What is this project about?
The vision of the InterAct project is to identify and address success factors of cooperation between Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Speech Therapy and Health Care Education in psychosocial interventions for refugees, by combining teaching and training models, experiences from practice and corresponding research evidence.
InterAct’s core mission is to create the following:
Who we are
The InterAct project collects experiences from refugee centres in four European countries (Germany, Greece, Spain, Sweden) through the collaboration of academic institutions and creates transfer of these experiences to regular Psychosocial Support Practice, Education and Research.
IB Hochschule Berlin
The IB University of Applied Health and Social Sciences is represented at five study centers in Germany.
National and KapodistrianUniversity of Athens
The oldest academic institution of modern Greece runs 43 Departments and 183 Master Studies programmes in the Greek capital.
Universidad de Vic Catalunya
The University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC), is a Catalan university with premises in Vic, Manresa and Granollers.
Karolinska Institutet Sweden
Karolinska Institutet is one of the world´s leading medical universities. It offers a broad range of education in Medicine and Health sciences.
A closer look at InterAct’s aims and results
Educational Toolbox on Psychosocial Practice
The interdisciplinary Educational Toolbox on Psychosocial Practice will contain a flexible Curriculum and Modular Learning and Teaching Elements that can be used by higher education study courses or interdisciplinary study courses in Health-Related or Social Studies, like Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Health Care Education and Pedagogy.Register:
The Practice Guidelines are directed towards organisations and single professionals active in psychosocial interventions. The purpose is to describe experiences and to provide structured guidance for organisation and implementation of cooperative Interdisciplinary Processes in Psychosocial Work.View Guidelines:
The Policy Recommendations address Health Care Education and Delivery Care Systems Policies to identify perspectives of the different target groups, to give recommendations contribute to political development on national and EU level, to raise attention to concrete needs of minorities, lecturers, practitioners and students, and to develop resources for social development.View Policy Recommendations:
Multiplier Events, but in an Online Edition due to COVID19 restrictions, have successfully followed the two Learning – Teaching Events that took place in Berlin and in Athens.
Online Multiplier Event
in UVIC, 16/12/2020
An international approach to the three goals or “products” of the InterAct Erasmus+ programme.Check out more:
Online Multiplier Event
in Swedish, 25/11/2020
On November 25th, InterAct’s team in Karolinska Institutet Stockholm, will present online the three goals or “products” of the InterAct Erasmus+ programme.Check out more:
Online Multiplier Event
in German, 12/11/2020 & 10/12/2020
On November 12th and on December 10th 2020, InterAct’s team in IB Hochschule Berlin, will present online the three goals or “products” of the InterAct Erasmus+ programme.Check out more:
2nd Learning –Teaching Event, Athens, 21-25 October 2019
It was held in Marasleion School Premises in Kolonaki, one of the oldest teachers’ school of modern Greece.Check out more:
5th Partners’ Meeting Online
Even though we did not meet in Berlin as originally planned, we had the opportunity to schedule and complete online the 5th Partners’ Meeting on the 21st and 22nd of September.October is the month when we are going to finalize our Educational Toolbox, Practitioner’s Handbook and Policy Recommendations. The dissemination will involve the organization of educational seminars in Germany, Sweden, Greece and Spain. We proceed in the final phase of the InterAct project full of inspiration, energy and enthusiasm for the upcoming intense months. So grateful to be part of this creative synergy!
Workshop on Cultural Humility
Eirini Adamopoulou (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens) and Margarita Mondaca (Karolinska Institutet) completed a workshop on “Cultural sensitivity in the context of migration and diversity” along with a team of 20 international students of Psychology, Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy (Chile, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, USA, Belgium, Finland, Denmark, Netherlands).The workshop took place in the context of the International Week and Community Based Rehabilitation course organised by Karolinska Institutet each year. Even though from a distance, we were able to Inter-Act and bridge our cultural differences. We wish to thank everyone for their participation.
Teleconferences substitute physical presence due to COVID19. We continue to work remotely, sharing our compassion and solidarity especially with refugees and asylum seekers, one of the most vulnerable groups in our society, on which InterAct project focuses.
4th Partners’ Meeting, Stockholm
This one was successfully completed in Stockholm in the 4th and 5th March 2020. A very big “Thank You” to our hosts from Karolinska Institutet. We continue our collaborative journey inspired and energized!
3rd Partners’ Meeting, Athens
The third partners’ meeting was conducted on 21st to 22nd of October 2019 at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.
2nd Partners’ Meeting, Berlin
The second Partners’ Meeting was conducted between 6th and 7th May 2019 in Berlin.
1st Partners’ Meeting, Vic
Our first ever Partners’ Meeting took place on the 3rd and 4th December 2018 in Vic, Catalunya.
to be listened”
Disabled Refugees Welcome (DRW) community organisation operating in Sweden members talk to “InterAct: Interdisciplinary Cooperation in Psychosocial Interventions” team about issues concerning them in the context of the Erasmus+ Programme: Interdisciplinary Cooperation in Psychosocial Interventions:
Psychology | Occupational Therapy | Social Work | Physiotherapy | Health Care Education |
the world go round
“If we were to assign a colour to each cultural community, the result would be a multicoloured picture of the World”.
“It is important to keep in mind that there is no such thing as the average refugee”.
Participating students of the “InterAct: Interdisciplinary Cooperation in Psychosocial Interventions: A case study on refugees” Erasmus+ Programme create a beautiful video on the different ways the refugee issue became tangible to each one of them while attending the programme.
Marc Sanye’s Camera
The Spanish photographer
captures significant moments of refugees’ resilience.