On 5 and 6 December 2019, 150 participants took part in the final conference of Efus’ SOLIDIFY project, held in Lisbon, Portugal. Co-hosted with the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) and the Municipality of Lisbon (CML), the event showcased work produced over two years on how to foster local multi-agency partnerships around Supervised Drug Consumption Facilities (SDCFs) in order to capitalise on the positive impacts they can have for urban security and public tranquillity.
Update: the modified draft Council Conclusions the EPSCO Council is invited to adopt on 10 December 2019 are now available.
By Mental Health Europe
Ahead of EPSCO Ministers’ debate on the future of mental health policy on 09 December 2019, Mental Health Europe (MHE) has prepared its preliminary position on how a European Mental Health Strategy should look like and which topics include. The position should be used by stakeholders, particularly the EU institutions and the Member States, as a working document and baseline for the initial discussions on how to invest in mental health as a key component of the economy of well-being.
EU Member States have three years to adopt the laws to comply with the EU Work-life Balance Directive. Launched in August 2019, the Directive aims to improve the work-life balance for parents and carers, to encourage shared parental leave between men and women and to address women’s underrepresentation in the labour market.
Update: the Council Conclusions have been published in the Official Journal.
In some cases, typically when parents are in debts, violent, sexually abusive or have an history of addiction, out of home placement of young people can be a necessity or, at least, the lesser evil.
Still, it comes with a price: being dislodged from their homes can put a toll on children, leading to depression, suicidal tendencies and other behavioural problems. That’s why G-Moji, an EIT Digital supported innovation activity for Digital Wellbeing, was born.