Non Governmental Organisations
|A 21 Campaign||“Address: THESSALONIKI, T.K. 54110 GREECE|
Telephone: 2310 537690
|A21 is the only specialized NGO in Greece for trafficking. Α21 operates a 24/7 Helpline 1109, runs a shelter that offers also rehabilitation services (healthcare including mental health care, education, language and computer lessons), offers legal aid to victims, implements A21 safe projects that helps victims of trafficking to go back to their countries of origin according to their wishes and needs. A21 also organizes awareness rising campaigns and events, such as concerts or discussions and every October the international event, Walk for Freedom. More importantly A21 in collaboration with the Police Education Department, trains police staff and front – line professionals throughout Greece on how to identify victims of human trafficking. In addition, A21 offers training on identifying methods for health professionals and hotel staff, as well as presentations for schools and other actors.
|Diotima||“Address: 43A 3is Septemvriou Str, 104 33 Athens, Greece|
|The Centre for Research on Women’s Issues (CRWI) “Diotima” is a non-profit, non- governmental women’s organization. It was established at the end of the 80s through an initiative of a group of women from different academic backgrounds and aiming at systematically highlighting discriminations against women on all levels of social, political and economic life. Diotima plans and implements interventions and counseling activities for the support and empowerment of women in general and for the support of diversified groups of women (e.g. unemployed women, single mothers, victims of violence and trafficking, immigrants etc), as well as interventions for women’s self-employment/entrepreneurship, skills upgrading, referrals to relevant services and organizations, etc.
|Melissa Network||“Address: 18 Feron Str. Victoria Square, 104 43, Athens|
Telephone: 210821 84860
|Melissa is a network for migrant and refugee women living in Greece. Melissa’s mission is to contribute to the empowerment of migrant and refugee woman, making their voices heard and supporting them in becoming agents of change. We do this by providing a safe space of sharing and learning, where they can access support, information and opportunities, pursue their own initiatives and build their life Strategies.
|Praksis||“Address: 57 Stournari str., 10432, Athens|
Telephone: 210 5205200
|Praksis is an independent non-governmental organization whose main goal is the design, application and implementation of humanitarian programs and medical interventions. Praksis’ main goal is the elimination of social and economic exclusion of vulnerable social groups. Among Praksis’ beneficiaries are: Greek poor, homeless, uninsured, economic immigrants, asylum seekers/ refugees, unaccompanied minors, trafficking victims, sex workers, children begging in the streets, injection drug users, Roma, HIV seropositive people / PLWA, Hepatitis B and C patients, MSM (Men having Sex with Men), prisoners, people released from prisons, Greek families that face the repercussions of the financial crisis.
|Greek Council for Refugees||“Address: 25, Solomou str., 10682, Athens|
Telephone: 210 3800990
|The Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) is a Non- Governmental Organization, which has been active since 1989 in the field of asylum and human rights in Greece. On a daily basis, GCR welcomes and offers free legal and social advice and services to refugees and people coming from third countries who are entitled to international protection in our country, while special emphasis is put on vulnerable cases, such as unaccompanied minors, victims of trafficking etc. The ultimate goal is their protection and their smooth integration in our country. GCR ensures that people in need of international protection, such as victims of racial and gender violence, victims of domestic violence, victims of trafficking and other forms of exploitation, survivors of racist violence or other hate crimes, receive the protection enshrined in national, regional, European and international human rights conventions, legal acts and relevant protocols.
|Danish Refugee Council||“Address: MUNICIPAL MARKET KYPSELIS, Fokionos Negri 42, Athens, Greece|
Telephone: (+30)6949605506, 210 324 3494
|“1) Social Services provide individual counselling and support to asylum seekers, recognized refugees and migrants on issues related to housing, healthcare, education and other psycho-social needs. In particular, service provision includes:
– Identification and targeted case management of vulnerable individuals; individual counselling and appropriate referrals to specialized service providers, including shelter, medical and mental care etc.
– Information provision in accessing available services, including job counselling, financial support, formal and non-formal educational activities and other types of assistance; – Assistance in reaching community-based services and informal support networks.
2) Legal Aid provision to asylum seekers, recognized refugees and migrants. Supporting services include:
– Provision of tailored information and individual counselling to refugees and migrants on their rights as third-country nationals;
– Legal assistance related to asylum procedures (first and second instance) before the Asylum Service and the Appeals’ Authority, including preparation of interviews, representation, submission of memos and other supporting documents, submission of appeals
– Support in family reunification process (under Dublin III Regulation)
– Support provision before the Administrative Authorities”
|ARSIS||ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth is a Non Governmental Organization, specializing in the social support of youth that are in difficulty or danger and in the advocacy of their rights. The main target is the prevention of youth marginalisation, the elaboration of policies which defend youth rights and the active social support towards disadvantaged young people.
|Network for Children’s Rights||“Address: Domokou 2, 1st floor, Larissa Station, 104 40, Athens (Solidarity Center – “Frourarcheio”)|
Telephone: 210 82 57 667
|“Network for Children’s Rights” (The Network) is a non-profit organisation whose aim is to safeguard the rights of children as set out by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989). The Network reaches out to all children, regardless of ethnic origin, race, gender, religion or language, through specialist educational programmes, creative groups and extra-curricular activities. It also provides psychosocial and legal support. Furthermore, the Network undertakes initiatives and interventions whose purpose is to promote, raise awareness of, and show active respect for the rights of children.
|Solidarity Now||“Address: Domokou 2, Athens, Greece|
|SolidarityNow is a non-governmental organization, committed to improve vulnerable people’s lives in order to pursue a better future, with dignity and perspectives. Athens Solidarity Center offers a comprehensive set of services to refugees, migrants and Greeks who are in need, such as: social protection services, psychological support, legal support, employment program to mention few.
|ActionAid||“Address: Petras 93, Athens, Greece|
Telephone: 215 5557345
|“Epikentro” Community Center offers free Greek language lessons to adult immigrants and refugees.
|Hope Spot||“Address: –|
Telephone: +30 2310 620 785 , +30 2310 473 010
|Hope Spot is a non-governmental, non- profitable organization, determined to take action against trafficking. Hope Spot runs a shelter for GBV survivors, including victims of trafficking.
|The Children’s Smile||“Address: 10, Zinonos Eleatou Street – GR15124 – Marousi – Athens – Greece|
Telephone: +30 210 3306150
|Since its establishment and up-to-date “The Smile of the Child” implements actions with the aim to address in a holistic way every form of violence against children (Physical, Sexual and Psychological Abuse, Neglect, Bullying, Smuggling & Trafficking). This is achieved through a number of services extended over three main pillars: Prevention, Intervention and Therapy. The services are provided free-of-charge to children that are in Greece and regardless of ethnicity or religion.
|Generation 2.0||“Address: Eleftherias Square 14|
Telephone: +30 213 088 4499
|Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity is a nonprofit organisation consisted of people with different origins who work together to promote equal participation in a diverse society, through the empowerment of communities. Generation 2.0 combines action and research, aiming to promote human rights, equality and diversity, fight racism, xenophobia and discrimination in general. Generation 2.0 participates and cooperates with the largest human rights networks in Greece and Europe, claiming the rights of socially vulnerable groups, regardless of their origin, nationality, religion, gender or sexual orientation.
|The Home Project||“Address: Pindarou 32, Athens, 106 73|
Telephone: +30 216-809-9152
|The HOME Project is a non-profit organization set up to address the needs of refugee children, who arrive in Greece alone. We move children from the streets, camps, police stations, detention centers and bring them to the safety of our HOMES where they receive a holistic network of child protection services with the ultimate aim of social inclusion.
|KMOP||“Address: 75, Skoufa str., Athens 10680|
Telephone: +30 210 3637547
|KMOP is a non- profit organisation based in Athens, Greece. KMOP with more than 40 years of experience in the sustainable development, social growth, human rights protection, social inclusion and policy research, brings to the partnership significant managerial and technical capacity that will contribute to the successful implementation of the project. KMOP implements EU-funded project targeting VoTs and focusing on providing them with psychosocial support and employability services. Moreover, in order to increase the impact of women empowerment, KMOP has established a Social Club for Women, in Tirana Albania, which is addressed to women victims of trafficking, where they can participate in mentoring and employment trainings and other social activities for their empowerment.
|Doctors without Borders (MSF)||“Address: Xenias 15, 115 27 Athens, Greece|
Telephone: 210 5 200 500
|MSF is currently active in several locations across Greece. In downtown Athens, MSF runs an Urban Day Care Center and a Clinic to respond to the medical needs of asylum seekers/migrants residing all around the city. The Day Care Center mainly focuses on sexual and reproductive healthcare, mental healthcare and vaccinations for pregnant women.
|Doctors of the World (MdM)||“Address: 12 Sapfous str., 105 53, Athens, Greece|
Telephone: 210 32 13 150
|Doctors of the World / Médecins du Monde – Greece (MdM-Greece), founded in 1990, is a medical humanitarian non-governmental organization. The organisation operates various clinics and day centers all over Greece mainly providing medical and psychosocial services.
|Vavel||“Address: 72, I. Drosopoulou st., 112 57 Athens|
Telephone: +30 2108616280
|Babel’s main mission is the mental healthcare of migrants (regardless their legal or residence status) living in Athens and distinguished with the triple scheme of the migrant or refugee condition, a different ethno-cultural background and the experience of mental disorder.
|METAdrasi||“Address: 7, 25 Martiou, 17778 Tavros, Athens, Greece|
Telephone: (+30) 214 100 8700
|“METAdrasi was founded in December 2009 with the mission to facilitate the reception and integration of refugees and migrants in Greece. METAdrasi is active in the following areas (among others):
• The protection of unaccompanied and separated children, through a comprehensive safety net of activities including accommodation facilities, escorting from precarious conditions to safe spaces and the pioneering activities of guardianship, foster families and supported independent living;
• The protection and support of other vulnerable groups through the provision of legal aid to asylum seekers, certification of victims of torture and deployment of humanitarian aid wherever needed.”
Telephone: 2251 055488
|HIAS provides free legal assistance throughout the asylum procedure, family reunification processes, and for asylum seekers in administrative detention. HIAS’ legal services also include undertaking cases to combat hate crime, as well as cases to ensure refugees access to legal, social, and economic rights in Greece. HIAS also has successfully undertaken cases ensuring access to civil marriage for asylum seekers and to the right of gender reassignment for a transgender refugee, both of them precedent-setting cases.
|Positive Voice||“Address: 13 Agioi Anargiron, 10554, Athens|
Telephone: 210 86 27 572
|Positive Voice is a non for profit organisation focusing on the support of people living with HIV/AIDS. Addressing the needs of people working in the field of sex work, Positive Voice has significant contribution through raising awareness and providing free testing in “checkpoints”.
|International Organization for Migration in Greece||Address: 6 Dodekanisou Str., Alimos, 17456, Athens, Greece|
Telephone: +30 210 9919040
|International Organization for Migration in Greece plays an important role both with regards to trafficking and the refugee/migration response. Apart from the Voluntary Return Program (AVR) which includes re-integration procedures for VoTs, IOM has child protection and other protection teams in various accommodation settings in Greece who provide specialised services to migrants/refugees including VoTs.
|United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Greece||Address: 91 Michalakopoulou Street, GR11528 Athens, Greece|
Telephone: +30 216 200 7800
|UNHCR has the lead in the refugee response in Greece. UNHCR runs the EU-funded ESTIA accommodation and cash assistance programmes in cooperation with the government and municipalities.
|National Center for Social Solidarity (EKKA)||"Address: Vasilissis Sofias 135, Athens, Greece|
|The National Center for Social Solidarity (EKKA) is responsible for the National Referral Mechanism (NRM), its operation and the effective coordination of all actors involved towards the eradication of trafficking.
|Office of the National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings||"Address: 1 Vas. Sofias Av. 10671, Athens Greece|
|The NR is the Head of the Office to Monitor & Combat THB, that is staffed by Foreign Ministry Experts and coordinates an inclusive Network of competent State and NGO stakeholders that are collaborating towards the implementation of a large-scale Action Plan in Prevention, Prosecution, Protection and Partnership.
|Ministry of Migration and Asylum||"Address: -|
|The Ministry of Migration and Asylum is a newly formed Ministry. The Migration and Asylum Policy is under its mandate.
|General Secretariat for Family Policy and Gender Equality||"Address: 8 Dragatsaniou str., 105 59 Athens, Greece|
|General Secretariat for Family Policy and Gender Equality is the competent authority for Gender Equality and Gender-Based Violence in Greece. GSFPGE belongs to the Ministry of Labour and operates a network of structures for combatting GBV (shelters, SOS line, counselling centers).
|Ministry of Citizen Protection / Anti-Trafficking Units||"Address: -|
|Hellenic Police has two Anti-Trafficking Units and one Coordinator who are responsible for combatting Trafficking in Greece. Moreover, there are 12 Units all over Greece whose mandate is trafficking among other responsibilities.