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 Rehabilitation of traumatised refugees in sparsely populated areas ascii version

Sweden

 
DP Managing organisation : Flyktingmedicinskt centrum
Other national partners : Dorotea kommun
Lycksele kommun
EQUAL theme :Employability - (Re-)integration to the labour market 
Type of DP :Sectoral - Specific discrimination and inequality problems 
DP Legal status :Other 
DP identification :SE-52 
Application phase :Approved for action 2 
Selection date :15-05-2002 
Last update :23-02-2004 
Monitoring: 2004   

Rationale

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Forty-six quota refugees from Sierra Leone arrived in Sweden from 1999 to 2000. They were allocated to Dorotea, a municipality in the north of Sweden. It was evident that these refugees had been exposed to extreme traumatisation. Therefore, the Medical Centre for refugees, at the University Hospital in Linköping, was asked for assistance in the current situation by the health care unit at Dorotea. Another group, consisting of 112 quota refugees from Sierra Leone and Liberia, was allocated to the municipalities of Dorotea and Lycksele during the summer 2001.

Thus, the target group of this project is traumatised refugees who immigrate into a thinly populated area in Sweden from a war-ravaged African country.

The aim of the project is to offer a qualified introduction to these refugees through different individual and collectively adjusted interventions, which will facilitate integration and entrance into the labour market. Another aim is to increase the knowledge of how people are affected by migration, cultural diversity and extreme traumatisation among the actors in these municipalities.

The initial phase the refugees are carefully investigated with respect to their resources and limitations from a holistic perspective considering medical, psychological and social conditions as well as conditions related to migration and trauma. This investigation is the basis of interventions from medical services, the employment office, the educational system and social services as well as other local associations in these municipalities. A gender perspective is important in all encounters and interventions in the present group.

Through early engagement of many actors in co-ordinated and well defined interventions labour market integration as well as integration into other societal areas will be facilitated for this refugee group which otherwise can be expected to encounter considerable problems in Sweden.

The project is co-ordinated by the medical Centre for Refugees at Linköping University Hospital.


Summary

The target group of this project is a group of severely traumatised quota refugees from Sierra Leone and Liberia who were allocated to the municipalities of Lycksele and Dorotea in the north of Sweden.

The aim of the project is to offer a qualified introduction to these refugees through different individual and collectively adjusted interventions, which will facilitate integration and entrance into the labour market. Another aim is to increase the knowledge of how people are affected by migration, cultural diversity and extreme traumatisation among the actors in these municipalities.

Initially the refugees will be carefully investigated with respect to their resources and limitations, from a holistic perspective, considering medical, psychological and social conditions as well as conditions related to migration and trauma. This investigation is the basis for interventions from medical services, the employment office, the educational system and social services as well as other local actors in these municipalities. A gender perspective is important in all encounters and interventions in the present group.

Through early engagement of many actors in co-ordinated and well defined interventions labour market integration as well as integration into other societal areas will be facilitated for this refugee group which otherwise can be expected to encounter considerable problems in Sweden.

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Objective

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Objective:
The aim of the project is to offer a qualified introduction to these refugees through different individual and collectively adjusted interventions, which will facilitate integration and entrance into the labour market. Another aim is to increase the knowledge of how people are affected by migration, cultural diversity and extreme traumatisation among the actors in these municipalities

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Innovation


Nature of the experimental activities to be implemented Rating
Guidance, counselling ***
Training ***
Training on work place ***
Training of teachers, trainers and staff ****
Guidance and social services ***

Type of innovation Rating
Context oriented ***

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Budget Action 2

500 000 – 1 000 000 €

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Beneficiaries


Assistance to structures and systems and accompanying measures Rating
Disabilities ****
Unemployment ****

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Empowerment

 

 With beneficiaries

Participation
Promoting individual empowerment
Developing collective responsibility and capacity for action
Participation in running and evaluating activities

 

 Between national partners

N.C.

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Transnationality

 

 Linguistic skills

  • svenska
  • English

 Percentage of the budget for transnational activities

  • 10.0%

 Transnational Co-operation Partnerships

Transnational Co-operation Agreement DPs involved
2803 NEAR - New European action for Asylum seekers and Refugees DE EA-51251
FR NPC-2001-10966
GR 200906-201006

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Background

 

 Involvment in previous EU programmes

  • Nobody involved in A&E

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National Partners


Partner To be contacted for
Flyktingmedicinskt centrum Co-ordination of experimental activities
Design of the project
DP managing organisation
Evaluation
Monitoring, data collection
Transnational partnership
Dorotea kommun
Lycksele kommun

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Agreement Summary

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Asylum seekers and refugees are confronted with a society that differs from their native society in
respects, e.g. language, culture, institutions, laws, moral codes. It is important that the host
societies meet their need for information, support and guidance with a variety of interventions.
The TCA deals with the DP`s work with different introduction programs for asylum-seekers and refugees into the society. This is the common ground for transnational work. Of special interest is the application of new technologies (DVD, tele-medicine, internet).

Lessons learned from previous relevant actions

From previous transnational co-operating we had the experience that the exchange of information about the situation, working-methods, programs and results in different countries are very useful but not always communicable to other European countries. We have to learn from other countries but finally we have to find our own way. So we try to integrate methods and experiences from different projects in thework regarded the local conditions.

The common objectives of the DPs

The aim of the project is to establish a communicative network for exchange of practice and lessons
learned between the DPs on multiple levels, to find new ways to inform, qualify and integrate asylumseekers and refugees and to use new available techniques (DVD, tele-medicine, internet ...) in order to facilitate integration of asylum-seekers and refugees.

The (common/complementary) products/deliverables foreseen

- To submit a report from each DP every 6 th months.
- To concentrate these reports after 3 years to a good-practice-guide.
- To arrange common seminars once a year, where additional printed material can be presented.

Added value on the strategy and intended results of each of the DPs involved

In this transnational partnership there are partners from different backgrounds trying to approach the
integration for asylum seeker and refugees from different levels (individual, regional and national)
and with different methods. The added value is to compare the DPs actions and experiences and to move from a local to a more global perspective.

Last update: 23-02-2004 dot Top


Flyktingmedicinskt centrum

(FMC)
Universitetssjukhuset
SE 581 85 Linkoping
www.lio.se/us/fmc

Tel:+ 46 13 22 19 36
Fax:+46 13 22 19 17
Email:AnnCharlotte.Hermansson@lio.se

 
Responsibility in the DP: Co-ordination of experimental activities
Design of the project
DP managing organisation
Evaluation
Monitoring, data collection
Transnational partnership
Type of organisation:University / Research organisation
Legal status:Public organisation
Size:Staff 10-50
NUTS code:
Date of joining / leaving:15-11-2001 /

Contact person(s)

Name First name Phone E-mail Responsibility
Hermansson Ann Charlotte + 46 13 22 19 36 AnnCharlotte.Hermansson@lio.se partnersearch

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Dorotea kommun


Dorotea kommun
SE 917 81 Dorotea
www.dorotea.se

Tel:+46 942 14083
Fax:+46 942 141 38
Email:eva.holmqvist@kommun.dorotea.se

 
Responsibility in the DP:
Type of organisation:Public authority (national, regional, local)
Legal status:Public organisation
Size:Staff 50-250
NUTS code:
Date of joining / leaving:15-11-2001 /

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Lycksele kommun


Box 244
SE 921 24 Lycksele
ww.lycksele.se

Tel:+46 950 166 69
Fax:+46 950 104 88
Email:kurt.lundgren@epost.lycksele.se

 
Responsibility in the DP:
Type of organisation:Public authority (national, regional, local)
Legal status:Public organisation
Size:Staff 50-250
NUTS code:
Date of joining / leaving:15-11-2001 /

Contact person(s)

Name First name Phone E-mail Responsibility
Lundgren Kurt +46 950 166 69 kurt.lundgren@epost.lycksele.se xx

Last update: 23-02-2004 dot Top



 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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Rehabilitation of traumatised refugees in sparsely populated areas

Rationale

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Forty-six quota refugees from Sierra Leone arrived in Sweden from 1999 to 2000. They were allocated to Dorotea, a municipality in the north of Sweden. It was evident that these refugees had been exposed to extreme traumatisation. Therefore, the Medical Centre for refugees, at the University Hospital in Linköping, was asked for assistance in the current situation by the health care unit at Dorotea. Another group, consisting of 112 quota refugees from Sierra Leone and Liberia, was allocated to the municipalities of Dorotea and Lycksele during the summer 2001.

Thus, the target group of this project is traumatised refugees who immigrate into a thinly populated area in Sweden from a war-ravaged African country.

The aim of the project is to offer a qualified introduction to these refugees through different individual and collectively adjusted interventions, which will facilitate integration and entrance into the labour market. Another aim is to increase the knowledge of how people are affected by migration, cultural diversity and extreme traumatisation among the actors in these municipalities.

The initial phase the refugees are carefully investigated with respect to their resources and limitations from a holistic perspective considering medical, psychological and social conditions as well as conditions related to migration and trauma. This investigation is the basis of interventions from medical services, the employment office, the educational system and social services as well as other local associations in these municipalities. A gender perspective is important in all encounters and interventions in the present group.

Through early engagement of many actors in co-ordinated and well defined interventions labour market integration as well as integration into other societal areas will be facilitated for this refugee group which otherwise can be expected to encounter considerable problems in Sweden.

The project is co-ordinated by the medical Centre for Refugees at Linköping University Hospital.


Summary

The target group of this project is a group of severely traumatised quota refugees from Sierra Leone and Liberia who were allocated to the municipalities of Lycksele and Dorotea in the north of Sweden.

The aim of the project is to offer a qualified introduction to these refugees through different individual and collectively adjusted interventions, which will facilitate integration and entrance into the labour market. Another aim is to increase the knowledge of how people are affected by migration, cultural diversity and extreme traumatisation among the actors in these municipalities.

Initially the refugees will be carefully investigated with respect to their resources and limitations, from a holistic perspective, considering medical, psychological and social conditions as well as conditions related to migration and trauma. This investigation is the basis for interventions from medical services, the employment office, the educational system and social services as well as other local actors in these municipalities. A gender perspective is important in all encounters and interventions in the present group.

Through early engagement of many actors in co-ordinated and well defined interventions labour market integration as well as integration into other societal areas will be facilitated for this refugee group which otherwise can be expected to encounter considerable problems in Sweden.

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Objective

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The aim of the project is to offer a qualified introduction to these refugees through different individual and collectively adjusted interventions, which will facilitate integration and entrance into the labour market. Another aim is to increase the knowledge of how people are affected by migration, cultural diversity and extreme traumatisation among the actors in these municipalities

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