Main objectives

  • to attract attention of researchers and policy-makers to urgent problems of MHC
  • to provide a platform for exchange of ideas and development of academic and non-academic network of MHC researchers, practitioners and policy-makers
  • to promote high quality research on MH in developing countries and countries in transition
  • to investigate solutions of specific issues of MHC in transdisciplinary and multicultural aspects

The world of Global Mental Health is wide, broad and complex, with majority of the of the issue surpassing the border of the single discipline. Among the professional disciplines needed to address the raising problems within Global Mental Health are: psychology, psychiatry, public health, medicine, health systems, sociology, anthropology, epidemiology and many others.

Due to the complexity of the issues, it is increasingly important to ensure collaboration and studies that are implementing a broad range of methods and are assessing the problem from several angles and points of view. Moreover, it is important to start working with transdisciplinary methods that ensure that all stakeholders are included in the research process.

This section aims to serve as a platform for discussion of the innovative approaches to the study of Global Mental Health issues. The focus would be on mixed methods studies, multi and interdisciplinary studies and transdisciplinary approaches

Fields covered:

Medicine, Social Science, Education, Economic, Law, Inter- and Multi-disciplinary studies

Content (program):

We aim to focus our activities on building and improving professional skills of specialists in Mental Health Care:

The problem of mental health сare (MHC) in the contemporary world becomes global with many negative consequences. Thus, according to the World Health Organization, mental and behavioral disorders are extremely common and affect up to 25% of all people in different periods of their lives. The WHO notes that in the future, given the aging population and worsening social problems, the number of cases will increase considerably. Simultaneously, each country in the world faces significant hindrances in both socio-psychological and economic aspects of the MHC system. No country has yet completely solved this problem. This creates an urgent need in joint efforts towards searching for solutions of common problems.

Bucharest University of Economic Studies
International Platform “Mental Health: global challenges”

NDSAN Network

Our Speakers
Dr. Mircea Dumitru
Dr. Mircea Dumitru is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bucharest (since 2004). Rector of the University of Bucharest (since 2011). President of the European Society of Analytic Philosophy (2011 - 2014). Corresponding Fellow of the Romanian Academy (since 2014). Minister of Education and Scientific Research (July 2016 - January 2017). Visiting Professor at Beijing Normal University (2017 - 2022). President of the International Institute of Philosophy (2017 - 2020). President of Balkan Universities Association (2019 - 2020). He holds a PhD in Philosophy at Tulane University, New Orleans, USA (1998) with a topic in modal logic and philosophy of mathematics, and another PhD in Philosophy at the University of Bucharest (1998) with a topic in philosophy of language. Invited Professor at Tulsa University (USA), CUNY (USA), NYU (USA), Lyon 3, ENS Lyon, University of Helsinki, CUPL (Beijing, China), Pekin University (Beijing, China). Main area of research: philosophical logic, metaphysics, and philosophy of language. Main publications: Modality and Incompleteness (UMI, Ann Arbor, 1998); Modalitate si incompletitudine, (Paideia Publishing House, 2001, in Romanian; the book received the Mircea Florian Prize of the Romanian Academy); Logic and Philosophical Explorations (Humanitas, Bucharest, 2004, in Romanian); Words, Theories, and Things. Quine in Focus (ed.) (Pelican, 2009); Truth (ed.) (Bucharest University Publishing House, 2013); article on the Philosophy of Kit Fine, in The Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy, the Third Edition, Robert Audi (ed.) (Cambridge University Press, 2015), Metaphysics, Meaning, and Modality. Themes from Kit Fine (ed.) (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2019).
Prof. Ioanna V. Papathanasiou

Associate Professor of Nursing - Community Psychiatry University of Thessaly

Adjunct Academic Staff of the Hellenic Open University

Speciality: Nursing; Mental Health Nursing; Community Nursing; Nursing Education; Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice

Dr. Evangelos Fradelos
Adjunct Professor, Nursing Department of the University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece. Clinical teacher in mental health and psychiatric nursing. Special interest: development of critical thinking in clinical nursing, mental health in various populations and also spirituality and religiosity and its relation to health parameters Scientific societies: The American Association for Science and Technology; Hellenic Nurses Association
Maryya Dean Rajkumar
MARYYA DEAN RAJKUMAR is the author of the popular book “Psychotic – Imprisonment”. Aside writing, Maryya is also an artist, blogger, fashion designer, futurist, speaker, investment Consultant, wife, and mother of four.

She manages to be all these despite being intermittently overcome by a terrible bipolar (mental) disorder. This makes her the best to talk to about issues like these when seeking practical advice. 

Mag. Eva Münker-Kramer
Director of EMDR Institute Austria Member of the Executive Committee of EMDR Europe Association ( )Senior Trainer of the EMDR Institute, USA Recognized by the EMDR international federation, EMDR Trainer Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist (CBT, EMDR), EMDR-Senior Trainer, -Teaching Therapist (CBT) lecturer, author of publications and presentations nationally and internationally on Psychotraumatology, Trauma therapy, EMDR, project leader, congress organizer in international training projects (Council of Europe – Disaster and Crisis Psychology), Ukraine – Psychotraumatology and EMDR)
Our Partners
Our Expectations

We accept:

Attending Types:

Dissemination and Publications:

We aim to promote wide geographical diversification of conference results dissemination

Style Guideline:

Requirements for publications in MHGC proceedings are following:

Extended Abstract (1000-3000 words) should include the following:

Acceptance/Rejection (for publication)

All research papers will be evaluated by international recognized scholars (from Universities of Belgium, Canada, Greece, Netherlands, Portugal) in a double blind reviewing process and research papers will be selected according to the international research standard.

1. Participants are welcome to submit extended abstract for peer-review

2. We will send you an email notification of acceptance or rejection within one-two week after your submission

3. Only if your abstract is accepted, you can pay a conference fee (we will send you banking details to make your payment)

4. We are ready to evaluate your full paper

The conference registration fee includes:

Types of conference fee:

Conference fee:

Financial aid: we can provide a discount for those participants who needs a financial aid. Please write us an email with your motivation to participate in the conference and explanation why you can be granted a financial aid

Registration and Submission details:

Please send your abstract and paper to:

Conference Venue

Bucharest University of Economic Studies

Address: Bucharest, Romania

Date: October 31 – November 02, 2019

Official information

The information about the conference is available on this official website of the Conference.

And on official websites of Academic Institutions-organizers.

For further information, please contact

Dr. Viktor Vus

PhD in psychology, Associate Professor,

Editor-in-chief of the journal “Mental Health: global challenges” (

Coordinator of the International Conference on Mental Health Care “Mental Health: global challenges of XXI century” (

Institute for Social and Political Psychology NAES Ukraine

R&D Laboratory for Community Health (LPNU)

NDSAN Network (sector of partnership building) (Italy)


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