Open Dialogue International Community Forum

International Conference in Italy

Dear all,
we are glad to invite you to the International Conference “Democracy and Community Mental Health Services”, which will take place in Trieste on June 21st - 23rd.

This conference celebrates the 40th anniversary of Italian Reform Law, which- for the first time- established the closure of the psychiatric hospitals, promoting community mental health services.

The conference focuses on the ethical, scientific and overall transformative nature of the Italian Reform Law, and on similar reform processes, as well as on the comparison of legislation aimed at the abolition or containment of coercion in treatments.

As you can see in the programme, there will be two workshops on Open dialogue, with the participation of Jaakko Seikkula as an invited speaker.

More information are available here: