Project BORDERNETwork 2010-2012

IV. ACTIVITIES/ AREAS OF COOPERATION

— Community-based participatory prevention (WP8)

 

 

1. PARTNERS INVOLVED

 

WP Leader: Health and Social Development Foundation, HESED, Bulgaria
Associated Partners involved: AHW (AT), AISC (EE), PZ (LV), ARAS (RO), PRIMA (SK)
Collaborating Partners
 

 

 

2. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE 


Participatory approaches:
To improve HIV/STIs in two-and-a half-years period community based prevention and sexual health for ethnic minorities (e.g. ROMA) and migrant groups through capacity building in participatory prevention models.     


 

3. DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK


After a rapid situation assessment survey an exchange seminar in Sofia will outline participatory methods and practice in needs assessment and training of community outreach workers. Focus is laid on effective use of needs assessment with community’s involvement. Upon that a first training seminar in Bucharest will build capacity to implement the evidence-based method of POL (popular opinion leader) applied successfully by HESED in ROMA ethnic communities and developed by the Centre for AIDS Intervention and Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin. A second training seminar in Vienna will build capacity in partners to implement additional two identified effective models for community based prevention. The identified three best practices will be elaborated in a manual of effective intervention models for participatory HIV/STI community based prevention among migrant and ethic minority groups and will be published.

  
 

4. DELIVERABLES PRODUCED


D9: 2 training seminars in 3 good practice models in participatory HIV/AIDS prevention for ethnic minority/migrant groups.

Training Seminar in three models of effective participatory community-based HIV/STI prevention in migrant/ethnic minorities

  

 

5. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WORK
 

Assessment survey on community based participatory HIV prevention among ethnic minorities/migrant groups

           Desk Review:

Exchange Seminar on Community Based Participatory HIV Prevention:

International Capacity Building POL Training Seminar (WP8)

 

 

6. PRODUCTS

 

Milestone:    

From Culturally Sensitive to Community-Based. A Practical Manual on Effective Models of Participatory Community-Based HIV/STI Prevention in Migrants/Ethnic Minorities