1) SixDSC 0102 Situational Assessment Reports (SARs) on Migrant Health at the Southern EU borders. These were prepared with information collected in a desk review at regional and national level of publicly available reports, EU-funded projects, assessment tools, response planning, and training materials available in English and local languages. Field visits have been organized in 6 countries within the target region with the aim to obtain complementary field information. Through these Situational Assessment Reports, EU MS and accession countries will have increased understanding of the priorities for improving migrant health in detention and border facilities, collection of data and increased capacity to facilitate access to and provision of healthcare for migrants.

  • 11 National Consultative Committees (NCCs) to discuss and further validate SARs and support inter-institutional and in-country dialogue. This fostered cooperation between public sector actors in the Southern EU Member States and stimulated multisectoral dialogue at the regional and national level.


    Info Briefs on the Situational Assessment reports done for BulgariaCroatiaGreece, ItalyMalta, and Spain.



             BULGARIA                      CROATIA                        GREECE                           ITALY                             MALTA                           SPAIN



Summary of Situational Assessment Reports: Health Situation at EU's Southern Borders - Migrant, Occupational, and Public Health - available here.


2) A report on the mechanism for data collection has been developed, including a template for standardized data collection. IOM has convened an Expert Working Group (EWG) from interested MS and experts to discuss the content of the template, referral mechanism, and piloting/implementation possibilities, confidentiality, data protection and data management. This deliverable provides an overview of the discussions of a template/mechanism for standardized data collection, as well as recommendations for further adaptation.

Migrant Health Data Base forms elaborated within the PHBLM project to be further developed under the EQUI HEALTH action: Primary Screening Form, Secondary Screening Form, Summary Form


    The Final Report on the Mechanism for Data Collection is available here.


3) Training packages for continuing education on migrant health for law enforcement officers and healthcare providers. The Training of Trainers package is a set of interactive educational materials on migration and border management including information on migration, health and cultural competence.

Module I – Migration Health, Training Units:

  • Global and European trends of Migration
  • Migration Health
  • Public Health Ethics

Module II – Occupational Health and Well Being, Training Units:

  • Communicable and non-communicable diseases, socioeconomic and cultural factors
  • Occupational Health : well-being at work place
  • First aid
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Migration
  • Caring for vulnerable groups
  • Copying with Grief (Added recently to address the current situation especially in Greece and Italy).

Module III – Intercultural Competence, Training Units:

  • Introduction to Intercultural Competence
  • Communication Skills
  • Intercultural Mediation in Health Care

Guide on the Training Package Migration and Health for Health Professionals and Law Enforcement Officers is available here. 


4) Carry out Regional Peer Reviews & Trainings of Trainers (ToT) on Migration and Health for law enforcement officers (LEOs) and health professionals (HPs) to enhance the capacity of the law enforcement authorities and medical personnel in the Southern EU Member States to deliver better quality medical services for migrants. The training modules covered: Migration & Health, Well-being: Public/Individual Health, Intercultural Competence.


Training sessions on MIgration Health for Health Professionals and Law Enforcement Officers in Greece 2016. Further information here.


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