The European Commission (EC) is pleased to announce a call for proposals to increase awareness, knowledge generation, and sharing, and capacity building to improve mental health and psychological wellbeing in migrants and refugee populations, with a special focus on Ukraine’s displaced people, via the implementation of promising and best practices and guidance.
The activities are about exchanging and implementing best practices that will increase awareness, knowledge sharing and support for health professionals and NGOs working with refugees.
Specifically, the actions will support interested stakeholder organisations, to discuss and exchange mental health practices and knowledge, to implement promising and best practices and evidence-based actions.
The activities should focus on the needs of Ukraine’s displaced people who are mainly located in Ukraine’s neighboring countries or in other EU member states and support for NGOs and health professionals speaking Ukrainian/Russian who work with Ukrainian displaced people.
The actions will include work that builds on the already available training material of the Health Policy Platform/ECDC Virtual Academy of the mental health training for professionals dealing with refugees, including translations when needed.
Available budget for this topic: EUR 2,000,000
Expected duration of project: Given the complexity of the activities to be funded under this topic, the recommended length of a project is 24 months.
Expected Results: This will be part of the EU assistance to Ukraine and to mitigate the negative mental health impact of the war for displaced persons, who are mainly located in Ukraine’s neighboring countries. It may also provide support to other Union countries where the displaced people may find placement. The action is expected to contribute to the mitigation of major mental health and psychologically traumatic experiences of the displaced people as a consequence of the war in Ukraine.
In order to be eligible for funding, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
- Be legal entities (public or private bodies)
- Be established in one of the eligible countries, ie:
- E U Member States (including overseas countries and territories linked to it (OCTs))
- eligible for non-EU countries:
- Listed EEA countries and countries associated to the EU4Health Program or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before the signature of the grant agreement.
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