The final project report documents the achievements of the AIDS&Mobility Europe project 2008–2011. It also highlights the experience and learning the A&M project partners 2008–2011 have accumulated during the pilot implementation of the A&M transcultural mediator model in HIV prevention with migrants, ethnic minorities and mobile populations across six European project sites.
The project AIDS&Mobility Europe was co-funded by the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers (EAHC) at the European Commission, and involved seven main European partner organizations working alongside the Ethno-Medical Centre in Hannover as coordinator. The project started in 2008 and finished in 2011. The main aim of the AIDS&Mobility Europe project is to reduce HIV vulnerability of migrant and mobile populations in Europe, through the development, implementation and promotion of appropriate policies and measures within a European wide network of experts. Mobility stands for migration in all its diversity: from travellers and immigrant communities to asylum seekers and refugees. For the purpose of the project, the definition of migrant is based on language barriers in access to health services as a result of belonging to a population minority (mostly ethnic groups). The main objective of the network is to build the capacity of migrant communities to engage with and embrace prevention topics related to HIV, STIs, Hepatitis, Harm Reduction and Reproductive Health.