”Social Trauma and Forced Migration”

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We are pleased to present you with an international strategic document, in which we have had the honor to participate. The document refers to the topic of social trauma and forced migration, and it provides recommendations for good practice in the field of integration, education and mental health. The document was created at the International Psychoanalytical University of Berlin (IPU Berlin), within the network “Migration-Trauma in Transition”, that is supported by DAAD.

You can read and download the document here.

“Mental Health and Psychological Well-being

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PIN, with the support of UNHCR Serbia, organised a panel discussion about mental health and psychological well-being of refugees.

On this occasion, we discussed refugees’ mental health and the importance of ensuring unique standards in the provision of services and coordination mechanisms. Also, we presented PIN’s research results and discussed the two-way relation between mental health care and successful integration of refugees, as well as the importance of multisector collaboration for the improvement of refugees’ mental health.

Speakers at the panel were:
– Dr Periša Simonović, Assistant Director for Health Care Organization, The Institute of Public Health of Serbia “Dr Milan Jovanović Batut“,
– Ivan Živanov, Migration Health Coordinator, WHO,
– Hans Friedrich Schodder, UNHCR Representative in Serbia,
– Milenko Nikić, Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs,
– Danijela Nedić, Commissariat for Refugees of the Republic of Serbia,
– Tamara Berberović, International Organization for Migration,
– Nikola Kovačević, Belgrade Centre for Human Rights,
– Dr Jovana Bjekić, PIN and Institute for Medical Research,
– Dr Maša Vukčević Marković, PIN’s director.

This event, together with publication on refugees’ mental health is part of the project that PIN implements with the support of UNHCR Serbia. You can read and download publication from this year here.

We wish to thank our colleagues that attended the event in such a great number!

“Past, Present, and Future of Integration”

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PIN’s representatives participated in the international conference “Past, Present, and Future of Integration”. PIN presented its perspective on the efforts made towards the integration of refugees and migrants, identification of challenges and lessons learned as well as on future expectations. This conference represents the final event of the project “Building together: Community Monitoring and Advocacy” ” funded by The European Union and implemented by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Atina – Citizens’ Association for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and all Forms of Gender-based Violence, and Macedonian Lawyers Association.