Giorgos Moutafis for SolidarityNow

The Blue Refugee Center (BRC) is a support hub as well as a place of meeting and interaction for refugees and asylum seekers in the greater Thessaloniki area.

The BRC has been operating since 2016 and supports refugees and asylum seekers by providing a variety of services and operating in addition to the Thessaloniki Solidarity Center. The services offered are integration – oriented and concern one of the most vulnerable groups in our society. Educational activities for adults and minors, job counselling, psychosocial support and legal guidance are just some of the services provided by the BRC. In 2020, the support service for people who want to start their own business will be also provided.

On a weekly basis, many people visit the BRC to benefit from its services, as well as volunteer organisations and other organisations host educational activities and seminars, making the space a reference point in the city.

Services offered

  • psychosocial support
  • legal counseling and support
  • employability services
  • cultural mediation
  • support for parents and children
  • non-formal education and recreational activities
  • Ιnternet corner
  • Child Friendly Space

The project is supported by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and UNICEF Greece