The pilot of training course of Erasmus+ SCORE project is completed in Greece. The course started on 27 January 2020 and was completed on the 29th of May 2020. The course is being implemented in all partners’ countries, but because of the condition of the Covid-19 pandemic, Denmark, Spain and Italy have not finished it yet. The training course for health professionals and community workers in Greece was implemented online.
The aim of the training course for health professionals and community workers was:
- To increase the competences of professionals to approach and work with immigrants
- To understand immigrants’ needs
- To help immigrants to integrate in the community
The educational material
The lead partner of the project, University of Patras, has undertaken the preparation of educational material. Project partners translated the material and they adapted it according to the conditions of their countries. The material on the online platform consists of four educational modules, which are the folllowing:
- Legal framework – Social inclusion/integration
- Vulnerable groups in immigrants
- Introduction to Mental and Physical Health of immigrants
- Specific Section for Health Professionals and Community Workers
The coordinator of the educational program was Prof. Apostolos Vantarakis (Professor of the University of Patras/Medical Department, Coordinator of the project SCORE). The trainers of the program were Mrs. Christina Malfa, social worker, Mrs. Konstantina Tsintoni, social worker, Mrs. Georgia Konstantopoulou, cognitive psychotherapist, Mrs. Karolina Akinosoglou, Ass. Professor, Medical Doctor and Mrs. Melina Avagianou, psychologist.
The participants of the pilot in Greece
The participants were community workers, health professionals (doctors, nurses), members of NGOs, students at medical education and volunteers. The applications of participants in Greece, exceeded any expectation, as 139 people participated in the program piloting.
The right training of the professionals will contribute to the decent living conditions of refugees and immigrants.