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Setting standards - Discussing health inequalities in the context of the European Year of Citizens

30 Aug 2012

A spotlight on mental health and homelessness Hosted by Kinga Göncz MEP. Centred on free movement, the discourse around the European Year of Citizens 2013 fails to acknowledge the deep inequalities still present in EU Member States, such as health inequalities.

November 13, 2012 14.00 – 16.30

European Parliament, Room Paul-Henri Spaak P7C050

This hearing will discuss inclusive citizenship from the viewpoint of homeless people with mental health problems. Raising awareness of the discrimination and lack of access to health care often experienced by this group, it will present tools to prevent mental health problems in persons who are homeless. Most importantly, the hearing will underline the idea that the European Year 2013 cannot be developed in a vacuum – active citizenship depends on active inclusion, and a fair democratic society cannot be achieved without the guarantee of a minimum standard of living.

Draft program and Background Note here.

To register, please fill in the registration form and e-mail it to Mental Health Europe Social Policy Officer Paulina Banas by October 21.

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