News

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...

19Oct

Visit of European Network for Dialogue members to KSPM-ERP premises

The 3rd annual meeting of the European Network for Dialogue sponsored by KAICIID is held in Athens from 18 till 20 of October 2019. The Network, which is consisted of important European institutions and was founded in 2017, our Center is represented by his Director Arch. Panteleimon Papassynefakis. In this context, on Saturday 19 October, the members of the European Network visited our premises, where they had the opportunity to be informed about the multifaceted action we have developed in the...

12Oct

Visit to Byzantine and Christian Museum

On Saturday 12/10 our second visit to the Byzantine and Christian Museum was held as part of the Center’s initiatives to promote the social integration of refugees. Children and parents, refugees and Greeks, had the opportunity to participate in a mosaic educational program. Through the narrative and participatory observation of the relevant exhibits, our team – with the help of experts – discovered the historical roots of the mosaic, their materials and techniques of creation. At the same time, children...

10Oct

Church of Greece – State cooperation on the refugee issue

Today, October 10,  the Steering Committee (SC) of the Integration Centre for Migrant Workers – Ecumenical Refugee Program (KSPM-ERP) was convened at the premises of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece at the initiative of His Beatitude Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, Hieronymos, in connection with the currently increasing flows of refugees and migrants towards Greece. The meeting was attended by the honourable ministers, Mr. M. Chrysochoidis, Minister of Citizen Protection and Mr. G. Koumoutsakos, Alternate Minister on Immigration Policy, His Eminence the Metropolitan of Samos, Mr. Eusevios, President of EKYO, the reverent Chief Secretary of the Holy Synod, Archimandrite Theofilos Theoharis...

09Oct

Scholarship for KSPM-ERP’s beneficiaries children by AEK BC

As part of our Center’s collaboration with AEK BC, children from our benefited families (born in the period 2005-2014) will be awarded a scholarship to AEK BC – DRAGAN SAKOTA Basketball Academy. To this end, a special committee by KSPM-ERP’s director arch. P. Papasynefakis will be set up shortly, which in consultation with the trainers will discuss the technical aspects of the procedure. Stay tuned, as further information and announcements will follow soon. ...

19Sep

Μeeting of H.E.the President with the Center’s staff & collaborators

A meeting was held today, September 19th, at the premises of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece between the President of the Center, H.E Metropolitan of Ilion, Mr Athinagoras and the Director, Arch. Panteleimon Papasynefakis as well as the staff and collaborators of the organization, in order to discuss the latest developments regarding the refugee issue and the progress of the implemented projects. His Eminence praised the employees for their professionalism and dedication and underlined that the Church of...

17Sep

Meeting between the President of KSPM-ERP and the President of AEK BC

Today, 17/9/2019,  a meeting was held at the headquarters of AEK BC between the President of the “Integration Centre for Migrant Workers-Ecumenical Refugee Program (KSPMERP)” of the Church of Greece,  His Eminence the Metropolitan of Ilion, Acharnai and Petroupolis Mr Athenagoras and Mr Makis Angelopoulos, President of AEK BC. During the meeting, both sides reaffirmed and established the continuation of the successful cooperation of the Centre and AEK BC,  that was launched as a pilot last year on the initiative of the Director of the Centre, the Very Reverend Archimandrite Mr Panteleimon Papasynefakis, who was also present at the meeting. His Eminence, after thanking Mr Angelopoulos...