News

16Jan

Accommodation facilities for unaccompanied minors program

The Standing Holy Synod of the Church of Greece has unanimously approved the implementation of a program for the operation of accommodation facilities for unaccompanied minor refugees by our Center. KSPM-ERP, in cooperation with the Greek government, is currently concluding the necessary procedures so as to launch the operation of shelters for children aged 6-13 by mid-February. Competently staffed with specialized personnel, the shelters will be providing a bundle of services spanning the whole spectrum of child protection from covering basic needs...

28Nov

Participation of KSPM-ERP’s Director at the conference of CCEE

A conference on “The local community as a model of welcoming and integrating into Europe” was held from 26 to 28 November 2019 in Athens under the auspices of the CCEE (Consilium Conferentiarum Episcoporum Europae). The Director of KSPM-ERP Archimandrite, Mr. Panteleimon Papassynefakis, attended the conference on behalf of the Church of Greece, where he read a message from His Beatitude Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, Mr. Ieronymos. During the conference, the...

27Nov

CCME members’ meeting in Berlin

The CCME (Churches Commission for Migration in Europe) members’ meeting took place on the 26th and the 27th of November 2019 in Diakonie Deutschland Headquarters at Berlin. Through the input provided by the members with regards to the European refugee- migration field updates and the members’ requests, ideas and proposals for future common action and networking, one the meeting’s objective was programme planning and setting of priorities toward the CCME general assembly 2020 and the CCME work program 2020-2023. KSPM-ERP was represented by...

24Nov

Participation of children in the first training of the AEK BC Academy

Based on our multilateral cooperation with AEK BC, on Saturday 24 November 2019 refugee and migrant children along with our social workers, Mrs Elli Kouvari and Mrs Athanasia Kotsiatou, as well as practising social worker at the University of Copenhagen, Mrs Stephanie Von Scholten, visited AEK BC training centre. There, the children received gifts and free uniform kits and had the opportunity to participate in the training of AEK BC – DRAGAN SAKOTA Basketball Academy, following the planned scholarship entry...

18Nov

Participation of KSPM-ERP in a conference of the KAS-Vienna Foundation in Athens

A conference in Athens on “Europe’s Border Security Policy” was held by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Foundation (Vienna office) on Monday 18 November 2019 at the St George Lycabettus Hotel. Following an invitation, the conference was attended by the Director of KSPM-ERP Arch. Panteleimon Papasynefakis, who, along with other participants from all over Europe, experts on migration and refugees, developed a number of issues and presented proposals on border security, human trafficking, cooperation between European states. ...

12Nov

Speech of KSPM-ERP’s President at the International Conference on Religious Diplomacy

Speech on “Refugee Crisis and the Church of Greece” was delivered by the Honorable President of our Center, His Eminence Metropolitan of Ilion, Acharnai and Petroupolis Mr. Athinagoras, at the International Conference on Religious Diplomacy organized by the “Foreign Affairs The Hellenic Edition” in collaboration with the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens under the auspices of the Holy Archdiocese of Athens and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece. The conference took place in Athens on the 11th and...

30Oct

Presentation of KSPM-ERP action as an example of good practice

As an example of good practice in promoting the social integration of immigrants and refugees, the action of KSPM-ERP is presented in the first joint publication of the European Network for Dialogue – with the support of KAICIID – following the 1st European Forum on Refugees and Migrants. The publication entitled “Booklet of Promising Practices for the Integration of Refugees and Migrants in Europe”, can be found in English at the following link: https://www.kaiciid.org/publications-resources/inclusion-through-dialogue ...

21Oct

Speech of KSPM-ERP’s President to the 1st European Policy Dialogue Forum for Refugees and Migrants

The President of KSPM-ERP, His Eminence Metropolitan of Ilion, Acharnai and Petroupolis Mr Athinagoras was invited as a  guested speaker to the 1st Forum European Policy Dialogue Forum for Refugees and Migrants  “Understanding Current Challenges of Refugees and Migrants in Europe: What Can We Do?, that was held on 20-21 of October 2019 in Athens, Greece by KAICIID. As an introduction, His Eminence made a general reference to the refugee issue and its management at both European and national level. Afterwards...

21Oct

Participation of KSPM-ERP in the 1st European Policy Dialogue Forum for refugees and migrants

From 20 October to 21 October 2019 took place in Athens the 1st European Policy Dialogue Forum for Refugees and Migrants titled “Understanding Current Challenges of Refugees and Migrants in Europe: What Can We Do?”, which was hosted by KAICIID. In the Forum apart from the members of the European Network for Dialogue participated as speakers Orthodox hierarchs, active politicians, and academics from around the world including the President of the KSPM-ERP, His Eminence Metropolitan of Ilion, Acharnai and Petroupolis Mr...

20Oct

Participation of KSPM-ERP in the 3rd meeting of Network for dialogue members

With the participation of our Center, by its Director Arch. Panteleimon Papasynefakis, the 3rd annual meeting of the European Network for Dialogue members with the support of KAICIID has been concluded. In the meeting, which was held in Athens from Friday 18 October to Sunday 20 October 2019, the members had the opportunity to exchange views and experiences on the refugee issue. Particular emphasis was given to the collaboration between the participants so the planned future actions will be presented during the...