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Profile of registrant

Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks

Identification number in the register: 50813891737-43
Registration date: 22/05/09 11:39:19

The information on this organisation was last modified on 27/05/14 11:25:53
The date of the last annual update was 27/05/14 11:25:53

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks
Acronym: GAMIAN-Europe
Legal status: International Non-Profit Association
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mrs  Pedro Montellano
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mrs  Christine Marking
Position: Policy advisor

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 40 Rue Washington 
Brussels B1050
Telephone number: (+32494) 527980
Fax number: (+329) 2703270
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: GAMIAN-Europe, a patient-driven pan-European organisation, seeks to represent the interests and inclusion of persons affected by mental illness and to advocate for their rights.

GAMIAN-Europe was established in 1998 as a representative coalition of patient organisations. Putting the patient at the centre of all issues of the EU healthcare debate, the organisation aims to bring together and support the development and policy influencing capacity of local, regional and national organisations active in the field of mental health.

GAMIAN Europe addresses the following topics:


Ø Act as the voice for patients, both at EU as well as at national level, and demonstrate that this voice is useful as well as indispensable

Ø Ensure that patients are at the centre of all aspects of healthcare provision

Ø Work to improve the availability, accessibility, and quality of treatment for all mental health problems

Information and education

Ø Improve the provision, reliability and quality of information on mental health problems for patients as well as the general public

Ø Assist in improving the training, education and understanding of mental illness of health and other professionals

Stigma and discrimination

Ø Increase awareness, knowledge and understanding of mental health problems

Ø Help reduce stigma, prejudice, and ignorance in relation to mental health problems and fight discrimination

Patients rights

Ø Focus on the development and enforcement of rights for persons affected by mental health problems, e.g. access to appropriate treatment

Cooperation, partnerships and capacity building

Ø Enable patient groups to collaborate with health professionals, policy makers, academics, and industry
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 5
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

In order to reach its objectives, GAMIAN-Europe

provides information and support to member organisations by means of educational seminars, conventions, a regular EU newsletter, handbooks on specific mental illnesses, and an up-to-date and accessible website.
facilitates an open and inclusive pan-European dialogue among patient organisations and other interested bodies to exchange information and ideas.
shares experience and examples of good practice to strengthen the role and voice of patient organisations and effective input in EU and national policy development.
forms active partnerships and cooperation with other stakeholders, e.g. the media, organisations (local, regional, national, European and academic institutions), employers and trade unions, the pharmaceutical industry, government and regulatory bodies and insurers with a view to
- securing the best possible treatment for patients with a mental illness and at the earliest possible opportunity

- supporting the development of health/mental health policies which take account of the views of patients

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Information Society
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks


Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 3
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • ADEB Portugal (1,700 members)
  • Richmond Foundation Malta (100 members)
  • Ups&Downs Belgium (250 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Member of International alliance of Patient Organisations - IAPO
Member of the European Patients Forum -EPF
Member of the European Brain Council - EBC
Member of EPPOSI

Financial data

Financial year: 07/2012 - 06/2013
Total budget: 212,450
of which public financing:
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 212,450
- donations: 5,000
- contributions from members: 25,250
Convention fees : 1,800
Activities in Connection with Projects : 95,400
Interest Group : 15,000
Unrestricted Grants : 70,000
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 200000  € - 250000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.