“A Fundamentally Different Approach is Needed”: Α Joint Statement

IDC Members and partners, including SolidarityNow, write to express our collective concern that, “A Fundamentally Different Approach is Needed” to the immigration detention of migrants in Europe. In advance of a consultation with key civil society stakeholders from 22-23 June 2017 at the Council of Europe Headquarters in Strasbourg, over 30 national, regional and international civil society organisations […]

A new Child and Family Support Hub opens its doors to refugees and migrants in the City of Athens

A new Child and Family Support Hub (CFSH or “Blue Dot”) is inaugurated today, as the result of the collaboration between the City of Athens, and more specifically the Department for the Support and Social Integration of Migrants and Refugees, and the NGO SolidarityNow. The initiative, which targets refugee and migrant women and children, is […]

Social integration is now the priority

World Refugee Day: SolidarityNow underlines the needs on the ground  for refugees living in Greece. The celebration of the World Refugee Day finds our country at a crucial moment. At present, there are no more than 40,000 refugees in the Greek mainland; nevertheless, an unreasonably large number of them still live in camps under conditions […]

Airbnb Partners with SolidarityNow To Launch New Platform Providing Housing for Refugees and Displaced Populations in Greece

New Technology Lets Anyone with a Spare Bedroom Open Their Home, Help Address Global Refugee Crisis   Airbnb, the world’s leading hospitality company, in partnership with SolidarityNow, a pioneering Greek NGO working with migrants and refugees, launched Open Homes in Greece, a new platform that will make it easier for people to open their homes […]

World Refugee Day 2017 Event

Commemorating World Refugee Day, 15 organizations invite the citizens of Athens «TOGETHER» with the refugees to an open discussion about the new reality of refugees after the most difficult journey of their life. The event will take place from 18:30 pm until 21:00 pm on Wednesday, June 21 in the garden café of the Numismatic […]

Visit of representatives of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the SolidarityNow Solidarity Center in Athens

Representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway as well as the Ambassador of Norway in Greece visited on Friday, June 9th, the organization’s Solidarity Center in Athens, in the framework of the overall SOAM Program “Supporting Organizations that assist migrant asylum-seeking population in Greece”. The President of SolidarityNow, Mr. Stelios Zavvos, welcomed Ms. […]

The Lack of Access to the Asylum Process is a wound for our Legal Culture

By Eirini Vlachou, lawyer, Head of Legal Service at the Athens Solidarity Center of Solidarity Now   The most important issue one thinks of when dealing theoretically or practically with the so-called refugee crisis in Greece and the EU, is the integration of recognized refugees into the labour market and the Greek and European society […]