The first workshop of the Transnational Exchange IV project took place in Augsburg, Germany, from the 29th – 31st of October 2018. The first region to focus on within the project was the Caucasus region.
Prior to the workshop several European counsellors had been interviewed regarding the most relevant subtopics about returning to the Caucasus region. The feedback was unanimous: returnees with chronical illnesses, drug abuse and family conflict. The agenda of the workshop was arranged accordingly.
The speakers covered a wide range of expertise from reintegration partners from Georgia and the Chechen Republic to medical staff such as an IOM regional doctor and a psychotherapist who used to lead a drug rehabilitation center.
Presentation about the situation of women in the Chechen Republic
Presentation about the health care systems in the Caucasus region
Presentation about the relation of migration and substance abuse
The content is summarized in the workshop report, which is free to download in the right-hand column.