1. Creation of a pioneer database consisting of scientific data (raw and anonymised) as well as reworked analytic data on the psychosocial wellbeing and mental health of the forced migrant women/refugees, internally displaced and returnees in BiH, Serbia and Kosovo
  2. Scientific report on insitutional, legislative and policy framework regarding psychosocial health, provision of mental health services and social protection for the women forced migrants in the three countires
  3. Website with open access and policy briefs (3) for actors involved in the public policies on social protection and health as to influence reforms, ongoing development and services, especially targeting the mental health centres and centres for social work.
  4. Recommendations for a training manual for the psychosocial work with women forced migrants in social work centres and other instances in the local communities with large presence of displaced and returnee population
  5. 3 research papers wih follow up info campaing targeting academic insitutions (psychology and social work departments) as to inform their education programs and promote research in migration and health
  6. Scientific conference and data sharing/dissemination of research findings with presentation of the research papers and policy recommendations to all stakeholders including the academic community, government authorites and ministries of social and health protection, ministries for dispalced and refugees, NGO and ICOs working with forced migrants inlcuding the representatives of returnee associations and displaced persons associations.
  7. Scientific Book including all research findings in a cross-country analysis perspective.
  8. Wider benefit of promoting this research to the academic community:
    • There are few studies explicitly criticising the nature of the en masse psychosocial programmes and practices in the WB region. Majority reinforces the therapeutic paradigm suggesting the betterment of the existing psycho-social services. This study is a pioneering research and a call for paradigm shift in promoting the multidisciplinary approach of social, clinical and positive psychology, social anthropology and social work as opposed to dominant clinical and psychatric agendas. It is a demand for multidisciplinary and integrative study of forced migration and health that involves extension of the existing agendas in the field of social work and psychology as to result in comprehensive psychosocial practices and programs, tackling personal, cultural and social values in relation to experienced environmental changes.

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