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Cordelia Foundation
for the Rehabilitation of  Torture Victims

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Project Year 2016

 

 

AMIF ASYL 2014 - Asylum

Common standards for the medical examination in the asylum procedure: Art. 18 Directive 2013/32/EU. A genuine contribution to decision-making

Project lead by the institute for Human Rights and Medical Assessment (iMMO).

In this project iMMO and its partners will, in light of article 18 Medical Examination (Directive 2013/32/EU on common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection), develop a standardized medical examination within the Asylum Procedure to support and strengthen the development of an effective European Asylum Procedure. Unlike forensic medical expertise in other legal areas, a standardized examination and the official training of medical professionals accordingly does not exist for medico-legal work for asylum-seekers. In most European countries, medical doctors and psychologists who deliver medico-legal reports within the asylum procedure are trained within NGOs. They all developed their own methods, standards and reports and work according to the

Istanbul Protocol. Their expertise should be evaluated and transformed into a common forensic medical examination. Since the Istanbul Protocol is mentioned as precondition 31 of the Asylum Procedure Directive 2013/32/EU, it sets the standard as the principal guideline along which the medical examinations have to be performed. However, this implies a rather extensive and time-consuming medical examination. In this project the medical professionals will strive to develop a medical examination that is robust, efficient and in compliance with the Istanbul Protocol.

 

Funding from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Identification, treatment and crisis intervention for vulnerable asylum seekers in Hungarian detention institutions

 

 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

Funding for the Cordelia Foundation’s psychological and medical activities

 

 

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Pilot Project for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture (PPVOT)

Supporting Torture Survivors: Rehabilitation and Empowerment - a Need and Goal for Treatment and Help (STRENGTH) September 2014 - January 2016

This project is co-funded by the European Union

The STRENGTH project’s overall goal is to ensure that torture victims who seek international protection in Hungary and Bulgaria have access to high-quality, effective and sustainable treatment, care and support services.

The specific objectives are:

1)     Prevent and reduce the continued physical and mental suffering of torture victims through professional and effective psychotherapy and rehabilitation;

2)     Facilitate the access to international protection of victims of torture through professional and effective legal counselling and representation;

3)     Challenge the unreasonable detention of victims of torture through individual assistance as well as monitoring and publicising the health impact of detention on this particularly vulnerable group;

4)     Create a sustainable basis for the continued functioning of trauma centres in Hungary and Bulgaria through professional exchange and the exploration of sustainable funding opportunities.

The participating organisations are: Cordelia Foundation (as the Coordinator) and Hungarian Helsinki Committee in Hungary; Assistance Centre for Torture Survivors (ACET) and Foundation for Access to Rights (FAR) in Bulgaria.

The „FROM TORTURE TO DETENTION” report is available here.

 

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UN Voluntary Fund for the Victims of Torture, OHCHR

EmergencyCare for Torture Victims in Hungary, October 2015-May 2016

 

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Preparatory Action – Funding for Victims of Torture

Access to early protection and rehabilitation services right on arrival in the EU – ACESO

 

This project is co-funded by the European Union

 

The ACESO project’s overall goal is to ensure that torture victims who arrive through the East Mediterranean and the Western Balkans route and seek international protection in EU member states with an external border have access to high-quality, effective and sustainable treatment, care and support services.

The specific objectives are:

1)       Prevent and reduce the continued physical and mental suffering of torture victims seeking asylum in Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece and Hungary through professional and effective psychological/psychotherapeutic interventions and rehabilitation;

2)      Facilitate the access to international protection of victims of torture seeking asylum in Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece and Hungary through professional and effective legal counselling and representation;

3)      Challenge the unlawful and unreasonable detention of victims of torture seeking asylum in Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece and Hungary through individual assistance as well as monitoring and publicising the health impact of detention on this particularly vulnerable group;

4)      Empower civil society actors in the Eastern member states of the EU to enable them to effectively support and step up for the rights of torture victims, using the results of the STRENGTH and PROMETHEUS projects, knowledge-sharing, best practices, guidance and a nascent regional network as resources;

Ensure that a favourable and effective legal and procedural framework is put in place for the early identification and rehabilitation of asylum-seeking torture victims in Eastern EU member states upon the transposition of the Recast Reception Conditions Directive, based on evidence-based advocacy.

 

 

NGO Fund of the EEA/Norway Grants

„Join Us!” – Training in pychotraumatology for local professionals

 The project targets students of psychology, psychiatry, medicine and social work in Debrecen, where the biggest Hungarian refugee camp is. The aim is to improve capacities of young local helping professionals, involve them in rehabilitation, and decrease local xenophobia. Cordelia provides theoretical and field training in the camp, supervised by its professionals and other NGOs, involving students through Debrecen University and student colleges.

Experiences of the project will be collected and disseminated digitally; local dissemination will involve students and refugees. Thus we develop the first training for local professionals, increase sustainability of our work in Debrecen and mobilize local capacities. By teaching future members of the local helping professions and intellectual elite, we empower them to work towards solving an important local societal issue.