VIM – How the pilots went

We have successfully concluded the VIM national pilots and have written up our reports.
In total, 55 educators piloted the small training units in all countries involving all in all 488 migrants and refugees from different countries of origin. The pilot tests took place in various contexts, mainly in language courses, but also during welcoming sessions, workshops and multiplier events.

In general, the feedback from the educators in terms of the relevance and usability of the VIM small training units was very positive. Continue reading

VIM – Save the date!

The VIM consortium is waiting for you in Athens on 10th of October, 2019 at INNOVATHENS.
The VIM consortium invites you to the final conference of the VIM project. The conference will be hosted by our Greek partner KMOP on 10th of October, 2019.
Apart from presenting the main outcomes and lessons learnt in terms of implementing the easy-to use micro-learning and information units for health promotion, we will give space and time for discussions, exchanges, workshops, and networking, so that all participants can be part of the conference processes.

VIM – Get the Quality Badge!

Do you represent a European organisation that promotes health education for migrants? Let your stakeholders know about it and use the VIM Quality Badge!
The VIM Quality Badge is a tangible label designed to convey the engagement of adult educators and training providers that have embedded health prevention and health education elements in training courses with migrants in line with the VIM approach. Find out more!

 

VIM – Newsletter 3

The third newsletter presents the training offer for adult educators who wish to embed small training units – that we simply call “activities” as these shall be interactive and shall involve migrants and refugees in all kind of playful, discovery oriented and holistic activities that aim to improve their health literacy. Get the newsletter here.

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.

LISTEN Award – Submit a story

The LISTEN team invites you to enter the LISTEN award with a story – fictional or real. The story can be a memory, a self-created story, a fairytale, legend or myth.

The stories should reflect the idea of LISTEN aimed to promote intercultural storytelling with refugees and migrant as we believe that a story can build bridges and create mutual understanding between different cultures.

With your permission your story will become part of our LISTEN collection of (life) stories.

Find out more about the award here.

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