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.
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
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