· Laszlo Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, who noted: "The great suffering of people with mental health problems translates both into higher unemployment, and into greater precariousness of jobs".
· Jane Gabriel, Editor of openDemocracy 50.50, who emphasised the need for community-based services for people with a mental health problem, promoting respect for the individual, and upholding human rights.
· Jan Pfeiffer, member of the Council of Europe Centre for the Prevention of Torture, who said: "European money cannot be used anymore to refurbish large residential institutions.” Instead, he said, governments should support representative organisations for people with mental health problems.
· Thor Rogan, Deputy Director of Norway's General Ministry of Health and Care Services, who said: "It is extremely important to recognise that user experience is as valuable as professional knowledge."
The conference was hosted by Croatian mental health group Sto Koluri [Croatian Association for Psychosocial Wellbeing].