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One work package will guarantee the general coordination of the acivities and the smooth communication between the partners of the COHEMI consortium, as well as the dissemination of the results generated by activities outside the network.

Furthermore, our external advisory boards composed of independent experts will periodically review scientific results and progress of the coordinating activities.

The overall strategic approach will be developed on a 3-step methodology, horizontal to the overall workplan:

1. Analysis and synthesis,

2. Networking and awareness,

3. Wider communication.

The COHEMI network will set up expert working groups from EU and LA that will meet at regular intervals to discuss results and evidence based insight that will be utilized for further research activities, specific programs or strategies.

STEP 1

Is characterized by a systematic review of relevant documentation concerning: health systems and legislation in EU and LA, selected patterns of diseases affecting LA migrants and social and cultural contexts to health seeking behaviour of LA migrants in Mediterranean Europe. All relevant information from the legislative, medical and anthropological point of view will be systematied and synthesized in different policy brief documents.

These policy briefs will illustrate, for each of the selected topics, the progresses and contributions of the COHEMI project towards the assessment of migrants' health, with the aim of improving the flow of communication between researchers, policy makers and civil society organizations.

Moreover, each policy brief will be used to develop ad hoc workshops that will be held during the three official COHEMI meetings (see step 2).

STEP 2

Turning study results into practice is the objective of the workshops to be organized by COHEMI.

Policy-makers, researchers and representatives of civil society organizations will be invited to discuss the policy briefs' contents and the possibilities of application of the studies' results and recommendations within a given political context and the ways for overcoming communication barriers.

The workshops will be held alternatively in EU and LA and will be hosted within three major international Congresses (7th and 8th European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health and joint Latin American-European Symposium on Migrant Health).

STEP3

The recommendations that will arise during the Workshops will be synthesized in national and international roadmaps, which will take into consideration national and international aspects, and will be spread in order to raise the awareness of a wider audiance about the need for interaction and communication between policymakers, researchers, civil society organizations with the objective of turning into practice the research findings in health of Latin American Migrants in Europe.