Work package 3

Work package 3

Review of literature and expert knowledge


This WP has one main objective:

To provide a comprehensive overview of effective interventions to address health needs and risks of refugees and other migrants in European countries, focusing on short-term arrival as well as long-term settlement. Existing knowledge from the literature and experts is going to be collected and synthesized systematically. Practical implications and implementation challenges will be addressed, whilst taking into account characteristics of health systems in different countries (including the roles of health care professionals), the position of countries in the cross-European migration and settlement chain, and relevant contextual factors.

More specifically the description of work of this WP is:

In the first month a detailed plan will be ready in order to collect data from three sources, because by focusing solely on the literature it is very likely that valuable, practical information is going to be missed. The three sources will be:

  • Several literature database (including Medline, PsychINFO, Embase, Scopus and PILOTS), covering the different language areas of the partners (Croatian, Dutch, English, German, Greek, Italian and Slovakian) are going to be used. Keywords will reflect the core themes, questions and challenges the EUR-HUMAN project seeks to address. Publications will be judged using pre-defined inclusion and exclusion criteria.
  • An online survey that will be administered broadly via networks of partners, representative organizations, ministries and social platforms (like Research gate and LinkedIn) to capture additional information on practices in Europe, to disentangle promising best practices, practice guidelines, and problems to avoid, and to collect additional references to relevant publications and unpublished works. The survey will result in quantitative data and open answers.
  • Based on the dialogue with partners and the conversations within WP3, 10 to 15 international experts will be invited to participate in an interview. The qualitative information forms an addition to the findings from the literature and the survey. It will help in describing the contexts, meaningful structure and process characteristics, and challenges of refugee health care in a European setting.

All the collected information will be analyzed and structured in order to provide practical information and advice for different target groups, useful for the tasks of the different partners. All the collected information will be discussed by partners.


  • D3.1 Summary preliminary findings  Download file here
  • D3.2 Final synthesis Download file here