EU-VET CARE project
The EU-VET CARE project aims to design and implement innovative vocational training on the appropriate delivery of health-care for migrant/refugee children. More specifically, it aims to strengthen key competencies in vocational education and training and to develop high quality skills among people working in the delivery of health care to these vulnerable populations.
Thus, the specific objectives of the program are:
- to enhance professional capacity to respond to the needs and specific health/social issues that most affect migrant/refugee children
- to enhance partner capabilities so as to develop and deliver training to professionals working with migrant/refugee children
- to increase awareness of the relevant professional communities and organizations on the training
- to raise awareness about the necessary interdisciplinary collaboration.
The training that will be deployed includes interdisciplinary and specialized training packages, an e-learning platform, face-to-face training activities, courses etc. It will provide opportunities for continuous professional development of the target groups (e.g. physicians, psychologists, social workers and cultural mediators) addressing the most important aspects of health care for migrant/refugee children and unaccompanied minors such as: Children’s rights/protection systems, effective communication, mental/physical health needs, prevention, child trafficking, age assessment, professionals’ burnout etc.
The e-learning course “Strengthening capacities for better health care to refugee and migrant children” made available for the next 12 months has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME, www.eaccme.eu) of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).
This means physicians will be able to earn 21 CME credits (ECMEC®), 1 for every estimated hour of learning activity, provided that they have completed the modules and have passed the relevant assessment.
In particular the interdisciplinary course provides 15 CMEs, and the specialized course 6 CMEs.