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.

The question of MEP Clare Moody is available here. The answer of the European Commission is available here.

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