Contemporary large migration waves into Europe: Enabling health workers to provide psychological support to migrants and refugees and develop strategies for dealing with their own emotional needs. 2016-2018
Aim and Objectives
The IENE 6 project addresses health care professionals, health professionals and volunteers and aims to train them to provide psychological support to migrants and refugees who suffer great trauma and tragedy and to develop strategies to address their own emotional needs.
The project specific objectives:
To develop the health workers’ competencies in providing emotional/psychological support in culturally competent and compassionate ways, to individuals who are part of the new waves of migration primarily from Syria, Irak and Afganistan who arrive in Greece through Turkey.
To help health workers and volunteers to develop personal/peer strategies to cope with the high levels of their own personal traumas as a result of what they encounter whilst doing their job.
To develop resources on open access for health workers, undergraduate and post graduate students who can use for research projects, and other learning related to the emotional/psychological needs of migrants, refugees, health workers in the front line of service provision.
To create a network, a place where members of various communities can come together to discuss, comment, brainstorm, share views and good practices, share experiences, innovate, create, connect and collaborate.
- Middlesex University, London, UK
- Edunet Organization Romania
- Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus
- Universitat de Valencia, Polibienestar Research Institute, Spain
- Kocaeli University , Turkey
- Doctors of the World- Greece, Athens , Greece
Main results available at www.eibiproject.eu
Principalul produs al proiectului este o platformă de cunoștinte (Knowledge HUB) www.ienerefugee.hub with the following clusters:
- Facts, figures, policies and legislation;
- Synthwsis of Literature, media report and commentaries on contemporary migration and refugee movements ;
- Videography: relevant videos identified by the project team and created by Edunet – available on the IENE7 YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn5SpcjN5j4T8VIIw2coD-w);
- Psychological support tools and evidence for best practice within the migrant and refugee services and support context ;
- Bitesized Online Learning tools for healthcare workers/volunteers and migrants/refugees;
- Personal and reconstructive narratives written by health workers and volunteers, migrants and refugees;
- A Mobile APP for Android – can be installed for free from Google Play at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=iene.refugee.hub
- A Mobile App for IOS devices – can be installed for free from App Store at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iene/id1398528326?ls=1&mt=8
|This project was funded with the support of the European Commission under the Erasmus + VET Strategic Partnerships Program.|