Programs – Previous

  • The project “Rebuild our Lives- legal aid for refugees in Athens” was implemented by the Integration Center for Migrant Workers – Ecumenical Refugee Program with the support of Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, from the 1st of September 2017 till the end of 2018. It aimed to contribute to a durable solution for vulnerable cases of asylum seekers/refugees and grant assistance to rebuild their lives. The project offered legal aid and social support to at least 400 people in need of international protection so as to improve their situation with regards to their legal and social rights. It also included psycho-social support to all KSPM-ERP’s employees through sensitization and supervision groups conducted by experienced specialized psychologists, aiming at enhancing team spirit, relieving job-related stress and preventing burn out and secondary traumatization.
  • The project “Legal aid for backlog cases of Ecumenical Refugee Program” was implemented by the Integration Center for Migrant Workers – Ecumenical Refugee Program with the support of Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) from the 1st of January 2018 till 30th of September 2018. It focused on granting legal assistance to old beneficiaries of the Ecumenical Refugee Program, either under already recognized refugee status, subsidiary protection and humanitarian status or asylum seekers after the rejection of their family reunification application under Dublin III Regulation.
  • The project “Legal aid for vulnerable cases” was implemented by the Integration Centre for Migrant Workers – Ecumenical Refugee Program (KSPM-ECRP) with the support of the Evangelical Church of Rhineland (Evangelische Kirche im Rheinland) during 7.5.18 to 30.12.2018. The objective of the program was to provide guidance and counseling services, legal aid and legal representation to international protection applicants and migrants, with the opportunity to provide also psychosocial support to a certain number of cases.
  • The project “Bringing families together 2018″- Legal Info/ counselling for family reunification of PWSN” was implemented by KSPM-ERP under UNHCR funding sought to support a minimum of 1.100 Persons of Concern with Specific Needs (PCWSN) for a total period of 6 months within 2018, in Greece, prioritizing UASC and single-headed families, in order to be reunited with their families residing in another European state within the context of the Dublin III Regulation and/or other family reunification procedures, as applicable in the EU context.
  • The project “Bringing families together”- Legal Info/counseling for family reunification of PWSN” was implemented by KSPM-ERP under UNHCR funding, sought to support a minimum of 2.200 Persons of Concern with Specific Needs (PCWSN) for a total period of 12 months within 2017, in Greece, prioritizing UASC and single-headed families, in order to be reunited with their families residing in another European state within the context of the Dublin III Regulation and/or other family reunification procedures, as applicable in the EU context.
  • The project “Bringing families together”- Legal Info/counseling for family reunification of PWSN” was implemented by KSPM-ERP under UNHCR funding, sought to support a minimum of 1000 Persons of Concern with Specific Needs (PCWSN) for a total period of 12 months within 2016, in Greece, including UASC and single-headed families, in order to be reunited with their families residing in another European state within the context of the Dublin III Regulation and/or other family reunification procedures, as applicable in the EU context.
  • Greece, legal aid-new arrivals” project, funded by CCME and the Evangelical Church of Rhineland, was implemented by KSPM-ERP in order to cover compelling needs of newly arrived asylum seekers and persons in need of international protection by offering legal information sessions, legal advice and legal representation for a duration of three months (January-March 2016). The project aimed to legally assist at least 80 individuals in relation to the asylum and/or relocation procedures; to engage in advocacy to improve RSD and protection policies; to strengthen access to asylum and relocation procedures as well as to collect data on arrival trends and mixed migration flows at the border areas and within the mainland in order to establish referral mechanisms for support.