National seminar in Cyprus

Organizer: Cyprus University of Technology 

Date: 22nd of June, 2018

Location: Poseidonia Beach Hotel in Limassol, Cyprus. 

The aim of the National Seminar was toshare the experience of designing and delivering a KHub for preparing health professionals and volunteers dealing with migrants and refugees; to share the learning and networking activities that can be undertaken on the KHub;to raise awareness about  the advantages and challenges of using the KHub to provide  emotional and  psychological support  for migrants and refugees; to provide a hands-on experience  of using the KHub 's training guide;to gain the participants' views and suggestions regarding the sustainability of our project results.

Participants: 37persons (e.g. community nurses, health visitors, mental health nurses)attended the national seminar in Cyprus.

The topics of the seminars included:

  • Presentation of the project activities and outputs
  • Presentation of the Khub and a workshop on how to use it
  • Discussion to exchange ideas on ways to use the project results
  • Feedback for measuring the potential impact of the project’s outputs by administrating evaluation questionnaires to the participants
  • Presentation by Dr OrliGrinstien-Cohen, (Head of the Department of Nursing, Ben Gurion University)entitled:Nursing in Israel

Short term impact on the participants:

  • Increased awareness, sensitivity and knowledge about refugees’ issues
  • Increased knowledge about the refugees’ and migrants’ health needs
  • Increased knowledge about providing emotional support to for refugees and migrants
  • New opportunities to share and exchange, as well as the creation of alliances for future collaborations and networking on the KHub

Long term impact of the project outputs (KHub)

  • Reinforcing vocational education and training through innovative practices
  • Increasing quality of education and training, health workforce development and training
  • Reinforcing education and support for disadvantaged people
  • Addressing main challenges to respond to sudden, large-scale arrivals of migrants
  • Promoting active participation and European democratic values