Hellenic League for Human Rights implemented the project “Provision of legal and other essential information to refugees” , which started in August 2016 and lasted, after an extension period, until December 2017.
Since August 2016 three (3) field teams consisted by legal experts and interpreters provided legal counselling at the accomodation centers of Softex – Diavata and Dion – Elpida in Thessaloniki as well as at Skaramagkas accomodation center in Attica region.
The main goals of the project were:
- To provide legal and other essential information to refugees, asylum seekers, immigrants
- To increase awareness of refugees on their rights, asylum application procedures as well as on relocation depending on the category of refugees involved
- To confront and eliminate the misinformation of the refugees from the network of people who exploit the current humanitarian crisis
- To assist in family reunification and submission of asylum applications
- To identify people who fall under the category of extremely vulnerable for targeted assistance
- To pursue applicable Strategic Litigation cases before Greek and European courts of justice
- To refer cases of specific needs to the bodies competent for their treatment
- To assist the refugee population in treating basic everyday needs through enhanced provision of information with multiple means
The project included also the creation of a website as well as a mobile application providing information to the target groups.
For more information, visit the webpage: rights4refugees.gr
The final report of the project is available here.
The project was funded under the Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE) by the Open Society Foundations [Grant ID: OR 2016-28052]