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Evaluation of the Médecins du Monde consortium’s response to the migratory crisis in Europe
October 2016 - December 2016, for Médecins du monde

Throughout 2016, Médecins du Monde (MdM) France has coordinated the 8/11 project, which has been implemented by a consortium of eight NGOs (including 6 national MdM delegations) in twelve European countries, from Greece to Norway. One of the main areas of activity of the consortium has been to reinforce the capacity of local health authorities in order to prevent cross-border risks and so that they are able to meet the needs of migrants in terms of information about their rights and can orient them towards local health structures.

The final evaluation of the 8/11 project will analyse the relevance, effectiveness and long-term effects of MdM’s response in relation to the needs of the refugees and migrants, and local health capacities. The evaluation will draw lessons and make recommendations for ways of improving support mechanisms within a consortium, and in relation to the quality and medium-term effects of the MdM response to migratory flows on this scale.

The main objective of the evaluation will be to analyse the advantages and inconveniences of the cooperation and coordination mechanisms used by the different consortium partners. It will also seek to analyse the quality and the sustainability of the aid delivered, notably with respect to the changing needs of the migrants and refugees, and improving the coordination between the different local actors involved in the response (health authorities, local and international NGOs, etc.).