Category: Refugee Participation

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WHERE CAN ASYLUM SEEKERS WORK? #1

ONE EUROPE – DIFFERENT POLICIES – UNEQUAL RIGHTS FOR REFUGEES WHERE CAN ASYLUM SEEKERS WORK? There are still big gaps when it comes to the opportunity for an asylum seeker to legally be employed. This difference concerns the possibility to work in itself (in Ireland an asylum seeker is not allowed to work during the whole...

Second Workshop of the RISE Network
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Second Workshop of the RISE Network

On 16th and 17th of February 2017 members of the RISE network, refugees and asylum seekers, met for a second workshop at the Greek Forum of Refugees to define the next concrete actions and to discuss how the network will continue. During the 2nd round of consultations the network members could deepen their understanding of...

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General Assembly and Board Members’ Election of the Greek Forum of Refugees

On Saturday 18th of February, the members of the Greek Forum of Refugees gathered at a General Assembly in order to elect the new board of members of the Greek Forum of Refugees. The GFR wants to thanks all its members for their presence, express gratefulness to the previous board of members that officiate for...

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Refugee communities celebration: time to share ideas!

On Saturday 11 February, refugee communities’ members in Athens gathered with the support of the GFR. This was time to celebrate and exchange, to meet newly arrived persons, to discover each self-organised community and to propose ideas to answer the question: How can we connect better? After the opening speech, activities were organised through the...

Call for Participation – Democracy Camp 2017: A Training Summit for European Immigrant & Minority Leaders
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Call for Participation – Democracy Camp 2017: A Training Summit for European Immigrant & Minority Leaders

The Heinrich Boll Foundation North America, The Migration Policy Group, and the National Partnership for New Americans are organising the Democracy Camp 2017: A Training Summit for European Immigrant & Minority Leaders.The democracy camp 2017 will happen in Hamburg (Germany) from the Saturday April 1, 2017 until Monday, April 3, 2017. It will bring together...

[Video] They cannot decide for our future without us
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[Video] They cannot decide for our future without us

Building RISE Network is an opportunity to make a difference. RISE is about ‘Refugees’ Ideas and Solutions for Europe’. We, as refugees, want refugees to talk about their issues, but also come up with ideas. No one can understand better the problems of refugees better than themselves. No one can understand better how the current...

Giving voices to refugees for meaninghful cohesion in Europe!
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Giving voices to refugees for meaninghful cohesion in Europe!

  RISE Network is on its way to great achievements, giving refugees a voices to reach a better future and cohesion in Europe! 21st and 22nd of November, members of the RISE network, refugees from all around Europe gathered together for their first workshop with the main goal to define the objectives and actions of...

Refugees from all over Europe united-RISE meeting!
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Refugees from all over Europe united-RISE meeting!

RISE -Refugees’ Ideas and Solutions for Europe During August the Greek Forum of Refugees (GFR), founder and coordinator of the RISE Network with the support of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) identified national contact points in different European countries based on existing networks. All the potential national network members showed great interest in...