Project FALK

"FALK: First Aid Language Kit for Migrants" is a European cooperation project aimed at making healthcare services more accessible for migrants through developing and upgrading language skills on medical issues in the host languages of 6 countries - Turkey, Bulgaria, Spain, the UK, the Czech Republic and Cyprus.

FALK is developing a First Aid Language Kit as a comprehensive multi-device language tool providing country-specific information on the healthcare systems of the host countries as well as health-related language skills for successfully seeking and receiving medical help. The Kit includes 3 separate elements each one providing medical language information for both autonomous learning and learning within formal and non-formal language courses - Medical Language Pyramid, Medical language study-videos and a Learning platform.

FALK can be of benefit to three groups of beneficiaries:

  • Adult migrants (newcomers and resident migrants who lack health-specific language skills)
  • Healthcare providers, especially medical staff working at refugee camps or temporary reception facilities
  • Language educators providing language training to adult migrants

The project is funded under the Erasmus+ programme for the period 2017-2019.


  • To improve language competences of adult migrants on healthcare matters in the host country language
  • To facilitate the access to healthcare of adult migrants by providing them with country-specific information about the healthcare systems in 6 EU countries
  • To develop innovative language products and thus to improve the capacities of organisations working for the integration, language training and welfare of migrants
  • To support healthcare professionals to communicate efficiently with migrant patients and to improve the quality of the offered medical services


  • Medical Language Pyramid in 12 languages as word and phrase glossary providing medical terminology in priority topics related to health problems of migrants
  • Medical language study-videos in 6 languages providing visual and audio recreation of different medical scenarios for (self) language learning purposes
  • Learning platform providing a Virtual Map on the healthcare systems of the partner countries in 12 languages and a Testing Ground for practicing language content in 6 languages

Detailed information about the project is at

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This website reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.