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.
The objective of this paper is to give an overview of the European legal framework governing migration and health. At the outset, it must be noted that there is a large percentage of European migration that is, in fact, intra-European migration. For EU nationals residing outside of their countries of origin there are numerous challenges that must be overcome in order to realize the right to health. While there is a substantial legal framework in place in the EU to address these challenges, it will not be the focus of this paper.
The ‘Personal Health Record’ was developed by the Migration Health Division of the International Organization for Migration with the support from the European Commission and the contribution from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. This is a personal document. It includes in one single document the health data and information that will help the health professionals get a comprehensive view of your health status and needs. You will keep this document with you to help you in further contact with health professionals.
This guidebook was written to assist people from from many cultural and language backgrounds, especially young people and their families, to better protect themselves. It also aims to take away fear, to enable dialogue and to help in fighting stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV, AIDS or hepatitis. The AIDS & Mobility Europe project brings together people from many languages and cultures.
This guide has been written for the AIDS & Mobility Europe (A&M) Master Toolkit. The A&M project 2008-2011 served as a pilot project to test whether the transcultural mediator model could be successfully implemented in a range of different sites and with diverse key populations. Partners decided at the beginning of the project that documenting the model and its materials would be a main result and output.
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 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 AIDS&Mobility Future Development Report has been developed to complement and operationalize the Recommendations on policy and practice on HIV/AIDS prevention in Europe emerging from the Conference “With Migrants for Migrants: HIV Prevention for All” (30th November 2010, European Parliament), the major policy event of the EC cofunded AIDS&Mobility (A&M) 2008–2011 Europe project, organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).