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Refugee Emergency: DEFining and Implementing Novel Evidence-based psychosocial interventions

Objective

RE-DEFINE aims to implement effective psychological interventions for preventing the onset of mental disorders in refugees and asylum seekers with psychological distress resettled in middle-income and high-income countries. RE-DEFINE is particularly relevant for the refugee crisis in Europe and in bordering countries (i.e. Turkey), as the progressive increase in refugees seeking asylum poses a significant challenge to the health systems’ capacity to adequately respond to the health needs of this population. The project focuses on adaptation, testing, and implementation of Self Help Plus (SH+), a novel trans-diagnostic self-help preventive psychosocial intervention specifically developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to respond to humanitarian crises. The intervention will be delivered by non-specialists to groups of up to 30 participants at a time. The cost-effectiveness of SH+ will be tested in two large, multicentre, pragmatic randomised studies. One study will be conducted in Italy, Germany, Finland, Austria, and the UK (high-income countries), and a second study will be conducted in Turkey (middle-income country). The dissemination plan will include structured activities such as an Individual Participant Data (IPD) meta-analysis of all randomised data available on SH+, in order to identify specific predictors of intervention’s effects that will facilitate its uptake and long-term implementation in European and non-European countries.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SC1-2017-Single-Stage-RTD

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA
Net EU contribution
€ 515 765,00
Address
Via Dell Artigliere 8
37129 Verona
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Verona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (10)

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 399 438,47
Address
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneve

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Genève
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 87 381,25
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 296 285,00
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ISTANBUL SEHIR UNIVERSITESI

Participation ended

Turkey
Net EU contribution
€ 341 337,90
Address
Orhantepe Mahallesi, Turgut Ozal Bulvari 21
34865 Dragos Kartal Istanbul

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Region
İstanbul İstanbul İstanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET ULM
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 289 500,00
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 16
89081 Ulm

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Tübingen Ulm, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DANSK RODE KORS (DANISH RED CROSS)
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 103 178,75
Address
Blegdamsvej 27
2100 Copenhagen

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TURUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 204 187,50
Address
Yliopistonmaki
20014 Turku

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Region
Manner-Suomi Etelä-Suomi Varsinais-Suomi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 293 181,25
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool

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Region
North West (England) Merseyside Liverpool
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 320 368,75
Address
Heslington
YO10 5DD York North Yorkshire

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Region
Yorkshire and the Humber North Yorkshire York
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KOC UNIVERSITY
Turkey
Net EU contribution
€ 64 887,60
Address
Rumeli Feneri Yolu Sariyer
34450 Istanbul

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Region
İstanbul İstanbul İstanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00