All Children in Education: Homework and Creative Activities Centers

Duration: October 2021 – August 2022

Total Budget: 2.438.451€

Partners: UNICEF Greece, ARSIS Association for the Social Support of Youth

Geographical coverage: Athens, Thessaloniki, Crete, Samos, Leros, Kos, Evros

Interactive educational toolkit and online training on Children ‘s Rights for youth workers

Project total Duration: 01/11/2021- 01/03/2023 (16 months)

Total Budget: 188.666 €

Partners: Mobile School VZW, ARSIS-KOINONIKI ORGANOSI YPOSTIRIKSIS NEON, Uit de Marge, EUROPEAN PLAYWORK ASSOCIATION EV

Funding from: Erasmus +

Press Release – The letter of thirty-six NGOs to Pope Francis about refugees’ condition in Greece

AThirty-six civil society organizations have sent a letter to Pope Francis regarding the refugee situation in view of his upcoming visit to Greece.

In a letter released at an online press conference on Thursday, December 2, the NGOs asked, among other things, to meet with the leader of the Roman Catholic Church and inform him about the living conditions of refugees in Greece, as well as the need to support refugees quest for access to asylum with a message of solidarity towards our persecuted fellow humans.

Attached is the letter to Pope Francis

in Greek

in English

in Italian

NGOs raise alarm at growing hunger amongst refugees and asylum seekers in Greece

NGOs raise alarm at growing hunger amongst refugees and asylum seekers in Greece_final signatories

A halt to cash assistance for asylum seekers, and the denial of food support to recognised refugees and rejected asylum seekers is creating a hunger crisis in Greece, 27 NGOs and civil society organisations warned today.

For nearly two months, up to 60 per cent of current residents of the Greek refugee camps on the mainland have not had access to sufficient food. Following the implementation in October 2021 of a law passed last year, the Greek Government stopped providing services to those whose asylum applications have been accepted. One in four residents in these facilities are women and two in five are children.

ARSIS bids farewell to the friends of IsraAID

Snapshot from an event at the ARSIS Youth Support Center in Thessaloniki

IsraAID, an international non-governmental humanitarian organization, is leaving Greece after six years of solidarity, actively acting on the front line of emergency refugee assistance and through the integration programs. 

For ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth, the leaving of IsraAID Greece marks the “circle closed” of a valuable journey at every level of cooperation.

The paths followed by the two organizations first met in Sindos, where the Mobile School of ARSIS was hosted at the Community Center of IsraAID, covering the educational needs of refugee children living in the area. Additionally, Greek language classes for adults and adolescents, refugees and immigrants, as well as support in the language proficiency examination process have taken place up to date.