Open Schools in the Neighborhood

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ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth is participating in the program “Open Schools in the Neighborhood” through the action “Poem: Innovative Yard Stories”, which is implemented from the 6 June-27 July and 1-30 September.

The program “Open Schools in the Neighborhood” is an initiative of the Education and Sports Department of the municipality of Thessaloniki, in partnership with the Creativity Platform (AMKE) which coordinates the program, exclusively funded by Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

It is regarding an innovative pilot scheme, which’s main goal is the opening of schools, neighborhood, and local authority on the subjects of pedagogy, creative occupation, encouragement and support of the children, parents and citizens.

Job vacancies for 3 interpreters at Epirus region

ARSIS – Association for Social Support of Youth is looking for 3 new employees with to be contracted with a 5 months contract, in the framework of «Support to refugees and migrants in Greece through an integrated multi-sector response» project. The project is implemented in Epirus in the Refugee Hosting Facilities of Katsika, Konitsa, Doliana and Filippiada in collaboration with ASB and WAHA and it is funded by European Union under the Funding Agreement ECHO/-EU/BUD/2018/01001.

The following vacancies refer to Epirus region.

Job vacancies for 2 interpreters at Epirus region

ARSIS – Association for Social Support of Youth is looking for 2 new employees with to be contracted with a 5 months contract, in the framework of «Support to refugees and migrants in Greece through an integrated multi-sector response» project. The project is implemented in Epirus in the Refugee Hosting Facilities of Katsika, Konitsa, Doliana and Filippiada in collaboration with ASB and WAHA and it is funded by European Union under the Funding Agreement ECHO/-EU/BUD/2018/01001.

The following vacancies refer to Epirus region.

PRESS RELEASE: No child at work, All children to school

Unaccompanied refugee children as well as Roma children from the Balkans and Greece are in the spotlight on the 12th of June, World Day against Child Labour, as they often fall prey to labour and financial exploitation.

Under the motto “no child at work, all children to school- childhood is not cashed in”, ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth organizes an awareness campaign against child labour.

Childhood is not cashed in

The event will take place on Tuesday at 7 pm in front of the White Tower.

Both the Mobile School and the Social Circus will participate, while the children will have the opportunity to develop their creative skills.

ARSIS’ staff will offer handouts aiming to inform citizens about child labour.

PRESS RELEASE: Overcrowded open-structure refugee camps in Diavata and Lagadikia

The refugees living in the open-structure camps in Diavata and Lagadikia experience unbearable conditions and have, therefore, organized protests since the 23rd of May, taking place in the temporary reception center, that is, the former military base “Anagnostopoulou” in Diavata.   

Refugee flows, mainly through the land borders in Evros, have grown in the past two months and are expected to grow even more during summer, causing insufferable overcrowding in Northern Greece’s reception centers.

Suffice it to say that Diavata’s capacity is exhausted as it was designed to accommodate 750 people. Currently, 1,900 refugees live there, many of them in tents, exposed to harsh weather conditions.