The task was to ensure maximum visibility and outreach to a target group that had never before been subject to a scientific survey at European level on this scale.
All the more, it was important to build upon the experience that was made in the course of Voluntary Counselling and Testing projects addressed to MSM at European level, such as Cobatest and Sialon, and to involve and collaborate with relevant European stakeholders (e.g. existing checkpoints, partners of the Cobatest network, AIDS Action Europe member organisations that provide sexual health services, EATG, national AIDS service organisations). In order to address CHW in already established community based organisations who deliver prevention, diagnosis and support services related to HIV, STI, sexual health, and psychosocial health specifically addressed to MSM, a tailored and targeted dissemination approach was required.
ECHOES was live between October 2017 and January 2018.
The consortium partner responsible for ECHOES promotion was AIDS Action Europe.