EUCOMS Network meetings

Upcoming Network Meetings

We are pleased to invite you to attend our next seminar meeting, which will take place in Gura Humorului, Romania on March 18th and 19th 2023. We will be arriving on the 17th and departing on the 20th. Upon your arrival at Suceava Airport (SCV), arrangements will be made for your transportation to the event location.


We are excited to return to our biannual on-location meetings, which will be held in conjunction with our ongoing webinar series, “Learning from each other.” Our partners in Romania have planned a seminar featuring a mix of discussions, presentations, and shadow visits. At the same time, the program offers us a touristic tour and a fresh breath into the iconic locations in the Bucovina region, known for its monasteries and pottery. The event will be organized by Tibi Rotaru of the Romanian delegation, in collaboration with Philippe Delespaul from the Netherlands, and will focus on the topic of Network Psychiatry.


To ensure a smooth and stress-free experience for all attendees, we have established a participation fee that covers all necessary expenses, including airport transfers, three nights of accommodation (check-in: 17th, check-out: 20th), breakfast, coffee breaks, Sunday dinner, shadow visits and a touristic tour. The fee is 350 EUR per person for a single room or 300 EUR per person for a double room shared by two people.


The agenda comprehends a list of experts in the field from France, Netherlands, Ukraine, Spain, Belgium, Republica Moldova and Romania and can be read at this link (click).


I hope you will be able to join us for this opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions and exchange ideas in person. Please let us know if you can attend by the end of January.

Past network meetings

Primary care is at the heart of community mental health care. Primary Care professionals have essential roles in referring patients to specialized mental health services, providing integrated care for physical and mental health for co-existing conditions (e.g. diabetes and depression) and serving as the link between specialized care, primary care and social services.

This is a shared vision of the European Community Mental Health Service providers network (EUCOMS) described in their consensus paper and the European Form for Primary Care (EFPC) elaborated in their position paper on mental health.

Therefore, EFPC and EUCOMS are happy to collaborate and have a Memorandum of Understanding. In a joint webinar, both networks will shine a light on an ecosystem approach to mental health in primary care.

Click here to read the review of the webinar

The CARe Network is organising a working conference focusing on RESILIENCE AND RECOVERY, a programme for psychological and social recovery in Split, Croatia.

The CARe Network is welcoming you to a conference that brings together experiences and knowledge about recovery, open dialogue, experiential knowledge, trauma-informed care, and community building.

The conference will also be a meeting of solidarity with the people of Ukraine, to share stories of sorrow, hope and resilience, and to develop together a programme to support rebuilding lives and communities. We especially focus on the support we can offer for restoring mental health services, and for psychological and social recovery.

To learn more about the event and the registration link, please follow this link.

After the 9th EUCOMS network meeting in Krakow in May 2022 during the Community Psychiatry Forum of Beneficiaries, Families and Professionals, the experts from Poland had the chance to talk about the reform on Mental Health in Poland in more detail having invited our friend from IIMHL, Sean Russell to give his reflection on the topic.

Click here to check the recording, the presentations and the answers to the questions in the webinar

The 11th EUCOMS network meeting took place in Krakow in May 2022 during the Community Psychiatry Forum of Beneficiaries, Families and Professionals.

Click here for the Meeting Report

A webinar organized by the Dutch International Mental Health Hub

What are the benefits of using a child rights-based approach? And how are these rights currently implemented in youth mental health care across the world?

In this webinar, we will focus on two rights in particular: the right to grow up (mentally) healthy and the right to be heard, and thus to be actively involved in policymaking.

Registration link:

Learn about the interaction between emergency aid and mental health services in three countries surrounding Ukraine: Moldova, Romania and Poland:

With contributions of Lidiia Kasianchuk Victoria Condrat Peter McBride Tiberiu Rotaru Artur Kochanski and Wendy Weijts and the music of Andriy Khlyvnyuk and Pink Floyd

Link to Powerpoint presentations of our speakers here

The main goal of the webinar is to share developments and findings from 4 different countries: the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, and the Republic of Estonia. Questions we will address:

• What is the value of the (Peer) Open Dialogue approach?

• What is the role of peer workers and other professions in Open Dialogue?

• How the Open Dialogue Approach may change current mental health care practises?

• How may Open Dialogue be combined with other models or approaches?

• How to implement Open Dialogue in mental health care systems, in organisations, in teams?

The webinar will be hosted by Jean Pierre Wilken, the president of The CARe Network, a university professor involved in mental health care reforms and one of the authors of the Model CARe. He will introduce shortly the Open Dialogue approach, its core aspects in current developments and its connectedness to other models of care.

More info HERE

Our friends from Netherlands and Japan had great presentations on the main topics of the webinar: Resource Group and Seikatsu Rinsho.
Click here for the whole article + presentations + Youtube link to the webinar

On 26th January 2022, Trude Lønning, Elisabeth Høyland, Aud Bø and other experts presented the prevention strategy of the city of Sandnes in Norway.

Video here.

On 15th December, Andreas Lamerz and his team from the community mental health service GGZ Noord-Holland-Nord, The Netherlands, presented their digital strategy, including a digital team and online recovery college.

Click Here to watch the recording.

On the 8th of September, Marianne Destoop and her team from Antwerp Belgium presented their practice for persons who are hard to engage.

Click Here to watch the recording.

On the 28th of April, Tor Helge Tjelta and Vesna Svab presented how the FACT model, which was developed in The Netherlands, was adapted in Norway and Slovenia.

Click Here to watch it now.

The 10th EUCOMS network meeting took place on the 27th of January and was on the topic of Peer support work.

Oda Hoilund, led the Webinar in collaboration with the Global Mental Health Peer support Network (GMHPN) in which 5 peer experts from around the globe presented how peer support became a fundament of community mental health.

More details of the meeting with the recording attached here.

This online EUCOMS network meeting was the first large webinar EUCOMS held. The topic for the meeting was how COVID-19 had affected mental health services across the globe.

The EUCOMS kick-off meeting took place on the 6th of April 2016 in Heiloo, Netherlands (hosted by GGZ Noord-Holland-Noord). Every year since then EUCOMS network meetings have been hosted by organizations from different European countries. So far the meetings have taken place in Belfast, Hamburg, Luxembourg, Màlaga, Lille and Pilzen.