Project: Quality assurance of asylum procedures and free legal aid to vulnerable asylum seekers

The aim of the project was the provision of necessary support to the Asylum Service to set up a quality assurance mechanism (via developing centrally the Asylum Service’s Quality tools and SOPs and by providing continuous support to new and more experienced caseworkers in a very large caseload of complicated cases), as well as the increase of its presence regionally (to Offices across the country). The project finished in February 2020.

Project: “Skills on Demand”

The project will promote the employment of vulnerable unemployed residents of the City of Athens through awareness raising, training and certification, individualized psychosocial and employability support and job placement. The main objective of the project is increased employment among recently unemployed people. The implementation of the project will begin in 2021.


The project aims to establish a new long-term accommodation center for 16 unaccompanied minors (UAMs) in the center of Athens. It foresees the establishment of an innovative type of shelter …


The project addresses the lack of adequate accommodation places and services for unaccompanied minors (UAMs) and women victims of violence and their children in Greece, by establishing 77 accommodation places in Northern Greece…

Pre-defined Project title: Assisted voluntary return and reintegration of vulnerable groups

Through the proposed programme, IOM will provide AVRR assistance to migrants in situations of vulnerability, expressing the will to return to their country of origin. The target will particularly consist of 290 cases of migrants in situations of vulnerability, identified primarily at the Greek borders, and shall include, among others, single parent families, victims of trafficking, migrants with health-related needs, UMCs and elderly migrants. Beneficiaries will receive effective and comprehensive assistance, based on the experience and lessons learned acquired by IOM throughout the years of AVRR operations.