VIM – Vitality Interventions for Migrants
VIM aims at helping adult educators to support migrants improve their health as well as encourage them to use the health system of their host country.
Grant Agreement Number: 2017-1-DE02-KA204-004250
Funded by: Erasmus+ Duration: 11/2017 – 10/2019
In the light of the sharply increased wave of refugees and migrants coming to Europe the past years, the issue of migrant health is one that needs to be tackled transnationally.
Well-being, poverty, employment and legal status are factors that have crucial impact on the health of refugee immigrants as well as on the exertion of their right to access quality healthcare. Particularly, in the case of women, the cultural and social obstacles to a healthy life are even bigger as they face more pronounced exclusion risks because of simultaneous gender, racial and class discrimination.
In the existing integration programmes there is clearly a lack of consideration of the specific challenges migrants face with regard to health issues and a lack of target health information.
By producing educational materials – tailored to the specific needs of these target groups and taking into account cultural differences and limited or missing language competencies – VIM aims at helping adult educators to support migrants improve their health as well as encourage them to use the health system of their host country.