The vivid legacy of the Curing the Limbo program through a podcast and an insightful publication

Curing the Limbo was an Urban Innovative Actions-funded pilot to develop a trajectory for refugees to find their new home through education, employment and access to housing. The project brought together the aspects of education, employment, housing and community involvement, by developing synergies between these – otherwise often disconnected – fields.

Curing the Limbo offered the programme’s beneficiaries a trajectory to go through different stages of integration: by learning the language, acquiring skills to get a job, developing a know-how of finding and inhabiting an apartment, and getting involved in community initiatives in the neighbourhood they live in, refugees had the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the most important elements of Athenian society. In this sixth and last journal, UIA expert Levente Polyák looks at the impact, sustainability and legacy of Curing the Limbo.

Curing the Limbo (2018-2021) was a European pilot program of the City of Athens implemented with the strategic partnership of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UoA), the Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency (ADDMA). This project was co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) initiative.

Read the debriefing in the 6th and final issue of Curing the Limbo here.

Listen to the podcast, in which participates the Special Advisor to the Mayor of Athens for Migrants & Refugees, Melina Daskalakis in the 3rd issue of the magazine Curing the Limbo.