Marking World AIDS Day (December 1st 2010), the AIDS&Mobility (A&M) Europe 2008–2011 project held the seminar “With Migrants for Migrants: Improving HIV Prevention for All” on 30th November 2010. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized this event at the European Parliament in Brussels to mobilize European stakeholders, practitioners and policy makers at EU and national levels for HIV, mobility and migrant empowering strategies. The results of this event are elaborated on in this report.
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.
Published by: Ethno-Medizinisches Zentrum e.V. (EMZ, Hannover)
Edited by: Ramazan Salman (EMZ) Matthias Wentzlaff-Eggebert (EMZ) Matthias Wienold (EMZ) Martin Müller (EMZ) Ahmet Kımıl (EMZ)
In collaboration with: Ana Lucia Cardoso (EATG) Bryan Teixeira (NPL) Jury Kalikov (AIDS-i Tugikeskus) Henrik Overballe (AIDS-Fondet) Ilaria Uccella and Annalisa Rosso (NIHMP) Kültegin Ögel and Romina Yorohan (Yeniden)
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