The Transit Accommodation Facilities provide to unaccompanied children a safe, suitably equipped space, in accordance with their age. The goal of these facilities is to minimize and ideally eliminate the time spent by minors in detention centers, until legal procedures are completed. The project is implemented by METAdrasi.
HOUSE2 is a new shelter for unaccompanied minors, with a capacity of 16 people. It accommodates boys aged 6-11 years and underage mothers with their children. The project is implemented by the Society for the Care of Minors (SMAN).
The “DIAPLOUS” project offered accomondation to unaccompanied minors and women- single mothers and/or victims of sexual or gender violence, in Northern Greece. During the project 12 SILs apartments (Supported Independent Living) for unaccompanied minors aged 16 years old and older were operated. The apartments were located near the Safe Zones and camps in Lagadikia, Diavata, Agia Eleni, Drama and Kavala. Moreover, the Diaplous project offered some places in the shelter “The House of Arsis” in Thessaloniki, and 4 apartments for single mothers, victims of sexual or gender violence. The project completed in February 2022.
The project aims to protect and support a total of 175 women and their children, during the asylum application process and to quickly find sustainable solutions for their smooth living in the country. The project is implemented by Médecins du Monde Greece.
The project aims to provide 10 Supported Independent Living (SIL) apartments in Athens, with a capacity of 40 places to accommodate asylum seeking unaccompanied children aged 16 years old and above. The project is implemented by International Rescue Committee Greece.
The project aims to provide voluntary return and reintegration assistance to migrants who, in situations of vulnerability, express the will to return to their country of origin.
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 was implemented by UNHCR and finished in February 2020.
The Greece Capacity Building Project aims to strengthen the capacity of key government institutions in Greece, upholding the rights of refugees and migrants and ensuring dignified reception, especially for the most vulnerable people, such as unaccompanied children and victims of gender-based violence and human trafficking. The project is implemented by NORCAP/ Norwegian Refugee Council.