VIM 2019-01-22T15:09:01+02:00

The VIM project – Vitality Intervention for Migrants – addresses adult educators and training providers working with migrants and refugees in various contexts: general adult learning classes, language courses, labour market programmes, integration courses and more. The project substantially seeks to extend the professional competence of these educators in order to address health issues in their teaching, without being health education experts themselves.

The project intends to develop, pilot and disseminate ready-made, easy-to use micro-learning and information units for health promotion among migrants and refugees that can easily be integrated in integration courses, language learning courses, labour market trainings and social and educational activities. A special focus will be placed on family healthcare and on the gender dimension.

More concretely, the project aims at:

  • Promoting and improving the health of migrants

  • Providing information on healthy lifestyle

  • Preventing the importation of infectious diseases

  • Informing migrants about the health system of the host country

  • Building confidence to make use of the existing health system

ACTIVITIES

  • Development of a research report on health education for migrants.

  • Creation of small training units on health education.

  • Development of an educational guide for educators who work with migrants in different areas.

  • Development of an online platform for health education for migrants providing information and educational resources to educators and other professionals involved in health education for migrants.

  • Development of a report on the experiences and practices of the VIM project that documents and reflects the experiences of the pilot program.

  • Creation of a VIM quality badge to convey the idea that educators and trainers have included the elements of health education and prevention in their training courses following the VIM project approach

The project will be implemented by a consortium of six partners from six European countries: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy and Spain between November 2017 and October 2019.

Further information: https://vitalityintervention.eu/