06.03.2017

Emerald at DG DEVCO meeting - EC - Brussels


EMERALD findings were reported at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, Human Development, Migration, Education, Health, Research and Culture in Brussels on February 9th 2017.

The presentations by the EMERALD partners was introduced by Aida LIHA METEJICEK, head of the DEVCO B4 unit and was then followed by a brief overview DEVCO’s activities on Mental Health.

A video conference with EU Delegations was organized, during which the representatives of DEVCO  working in Asian  and African nations were able to follow a presentation with the findings of the project and place their questions to the  Emerald researchers participating in the event: Dr. Dan Chisholm from WHO Geneva;  Prof. Graham Thornicroft, the project’s coordinator from Kings´s College London; Ms Sumaiyah Docrat, from the University of Cape Town, South Africa and Prof. José Luis Ayuso-Mateos, from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.

Afterwards, a lively Q&A and discussions session was held with personnel from DEVCO and invited representatives from other European Commission services.