History

Integration Centre for Migrant Workers-Ecumenical Refugee Program (KSPM-ERP)” is a non-profit organization of the Church of Greece founded on July of 2012 (reg. no. 234/2012, Athens’ Court of First Instance 11561/2012) as the successor of the Integration Centre for Migrant Workers which had been operating as an office of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece since 1978, aiming initially at socially and financially supporting the reintegration of Greek returnees from German-speaking countries.

Ever since the 1990s, when migrants and refugees started flowing into Greece, the Integration Centre for Migrant Workers extended its scope to providing services to asylum seekers and refugees by founding a new office, the Ecumenical Refugee Program.