The ORAMMA team participated in the European Forum for Primary Care (EFPC) Conference that was held on 24-25 of September 2018 in Herakleion, Crete. EFPC in close collaboration with the University of Crete, Clinic of Social and Family Medicine (CSFM) and Technological Educational Institute of Crete (TEI) organized its 2018 conference with main topic of this year “Vulnerability and Compassion: The role of Primary in Europe ” How to overcome the austerity period? and the future of primary care in Europe.

The workshop provided an overview of the ORAMMA project in Greece, UK and the Netherlands and a brief introduction on the maternity care of refugee women in Europe. Pregnant women’s experiences from the host country and challenges faced during maternal care were discussed. Evidence on the necessity for a team-based approach in primary health care were illustrated. The special role of maternity peer supporters in the ORAMMA project was discussed and policy implications were identified. A number of training materials and approaches were brought into the attention of health professionals for use in the health care setting.

Authors and presenters were Dr. Victoria Vivilaki, Assistant Professor, University of West Attica, Greece, Dr. Maria Papadakaki, Assistant Professor, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece, Prof. Dr. Maria van den Muijsenbergh, Professor of Health disparities and person centred Primary Care, Radboud University medical centre Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Tasos Mastrogiannakis, Health & Social Care Project Manager, C.M.T. PROOPTIKI.