Diversity in organizational Policy and Culture: Interview with Home Care Director and Geriatric Specialist Emete Solmaz

As recent discussions about race and exclusion triggered by the Black Lives matter movement and the tragic murder of George Floyd have highlighted, racism affects our daily lives. The health care sector is no exception. Therefore, it is important that we continue to work towards care organizations that can meet the needs of clients from […]

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Care for and Wellbeing among Older Migrants Study Conducted by Leyden Academy in the Netherlands

Nina Conkova and Jolanda Lindenberg are members of ENIEC who work at Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing. There they study the care and wellbeing of older adults with a migration background living in the Netherlands. Themes include becoming older in the Netherlands and perceptions of a ‘good’ old age, loneliness, and culturally-sensitive care. written […]

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Norwegian Project to Spread Information for Elderly Migrants on COVID-19

written by Rita Weum Integrerings- og mangfoldsdirektoratet – IMDi (The Norwegian Directorate of Intergration and Diversity) announced an extraordinary grant to volontary organizations to disseminate the authorities` information about the coronavirus to the immigrant population in the municipalities. Application deadline was April 29th. The projects, 150 in all, will be reporting to IMDi. The final reports […]

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Eniec Members are Invited to Join Free Online Conference

Join the online conference titled “COVID-19 and the health of Refugees, Migrants and Minorities”. The panelists will discuss how the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is disproportionately affecting minorities, refugees, migrants, workers in the informal economy, and other vulnerable communities globally and propose areas for research, operational and policy focus in response. Please visit here to […]

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Watch the interview with Anndeloris Chacon

written by Nikolett Arnold CoProduce Care, an association for carers, interviewed Anndeloris Chacon, our Eniec member from Bristol. CoProduce has a Youtube Channel where they share the Chatforcare interviews, and they completed the interview as part of Carers week in Bristol. If you listen to the interview you can find out all about Bristol Black […]

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Older migrants have the right to be treated with respect: respect of their age, and respect of their culture

written by Hanna Murray-Carlsson Eniec members Saloua Berdai Chaouni and Ann Claeys have published an article on the website of Ageing Equal about how older migrants are subject to both ageism and racism through othering of their care needs. By othering, they refer to have older migrants, and their care needs are considered different from the native-born population. To […]

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Reflections on How are we doing? Webinar

by Eva Rönkkö In the last week of May, a group of ENIEC members met in a webinar to discuss how are older migrants coping during this Covid-19 pandemic. The webinar was organized by ENIEC members in Finland, the same group who were to organize the annual meeting of our network in Tallinn last March. […]

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Short Introduction of the Migrant and Ethnic Minority Health Section of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA)

written by István Szilárd The Migrant Health Section of EUPHA has a more than twenty years long history and gradually has extended its scope for the public health problem of all of the most vulnerable groups of peoples. That is why during its 2010 conference in Pécs its name was changed for Migrant and Ethnic […]

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Senior Housing Community in the Netherlands

written by Yvonne Witter Surinam-born Glenn Hussain (62) has lived in the Netherlands since 1973, and has been actively improving society for many years. He, for instance, opened a cohousing project for elderly people as he noticed how, in his own environment, older people with a migrant background desired certain facilities. ‘Hearing those things makes […]

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