News

02Mar

Press Release (2-3-2021) – New name of the organization

Integration Center for Migrant Workers – Ecumenical Refugee Programme has, during its over 40-year course, assisted thousands of our fellow human beings on various sectors, supporting their efforts to repatriate or integrate in the Greek and European reality. In our constantly developing world of science and technology, our organisation has decided to take one of its most important steps since its establishment by the Church of Greece. With respect for the values and principles of its operation set by our Church...

10Feb

Meeting with the Minister of Immigration and Asylum

A meeting with the Minister of Immigration and Asylum Mr. Notis Mitarakis was held by the President of our Center, His Eminence the Metropolitan of Ilion, Acharnes and Petroupolis, Mr. Athenagoras, accompanied by the General Director of KSPM-ERP, Arch. Panteleimon Papasinefakis. It was also attended by the Secretary-General Mr. Patroklos Georgiadis and the Special Secretary Mr. Evangelos Konstantinou on behalf of the Ministry. During the meeting, it was reaffirmed the disposition of both the Church of Greece and the Greek State...

26Jan

DESMOS – Supply of antiseptics

Today, staff of the Non-Profit Association DESMOS, visited our premises and proceeded to the supply of additional quantities of antiseptics from those provided by KSPM-ERP, to meet the needs of our Shelters. We thank the non-profit Association DESMOS not only for the kind sponsorship but also for the excellent cooperation and the immediate response. ...

22Jan

Meeting with the new Deputy Minister of Immigration and Asylum

On Friday, January 22, 2021, took place the first acquaintance meeting between the President of KSPM-ERP, The Most Reverend Bishop of Ilion, Acharnai and Petroupolis Mr Athenagoras and the new Deputy Minister of Immigration and Asylum, Mrs Sofia Voultepsi. During the meeting, which was also attended by the General Director of KSPM-ERP Arch. Panteleimon Papasynefakis and the scientific director of the Holy Metropolis Mr D. Anifantakis, His Excellency congratulating Mrs Voultepsi for her new duties and extensively explicate the actions carried...

24Dec

Wishes for love, health and prosperity

…with a video made in the context of the virtual festive events of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. In it, the famous mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and the El Sistema Greece Youth Choir, consisting of children from more than 30 countries including one of our minor beneficiaries, sang “The First Noel”. ...

24Dec

In the spirit of the days

In a festive mood and in defiance of the difficulties we face, children and employees of our shelters participated in the decorations. After all, optimism is the antidote to everything. Wishes from everyone for health, happiness, peace and prosperity! ...

04Dec

Rapid test donation by the Swiss Confederation

The Swiss Confederation, demonstrating once again in practice, their support to our work, went on to offer eight hundred (800) rapid antigen tests (rapid test) for the detection of the new coronavirus. This offer, which took place after the intervention of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Swiss Confederation to Greece H.E. Mr. Olaf Kjelsen and his close associates, is a valuable aid to our efforts especially at this difficult/harsh time of the COVID19 pandemic with the safety of our...

25Nov

Supply of additional Covid-19 protection equipment for our shelters by IOM

On November 24 & 25, IOM staff visited and supplied KSPM-ERP’s shelters in Athens and Thessaloniki with additional quantities of Covid-19 protection equipment and goods from those provided by our Center. On behalf of the staff and the central Administration, we would like to thank IOM for their offer, the excellent cooperation, and the immediate response. ...