Official title of the project

Accommodating legal needs of persons with mental disabilities


Project information

CIVIL SOCIETY FACILITY PROGRAMME 2011 Theme 1: Strengthening the Rule of Law
Region / City
Total budget of programme / project

102,867.45 EUR

Implementation period
2012. Nov - 2014. May
Expected results
  1. The Analysis of the existing domestic legal and political framework related to persons with mental disabilities, and the Analysis of the results of the implementation of relevant legislation and strategic documents were produced.
  2. The ‘’White book’’ – book on new political and legal environment beneficial to persons with mental disabilities was made.
  3. Fully developed capacity of a network of grass-root organizations in over 70 towns of Serbia in recognizing and protecting legal needs of persons with mental disabilities.
  4. Internet forum ( was created in order to raise the awareness among the general public on the needs and constraints of persons with mental disabilities.

92.000 registered persons with mental disabilities

Summary of the project

The action aims to tailor legal responses to the specific needs of persons with mental disabilities. It is contributing to the capacity-development of national and local grassroots organizations representing persons with mental disabilities to recognize and accommodate the legal needs of their beneficiaries. By fully involving the line-ministry, the action is contributing to the drafting and creating of new regulations and public policies.

Programme/Project objectives

Overall objective of the action was to decisively contribute to the social inclusion of persons with mental disabilities by legal recognition and protection of their interests.