Mental health problems are experienced by about one in 10 European Union (EU) citizens. Many seek help voluntarily, but some may be placed in institutions or treated without
their consent. This might affect their fundamental rights.
These national thematic studies constitute the background information drawn on by FRA in order to compile its comparative report of the study "Fundamental rights of persons with intellectual disabilities and persons with mental health problems". The study covers all relevant aspects of the anti-discrimination and equality framework. In particular it focuses on the incorporation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) into national law in EU Member States.