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Assisted Voluntary Returns from Czech Republic (AVR) in 2015

The project’s objective is to assist the Czech government in an effort to reduce risks generated by irregular migration by facilitating assisted voluntary returns of migrants who found themselves in a situation where voluntary return became an option to consider, or necessity. Herewith proposed project will focus on operational part of AVRR process. It will namely provide: 1) Travel arrangements; 2) Flight tickets; 3) Direct assistance at airport of departure, airports of transit and ports of entry; 4) Medical and non-medical escorts.

Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Program for Nationals of European, Non EU Countries, for Nationals of Asian Countries, and for Nationals of African Countries (AVRRPC)

The project will enlarge activities in return to countries of origin, especially through various types of reintegration activities in the country of return. This assistance will lead to stabilization of returnees and therefore to sustainability of the return and in consequence add value to efforts of Board of Asylum Facilities and IOM Prague. Within the framework of the project, IOM will provide assistance in arranging flights for returnees, obtaining of travel documents, provide pre-departure, transit and post-arrival assistance. .

Integration Project of Insurance Company of General Health Insurance Company (Pvzp A.S.) and IOM Prague - Health Insurance of Foreigners in the Czech Republic 2007 (HIFC)

The project consists of information dissemination about the health insurance and health care for foreigners in the Czech Republic and services that are provided by Insurance Company. IOM Prague will use various means of information dissemination such as publication of information on the website for foreigners Home in the Czech Republic at in several languages, it will also use its contacts with foreign communities and their organizations and Czech non-governmental sector and other counterparts.

Migration health: Better health for all in Europe

The Assisting Migrants and Communities (AMAC): Analysis of Social Determinants of Health and Health Inequalities has been an initiative of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), implemented with the support of the European Commission’s Health Programme and the Office of the Portuguese High Commissioner for Health, which has contributed to recent efforts to tackle health inequalities in relation to migration in Europe.

Maternal and child healthcare for immigrant populations

Migration represents a great opportunity for the European Union. It counteracts the demographic ageing and enhances Europe’s economic potential by meeting the needs of an increasingly demanding labour market and by contributing to socio-cultural enrichment. A holistic and sensitive policy framework needs to be developed in order to provide quality health care to migrant mothers and their children.

Cultural Competence and Training in Mental Health Practice in Europe: Strategies to Implement Competence and Empower Practitioners

The achievement of good mental health levels is important for the economic and social welfare of a society. Due to the circumstances surrounding the migration process, migrant populations have been found to disproportionately face mental health problems when compared to host populations. On the other hand, in today’s EU multicultural societies, mental health care approaches are often ineffective, resulting in major disparities especially affecting migrant populations.

Cultural Competence and Training in Mental Health Practice in Europe: Strategies to Implement Competence and Empower Practitioners

This paper aims to highlight the common denominator of cultural training demands and responses of mental health professionals, regardess of the healthcare system, the Europen country of the migrant community concerned, as well as the basic elements to efficiently implement cultural competency within the mental healthcare setting.