VIM Meeting in Vienna

The VIM partners met in Vienna on 05./06.06.2018 and worked on the development of the health related training units and activities. These will be provided on the VIM Hub for download and can be used by European adult educators that wish to raise certain health related topics in an innovative and interactive way on their courses addressing migrants and refugees.

The training units will be available for piloting in autumn 2018.

Health Points – Website online

The Health Points team announces that its website is now online. It will give you all background information on the project and deliver regular updates on the project’s current development.

Based on the user consultations and the former Health Box project, the team is currently developing the interactive game addressing disadvantaged young adults with the aim to promote their health literacy, healthier lifestyles and wider well-being.

Find out more on the Health Points website.

VIM – Good practice examples

In addition to the interviews the VIM partners also searched for good practice examples on existing health education projects and resources for migrants and other disadvantaged groups.

We felt that we could learn something from these examples that could be transferable to the VIM learning units and activities that we are to develop in the next months. Specific points of interests that we were looking for were: Continue reading

VIM – Results of interviews

The VIM partners have carried out 61 interviews with educational and social professionals in the six partner countries. The aim was to define the learning needs of migrant adults in terms of most relevant health education topics. These will be taken as the basis for developing small learning units and activities that can be embedded in training offers addressing refugees and migrants. 

Even though partner countries have national specifities (e.g. health system, administrative regulations, climate, concept of health etc.) there are a number of similarities. Continue reading

Health Points – User consultations

The project aims to develop an attractive interactive game-based learning strategy and accompanying resources to support trainers and educators working with disadvantaged young adults, in order to increase their capacity, competency and the resources available to them to promote healthier lifestyles and wider well-being.

To find out which health topics are of particular interest and should thus be considered in the development of the game, all Health Points partners consulted both trainers and young people to ask them about their perceptions and interests. Continue reading

VIM – Interview partners wanted

Each partner is currently scheduling qualitative interviews with educational and social professionals. The aim is to find out the learning needs of migrant adults in terms of health and healthy lifestyle, most relevant health education topics and suitable methodological approaches that are likely to succeed with hard-to-reach target groups.
If you are interested to get involved and give an interview, please address one of the VIM partners.

VIM – Kick-off Meeting

On 11./12. December 2017 the VIM partners met in Göttingen for the kick-off meeting. The main purpose of the meeting was to get to know to each other and to plan in detail the first project activities.
The partners discussed in detail the approach of the stocktaking and needs analysis phase and brainstormed possible topics for the micro-learning units that will be developed. Continue reading

VIM – What does it stand for?

VIM stands for Vitality Interventions for Migrants and builds on the experience gained in “Health Box”, a very successful LLP-funded project (www.healthbox.eu). Health Box developed micro-learning units on crucial healthy-lifestyle topics that were integrated in other training contexts (e.g. labour market training). This approach shall now be transferred to the target group of refugees and migrants.

Staying in good health, adopting healthy life styles and being informed about the health system of the host country as well as having confidence to make use of it are pre-requisites of successful integration of refugees and newly arrived migrants.