A European Project on
Human Rights and Physical Health
of Residents in Psychiatric and Social Care Institutions
Funded by
the European Commission, DG Sanco
a project funded by the European Commission

Clinic of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, LT

Clinic of Psychiatry of Vilnius University (VU) has 15 years experience in research and training of professionals in mental health.
Main research areas focus on development and evaluation of community-based services for people with severe mental illness.
Within the last 5 years Prof. Dainius Puras and Dr. Arunas Germanavicius were involved in regional projects (collaborating with Mental Disability Advocacy Centre in Budapest) on assessment of human rights in mental health institutions in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Kaliningrad region (Russia), as well as in 4 Pan-European research projects.

A report on human rights is available in Lithuanian and in English.

Also we were partners in 4 Pan-European research projects:
1) International Study on "Evaluation of Stigma and Discrimination of People With Schizophrenia (INDIGO)", led by Prof. Graham Thornicroft (London Institute of Psychiatry, UK);
2) "Health Indicators of People with Mental Disability (POMONA-2)", led by Prof. Patricia Noonan Walsh (Dublin University College, Centre for Disability studies, Ireland);
3) "Empowerment of Mental Health Care Users: Integration Through Life Long Learning, Education and Action (EMILIA)", led by Prof. Peter Ryan (Middlesex university, London, UK);
4) "European Evaluation of Coercion in Psychiatry and Harmonization of Best Clinical Practice (EUNOMIA)", led by Prof. Thomas Kallert (Dresden Technical university, Germany).

Historical Remarks

Mission Statement

Team Members


Clinic of Psychiatry
Vilnius university
Vasaros str. 5, Vilnius
Phone: +370-698-06866
Fax: +370-5-2611043
Email: agermanavicius(at)gmail.com