ROSZKE, HUNGARY - SEPTEMBER 08:  Refugees are smuggled through fields and forests in an attempt to evade the Hungarian police close to the Serbian border on September 8, 2015 in Roszke, Hungary. Many migrants fear that if they are forced to officially register and have their fingerprints taken, it will stop them being able to move freely out of Hungary and further into Europe. A lack of clarity on the issue is causing many people to risk being arrested unnecessarily by taking such measures. Thousands of migrants have continued to cross into Hungary over the last few days from Serbia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called 'Balkans route' has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The number of people leaving their homes in war torn countries such as Syria, marks the largest migration of people since World War II.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

EAN 2016 module on Refugee & Migrant Health

Dear members and friends,

We are delighted to announce that we are organizing in Brussels (18th to 19th June 2016) the EAN mini-module "Refugees & migrants health workshop” which is open to all EAN active members. There also will be several places reserved for external visitors.

This 1.5 day workshop will give members an overview of the socio-demographic and health profile of refugees/migrants entering Europe and an understanding of refugee/migrant related health issues. But also an insight on EU migrant health policies and recommendations as well as an overview of surveillance systems and health screening programs in EU countries.

The objectives of the workshop and the full programme can be found here. A complete program with the name of the speakers will be sent later on.

The workshop will take place at the Institute of Public Health (WIV-ISP) in Brussels and we have about 30 places for our members. So a first-come first-served basis will apply.

The participation to this workshop is *free* for active EAN members. Current fellows are also welcome to apply, but please note that if the workshop is oversubscribed then priority will be given to alumni.

There are 8 sits available for externals (non-EAN members). If there are more than 8 applicants, a waiting list will be created. External participants will be charged a small participation fee of 50€.

You can apply to the workshop by sending an email to eanboard@gmail.com.  

For organizational matters could you please let us know until May 30th 2016 if you are interested and you can comfortably say that you will attend the module, thanks!

As you know, EAN is unable to pay for flight ticket and accommodation, but we strongly encourage you to approach and ask for a ‘couch surfing’ among the EAN network (current EPIET/EUPHEM and alumni) based in Brussels J.