PRESS RELEASES & ARTICLES

PRESS RELEASE #FutureInterpreters: SolidarityNow has launched a new innovative training program for community interpreters

We train tomorrow’s interpreters… today! Is Arabic, Farsi, Dari, Sorani, Kurmanji your mother tongue? Do you also speak Greek or English? Would you like to be trained as a community interpreter or intercultural mediator? #FutureInterpeters, the new program by SolidarityNow, addresses refugees, asylum seekers and migrants living in Greece. The empowerment and acquisition of professional […]

mind the fact: new festival in town

mindthefact, the new Athens cultural festival will take place from 26 to 29 May and its aim is to bring together the people living next to us. On Friday 19 May, at 6.30 pm mindthefact in cooperation with SolidarityNow will meet you at Larissa Station with … balloon faces! The passers-by will paint their own balloon, they will […]

RACIST VIOLENCE RECORDING NETWORK PRESS RELEASE: ATTACKS AGAINST ASYLUM SEEKERS ON LEROS

The Racist Violence Recording Network (RVRN) condemns the attacks against Palestinian, Syrian and Iraqi asylum seekers, including a trans woman, that took place last week on Leros. According to the RVRN recordings, six (6) distinct attacks were perpetrated between midnight of May 2nd and the evening of May 4th. Three (3) incidents took place within […]

PRESS STATEMENT: 15 NGOs Decry New Policy Limiting Asylum Seekers in Exercising their Right to Appeal

On 9 May 2017 Solidarity Now and 14 more NGOs urge the Greek Government to immediately reverse the recent policy excluding asylum-seekers on the Greek islands who appeal negative asylum decisions from the possibility of participating later on in the International Organisation for Migration’s (IOM) Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programme and forcing those […]

Refugee Crisis and Integration

by George Kanaris, Social Services Coordinator at SolidarityNow’s Athens Solidarity Center. The integration of the newly arrived refugees is one of the biggest challenges that the Greek society will face in the coming years. Quite a big part of the currently residing in Greece refugees will be relocated in other countries, another big part will be […]

Cash4Solidarity: the first step towards integration and coexistence

SolidarityNow implements the Cash4Solidarity program for the beneficiaries of its Home for Hope program   SolidarityNow supports the most vulnerable people in any way. How? By strengthening, empowering, and enabling them to take back control over their lives, with dignity and self-sufficiency. To achieve this objective, SolidarityNow is implementing the cash transfer project|Cash4Solidarity, for all […]

Be a #Future Interpreter(s) now!

SolidarityNow, with the support of the Guerrilla Foundation and in collaboration with the Society for the Care of Minors (SMA) and the Panhellenic Association of Professional Translators Graduates of the Ionian University (PEEMPIP) organizes a comprehensive training programme for community interpreters and cultural mediators in Athens and Thessaloniki. Participants The participants must be native in […]

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