Article | Domestic violence: Growing up with violence at home

by the Athens Solidarity Center of SolidarityNow One of the main discussion issues regarding childhood worldwide is the exposure to violence and especially the exposure to domestic violence. It is apparent that over time, we witness advances and changes towards a better approach to the issue. However, even today, many of us, if not all […]

PRESS RELEASE: Job Fair for refugees in Thessaloniki

UNHCR and SolidarityNow connect refugees with employers The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and SolidarityNow organize a day dedicated to connecting employers with job-seeking refugees on Friday May 5th at the Blue Refugee Center in Thessaloniki. The Job Fair aims to connect refugees to available job opportunities, introduce them to employers, and familiarize […]

PRESS RELEASE: SolidarityNow launches the “MAMA” program with the support of Eurolife FFH

SolidarityNow, with the aim of providing support to the vulnerable members of our society through innovative social actions, launches the “MAMA” program. The program, implemented with the support of Eurolife FFH, targets all families, pregnant women, and new parents from vulnerable social groups, who want to be informed and empowered about the care of the […]

Article | April 8th: International Romani Day

by Giorgos Tsitiridis, Project Coordinator, Northern Greece, SolidarityNow April 8th has been declared the International Romani Day in honor of the first major international meeting of Romani representatives, April 1971 in Chelsfield near London, which laid the foundations to demand rights from the international community. There, representatives of 14 countries chose the name Roma as […]

PRESS RELEASE: Completion of the Conference: “Counter Trafficking in Human Beings in the Context of Forced Migration”

 The conference was successfully held with the aim of finding collaborative solutions to the issue of human trafficking between Greece and Bulgaria. The conference was organized on March 14 in Athens by the administrators of the Active Citizens Fund program in Greece – SolidarityNow, Bodossaki Foundation – and in Bulgaria – Open Society Institute Sofia, […]

JOINT STATEMENT: Children in Greece without documents, children still at risk

We, the undersigned, 16 organisations, members of the Child’s Rights Advocacy Network, working to support asylum-seeking and refugee children in Greece, wish to express our concerns about the proposed provisions for unaccompanied and separated children in a newly proposed Immigration Code and call on Greek authorities to reconsider Article 162 of this Code and amend […]

Article | Trauma Management: Suggestions contributing to a tragic collective time

from the Psychological Support and Counseling Service of the Athens Solidarity Center The tragedy in the Vale of Tempe on March 1st, creates undoubtedly a condition of national mourning that shows the extent of the collective trauma to which we have all been exposed. The collective trauma of injustice produces feelings of anger and rage, […]

ANNOUNCEMENT: If you are between 18 and 25 years old, apply for Empower YOUth!

The Empower YOUth project aims to empower young people from all over Greece and especially those who come from vulnerable groups such as Roma, LGBTQI+, migrants, asylum seekers, refugees, people with disabilities, repatriates and young people from disadvantaged / remote areas, who wish to take the lead and bring positive change within their communities. During […]