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.


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.

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.