Category: Refugee Participation

EU – Turkey Deal: The anniversary of a failed policy
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EU – Turkey Deal: The anniversary of a failed policy

Photo: Yannis Behrakis / Reuters, August 2015 The Self – Advocacy Team of the Greek Forum of Refugees have on several occasions remarked on the flaws of the EU – Turkey deal and have foreseen most of the outcomes. This agreement is another addition on a list of failed policies that are endangering people and...

The Greek Forum of Refugees honored the International Women’s Day
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The Greek Forum of Refugees honored the International Women’s Day

Ms Reine Linda Nyongo opens the International Women’s Day event The Greek Forum of Refugees organized an event for the International Women’s Day; an event dedicated on the inclusion and empowerment of refugee, migrant and local women in the Greek society. On Sunday the 8th of March, the Greek Forum of Refugees celebrated the International...

Meeting with Commissioner Ms Ylva Johansson
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Meeting with Commissioner Ms Ylva Johansson

Today the 12th of March, the Greek Forum of Refugees attended the meeting with the European Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs, Mr Ilva Johansson. Our association was represented by the President of the Board of Directors, Mr. Jean  Didier Toto Tom-Ata. The meeting was materialized under the prism of a constructive conversation between the...

Zahra on the Women’s Day
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Zahra on the Women’s Day

  My thoughts on the International Women’s Day As a child i suffered a lot from a young age and i did not live a childhood like all the other children did. But i learned to be strong and tough and realistic, through the daily life. I learned how important is to smile despite the...

Long term strategy and productive cooperation: the key to refugees’ integration
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Long term strategy and productive cooperation: the key to refugees’ integration

Moment from the Press Conference European and Greek stakeholders examined the integration of migrants, asylum seekers and refugees in light of the ongoing negotiations for the next Multiannual Financial Framework 2021 – 2027.  Athens, 28 February 2020  The conference “Securing EU Funding for Integration for the programming period 2021 – 2027” that took place, yesterday,...

Greek Forum of Refugees enters a new era!
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Greek Forum of Refugees enters a new era!

Mr Muhammadi officially announced his resignation from the Presidency of the Board The Greek Forum of Refugees turns the page into a new chapter, as it completes ten years since its foundation. Last Friday, 14 February at the annual New Year’s cake event which took place at the association’s office, mr Yonous Muhammadi officially announced...

Cooperation and Dialogue the only solution to polarization
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Cooperation and Dialogue the only solution to polarization

The situation in the islands of the northeast Aegean, and especially in Lesvos, is extremely worrying and the events of the past few days intensify our concern. The overcrowding in the camp of Moria, and not only there, in combination with the unbearable living conditions refugees and migrants suffer daily, have caused grave conditions of...

Greek Forum of Refugees on the re – establishment of the Ministry for Immigration Policy and Asylum
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Greek Forum of Refugees on the re – establishment of the Ministry for Immigration Policy and Asylum

The Greek Forum of Refugees welcomes the re – establishment of the Ministry for Immigration Policy and Asylum that was announced by the Government’s spokesperson, Mr Stelios Petsas. However, the demand for a unified and coherent immigration policy, combined with a holistic strategy for the inclusion of refugees, migrants, stateless people and asylum seekers, remains...