MIG-H Training Project

Duration: 15 months (December 2017 – February 2019)
Donor: European Commission's Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA)


In line with the Action Plan on the Integration of Third-Country Nationals and within the EC Directorate-General for Health & Food Safety (DG SANTE)’s Health Programme, project “Development of Specific Training Modules for Health Professionals, Law Enforcement Officer and Trainers, on Migrant’ and Refugees’ Health, Addressing Communicable Diseases (CDs) and Mental (MH) Problems”, shorter MIG-H Training Project, was launched in December 2017.

MIG- H Training Project is coordinated by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – GIZ, with technical lead by the Migration Health Division (MHD) of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional Office in Brussels, and in collaboration with the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region (ASPHER), and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). This tendered initiative is to be implemented in 10 countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Norway, Serbia, Slovenia, and Spain).

This Regional programme focused on the development of advanced specific training modules on communicable diseases and mental health, for health professionals, law enforcement officers and trainers has the overall objective of assisting frontline staff to develop key competences, which can support them in providing more appropriate health care to migrants and refugees.

The purpose of the programme is to develop, pilot and evaluate the respective training package for trainers and for trainees. The training modules developed will complement available training modules previously created by IOM MHD RO Brussels within the Equi-Health action as well as those from the Migrant and ethnic minority health training package (MEM-TP), for which IOM was project partner.

In Slovenia the following will be carried out within the project:

  1. Training of trainers
  2. In the country pilot of the training programme
  3. The piloting of the two modules on mental health and communicable disease
  4. Dissemination of the results from the Training Programme Modules
  5. Finalization of the training materials developed to implement the Training Programme Modules (Training Package)


Further to the MIG-H Training action, IOM MHD RO Brussels has been awarded a second tender concerning the provision of training for first-line health professionals, law enforcement officers and social workers working at local level with migrants and refugees and training of trainers. The main goal will be to conduct a training programme for health professionals, social workers, law enforcement officers and other professionals dealing with migrants and working at local level, in view to reinforce and develop the necessary key skills and competences as well as to promote understanding in the work with migrants and refugees at front line, transit and destination involving the 32 countries participating in the EC Health Programme.