Improving the Greek Reception System through Site Management Support and Targeted Interventions in Long-Term Accommodation Sites

One of the major gaps which ARSIS found at the beginning of the refugee crisis, already from 2015, was the lack of appropriate Accommodation Facilities for Unaccompanied Minors. Having in mind that refugee flows keep on rising to unprecedented levels, the existing Facilities could offer accommodation only to a few hundred minors, when thousands more were waiting for an accommodation or being on homeless status or in “protective custody” which in our country means, unfortunately, detention  in absolutely inappropriate conditions for minors at Police Stations.

ARSIS, trying to contribute and respond to this significant issue, presented, in 2016, a new idea: the creation of “Safe Zone”, i.e. special hosting areas for unaccompanied minors within camps. The idea was accepted for the first time in 2016 and with the support of the international organization Save the Children the first “pilot” implementation of this new model was made by Arsis  to Refugees Reception Centre of Diavata, Thessaloniki. After that, it was established and expanded.

ORION – Actions for the Prevention of the Minors Marginalization and for the Protection of the Child

Duration of the implementation: 30 months, January 2019 – June 2021

Total budget: 965,862.00

The project of ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth, titled “ORION – Actions for the Prevention of the Minors Marginalization and for the Protection of the Child” has been integrated in the Operational Program “Central Macedonia 2014-2020” (code ΟΠΣ 5029944) and it is co-financed by Greece and the European Union (European Social Fund).

PRESS RELEASE: One year of “ARSIS Football Club”: a football and solidarity team

M., 23 years old, uses to play football since a young age, in the fields and streets of Kabul. Today he lives in Thessaloniki with his three siblings. Their mother has passed away and their father is among missing people.

M. works as a cultural mediator and attends evening lessons at the vocational high school (ΕΠΑΛ) in the same time. He likes cinema very much and he wants to study cinematography, but his dream is to become a professional football player one day. Also, a 17-year old M. from Afghanistan and 21-year old S. from Iran share that same dream, to become professional football players.

They are all members of the “ARSIS Football Club” established one year ago in Thessaloniki by ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth.

On Thursday, 31st of January, at 21.30 they will play against the Association of Employees of Social Insurance Institution’s (IKA) team, at the Planet Football Stadium (near the airport,


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The scope of the current document is to state ARSIS’ policy, ethics, procedures and provisions related to procurement and it covers the processes associated with procurement of the goods, services, works that are demanded for the function of ARSIS and for delivering its objectives in the context of its daily function, its operations, projects, programs, actions, partnerships.

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