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Empowerment of Mental Illness Service Users: Life Long Learning, Integration and Action

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 513435

  • Start date

    1 September 2005

  • End date

    28 February 2010

Funded under:

FP6-CITIZENS

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 958 408

  • EU contribution

    € 3 399 993

Coordinated by:

MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION

United Kingdom

Objective

EMILIA is an integrated project which addresses the requirements of the workprogramme 2.1.4 with respect to LifeLong Learning. It makes a substantial contribution to the European Research Area by providing new momentum through: better use of instruments of indirect support, the development of information networks, and the encouragement of the exchange and spread of good practice and information exchange. It addresses the ethical issues involved in research of this scale thoroughly. It also seeks to develop a common system of scientific and technical reference for policy implementation particularly in the areas of LifeLong Learning, Social Inclusion, and employment. Research activities will comprehensively review LifeLong Learning strategies and explore these as a means for achieving empowerment and social inclusion for selected groups of citizens with an emphasis on disability groups, including mental health service users. Central to the research are two linked research designs: a multi-site organisational case study and a multiple site time series design. Subsequent activities focus on the effectiveness of lifelong learning approaches for mental health service users. The EMILIA project will in addition demonstrate a high level of innovation through achieving the empowerment of mental health users and reducing their social exclusion through the innovative use of LifeLong Learning. This project seeks to empower mental health service users and encourages mental health service users to maximise service user involvement in the training for and delivery of new and innovative services, and by so doing, opening up new employment routes for service users, thus integrating European Union employment strategy within it. Accredited training is offered to develop service user capability in: research, audit, education, training and service delivery.

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Coordinator

MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION

Address

Hendon Campus, College Building, The Burroughs,
London

United Kingdom

Participants (16)

ETABLISSEMENT PUBLIC DE SANTE MAISON BLANCHE

France

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, AARHUS UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Denmark

UNIVERSITY OF TAMPERE

Finland

NORDLAND HOSPITAL

Norway

INSTYTUT PSYCHIATRII I NEUROLOGII, SOBIESKIEGO 9, 02-957 WARSZAWA, POLAND

Poland

PSYKIATRISK FORSKNINGSENHED VORDINGBORG, REGION SJELLAND (PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH UNIT, REGION SEALAND

Denmark

VILNIUS UNIVERSITY

Lithuania

UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA, FACULTY OF SOCIAL WORK

Slovenia

HEALTHNET INTERNATIONAL, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Bosnia and Herzegovina

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET

Sweden

SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATION FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT & MENTAL HEALTH

Greece

FUNDACIO IMIM

Spain

KINGS COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

SKYLARK PROJECT CONSULTANTS LTD

United Kingdom

NATIONAL AND CAPODESTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

WEALDEN COMPUTING SERVICES LTD

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 513435

  • Start date

    1 September 2005

  • End date

    28 February 2010

Funded under:

FP6-CITIZENS

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 958 408

  • EU contribution

    € 3 399 993

Coordinated by:

MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION

United Kingdom