HELIOS Project: Integration through education

SolidarityNow is collaborating with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for the implementation of the HELIOS program, which aims to promote the social integration of beneficiaries of international protection in Greek society, for their harmonious coexistence and to support their independent living.

The objective of the project is two-fold:

  • Increasing beneficiaries’ prospects for self-reliance and supporting them to become active members of the Greek society, and;
  • Establishing an integration mechanism for these beneficiaries

Specifically, the program undertaken by the organization (June 2019 – November 2020) includes integration courses, i.e. provision of classes, information provision and one-to-one support within Integration Learning Centres established across Greece. Each course cycle lasts for 6 months and consists of modules of Greek language (including support to receive certification), cultural orientation, job readiness and life skills.

 

Funded by Directorate General Migration and Home Affairs of the European Commission (DG HOME)