Professor of Social Work
Was educated as social scientist and psychologist. Professor of Social Work since 2002 at HU Utrecht University of Applied Sciences. In the past he worked for as a practitioner in long term psychiatry, as a researcher and consultant at the National Hospital Institute of the Netherlands and as trainer, developer and director of Storm Rehabilitation, research centre for psycho-social rehabilitation.
Master in Pedagogical Studies
Dirk den Hollander was educated as a nurse a master in pedagogical studies. He worked as a care professional in several psychiatric hospitals, a general hospital and in several nursing homes, from 1972 till 1986. He has experience as a team coordinator and (interim) manager from 1981 till 1998.
Director of CARe Europe
UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Gábor Gombos is a world renowned independent disability rights defender. A person with psychosocial disability himself, Mr Gombos has been advocating for a just and inclusive world where all persons with disabilities enjoy all their human rights without any kind of discrimination.
Toon van Meel, a nurse and manager at the mental health organisation, Emergis in the Netherlands .