Right After Care

EUROPEAN PROGRAMME: REC – Capacity-building in the area of rights of the child

DURATION: April 2018 – March 2020

There is a gap, in Greece, between our collective aspirations for children’s well-being and the realization of their rights in everyday life. Children without or at risk of losing parental care are amongst the most vulnerable people in our communities to violations to their human rights.

Over the last years, living standards throughout Greece have plummeted. Unemployment, wage cuts, welfare and pension cuts have taken an enormous toll on the Greek population. Greece has been embroiled in a major economic crisis with profound effects on the functioning of institutions and the living standards of people; while at the same time migrants, refugees, Roma, unaccompanied children, face particular hardship in a system with few if any safety nets for the most vulnerable.
Family-based alternative care services in Greece are underdeveloped and placement of children in foster families is rare, with only a few dozen cases each year. When children are removed from their families in Greece they tend to be placed in institutions, which are larger than the average EU ones, for a longer period of time, and with lower rates of reunification with birth families or placements with foster care.

The RIGHT AFTER CARE project aims at the development and delivery of an integrated approach in dealing with the preparedness of care leavers to face the challenges of living an independent life, in compliance with the UN Recommendation in the Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children, which underscores the need to “prepare children to assume self-reliance and to integrate fully in the community, notably through the acquisition of social and life skills”.

Right After Care: Capacity Building for Professionals in Alternative Care in Greece

Το Έργο “Right After Care: Capacity Building for Professionals in Alternative Care in Greece”, (“RIGHT AFTER CARE”) υλοποιείται με την υποστήριξη  της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής στο πλαίσιο του προγράμματος “Δικαιώματα, Ισότητα και Ιθαγένεια» 2014 – 2020 [REC – Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme]. Υλοποιείται από σύμπραξη οργανώσεων, με συντονισμό της ΑΡΣΙΣ και συμμετοχή του Athens Lifelong Learning Institute, της PRAKSIS και της Μ.Κ.Ο. Civis Plus.

Το έργο στοχεύει στη δημιουργία και παροχή μιας ολιστικής παρέμβασης για την προετοιμασία των ανηλίκων που αποχωρούν από φορείς παροχής φροντίδας και πρόνοιας, ώστε να αντιμετωπίζουν καλύτερα τις προκλήσεις μιας ανεξάρτητης, ενήλικης ζωής. Η δράση εναρμονίζεται με τις προτάσεις των Ηνωμένων Εθνών για την εναλλακτική φροντίδα των ανηλίκων, που τονίζουν την ανάγκη προετοιμασίας τους  ώστε να ενσωματωθούν στην κοινότητα, αποκτώντας σημαντικές κοινωνικές δεξιότητες/δεξιότητες ζωής.