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Centre for adolescents

A total of 17 unaccompanied minors were provided with accommodation, while others benefited from support services – including psycho-social support, legal advice, and professional orientation – during this six-month project.

Project dates 01/07/2011 - 31/12/2011
Total budget€62 052
EU contribution75%
Name of the entity managing the projectSociety for the Care of Minors (ΣΥΛΛΟΓΟΣ ΜΕΡΙΜΝΗΣ ΑΝΗΛΙΚΩΝ)

Project Description

Unaccompanied minors are particularly vulnerable when seeking asylum. This project provided much-needed support in Greece in terms of accommodation and services, including psycho-social support, legal advice, educational support, and professional orientation.

The project placed emphasis both on helping the youngsters to foster the skills necessary to live independently, and on contributing to their initial integration and participation in Greek society.

Benefits and results

The unaccompanied minors were offered accommodation in a two-storey building owned by the Society for the Care of Minors in central Athens. The building had the capacity to accommodate 15 persons. A total of 17 unaccompanied minors benefitted from the project over the 6 month period.

The project resulted in a notable mobilisation of the local community in terms of sponsorship as well as availability of volunteers.

The personnel involved in the project established good relationships with the minors. This was considered to be of great importance, given the specific psycho-social needs of the adolescents.

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