Since the beginning of the year, the GFR has been reflecting on the need for refugees and migrants based in Greece to be better taken into consideration by policy-makers. This implies an increased awareness, understanding and interest from the refugees/migrants themselves in actively participating in the civic and political sphere of the country. Therefore, in the framework of this project, the main aim revolves around an increased knowledge of political participation among this category of population as well as a greater interest from policy-makers in addressing their needs in this field.
More precisely, the objectives set are as follow:
– Campaigning to inform on the importance of voting during the upcoming EU elections;
– Raising awareness among the refugee communities established in Greece on issues related to the access to citizenship as well as the importance of their civic and political participation;
– Advocating towards policy-makers and the relevant authorities in order to foster their interest in taking into account refugees and migrants’ needs and impediments witnessed in related field.
Our main objective is the awareness-raising and the activeness of the refugee/migrant communities on these issues. This is why we believe that these kind of projects and initiatives are necessary to be sustainable in a long term time-framework.
We organized the main activities of this project as follows: