Meeting between Friuli Venezia Giulia and Banja Luka representatives
On Sunday 15 December 2013, a meeting in Banja Luka, in Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina, was organised between a delegation from Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, including the President of the Health Commission of the Regional Council Franco Rotelli, the Vice President of ALDA Alessandro Perelli, and the head from Trentino for mental health of the WHO Roberto Mezzina, with the Minister for Labour and Welfare of the Republika Srpska Petar Dokic.
The organisation of the meeting was supported by Zoran Lukic, member of ALDA's Scientific Committee.
During the meeting, the basis for the development of services in the local community for people with mental problems were discussed. The beneficiaries have the right to receive psychiatric treatment and be respected in their personal dignity, therefore mental hospitals need to be closed.
In the picture, in the first row from left to right: Mezzina, Perelli, Dokic, Rotelli, Lukic.