Innovation Fund: Using the power of sport to end violence, discrimination and disadvantage

Duration: 01/08/2020 – 31/07/2021 (12 months)

Total Income: 12.947 €

Partners: GAME, ARSIS- Association for the Social Support of Youth, Yoga & Sport for Refugees

Funded by: “Laureus Sport for Good” and “SOL Foundation”

The project has two steps:

1. Playmaker training and youth led sports activities

2. A participatory design process which explores how the refugee playmaker’s competences could be transferred into concrete strategies that can be used in their onward journey. This also includes testing a virtual community and support network for refugee playmakers on the move.

We announce the official start and our first trip to Ankara of the Erasmus Plus Program “Exchange and Learning for Psychologists and Social Workers, Integration of Youths with Migration Background”

We are very pleased to announce the official start and our first trip to Ankara of the Erasmus Plus Program “Exchange and Learning for Psychologists and Social Workers, Integration of Youths with Migration Background” leader of the project POLISH MIGRATION FORUM FOUNDATION. The goal of this project is the exchange of experiences between organizations providing psychological help to migrants. A project is a learning tool for organizations providing mental health support for migrant and refugee youth.

U-CARE Unaccompanied Children in Alternative Residence IOM- ARSIS

The International Organization for Migration in collaboration with ARSIS – Αssociation for the Social Support of Youth implements from January 2021, the U-CARE program (Unaccompanied Children in Alternative Care) with the main goal of strengthening and promoting foster care of unaccompanied migrant children in Greece.

On Thursday, June 17, 2021, the 1st National Dialogue was held on the subject of Foster Care and Unaccompanied Migrant Children. The event was greeted by the Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Mr Domna Michailidou, the Deputy Minister of Migration and Asylum, Ms Sofia Voultepsi, the representative of DG HOME in Greece Mr Monika Ekström, the Chief of IOM Mission in Greece, Mr Gianluca Rocco and the founding member of ARSIS, Mr Nikos Gavalas.

ARSIS Annual Project Review 2019

ARSIS’ 2019 Annual Project Review is now available in English. In 2019, ARSIS supported vulnerable children, youth and their families through 27 projects. In collaboration with our national, European, and international partners and supporters, we provided a wide range of services, including housing and psychosocial support. ARSIS continues to work tirelessly towards our vision of social action and solidarity, of a society with equal opportunities for all young people and respect for their rights.

Health is a fundamental right Immediate access to the vaccination process for undocumented people

Wednesday 23 June 2021

To: Deputy Minister of Health, Mr Vassilis Kontozamanis,
Secretary-General of Primary Health Care, Mr Marios Themistokleous Chairman of the National Vaccination Committee, Ms Maria Theodoridou

Throughout the last year and a half, the Covid19 pandemic has affected widely the everyday life of people all over the world, resulting in the mandatory adaptation of all of us to this new reality. Currently, the vaccination process of the general population is the most important tool we possess in order to deal with the pandemic and constitutes the main way out of the health crisis. All of us must have access to this essential tool regardless of identity, race, ethnicity. Regardless of origin and legal status.

The health crisis has affected us all indiscriminately, however, it has mainly affected the most vulnerable groups, asylum seekers, refugees, migrants and most importantly, people without legal documents. The latter is the most vulnerable group of people, as they do not have the ability to register online for the process of vaccination and so far there is no provision for their vaccination. This situation constitutes an urgent need of finding a solution for this vulnerable group since the issue of public health concerns us all in the context of the protection and the preservation of human life.