.30-13.00 Global Mental Health and social rights

Chair: Renzo Bonn

  • Global mental health and community development, Sashi Sashidharan, Davar Bhargavi
  • Community engagement: the caring cities, Chris Underhill, Franco Rotelli, Jonathan Sherin

Lunch break

14.00 – 17.30

Parallel Session #3 – working group

Chair: Giovanna Del Giudice

Latin America without asylums: rights, dignity, and community: 26 years after the Caracas Declaration:  Brazil, Argentina, Peru, etc (Rossana Seabra Sade, Fernanda Nicacio, Patricia Pauluc, Celeste Romero, Alberto Vazquez, Mario Colucci)

Parallel Session #4working group

Chair – Ricardo Guinea

De-institutionalization and reforms in Europe: Belgium, Holland, Spain, Hungary, Czech R., Poland, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Bosnia (Patrick Janssens, Jan Berdsen, Josè Leal, Robert Kristof; Regina Bisikiewicz, Nebojsa Baba, Vladimir Jovic, Dragan Cabarkapa, Jan Pfeiffer, Vito Flaker, Novella Comuzzi, Katerina Nomidou)

14.00 – 17.30 Masterclasses and workshops:

Empowerment: Open Dialogue / Crisis Teams, Pina Ridente, Giuseppe Salamina, Serena Goljevscek, Sashi Sashidharan. Recovery and Peer-operated Services, Raffaella Pocobello, Izabel Marin, Martijn Kole, Roberta Casadio, Peer group Trieste

Community Resilience and Social Inclusion: Community health systems Microareas – Trieste Involving cities in mental health promotion and anti-stigma campaigning, Jonathan Sherin, Barcelona representative, Fabrizio Starace, Ofelia Altomare, Sari Massiotta

Self determination and self management: Addressing home, work, social relationships through personal planning / Action learning Sets, John Jenkins, Paul Baker

Human Rights: CRPD compliant Services, Davar Barghavi, Alex Cote. No restraint practices / Alternatives to coercion, Lorenzo Toresini, Maila Mislej, Luigi Marrazzo

17.45 – Il Coordinamento REMS incontra StopOpg (in italiano)

Franco Corleone, Stefano Cecconi, Giovanna Del Giudice, Coordinamento nazionale Rems

November 18th

Plenary Session – THE LEGAL ACTION

09.00 – 11.00 For a renewed legislation: no more mental health laws?

Chair, Peppe Dell’Acqua

  • Bioethics and rights, Grazia Zuffa
  • Coercion and involuntary treatment, Gabriele Rocca, Alex Cote
  • Equal recognition in front of the law: promoting legal capacity, Daniele Piccione, Sashi Sashidharan

Coffee break


  • The right to health: Katerina Nomidou, Teresa Di Fiandra
  • The UN Special Rapporteur, Dainus Puras
  • Conclusions from the groups (Latin America, Europe, Home based care, Social determinants)

13.00 – 13.30

DECLARATION AND CONCLUSION: toward a rights-based care

Roberto Mezzina, John Jenkins, Joljn Santegoeds, Davar Bhargavi

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November  14th

LOS ANGELES  delegation in Trieste: urban mental Health

November 15th 

18.30 IMHCN Annual General Meeting

November 16th (see specific agenda in progress)

17.30 Focus on: Social/work inclusion in the current crisis scenario. Tools, Practices and Perspectives

November 16th

17.30 Presentazione del libro “Non sono razzista, ma … “, di Luigi Manconi, Federica Resta , Feltrinelli 2017

November 19th and 20th

CRPD Compliant Services: Working Group

Coordinated by Alexandre Cote