EATG participated in the 1st Interim Meeting of the ESTICOM project (http://www.esticom.eu) in Brussels on 17-18/7. ESTICOM is, to some extent, the continuation and revision of the much-used and very useful EMIS research about the health and prospects of men having sex with men in Europe.
The goal was to take stock on the progress after the first year of activities. The European-wide EMIS2017 survey about MSM and ECHOES about Community Health Workers proving services to MSM are getting ready to be launched in September. A big thank you to all members who have contributed to developing and testing these surveys! Once online, we will be asking you and your networks in the MSM/Community Health Worker community to fill in the surveys – to guarantee good coverage all over Europe. Based on the findings, tailored trainings for Community Health Workers are planned in 2018.