European Commission on CSDP Missions and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
In the aftermath of the event “Increasing European Collaboration in PTSD Research” organised by EUROMIL in March 2018 in the European Parliament, MEP Clare Moody (S&D, UK) addressed a written question to the European Commission. She inquired about a possible duty of care the European institutions have towards military personnel which was deployed in CSDP missions and is diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) in the aftermath.
The European Commission answered that in principle, health care and medical support is a national responsibility. However, as the number of military personnel deployed in CSDP missions increases, the Commission is investigating the need for harmonisation and standardisation and is encouraging a collaborative approach.
EUROMIL continues to monitor this important issue and advocates for all military personnel to receive the best possible health care.