News

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...

03Sep

Delegation of the Sovereign Order of Malta visits his Beatitude Archbishop Hieronymos

On September 3rd 2019, at the offices of the Holy Archdiocese of Athens, His Beatitude Hieronymos II, Archbishop of Athens and all Greece had a meeting with the President of the International Development of Malteser Volunteer Organisation/Sovereign Order of Malta, Mr. Constantin von Brandestein – Zeppelin. The meeting was also attended by H.E. Ambassador in Lithuania Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Mr. Manfred Ritter Mautner, H.E. the Ambassador of Greece in Lithuania, Mrs. Vasiliki Dikopoulou, KSPM-ERP’s Director, Arch. Panteleimon Papasynefakis and Arch....

01Aug

Meeting of Metropolitan Ilion Athinagoras with Deputy Minister G. Koumoutsakos

PRESS RELEASE Meeting of Metropolitan Ilion Athinagoras with Deputy Minister G. Koumoutsakos His Eminence Metropolitan of Ilion, Acharnes and Petroupolis Mr Athinagoras, President of the S.C. of KSPM-ERP accompanied by the Director arch. Panteleimon Papasynefakis, visited on Wednesday, August 1st his Eminence Alternate Citizen Protection Minister responsible for migration Mr Georgios Koumoutsakos, in order to congratulate him on the assumption his duties. During the meeting, the President and the Director had the opportunity to present KSPM-ERP’s longstanding and in-depth work in the field of...

29Jul

Press release

Integration Center for Migrant Workers- Ecumenical Refugee Program participates in a cooperation of organizations from 5 European countries (Greece, Cyprus, Italy, Spain, Germany) for the implementation of the project «Social integration skills for newly arrived migrants and refugees through social stories scenarios enacted using European Cultural heritage sites and near-peer Role Models» approved in the framework of Erasmus + KA2 2019. The project aims at supporting social integration and active participation of newly arrived migrants and refugees through the development of...

03Jul

Cooperation of KSPM-ERP with the Greek office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation

KSPM-ERP is happy to announce that it has initiated cooperation with the Greek office of the Konrad Adenauer Institute (KAS) aiming at promoting the integration of international protection seekers in our country. The Director, arch. Panteleimon Papasynefakis along with the Center’s collaborators, ms Despoina Georgiadou, project coordinator and ms Athanasia Kotsiatou, social worker visited the Institute’s offices on Tuesday 3/7/2019 and met with the director of KAS mr. Henri Bohnet and project manager mr Jeroen Kohls in order to discuss the development...