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5. Congress of the European
Network of (ex-) Users and Survivors of Psychiatry
approved by the General Assemblies of ENUSP & WNUSP
How we propose to deal with each other
In all organisations we should:
 The idea for such a declaration goes back to an idea by Kalle Pehe, Germany, from 1999. Kalle Pehe could not attend at the Vejle conference, because at this time he worked as teacher, and in his town the summer holidays started one week after the conference. Participants of the workshop No. 1 "Which ethical ground rules do we want to have in the self-help movement?" (Facilitator: Peter Lehmann, Germany), who together developed the Vejle Declaration, were Olli Stålström (Finland), Olga Riabova & Yakov Kostrovsky (both Russia), Jan Verhaegh (The Netherlands), Mari Yamamoto (Japan), Dominique Laurent (France), David Bonde Henriksen (Denmark) and Peter Lehmann. Later on Mary Nettle (England) helped to optimize the English translation.