The GFR is a member of several relevant entities and institutions both in Europe and Greece, such as: European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM), European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), International Detention Coalition (IDC), European Migration Forum (EMF), Asylum Corner, European Network on Statelessness (ENS), Transatlantic Migrant Democracy Dialogue (TMDD), Campaign for the Access to Asylum (Greek association of Lawyers from Greek NGO’s).
Most importantly, however, the GFR is the founder and coordinator of the RISE network (Refugees Ideas and solutions for Europe). The Greek Forum of Refugees (GFR), established and acted as the coordinator of the project RISE (Refugees’ Ideas and Solutions for Europe), after winning the idea challenge of “Advocate Europe in 2016. The RISE project had as a purpose to create a sustainable European network of refugee and migrant led organizations, communities, as well as individuals, that would be able to advice Authorities and relevant stakeholders and, furthermore, share the refugees knowledge and experience in order to improve migration policies at an EU level. The RISE project was also supported by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE)
The project aims to portray refugee and migrant communities not exclusively as beneficiaries of social services, but as competent actors, who can contribute through their expertise and experiences towards a successful inclusion. The RISE network is essentially a self-advocacy entity that attempts to reach its objectives by empowering refugees and migrants across Europe, exchanging ideas and good practices and collecting significant issues and challenges that refugees and asylum seekers face, prioritizing at the same time the most prominent issues that arise on an EU level
Furthermore, the RISE network aims at enhancing the social and political participation of refugees and refugee-led organizations through a peer to peer approach, tackling the actual narratives throughout Europe by introducing new proactive and positive narratives for and from refugees themselves
For more information visit the following link https://risenetwork.eu