Immigrant Integration Center (KEM) - Directorate of Social Solidarity

Description

The Immigrant Integration Center (KEM) of the Municipality of Athens functions as a local reference point for the provision of specialized services – psychosocial support, legal counseling and information on social rights – to third country nationals (immigrants and beneficiaries of international protection) in order to improve living standards. and their social inclusion.

Intercultural activities are also organized with emphasis on the organization of theatrical and other artistic activities for children and young people of refugee origin, third country citizens and Greeks.

In detail, the services provided to KEM are the following:

  • Psychosocial support / Counseling.
  • Legal advice.
  • Submitting applications for social benefits, such as: Social Solidarity Income (KEA), rent allowance, disability allowances, etc.
  • Provision of information / Support in relation to administrative procedures, VAT number, OAED card and other documents.
  • Application for housing of asylum seekers.
  • Networking-Referral of requests to competent structures, services, agencies.

Social inclusion actions for adults:

  • Greek language courses for beginners and Greek language courses and elements of Greek history and Greek culture for the Greek language certification exams,
  • English language courses for beginners and advanced and preparation for language tests up to A2,
  • IT courses and preparation for the certification exams of the basic computer skills (Windows, Word, Excel and Internet),
  • personalized professional counseling sessions.
  • Intercultural activities with emphasis on the organization of theatrical and other artistic activities for children and young people of refugee origin, third country citizens and Greeks.

Preparatory seminars for the examinations for acquiring Greek citizenship

The award-winning Greek writer Soti Triantafyllou, the Theater of Changes, and other collaborators voluntarily offer to refugees and immigrants, in the framework of their cooperation with the Municipality of Athens and the KEM, preparatory seminars for the exams for the acquisition of Greek citizenship.

The seminars for the preparation for the Certificate of Proficiency for Naturalization are offered free of charge and are conducted online in two-hour weekly courses (at least 20).
Applications for the preparatory seminars for the examinations for the acquisition of Greek citizenship are made electronically all year round and a waiting list is kept. Those interested in participating in the seminars can send an email to [email protected] to obtain the application.

Participation/referral information

The services of the Immigrant Integration Center operate only by appointment, observing the necessary protection measures. KEM is open to the public daily 9 am-5pm and make an appointment by calling 2132082998.

Applications for Greek, English and Informatics courses for adults are made every Tuesday and Thursday 10am to 1pm on the 4th floor of KEM (Maizonos 45, Metaxourgio). For information call: 2105246722.

To book a Vocational Counseling appointment, call 210 5249704 (Monday and Thursday, 8 am-2pm) or visit the KEM office (Maizonos 45, 3rd floor).



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