Aim of the project: To strengthen advocacy for people with psychosocial difficulties as well as help reduce the reproduction of stigma in media and public discourse, by providing advocacy tools, and promoting the use of correct language in order to break down stereotypes, avoid dangerous generalisations which lead to exclusion and enhance the respect of the rights of people with psychosocial problems.

Activities Implemented: Research / Development of Training & Sensitisation Tools/ Training Seminars / Campaign / Recommendations for institutional change / mobilisation and strengthening of this field / lobbying.

The project “Erasing stigma. Upon our word” is being implemented in the framework of the Active citizens fund project. Project promoter: Society of Social Psychiatry P. Sakellaropoulos Project Partners: Themistocles and Dimitris Tsatsos Foundation – Centre for European Constitutional Law (CECL) and The Society for the Care and Rehabilitation of People with Psychosocial Problems (Merimna). The Active citizens fund in Greece is supported through a €12m grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as part of the EEA Grants 2014 – 2021. The program aims to develop the sustainability and capacity of the civil society sector in Greece, and to strengthen its role in promoting and safeguarding democratic procedures, active citizenship and human rights. The Fund Operator for the Active citizens fund in Greece is Bodossaki Foundation in consortium with SolidarityNow. Duration: 1/6/2020 – 31/5/2022

Duration: 1/6/2020 – 31/5/2022

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