Save the date – Final conference in Athens

The VIM consortium is waiting for you in Athens on 10th of October, 2019, …

The VIM consortium invites you to the final conference of the VIM project. The conference will be hosted by our Greek partner KMOP on 10th of October, 2019.
Apart from presenting the main outcomes and lessons learnt in terms of implementing the easy-to use micro-learning and information units for health promotion, we will give space and time for discussions, exchanges, workshops, and networking, so that all participants can be part of the conference processes.

Get the Quality Badge

Do you represent a European organisation that promotes health education for migrants? Let your stakeholders know about it and use the VIM Quality Badge!
The VIM Quality Badge is a tangible label designed to convey the engagement of adult educators and training providers that have embedded health prevention and health education elements in training courses with migrants in line with the VIM approach. Find out more!

Multiplier Events in partner organisations

Each VIM partner is organising a multiplier event in these days. The aim is to make interested trainers familiar with the VIM approach and the developed materials provided on the VIM Hub.

If you are interested in joining such an event, please address the partner organisation of your country and ask for their events.

VIM Hub available now

The VIM team is happy to announce that the VIM online hub (educational resources) is available now in English. It offers training units with activities on different health topics as well as further resources and interesting links to deepen the knowledge on specific issues related to health.
The Hub is right now being translated and will be available in all partner languages within the next few weeks.

VIM training offer

The VIM training offers small training units called simply “activities” as these shall be interactive and shall involve migrants and refugees in all kind of playful, discovery oriented and holistic activities. These  are clustered into the following main categories:

  • Different conceptions of health, illness and cure based on culture and religion
  • Mental well-being
  • Physical well-being
  • Access to the new health services – obstacles and problems
  • Sex/sexuality, pregnancy and childbirth
  • Communication

Each of the six categories provides approx. ten different activities – these vary in terms of their duration, group of learners, equipment needed. They all have in common that they can be implemented in all kind of adult education courses by educators that are not health experts.

Partner meet in Vienna

The VIM partners met in Vienna on 05./06.06.2018 and worked on the development of the health related training units and activities. These will be provided on the VIM Hub for download and can be used by European adult educators that wish to raise certain health related topics in an innovative and interactive way on their courses addressing migrants and refugees.

The training units will be available for piloting in autumn 2018.

Good practice examples

In addition to the interviews the VIM partners also searched for good practice examples on existing health education projects and resources for migrants and other disadvantaged groups.

We felt that we could learn something from these examples that could be transferable to the VIM learning units and activities that we are to develop in the next months. Specific points of interests that we were looking for were:

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Interviews with educational and social professionals

Each partner is currently scheduling qualitative interviews with educational and social professionals. The aim is to find out the learning needs of migrant adults in terms of health and healthy lifestyle, most relevant health education topics and suitable methodological approaches that are likely to succeed with hard-to-reach target groups.
If you are interested to get involved and give an interview, please address one of the VIM partners.

Kick-off meeting in Göttingen

On 11./12. December 2017 the VIM partners met in Göttingen for the kick-off meeting. The main purpose of the meeting was to get to know to each other and to plan in detail the first project activities.
The partners discussed in detail the approach of the stocktaking and needs analysis phase and brainstormed possible topics for the micro-learning units that will be developed. Apart from healthy lifestyle related topics also topics such as home sickness, depression, intercultural reflection about body and health as well as trustbuilding in the healthcare system of the host country were listed. Currently the long list of possible topics is being clustered and will be further consolidated by means of expert interviews in the partner countries.