5. Congress of the European
Network of (ex-) Users and Survivors of Psychiatry
"Networking for our Human Rights and Dignity".
July 17-21, 2004 in Vejle (Denmark), Idrætshøjskole
(A joined congress of ENUSP and the World Network of Users and
Survivors of Psychiatry WNUSP):
approved by the General Assemblies of ENUSP &
JuIy 20, 2004
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:
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)
Lehmann. Later on Mary
Nettle (England) helped to optimize the English translation.