The first meeting of the Community Support Research Project partners were organised in Maastricht (Holland) in January, 2013.
The research project involves 4 European cities. Maastricht (Holland), Amersfoort (Holland), Tallinn (Estonia) and Budapest (Hungary) are participating in the project. Each city is represented by a University and by service providers that are involved in community based mental health services. The 18 months research program aims to explore how community based services are helping users to get real connection to their local communities. Involvement, participations and citizenships are the key words of the project. We try to explore and highlight those successful methods and solutions that really lead to social participation. At the end of January the four research groups were presenting their city's situation and their local project plan in order to promote community involvement of people with mental health problems.