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Convention of GAMIAN–Europe

On the 20-21th of September 2013 the 16th Annual Convention of GAMIAN–Europe will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania. “Mental Health and the Workplace” is the key topic of the Convention. About 100 participants from more that 20 countries are expected to participate in the event, organised by GAMIAN–Europe in collaboration with the local patients’ organization Club 13&Co. Convention venue – “Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva”.

The Convention is included into the official list of the Lithuanian Presidency of the European Union Council 2013 events.

The priorities of the European Union in the field of mental health and work, the interactivity between work and mental health as an essential aspect in dealing with mental disorders and the patients view of the results of the GAMIAN–Europe survey “Mental Health and the Workplace”, held in Spring 2013, will be presented and discussed. Among the most interesting issues selected good practices in different countries will be presented in the afternoon session of the first day of the Convention. Visit to the psychiatric hospital, Vilnius and Trakai city tours and farewell dinner are also planned during the event.

Draft programme of the Convention.

Everyone interested in participation in the 16th Annual Convention of GAMIAN-Europe is welcome to fill in the registration form. Attention! For non-members the participation fee is 120 Euros (meals included)

Attention to the participants: pre- and post-Convention Vilnius City Tour (bus and walk; including St. Peter and Paul church, Antakalnis Cemetery, Cathedral, St. Anne’s Church, Vilnius University, Old Town Hall Square, the Jewish Quarter, the Gate of the Dawn and other) are planned on your cost:
• 19th of September (Thursday), 14:00-17:00
• 22nd of September (Sunday), 9:00-12:00
Approximate price per person is 20-25 Euros, depending on the number of persons participating. Please register for the Vilnius City Tour by sending your contact details and the date to

More about Vilnius

Vilnius welcomes guests:

GAMIAN–Europe (Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks-Europe) is a patient-driven pan-European organisation, representing the interests of persons affected by mental illness and advocates for their rights via advocacy, information and education, anti-stigma and discrimination activities, focusing patients' rights, enabling co-operation, partnerships and capacity building among patient groups.

Currently GAMIAN–Europe brings together about 60 organizations from more than 20 European countries and is open to new members. If your organization operates in the field of mental health and share our objectives, you are welcome to become a member. For more information please address the webpage ( or send an e-mail to

Club 13&Co. is a national association of persons with mental health problems, their family members and careers, psychiatric staff, and donors of the organization in purpose to co-ordinate their activities, to advocate, and to meet their public interests. In 2013 Club 13&Co. is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its’ activities.


The Club is a member of international organizations:

Hamlet Trust
the assistance foundation from London
(since 1994)

(since 2000)

the Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks
(since 2001)
EPF (European Patients Forum )
(since 2004 )

Parko 15, LT-11205, Vilnius, Lithuania,
fax: (+370)-5-267-15-03.
Account: LT347300010002464311, bank:
AB "Hansabankas" Rotuses skyrius, kodas 73000


Contacts: Parko 15, LT-11205, Vilnius, Lithuania, tel.:(+370)-5-267-06-13, fax: (+370)-5-267-15-03. Account:LT347300010002464311, bank: AB "Hansabankas" Rotuses skyrius, kodas 73000