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No Refuge. No Way Home. Forced migration and Racism in Greece
(Communication - Greece - Greek)

Begin 17/06/2013 - 09:00

End 17/06/2013 - 19:00

Venue Hotel Golden Age of Athens, 57 Michalakopoulou Street 115 28, Athens, Greece

Organiser Greek Forum of Refugees and the European Campaign for Human Rights for Afghan People

9:00 - 9.30      Registration

 

9.30 - 10.00    Welcome

Dr Nooralhaq Nasimi, European Campaign for Human Rights for Afghan People,

Dr Yonous Muhammadi, Greek Forum of Refugees

Refugee Community Representative from Syria

Part I: Refugees in Greece: Problems and Response    

10.00 -11.00    The situation of refugees in Greece today

Short interventions by:

UNHCR Greece - 10 minutes

Medecins Sans Frontieres - 10 minutes

KLIMAKA (Iolaos) - 10 minutes "Psychological health and torture victims"

Main outcomes of the consultation with refugees (15th June) - 15 min.

 

11.00 - 11.15  Discussion

 

11.15 - 11.30 Coffee break

 

What has the response been to date? What are the current obstacles and opportunities?

11.30 - 12.15 Panel 1: Debate on how Greek, European and International actors can work together to improve their response.

Invited participants:

UNHCR, Greek Council for Refugees, Aitima, Ecumenical Refugee Programme, Praksis, Medical Interfere.

Facilitator: Bryan Youkhana/ Rania Abdelaziz (Generation 2.0)

 

12:15 - 13:00 Panel 2: EASO, Representative from Ministry of Public order and Citizens Protection, Asylum Service, Greek Ombudsman, Frontex.

Facilitator: Claire Rimmer (ECRE)

 

13.00 - 13.30 Discussion

 

13.30 - 14.30  Lunch

 

Part II: Racism and Xenophobia

14.30 - 14.45 Situation in Greece

Member of Network for Recording Racist Violence

Kostis Papaioannou (Greek National Commission for Human Rights)

 

14.50 - 15:20 Initiatives to tackle racism

Short presentations by: Greek Police (police office for recording racist attacks - 10 minutes

MdM new project for the prevention of racism -10 minutes

Maria Kouveli - President of Athens Municipality Council for the Integration of Migrants - 10 minutes

 

15.20 - 15.45 Discussion

 

15.45 - 16.15 Panel discussion: How can refugees and migrants get their voice heard?

Representative of Greek Forum of Migrants

Amnesty International

Facilitator: Apostolis Fotiadis, (freelance journalist)

 

16.15 - 16.45  Closing Comments

Dr Muhammadi to give recommendations from refugee/migrant consultation to Greek and international institutions.

Dr Nasimi to close with brief summary of the day and how the Campaign will take this issue forward.  

 

Interpretation will be provided both in English and Greek

 
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