CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN

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.
Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA

Address

Via Dell Artigliere 8
37129 Verona

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 515 765

Participants (9)

Sort alphabetically

Sort by EU Contribution

Expand all

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 399 453,75

STICHTING VU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 87 381,25

MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 296 285

ISTANBUL SEHIR UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 406 225,50

UNIVERSITAET ULM

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 289 500

DANSK RODE KORS (DANISH RED CROSS)

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 103 178,75

TURUN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 204 187,50

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 293 181,25

UNIVERSITY OF YORK

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 320 368,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 779255

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.1.3.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 915 526,75

  • EU contribution

    € 2 915 526,75

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA

Italy