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The first EU Compass Forum on Mental Health and Well-being will take place in Luxembourg, 6th-7th of October 2016 at the Hotel Le Royal.

The Forum will be the leading annual invitational event on mental health and well-being in Europe. The event will enable an exchange between policy-makers from different sectors, Member State representatives, non-governmental stakeholders such as advocacy, professional, service provider, users and carers, trade unions and employers, and private sector organisations, and academic/research institutes. The purpose of the forum is to discuss progress in the implementation of policy recommendations from the Joint Action on Mental Health and Well-being, to present an overview of good practices across the EU, and to address emerging issues such as the mental health of refugees. The event will be broadcasted live via a web-stream.

The forum is organized by a consortium led by the Trimbos Institute in the Netherlands together with the NOVA University of Lisbon, the Finnish Association for Mental Health, and EuroHealthNet under the EU Health Programme (2014-2020) in the frame of a service contract with the Consumer, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (Chafea) acting under the mandate from the European Commission.

More information on the EU Compass for Action on Mental Health and Well-being can be found here.

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear colleague and friend, Franz Trautmann (June 9, 1953–June 11, 2016).

Franz Trautmann was an internationally renowned and respected expert in national and international drug policy. He served as the Head of the Unit of International Affairs at the Trimbos Institute for 15 years and he made substantial contributions in international drug policy as a senior researcher and advisor. Throughout his career, Franz Trautmann has developed, coordinated and executed an extensive range of international projects focused on drug demand reduction through prevention, treatment, and harm reduction approaches. Franz Trautmann was well known for his policy analysis and evaluations for various governments and international organizations as well as for his research on Rapid Assessment and Response. He has influenced many stakeholders in his training seminars worldwide on important topics in the field of drug policy and HIV prevention. His most recent projects included the Central Asia Drug Action Programme (European Commission), HIV Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support in Prison Settings in Sub-Saharan Africa (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime), and a study on Global Illicit Drug Markets (European Commission).

Franz Trautmann was a charismatic and a dedicated expert, who will be remembered as a jovial, energetic colleague with a unique sense of humor. Franz will be sorely missed by his colleagues and peers in both the Netherlands and throughout his international network.

Online condolences can be left here.
Experts from the Trimbos Institute were proud to participate in this year's ehealth week in Amsterdam! For more information about the conference, click here.
Happy Drinks was at Pink Pop for the fifth year in a row, serving fresh, alcohol-free cocktails and drinks. Photos and comments can be seen on the Happy Drinks website.
The Trimbos Institute was selected as one of the Best Workplaces 2016!