What kind of initiatives do Greek municipalities take in the field of the social integration of refugees, migrants and other vulnerable groups? What initiatives inspire change and promote innovation? This is some of the information that will be presented on www.cnigreece.gr, which is developed under the support provided to the Cities Network for Integration (CNI) by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on the basis of trilateral cooperation with the Municipality of Athens.

The new website is an information hub, which aims to highlight initiatives led by Greek municipalities that promote inclusiveness in local communities. Available in Greek and English, the website is aimed at institutional representatives, policy makers, civil society organizations, professionals working in the field of support and protection of vulnerable groups, as well as at the general audience.

For the first time, one can find at one place information on joint initiatives of the CNI member – municipalities as well as good practices of each municipality in areas such as social integration of third country nationals in the workplace and in the educational system as well as public awareness raising, knowledge and engagement. 

The user can also find the social facilities, services, and programs supporting and empowering migrants and refugees in each municipality. At the same time, through the production of original content, CNI seeks to promote inclusive messaging to combat misinformation and hate speech.

A few words about CNI

The Cities Network for Integration (CNI) is an inter-municipal network of Greek municipalities working together to organize and implement coordinated activities and interventions at local and national level, aimed at promoting social integration of migrants and refugees and strengthening social cohesion. The CNI launched its operation in January 2018, based on a memorandum of understanding between the municipalities of Athens and Thessaloniki, that paved the way for a common framework for cooperation. Since April 2020, the Cities Network for Integration (CNI) is supported by IOM Greece and UNHCR Greece on the basis of a trilateral cooperation with the Municipality of Athens.

Member Municipalities: Athens, Agios Dimitrios, Chania, Delta, Heraklion, Thessaloniki, Ioannina, Kalamaria, Karditsa, Katerini, Larissa, Livadeia, Neapoli – Sykies, Nea Filadelfeia / Nea Chalkidona, Piraeus, Tilos, Trikala, Tripoli. 

* The construction of the website was funded by IOM under the support provided to CNI. 

The website was developed by Enorbis.

Explore the website: www.cnigreece.gr