ORAMMA day in the EMA annual general meeting on 6th October in Athens

European Midwives Association held the Annual General Meeting in Athens on 5th and 6th October 2018 and also celebrated its 50th anniversary.
On Saturday 6th October the ORAMMA team presented the project’s overview, specific issues from the implementation of the project as well as the progress from the pilots. Also, four workshops were implemented about the feasibility and the transferability of the ORAMMA model on a larger scale across Europe.

More specifically the following topics were presented:

  • EU level Projects – What do they involve? Tasos Mastrogiannakis, Health & Social Care Project Manager, M.T. PROOPTIKI, Greece.
  • Migrant and refugee women’s experiences of pregnancy and care received. Hora Soltani, Professor of Maternal and Infant, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  • ORAMMA project overview and WP4 deliverables. Dr. Victoria Vivilaki, Assistant Professor, University of West Attica, Greece
  • Challenges for teamwork in refugee populations during maternal care. Maria Papadakaki, Assistant Professor, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece.
  • Training during ORAMMA – Maternity Peer Supporters, Health Professionals, and e-learning materials. Eirini Sioti, Midwifery Researcher, University of West Attica, Greece.
  • Demonstration of cultural competence training for health professionals – a practical session. Maria Papadakaki Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece; Dr. Petelos Elena, member of the ORAMMA Advisory Board.
  • Interim progress report from the ORAMMA Pilots. Vagia Tsoutsi, Social Worker, University of West Attica, Greece, Lara de Graaf, Medical student, Radboud University.


    1. How could the feasibility project be implemented on a larger scale across Europe? – Dr. Victoria Vivilaki and Joeri Vermeulen
    2. Utilising literature review and transforming into practice: Key principles into Practice Guidelines or Standards – Prof. Hora Soltani and Maria Cutajar
    3. How can we implement the role and training packages in a wider context within EU for both Midwives and Maternity Peer Supporters? – Eirini Sioti and Agnes Simon
    4. What is the value of developing cross-border e-learning packages and other resources for European level knowledge transfer? What are the priorities moving forward? –Tasos Mastrogiannakis and Eva Matintupa