Exploratory phase

During the exploratory phase, consultative process involving a wide range of stakeholders are set up to establishing links between  Key arrival spot and the health system. In addition, exploratory missions are organized to take stock of the actual situation and select appropriate project implementation sites.


The exploratory missions consist of:

  • Local Stakeholder Consultations (LSCs) organised with a fourfold objective to inform local partners of the work planned as part of this project; to coordinate actions; to collect information on the specific needs at designated reception facilities; and to choose sites for the implementation of activities.
  • Visits to tentative implementation sites pre-identified jointly by IOM country teams and relevant stakeholders, in coordination with CHAFEA/DG SANTE. The objective is to select the most appropriate sites for project activities. Implementation sites will be key reception areas for refugees and migrants.

Selection criteria for the implementation sites include: presence of established health units/Health Professionals relative to the number of arriving/transiting refugees and other migrants; and potential for/pre-existing linkage with the national health systems.


The consultative process, set up as the backbone of this project, engages a wide range of stakeholders involved in the provision of health services to refugees and other migrants at key reception spots (including the national and regional health authorities, civil society organizations and others). This process ensures continuous communication and coordination between institutions and is structured around the following activities:

  • The Local Stakeholder Consultations (LSCs) are the starting point of the consultative process within the Re-Health project. The consultative process initiated within the Equi-Health project will be sustained and used as a basis.
  • The National Consultative Committees (NCCs) are operational representatives’ groups that provide strategic direction for each country, validate and endorse project outcomes, and support inter-institutional and in-country dialogue. 
  • Monthly coordination meetings between national and local health authorities and IOM country offices aims at discussing the practicalities of project implementation (e.g. change in Health Professionals, vaccines and medicine available etc.)