On Friday 08/04/2016 at Gym of Dionysos area together with the High School of Kryoneri we joined an athletic event. Read more
After the completion of the workshops at SOAM Reception Centers by Christina Nakos and by the support and funding of the Norwegian Embassy, we made an exhibition on Wednesday 16 December at the area of Pierce College in Agia Paraskevi. Read more
On April 23th 2015, at Europe Direct – Municipality of Athens took place the workshop “Hosting asylum seekers: Multiple identities and Interculturalism” which was organized by EKPOSPO NOSTOS in cooperation with IASIS, EADAP and ERGOEREFNITIKI. Read more
In March 30th 2015, at Europe Direct – Municipality of Athens, took place the workshop “Reception and Care for international protection seekers”. The workshop was organized by Médecins du Monde (MDM) in cooperation with the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) in the frame of the project “Reception Center for Vulnerable Asylum Seekers”. Contune Reading
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Office in Greece initiated in November the participation of the children asylum seekers, who stay at the reception centres funded by the European Economic Area (EEA Grants), in the Authentic Marathon of Athens and run 1klm 200m promoting the online message #SOAMforShelters. Continue Reading
The journalist of ALPHA TV Antonis Sroiter run the 10km Road on behalf of IOM. A.Sroiter who voluntarily spread the message #migrationmeans ‘HOPE’. being a representative of Media, supporting the international online campaign #migrationmeans by IOM, which has thousands of followers around the globe. It was a strong opportunity to inform the public about the IOM’s projects in Greece and the option of voluntary return, given to the migrants.
The Launching Event of the SOAM Program coincided -not accidentally- with the International Migrants Day (18 December). It was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the auditorium “Yannos Kranidiotis” (Akadimias 1), which was given gratis to IOM Athens.
Invited were representatives of non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations active in the field of asylum and immigration in Greece, representatives of agencies that operate reception centers for asylum seekers, with emphasis on unaccompanied minors, representatives of refugee and immigrant communities in Athens, officers and executives of public bodies with duties relevant to the Program, representatives of local authorities, foreign diplomatic missions in the country, journalists of printed and electronic media, high level officials involved in managing migratory flows in Greece, representatives of international and European organizations. In addition, invitations were sent to representatives from competent Ministries (such as the Ministry of Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks as the National Focal Point for the EEA funded programs through its Special Agency for the Management and Monitoring of Other Development Programs, The Ministry of Public Order and Citizen Protection, the Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights, the Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Welfare and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).