During this working day, hosted by MEP Philippe Lamberts, youth and represented organisations will meet Members of the European Parliament (MEP) active in the Migration Commission. We will have the opportunity to present some results of our works, our projects, and express our expectations in terms of legislation at European level.
To make this day a success, it is necessary to register.
On Friday evening, authorities of the City of Brussels will officially welcome us at the town hall for an opening reception of the Congress. Young people will present the works they will have implemented during the year.
All participants to the Congress are welcome!
Registration is free but compulsory. After your registration, you will receive your personal invitation by mail.
VII International Congress on Migration & Mental Health
Familles du Monde asbl & The Athena Network have the pleasure to invite you to the VII Congress. The Congress is open to anyone who has a special interest helping or researching in the field.
The congress is a non-profit initiative. The registration fee for all participants will be a symbolic contribution of 10,00 EUR per person in order to cover basic expenses. This includes coffee break, physical programme and certificate of attendance.
Registration is compulsory. There is a limited number of attendance.
Lunch is not included in the registration fee.
A special lunch menu will be offered during the congress at an additional low cost (10,00 EUR). For a better organisation, we need to know in advance, the number of people who would like to enjoy the congress menu.
Fees for registration and lunch will be drawn on the Familles du Monde account as soon as possible.
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS AND POSTERS
Participation in the congress is open to professors, researchers and all those working in the social sector, public as well as private, specialized in supporting migrants.
← If you are interested, you can apply here.
8:30 Registration Opens
9:00 Welcoming speeches:
Noemí Alcalá, Xochicuicatl, Latin American Women Association, Berlin (Germany) Leticia Reyes, Familles du Monde, Brussels (Belgium) Philippe Lamberts, MEP, European Parliament Michel Franceus, Mouscron (Belgium) Mohamed Ouriaghli, Brussels (Belgium)
9:30 Inauguration lecture:
Prof. Joseba Achotegui (University of Barcelona, Spain): 'Migrating in the 21st century: the Immigrant Syndrome with chronic and multiple stress - The Ulysses Syndrome'
10:00SESSION 1 Stressors, social factors and mental health in current migration
Psy. Leticia Marín (Association S.A.L., Rome, Italy): 'Questionnaire on stress in the migratory process (MP-MPSQ): cognitive schemas in migrants and their perception of stress in each grief of the Ulysses Syndrome'
15:00 SESSION 3 Psychological, psychosocial intervention and experiences
Juan Pimienta (Scotland Yard, London, UK): 'Hidden Away: Mental health illness' Familles du Monde (Belgium): 'Migration mournings from the perspective of migrant women in mixt families and autochtonous women' Albert Persaud (Centre for Applied Research and Evaluation International Foundation, CAREIF, UK)
Founded in 2010 by J.Achotegui (Universidad de Barcelona), R.Bennegadi (Centre Minkowska) & X.Castañeda (University of Berkeley) as a global network to provide psychological & psychosocial support to immigrants living extreme situations.