Learn about new listings at www. accmr. gr and do not forget to consult the platform for services, activities and open calls from bodies active in the field of social care and integration of vulnerable groups and refugee/immigrant population.

 

The following list will be updated regularly with the current entries during the period of March-May.

 

OUR NEWS

 

  • Emergency mapping services due to COVID-19

 

Athens Coordination Centre on Migrant and Refugee Issues (ACCMR) in response to the needs created by the new traffic restriction measures, has again implemented the emergency mapping of services and initiatives aimed at properly informing those who work together with refugees and migrants, and beneficiaries who can read in Greek and English (available mapping languages).

 

  • 7th ACCMR Forum: Great participation & Intention for more meaningful cooperation

 

The Coordination Center of the Municipality of Athens for Immigrants & Refugees (ACCMR) organized the 7th plenary Meeting - Forum on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, which took place online with the participation of 60 representatives of ACCMR member bodies. The 7th plenary meeting of the ACCMR was held on the occasion of the signing of a memorandum of cooperation between the Municipality of Athens and 39 organizations active in issues of social inclusion and protection of refugees and immigrants. The Memorandum of Understanding initiative, with the completion of four years of operation of the ACCMR, confirms and strengthens its role as a coordinating body, which facilitates communication between municipal services and organizations aimed at developing targeted interventions for equal access of refugees and migrants in the city. services and opportunities for integration and strengthening social cohesion.

 

  • Women's Day 2021: Violence does not discriminate, neither do we!

 

The event with the subject "Women's Day 2021: Violence does not discriminate, neither do we!" of the Committee of the Coordination Center of the Municipality of Athens for Immigrants and Refugees - ACCMR, which covers issues of gender-based violence and discrimination, was completed with great success. 110 people participated - social workers, psychologists, students, and other professionals both from Athens and from other parts of Greece through the Network of Cities for Integration. At the end of the event, the participants sent their messages for Women's Day!

 

  • City Network for Integration: Strengthening human resources in collaboration with Babel and KMOP

 

As part of the actions of the City Network for Integration, the Coordination Center of the Municipality of Athens for Immigrants and Refugees - ACCMR in collaboration with specialized bodies - members, organizes closed training seminars for professionals working in municipal structures and programs. A total of 14 Municipalities with more than 100 employees have declared their participation.

 

  • Exploring our cities

 

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched the group photo exhibition "Exploring our cities", with works by 38 amateur photographers, Greeks, and refugees who found a new home in Greece and created the special website https://www.exploringourcities.com/, through which the public can enjoy the creations and be informed about the exhibition and the participants.

 

  • Potentials & Limitations of Subnational Responses to the Migrant Question

 

Inter Alia organized an international conference to bring together mayors and local representatives responsible for European immigration policy, representatives of international city networks, scholars, academics, and civil society representatives aiming at jointly formulating requests for a new framework for managing the refugee/immigration issue in a sustainable and humane way. You may watch the conference on the Facebook page.

 

  • The city of Karditsa as a very positive example in the Greek reality

 

The city of Karditsa, a member of the Network of Cities for Integration in which the Municipality of Athens participates, in a recent article by SOLOMON mag emerges as a very positive example in the Greek reality in terms of the integration of refugees in the labor market.
More information here.

 

ACTIVITIES/ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

  • Symbiosis was honored with the European Citizen Award for 2020

 

Symbiosis was honored with the European Citizen Award for 2020 for the activities of the School of Political Studies in Greece, a member of the ACCMR, which it has established in collaboration with the Council of Europe. The purpose of the program is to develop and strengthen the democratic processes, strengthen civil society and promote democratic initiatives.

 

  • World Obesity Day

 

The Department of Preventive Medicine, Health Promotion & Public Health of the Directorate of Municipal Clinics & Public Health, organized for the World Obesity Day a webinar with the participation of reputable scientists. You can watch the webinar on Youtube.

 

  • "Welcome Through Football" program for refugee children

 

Athens Comics Library collaborates with PAE AEK. in the European program Welcome Through Football that is implemented from 2019 in different countries in collaboration with top football teams. For registrations: [email protected]
For questions and information: [email protected] or at 6983050292

 

  • Sales Techniques - vocational training program

 

The Odyssea training program Sales Techniques teaches sales techniques to participants so that they can better understand customer needs, acquire communication skills and thus improve their interaction with customers. Register here until April 30th.

 

  • Prosvasis is here: Come along!

 

The Network for the Rights of the Child is pleased to announce the official launch of the Prosvasis project with actions focused on the following areas: psychosocial and legal support, job counseling, access to education, training, and informal learning opportunities, interconnection with work reality, participation advocacy and public intervention. More information here.

 

  • Reading DiverCity: We record children's stories from Victoria and Exarchia

 

The task of Reading Diversity is to create a documentary through experiential stories of children - refugees, but also Greeks living in the neighborhood of Victoria Square and Exarcheia. The documentary will record the daily life of the children, as well as the difficulties but also the possibilities of their integration and connection living in the same neighborhood. You will soon meet the tream in Victoria Square with the camera in hand and the microphone recording!

The action is part of the co-Athens implemented by the European pilot program of the Municipality of Athens #CuringtheLimbo through the Development and Tourism Promotion Company of the Municipality of Athens (EATA).

 

  • The role of local governments in the integration of refugees and immigrants

 

The discussion was hosted by the Greek Forum of Refugees on the online zoom platform and is available to watch here at the self-advocacy group on Facebook.

 

  • Athens Niroo Community

 

The goal of the Athens Niroo Community is for Greeks and refugees to actively participate in the production of clean energy, through a series of activities such as experiential workshops for making improvised photovoltaic panels, participatory design workshops, and other activities to familiarize citizens - with the social and technical dimensions of Renewable Energy Sources.
The action will take place from 31 January 2021 to 30 June 2021 and is part of the co-Athens implemented by the European pilot program of the Municipality of Athens #CuringtheLimbo through the Development and Tourism Promotion Company of the Municipality of Athens (EATA). The program is co-financed by the ERDF under the UIA program.

 

  • Sabar Bar: Welcome to our cart!

 

" SabarBar" a collaboration of Co-Athens/Curing the Limbo of the Municipality of Athens with Fabrica AthensVasia Balkaniotis, Muhammad Tayeb , Momina Algaga, and Yaman Junaid, will grind out the Exarchia this year until 31st of May, looking for local stories which he will co-narrate, turning them into multinational songs about the region! More information here.

 

  • Sports for Athens

 

Organization Earth, the Diogenes NGO and the Syrian Greek Youth Forum are taking part in activities within the framework of co-Athens that will take place until the 31st of May and will move in three axes: organizing sports activities and games open to all, guiding tours aimed at highlighting the social dimension of sport and the use of sport as a tool for positive social change as well as organizing events to inform the public about the objectives and results of the program while organizing workshops on intercultural and environmental education. More information here.

 

  • Planet G (reece) from the Exile Room

 

Do you think that cinema is exclusively a Hollywood affair? Do you think that documentaries are just boring TV shows?

Planet G (reece), the new educational program of the Exile Room for teenagers, undertakes to change your mind, proving that the documentary is the ideal way to tell your own story with the means at your disposal, while at the same time it will introduce you to some fascinating professions worth getting to know better!

   

  • Research 'Black Lives Matter: everyday politics, cultural practices and popular culture amongst  black women and teenage girls in Athens'

 

The Department of Communication and Media (EKPA) implements a research on 'Black Lives Matter: everyday politics, cultural practices and popular culture among Black women and teenage girls in Athens, with the aim of better understanding the everyday life and culture of African women, aged13-17 and 30-45, living in Athens.

 

  • Active citizens fund: New civil society grant invitations in Greece, amounting to€1.5 million

 

The Bodosakis Foundation and SolidarityNow, in the capacity of Grant Manager of the Active Citizens Fund for Greece, which has already allocated over €7 million to support Civil Society, announces 2 new calls for expressions of interest. More information here.