The “Asylum and Migration” (Addressing urgent needs for the reception and screening of asylum seekers and for the accommodation of vulnerable groups) programme in Greece, financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, was awarded a total budget of 16,5 million euros as part of the EEA Grants 2014 – 2021. The program aspires to contribute to ensuring legal protection, support and care for the most vulnerable asylum seekers, with emphasis on unaccompanied children.
The Fund Operator for the “Asylum and Migration” programme in Greece is SOL Consulting S.A in partnership with HumanRights360.
The programme objective is ‘functioning national asylum and migration management systems ensured and the right to seek asylum safeguarded’, supporting the following areas:
The Greek Asylum and Migration programme is organised in four outcomes:
Outcome 1 is implemented through five projects for “Open accommodation centres for vulnerable asylum seekers in Greece”. The Project Promoters, who were selected through an open call procedure, are: ARSIS- Association for the Social Support of Youth, Médecins du Monde Greece, International Rescue Committee Greece, Society for the Care of Minors (SMAN), and METAdrasi. The total available grant budget is 7.6 million euros. You can find information about the open call and the evaluation process here and information about the projects here.
Outcome 2 is implemented through the pre-defined project: “Capacity building in Greece: Capacity development for dignified reception and protection of the rights of migrants and asylum seekers in Greece” by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)/NORCAP. The total amount of the grant is 3.5 million euros for two years. (Read more…)
Outcome 3 was implemented through the pre-defined project: “Quality assurance of asylum procedures and free legal aid to vulnerable asylum seekers” by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The total amount of the grant was 3 million euros for one year. (Read more…)
Outcome 4 will be implemented through the pre-defined project: “Assisted voluntary return and reintegration of vulnerable groups” by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The total amount of the grant is 1 million euros for one year. (Read more…)
In addition to these four outcomes, the Programme shall contribute to strengthening bilateral relations between Greece and the Donor States. For this reason, a Bilateral Fund is reserved facilitate donor partnership projects by carrying out, inert alia, match-making events and activities in conjunction with launching calls for proposals, as well as by encouraging donor partnership projects in call texts. (Read more…)
In pursuit of its strategic objectives, the “Asylum and Migration” Programme in Greece has contracted with the donor countries (EEA Grants) a set of targets to be achieved, that stem from a results-based management approach serving as guidance for the launch of call and the selection of projects during the entire duration of the “Asylum and Migration” (2019-2024) as well as a monitoring tool for the implementation of the pre-defined projects.
The Outcomes were broken down into “expected programme results” and, for each of these, output and outcome indicators were established. To achieve the contracted targets, the contribution of all approved projects is critical, through their outputs (goods and services produced by a project for a specific target group or project beneficiaries) and their outcomes (short and medium term effects of a project on a specific target group or project beneficiaries). The Results Framework attached below shows the functional relationships between expected programme results, output and outcome indicators adopted by the “Asylum and Migration” Programme in Greece.