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JOB CLUB – Helping refugees and migrants integrate into the labour market

Within the framework of METAdrasi’s Stepping Stone program…

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A clean towel

It was the first days since the Dormitory for the homeless children of Athens…

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Free training of refugees and migrants as support and care staff for people with cerebral palsy and mobility disabilities

METAdrasi in collaboration with Cerebral Palsy Greece/Open Door, launches…

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Τhe United States Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey R. Pyatt, visits METAdrasi’s Dormitory

METAdrasi welcomed at the Dormitory for Unaccompanied Children in Athens…

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The unaccompanied children of METAdrasi’s Transit Accommodation Facility in Samos enjoy the shadow theater

The unaccompanied children of METAdrasi’s Transit Accommodation…

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The Multilingual Support Guide ENTAXEI, a “tool” specially designed for the teachers of refugee and migrant children

The new school year has begun and the need for teachers to communicate with…

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September 21, 2021 – International Day of Peace

Like the unaccompanied child who made this drawing, we hope for a better…

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Thousands of unaccompanied children left without representation

Press Release
September 15, 2021

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METAdrasi’s interpreters read children’s book

When we were growing up, we did not have people reading to us fairy tales…

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Back to school

The unaccompanied children hosted in our Accommodation Facilities in Samos…

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Special website for the identification and certification of victims of torture programme

METAdrasi announces the launch of a special website for the identification and…

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Thinking about the people of Afghanistan

These days, watching the news about the events taking place in Afghanistan…

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METAdrasi’s specialized helpdesk service: Helping refugees and migrants have equal access to Covid-19 vaccination

Press Release
August 23, 2021

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“Together in Sport”: a visit to the Athens Olympic Museum

On Friday, August 13, and on the occasion of the 17th anniversary since the opening…

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Lora Pappa speaks on the occasion of the Greek Revolution of 1821

Bodossaki Foundation, in the context of the special events dedicated to the 200 years…

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By the side of the Firefighters

In emergencies, such as the recent devastating wildfires, the immediate…

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We welcome CAMFED into the Hilton Prize Laureate community

This year, we welcome CAMFED into the Hilton Prize Laureate community…

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A touching gesture by the unaccompanied children of METADrasi’s Chios shelter

“What can we do to help?” the unaccompanied children of our Transit…

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The unaccompanied children of METAdrasi’s Transit Accommodation Facility in Chios welcomed little Amal

The unaccompanied children of METAdrasi’s Transit Accommodation…

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A chain of solidarity for the people affected by the fires

METAdrasi’s team, realizing the enormous needs caused by the catastrophic…

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METAdrasi’s interpreters in the Ristona camp following the wildfires in the region of Attica

For three consecutive days and at the request of the National Public Health…

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Young and adult students visit the National Museum of Contemporary Art and the ΠΟΙΩ lab

For another year we make good use of the summer time to bring our students…

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“Money”: an unaccompanied minor΄s first attempt as a writer

One of the older children living in the Transit..

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Visit of Mr. Frank Franke, President and CEO of WINGS OF HELP, to reinforce the cooperation with METAdrasi

On Tuesday 13, July 2021, the President of..

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This summer, unaccompanied minors play beach volley!

The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games almost coincided

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The first crop for the little farmers of the Transit Accommodatoon Facility in Samos is a fact!

Our little farmers of the Transit Accommodation Facility for…

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The stories that give us strength to continue!

It was September 2020 when three underage brothers from Afghanistan…

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Τhe Ambassador of Austria in Athens visits METAdrasi’s Dormitory

We warmly thank the Ambassador of Austria in Athens, Ms. Hermine Poppeller…

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This summer we go to school in Kaisariani!

METAdrasi’s summer educational programme “Step2School” continues…

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Former unaccompanied minors who have now become adults, made us proud of their success!

It all started with Majid who, after winning the first place at the…

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Celebrating World Bee Day in METAdrasi’s Transit Accommodation Facility in Samos

With a series of activities that lasted several days, the unaccompanied children…

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International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

On the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture and in the…

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THE 2ND DIGITAL EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON THE “IDENTIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION OF VICTIMS OF TORTURE” HAS BEEN CONCLUDED

The 2nd digital training seminar “Identification and Certification of Victims…

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UNICEF on METAdrasi’s Mother and Child Spaces

Marmar, a young mother from Syria, is waiting patiently with her child and her…

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METAdrasi’s classes in the area of Mavrovouni in Lesvos have started

With great enthusiasm, METAdrasi’s classes started in the area of Mavrovouni…

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Greece deems Turkey “safe”, but refugees are not

The substantive examination of asylum applications is the only safe…

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With great sadness we say goodbye to Vasso Alexopoulou, member of METAdrasi’s board of directors

With great sadness we say goodbye to Vasso Alexopoulou, member of…

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World Environment Day 2021

World Environment Day on Saturday 5 June and we were all present at the activities…

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Entering the labor market with the help of Stepping Stone Educational Integration Programme

“I love my job and I have excellent relationships with all my colleagues…

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From sponge harvesting to the long journey of refugees

Today, in Greek language class the adolescent students of METAdrasi’s…

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75 minors supported by METAdrasi’s activities got vaccinated thanks to the support of the Municipality of Athens

Seventy-five minors supported by METAdrasi’s activities – foster care…

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The Scholarships Project

METAdrasi launched a pioneering Scholarships project, in April 2021…

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Nobel Prize awaits us

Aiming to understand the basic principles of physics, the educators of the Transit…

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“Education and Volunteering: Motivations, Challenges & Benefits”

Since the founding of METAdrasi and until today, more than 1,110 volunteers have…

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Humanitarian aid missions in Andravida and in Lesvos

About 180 refugees arrived in Kalamata on Easter Sunday, after being found in a boat…

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News from the first days of operation of the Dormitory for homeless children

A few days before Easter, we received the visit of Mr. George Stamatis, Secretary…

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Celebrating Spring in the Accommodation Facility in Chios

The work table in METAdrasi’s Transit Accommodation Facility for…

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“My Greek sisters”

Already from the first time she visited the Mother and Child Space, during her…

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During the interpreter’s break

It is an ordinary day for our interpreters who help in the clinic of the camp in…

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The first dormitory for children experiencing homelessness in Athens opens its doors

Press Release
April 22, 2021

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The little “cultivators” of the Samos accommodation facility

The unaccompanied children of the Transit Accommodation Facility in Samos decided…

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METAdrasi helps the Children’s Hospital through blood donation

Press Release
April 16, 2021

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“Give blood, save life!”

While the restrictive measures for the pandemic have resulted in a large…

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Successful completion of the first Parents-Teachers online meetings

In the second lockdown, everyone was ready; our team of the education…

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Strong message against racism by the Reception and Identification Center of Fylakio

The Reception and Identification Center of Fylakio in Orestiada sends a strong…

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“Together in Sport” – “Integration through sport” goes international

Together in Sport is the name of a new international project for unaccompanied…

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The aspiring musicians of our shelter in Chios

The unaccompanied children of the Transit Accommodation Facility in Chios…

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The 1st online training seminar on “Identification of Victims of Torture” by METAdrasi has been successfully completed

Press Release
March 30, 2021

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Joint Action for the creation of an initiative of organisations in relation to push-backs

Over the last years, the undersigned organisations have been receiving…

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When unaccompanied children celebrate the Greek national holiday

Today we celebrate the Greek revolution of 1821. We commemorate the struggle…

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When interpretation proves to be crucial in an incident at the hospital

A family of Kurds from Syria rushed into the emergencies of Thessaloniki’s…

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And the living room of our accommodation facility was “transformed” into a theatre! The name of the play: “The Four Candles”

A group of unaccompanied children in our Transit Accommodation Facility in Chios…

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“ALL CHILDREN HAVE THE RIGHT TO GO TO SCHOOL. DO NOT TAKE THAT AWAY FROM THEM”

OPEN LETTER
March 9, 2021

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The Embassy of France in Greece symbolically honours METAdrasi’s president, on the occasion of the International Women’s Day

METAdrasi’s team expresses its pride for the special honour that the Embassy of…

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VicTorious: The METAdrasi programme for the identification of victims of torture is being upgraded

Press Release
March 3, 2021

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Unaccompanied children of the Samos Accommodation Facility express themselves through painting

Following in the footsteps of pioneering 19th century painters who painted with…

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Suspension of Interpretation Services for the Asylum Service in Attendance of the Disbursement of the 3rd Tranche of the Overdue pre-financing payment

METAdrasi welcomes the response of the Secretary General of Migration…

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Family for Every Child on METAdrasi’s Supported Independent Living programme

Family for Every Child presents METAdrasi’s Supported Independent…

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A special escorting mission: Two little brothers travel to reunite with their mother

Two little brothers had to be transferred to Athens, from an accommodation…

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Collaboration with Al Madad Foundation for the provision of legal support for the family reunifications of unaccompanied minors

We are proud to announce our new collaboration with Al Madad Foundation…

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METAdrasi’s school bell rings again!

High school students returned to our non-formal education centre in…

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Sunday culinary meetings for the unaccompanied children of our Transit Accommodation Facility in Chios

The unaccompanied children of our Transit Accommodation Facility in Chios…

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The findings of the National Transparency Authority audit

Press Release
February 1, 2021

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Virtual event for the Transit Accommodation Facilities of Samos and Chios

Six months have passed since EEA Grants begun to support METAdrasi’s…

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Creating a “bridge” for the exchange of good practices, challenges and emotions

METAdrasi, trying to ensure access to education for everyone and especially…

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Struggle for survival in the cold

It’s not just our teams in the field making these thoughts. In METAdrasi…

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Schools reopening

The unaccompanied children of the Transit Accommodation Facilities in…

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“A window into the future” for the students of METAdrasi’s educational center in Chios

Acknowledging the immense importance of education and of learning…

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Welcoming 2021 with a hike on Hymettus mountain

On Saturday morning, like we now do every year, we welcomed 2021 with a…

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Wishes for 2021

Season’s greetings from METAdrasi…

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A beautiful surprise for the children of the Athens accommodation facility by the Embassy of Slovakia

A surprise awaited the unaccompanied children hosted at METAdrasi’s…

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The Hill School Christmas radio show

Every year the Hill School hosts an amazing Christmas festival with a bazar…

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An important step in the protection of the most vulnerable children: the unaccompanied ones!

Announcement
December 24, 2020

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Press release for the mentoring process of the PROUD project

Press Release
December 21, 2020

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Education continues at METAdrasi’s non-formal Education Center in Chios

The lockdown period we are going through is very difficult for the children…

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Christmas preparations in our shelter in Chios

The lockdown from one side, the children’s normal impatience from the…

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The lessons at METAdrasi’s HELIOS Integration Learning Center and the support of our students’ children continue online

The lessons at METAdrasi’s HELIOS Integration Learning Center continued…

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World Children’s Day 2020

On Friday, November 20, World Children’s Day, METAdrasi’s Education team…

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Enhancing Accessibility to Services for GBV Survivors in Greece through Interpretation

Physical and verbal abuse, rape, harassment, threats, bullying: Violence…

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The miracle of natures: A guide created by METAdrasi’s team in the Mother and Child Spaces

METAdrasi’s team in the Mother and Child Spaces at the Athens and Thessaloniki…

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A big thank you from METAdrasi

Within a year characterized by the difficult conditions created by the…

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Our children from the Transit Accommodation Facilities in Chios and Samos contribute to the protection of the environment on the occasion of the World Coast Day

Our children from the Transit Accommodation Facilities in Chios and…

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The PROUD project is now officially launched

Press Release
November 12, 2020

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Distance learning in the 2nd lockdown

The second lockdown is a reality. However, Greek language courses did not…

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A good morning and a smile for the children to feel safe and accepted

It’s been a month and a half since the arrival of 39 unaccompanied children…

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A visit of the Chios shelter at Mastichochoria: learning about the island’s history and culture

The unaccompanied children who stay in METAdrasi’s Transit Accommodation…

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Majid wins gold medal at the 2020 Panhellenic Muay-Tai Championship

With great pride we admired Majid at the 2020 Panhellenic Muay-Tai…

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METAdrasi’s interpreters at the forefront

The phone rang. It was the hospital. We were summoned to do an urgent…

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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”

The virus of intolerance, like the virus of the pandemic, spreads everywhere…

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An excursion filled with love, laughter and happiness

Before it starts getting cold and the first rain starts falling, METAdrasi’s Transit…

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Protect dignity and human rights: call for solidarity gathering in support of PIKPA

Ccall for solidarity gathering in support of PIKPA on Wednesday, 14/10/2020…

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“I’m going to METAdrasi, they tell me there!”

After a difficult time, students of all ages have returned to the desks…

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METAdrasi’s President interview at the French radio RFI

METAdrasi’s president, Lora Pappa, interviewed at RFI in the aftermath of…

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Roundtable by METAdrasi for the activity Supported Independent Living

On September 29th- 30th, METAdrasi hosted the Belgian Organization…

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“We are not racist in Kamena Vourla”

Announcement
October 1, 2020

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Unaccompanied minors managed to assemble the first robot in the hotspot!

For the first time in several years, the unaccompanied children located in…

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ANNOUNCEMENT – Let’s all help the children “breathe”!

As the 39 unaccompanied minors staying temporarily in a hotel in Kamena Vourla…

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An adventurous escorting mission

An incredible adventure was awaiting our team of escorts when last Friday…

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Announcement: On the occasion of recent reports on the transfer of refugees in Kamena Vourla

On the occasion of recent reports on the reception of 100 refugees and…

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Welcoming the French Minister of State for European Affairs in our offices

On Saturday, the 19th of September, we had the honour of welcoming the French Minister…

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Urgent humanitarian aid mission from METAdrasi to Lesvos

While in Lesvos thousands of people spent another day on the streets…

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METAdrasi’s teams in Lesvos focus on supporting vulnerable groups

The last group of unaccompanied children from Moria left early this…

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Announcement: Emergency in Lesvos

Complete destruction of the camp in Moria. About 12,500 refugees…

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A wind of renewal and creativity in our Chios shelter

A wind of renewal and creativity prevails lately in METAdrasi’s Transit…

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Interpreting for a tragic incident

14-year-old A., from Afghanistan was hospitalized for a long time at the…

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From the protection mask against coronavirus to the mask of Agamemnon

In a container at the hotspot of Samos, unaccompanied children…

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Two very special stories on the sidelines of the signing of the Cooperation Agreement between METAdrasi and the Portuguese authorities

At the end of July, METAdrasi’s President visited Lisbon for the signing…

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The sea in our living room!

The unaccompanied children of the Transit Accommodation facility…

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Newspaper Kathimerini publishes an article on foster care for unaccompanied children

In the context of METAdrasi’s activity ′′Foster care for unaccompanied…

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METAdrasi signs a Cooperation Agreement with the competent body of the Portuguese Ministry of Integration and Migration

Press Release
August 6, 2020

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Theater time for the unaccompanied children living at the Samos shelter!

The unaccompanied children living at METAdrasi’s Transit…

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The children of Safe Area of Kos… in action!

During the pandemic, the daily life of the unaccompanied children who…

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METAdrasi supports the Portuguese government’s efforts for the reception and integration of 500 unaccompanied children

Portugal has pledged to receive 500 unaccompanied children from the…

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A sweet act of solidarity from the students of Georgiou-Zoi Elementary School

At the end of the school year, the students of the 6th grade of…

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A visit to the Archaeological Museum of Chios for the unaccompanied children of our shelter

The unaccompanied children residing at METAdrasi’s Transit Accommodation…

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Visiting the “City of Robots”

A group of students from the Integration Learning Center of the…

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50 children smile full of hope for their future

Two special days that filled us with joy: Yesterday, twenty-five unaccompanied…

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Announcement

After a short period of suspension of the activity of Certification of Torture …

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A special football match

The unaccompanied children residing at METAdrasi’s Transit Accommodation…

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25 unaccompanied children reunite with members of their families in Switzerland |The emotional separation of a foster family that took care of two unaccompanied siblings

Among the children that departed, there were two siblings, a boy and a girl…

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Refugee girl whose family drowned in Mediterranean deported from Sweden after turning 18

Yara lost her parents and siblings during the 2015 refugee crisis…

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METAdrasi’s President at the TV programme “Diavouleusis”

On Saturday, June 20, on the occasion of the World Refugee Day…

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World Refugee Day 2020 – Ary’s poem

We share with you the poem written by 16-year-old Ary from the hotspot…

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METAdrasi participates in the campaign “Childhood on the Move”

Today there is an unprecedented escalation of the phenomenon…

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Invaluable support for METAdrasi’s Transit Accommodation Facilities in Chios and Samos

EEA Grants Asylum and Migration programme for Greece is funding METAdrasi’s…

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Article of the European Think Tanks Group on what policymakers can learn from local action

Greece currently hosts about 120,000 refugees and asylum seekers…

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Humanitarian aid missions in Orestiada, Samos, Chios and Lesvos

Immediately after the lifting of the lockdown restrictions due to the pandemic…

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We stay safe! We return to METAdrasi!

On Monday, May 25, after two and a half months of absence from the classrooms…

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The European Court of Human Rights grants interim measures in favour of a family from Syria

A few days ago, METAdrasi’s team of lawyers had a significant success…

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A small touch of joy inside the sad camp of Samos by the unaccompanied children of the Safe Area

Despite the extremely difficult and many times inhumane living conditions…

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By joining forces, we accomplish a lot!

he organization Mission “ANTHROPOS” immediately responded to our call…

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ANNOUNCEMENT: 42,000 masks donated by METAdrasi to the Greek Ministry of Migration & Asylum

Being aware of the need to continue the appropriate precautionary measures…

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23 unaccompanied children reunite with members of their families in Switzerland

Today, we said goodbye to one of our children. Little Karim*, from METAdrasi’s…

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Eleni, one of our volunteers, makes masks for METAdrasi’s children

In April and while the strict measures of the lockdown against the pandemic…

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13 unaccompanied minors reunite with members of their family in Great Britain

After the relocations to Luxembourg and Germany, on Monday May 11…

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METAdrasi’s Mobile Street-Work Unit for Homeless UASC

More than 3,500 unaccompanied children live in precarious conditions…

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Covid-19: New instructions in 10 languages

METAdrasi translated in 9 languages useful information on the gradual…

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Le Temps on the recent relocations of unaccompanied minors to Luxembourg and Germany

Le Temps publishes an article by Jasmine Caye on the recent relocations of…

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We wish you a happy 1st of May with a very moving story

MΕΤΑdrasi wishes you all a happy 1st of May and shares with you a very…

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wellcome collection publish an article on METAdrasi’s activity Certification of Torture Victims

Dr Jules Montague writes an article on METAdrasi’s Certification of Torture…

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METAdrasi’s distance learning programmes

With the announcement of the suspension of all schools in the…

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Announcement regarding the repeated fires at the Reception and Identification Center in Samos

Regarding the repeated fires at the Reception and Identification Center in…

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“Brightening up” the Safe Areas in Samos and Kos

A few months ago, we took over the operation of the Safe Areas in Samos…

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Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, a gigantic effort for the relocation of unaccompanied children from the islands of the North-East Aegean to Germany

Press Release
April 16, 2020

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Newspaper “Efimerida Syntakton” on the “Odyssey” of a 10-year-old unaccompanied boy

The newspaper “Efimerida Syntakton” describes the “Odyssey” of a…

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Video in 9 languages – How to obtain an exit pass through SMS during the nationwide lockdown

A very useful video with instructions on how to obtain an exit permit…

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METAdrasi’s education team in Chios and Lesvos continues its action!

How can refugee children, who have neither a home nor internet access…

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During the pandemic, unaccompanied minors stay home and show us how to spend our time creatively

Despite the difficult situation that our country is facing due to the pandemic…

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#MenoumeSpiti, but… what happens with the children that do not have a home?

According to the latest data of the National Center for Social Solidarity…

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Giannis Balbakakis, former governor of Moria RIC, passes away

We were deeply saddened to hear about the death of Giannis Balbakakis….

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Children of Samos Transit Accommodation Facility give protection instructions against coronavirus

he children of METAdrasi’s Transit Accommodation Facility in Samos…

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INFO COVID-19 Radio Spot

In the fight against the spread of coronavirus, information on…

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Our activities continue!

Coronavirus has had a major impact on our daily lives, but it cannot change…

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Protect our laws and humanity! – Open Letter by 120 Organizations

Open Letter by 120 Organizations

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Unaccompanied children do creative activities in Kos Safe Area

Unaccompanied children living in Kos Reception and Identification Center (RIC)…

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February 21: International Mother Language Day

On February 12, 1952, students in East Pakistan revolted to prevent…

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Clowns Without Borders UK pass the message of hope to our students

METAdrasi, for two yers now has been covering the educational needs of…

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Life at the Transit Accommodation Facilities for Unaccompanied Minors

From the very first moment that METAdrasi created the Transit…

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METAdrasi helps to upgrade hospitals with wifi installation for the provision of tele-interpretation

Press Release
January 29, 2020

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METAdrasi inaugurates the newly established HELIOS Integration Learning Centre

In line with METAdrasi’s long-standing belief that Greek language…

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METAdrasi at OECD Forum on Migration and Integration

Press Release
January 20, 2020

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ENTAXEI as a “tool” for integration

When at METAdrasi we started designing the Multilingual Support Guides…

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A visit at Thessaloniki’s Museum of Natural History

A few days ago, our beloved students accompanied by their teachers…

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Christmas in action

Unaccompanied refugee children that reside in METAdrasi’s Transit…

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Festive atmosphere at METAdrasi’s education centers!

Our students shared the Christmas spirit and got prepared to…

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A special visit

Shortly after METAdrasi was honoured with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s…

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie inspiring us

Sarah is an English-Greek interpreter and has been a member of…

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Νewspaper “To Vima” presents an interview by METAdrasi’s president, Lora Pappa

How were the escorting missions for unaccompanied children initiated

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Solidarity has no borders

Jennifer Poulakidas lives in the USA, but she follows the developments in…

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The UN High Commissioner for Refugees visits METAdrasi’s non-formal education centre in Mytilene

During his recent visit to Greece, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo…

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Protagon.gr presents two families of METAdrasi’s Foster Care programme

Let’s focus on the positive examples. To those who treat their fellow…

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Call for volunteer Greek or English language teachers in Athens

Are you a Greek or English language teacher? Would you like to…

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“Step2School”: Educational activities by METAdrasi in Athens and Thessaloniki

“Come, mom, to meet my teacher in Greek…

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Call for the collection of humanitarian material

The need for immediate delivery of humanitarian aid…

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Article in “Makedonia” newspaper: Thessaloniki families open their arms to unaccompanied children

How does “the journey of fostering, but mostly of love” begin…

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Christos Stylianides’ message on METAdrasi receiving the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize 2019

“METAdrasi has been one of the very few humanitarian actors that…

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Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize 2019: Acceptance speech by METAdrasi’s President Lora Pappa

 
Los Angeles
October 18, 2019

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Prize Ceremony honoring METAdrasi: Presentation of the largest humanitarian prize in the world by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Press Release
25 October 2019

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Article-intervention by Lora Pappa in “Kathimerini” newspaper

At a time when at least 35% of all unaccompanied children in Greece…

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Crucial situation at the Reception and Identification Centers

Yesterday, a woman and a baby were killed by the fire…

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The runners of Just Running by the side of the unaccompanied children in Greece

Following the Just Cycling cyclists, the runners of Just Running…

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I am learning greek! I am integrating into society!

With great joy, the unaccompanied children hosted in…

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Termination of suspension of interpretation services by METAdrasi in the Asylum Service

Following reassurance regarding the payment of part…

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European Commissioner, Christos Stylianides, visits METAdrasi

“The humanitarian prize of great importance that was awarded…

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Restoring the truth about allegations against unaccompanied minors at the Reception and Identification Centre in Fylakio, Evros

Regarding recent publications accusing three unaccompanied minors…

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The Guardian’s article regarding METAdrasi’s selection for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation humanitarian prize 2019

You may read the Guardian’s article on METAdrasi’s selection…

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ERT – Greek National TV channel – presents on METAdrasi’s selection for the Hilton Humanitarian Prize

On the occasion of METAdrasi’s selection for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s…

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Kathimerini’s article regarding METAdrasi’s selection for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation humanitarian prize 2019

METAdrasi’s highly important activities, that offer valuable help…

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Huffington Post article regarding METAdrasi’s selection for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation humanitarian prize 2019

Greek NGO METAdrasi wins the largest humanitarian…

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Euronews’s broadcast regarding METAdrasi’s selection for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation humanitarian prize 2019

“This prize highlights the huge problem of refugee flows around…

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Greek organization stands out for solidarity and innovation: METAdrasi to receive the largest humanitarian prize in the world

On Monday, August 19…

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Conrad N. Hilton Foundation honours METAdrasi with the world’s largest annual humanitarian award

Press Release
19 August 2019

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The necessity of safeguarding quality interpretation within the framework of the refugee situation

METAdrasi’s announcement regarding the incident at Samos Hospital…

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63 Interpreters’ Training Seminar

Call for application for persons…

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World Refugee Day

Press Release
14 June 2019

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The first day of freedom, outside Moria: A journey full of emotions

”A member of METAdrasi’s team recounts…

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A foster mother speaks about her experience at the National Greek TV channel ERT

”About two years ago, we found out about METAdrasi’s activity…

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Eid al-Fitr at our educational center in Chios

Teachers and students…

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METAdrasi joins the celebration for volunteering!

METAdrasi is inviting you on Wednesday…

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Our students share their experiences with students from other schools

Following an initiative by volunteers…

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Aphroditi’ s experience next to students from all over the world

Aphroditi is a language teacher who, since the summer of 2018…

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Euronews article with stories from Escorting Missions

11.000 children, countless stories…..

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Eight years by the side of unaccompanied minor refugees

Press Release
16 April 2019

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“Elena and Anousheh”: on the occasion of Mother’s Day…

Elena is 43 years old and lives…

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Welcoming spring in our educational center in Chios

The children at METAdrasi’s Non-Formal Education Center…

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A journey into the fascinating world of illusions!

Unaccompanied minors supported by METAdrasi, through…

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5th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue

METAdrasi participated…

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A multicultural school: needs and challenges

Recently, METAdrasi’s two-day training seminar…

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Raise your voice, against the uprising darkness!

METAdrasi co-signes…

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Huff Post’s article with stories from Foster Care activity

Read the stories of Andy, Rami and Zaid..

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Meet students of our activity Step2School

14-year-old Omar from Syria…

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3D cats, spinners made from plastic bottle caps and a lot of imagination!

Unaccompanied children supported by METAdrasi…

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METAdrasi’s 60th Interpreters’ Training Seminar was completed successfully

The 57 participants of the seminar…

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Clowns Without Borders Ireland give the message of hope to our students

Realising their motto “No child without a smile”, Clowns Without Borders Ireland…

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Snapshots from every day life at METAdrasi’s Accommodation Facilities for Unaccompanied Minors

In Athens, Judy is excited about having…

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17-year-old Nabil needs our support!

Unaccompanied minor Nabil…

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21st March, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: All equal, all different!

“I am Elmer, the colourful elephant…

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Marching together, for a better world!

METAdrasi will participate…

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Euronews article on European Commissioner’s visit

On Thursday, February 28th, during his visit…

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Does an image have the power to change the world?

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The crucial importance of provision of interpretation to hospitals: Visit of the European Commissioner

Press Release
28 February 2019

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Our students in Chios get inspired by Souris’ poetry

On the occasion of a unique performance in support of METAdrasi…

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Educational training for professionals in the field of Foster Care

METAdrasi, within the framework of the activity “Foster Care for…

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Preparing an apartment for the unaccompanied teenagers who just turned 18!

A minor who turns 18, does not become an adult the very next day…

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“I want to go to school and feel like all children!”

Refugee and migrant children need to have access to education…

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Exchange of views with students from New Jersey

Last week, a group of 12 students…

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Looking at Athens from above: a special day with the unaccompanied children

On the last Sunday of the year, we said goodbye to 2018…

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Legal assistance to individuals entitled to international protection by METAdrasi: more than 65,100 beneficiaries to date

“Thank you for helping me to be granted asylum in Greece”…

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Festive atmosphere in the Mother and Child Spaces at the Asylum Service

METAdrasi’s team, with the valuable contribution of our volunteers…

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Alb came “to meet you, to talk to you, to be understood, to love you”

The children living in METAdrasi’s Transit Accommodation Facility for …

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Warmest Wishes by METAdrasi’s team!

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We warmly thank everyone for the immediate response to our call for humanitarian aid!

METAdrasi’s team members…

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METAdrasi’s team members learned techniques to reduce stress

We warmly thank Arche Suisse Beyond Borders team for coming to Greece to…

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December 18th, International Migrants Day

Earth is for everyone and we all fit in…

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News247 article on Supported Independent Living for unaccompanied refugee girls

Anita and Naya are two girls of 17 years old that were forced to flee from their…

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Seminar for the Certification of Victims of Torture in Lesvos

Recently, the educational seminar “Asylum Seekers and Torture…

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Call for the immediate assumption of Guardianship for Unaccompanied Minors by the Ministry of Labour

Before 2014, Guardianship for Unaccompanied Minors in Greece was…

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A home for Anita and Naya

Press Release
22 November 2018

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Tortures: inhuman physical and psychological abuse as a means to punish, intimidate, interrogate

Our country has experienced this extreme form of violence…

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Athens “European Capital of Innovation 2018”

We are very glad that our city worthily…

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At METAdrasi’s Mother and Child Space at the Asylum Service

In the special spaces created by METAdrasi at the Asylum Service…

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The children of our accommodation facility in the parade

The unaccompanied children, hosted in METAdrasi’s accommodation…

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METAdrasi supports dozens of children in Lesvos and Chios with their integration into formal schools

With the beginning of the new school year, nearly one hundred of…

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Provision of interpretation, protection and educational services to refugees and asylum seekers in Greece

With the support of European Commission’s Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid Operations department…

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Few are aware of the high percentage of victims of torture among the refugees arriving in Greece

Maryam and Ahmed from Syria were tortured…

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Victims of Torture: the invisible side of the refugee population vulnerability

Press Release
10 October 2018

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Huffpost: “We learned the double consonants and the multiplication of negative numbers together with Layla, Mohamed and Zaira”

Every afternoon, from 4 to 7, METAdrasi implements the educational activity…

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Seminar for the Certification of Victims of Torture in Samos

The training was successfully completed…

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Photographic exhibition “Centrifugal” by Rahmat Ahmadi

A few words regarding Rahmat’s work by his photography teacher…

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A home for unaccompanied children in Samos by METAdrasi, supported by The Hellenic Initiative

Press Release
2 October 2018

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An evening dedicated to refugee and migrant women

Press Release
27 September 2018

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Gardens and flowerbeds full of colours

The dream of creating a garden…

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Step2School: end of the summer season, beginning of the new school year, with a big celebration!

Our young students in two schools in Athens had the opportunity to attend…

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METAdrasi’s educational activity Step2School: theater time!

Our young students in two schools in Athens had the opportunity to attend…

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The children in our shelter in Samos are taking care of the environment

The children and the staff at METAdrasi’s Transit Accommodation Facility…

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Provision of interpretation to healthcare services: METAdrasi’s activity is continued and expanded!

After 7 years of tackling, mainly on a volunteer basis, the growing…

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Mustafa Omar won first prize in the photo competition organised by Filoproodos Omilos Kampou (Chios)

With a photo depicting a dog in the foreground and a marble staircase…

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Children surpass language barriers and show us the way to a world that knows no borders

Students of METAdrasi’s non-formal Education Center in Chios, located just outside VIAL, received…

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U.S. Ambassador to Greece, Geoffrey Pyatt, on a visit to METAdrasi’s team on Chios island

“Inspired by the continuing generosity of Chios throughout the migration crisis as displayed by NGO METAdrasi…

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We travel and discover new worlds with books as invaluable tools

“Four years ago, METAdrasi started the creation …

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Stepping Stone: more steps towards integration

“At the end of July, the 5th educational…

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Greek article on METAdrasi’s interpretation for hospitals

During the last seven years…

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Excursion to Kambos: Acquaintance with the beauties, tradition and history of Myrovolos Chios

Twenty-nine refugee and migrant children, who participated in METAdrasi’s educational program in Chios…

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UNICEF’s article for Interpretation in Education

Read about Mohammad and Eiman…

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METAdrasi is looking for philologists and mathematicians

Within the framework…

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Children from METAdrasi’s shelter in Athens visited our offices

Eleven unaccompanied children…

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Kathimerini’s article on Guardianship Network for Unaccompanied Minors

Read the story of 16-year-old…

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Messages of solidarity towards the Greek people from refugees and migrants

On the occasion of the recent tragic events, METAdrasi’s team…

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Refugee and migrant children experiment and express themselves through art

“As part of the Arts & Culture class..

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Torture documentation and certification: training and knowledge exchange with international experts

“METAdrasi, within the framework of the activity “Certification of Torture…

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METAdrasi’s Guardianship Network for Unaccompanied Minors: Our experiences next to 4,133 children we know by their name

Press Release
12 July 2018

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24 hours with METAdrasi’s team in Lesvos

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Deputy Minister for Migration Policy Ioannis Balafas visited METAdrasi’s exhibition “Chios Land”

“Deputy Minister for Migration Policy Ioannis Balafas visited today…

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Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatović visited METAdrasi

The Council of Europe…

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How do we say “good morning” in Greek?

“With ENTAXEI, I began to understand…

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A day of joy and coexistence for the children in Chios

Refugee and migrant children…

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“I am not a “refugee”. I am a human being just like you.”

The opening of METAdrasi’s photo exhibition…

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“Places, times, starting points, destinations: the refugee experience of Chios”

On the occasion of the World Refugee Day…

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Science and technology open day with Maker Space at Serafio: widening the horizons of the unaccompanied teenagers

Robot duels…

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Steps towards integration: successful completion of the 4th Stepping Stone Training Seminar

METAdrasi’s Stepping Stone…

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METAdrasi’s educational activities for refugee and migrant children on the islands: exploring the Petrified Forest

A few days ago, an educational trip…

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METAdrasi’s Accommodation Facility for Unaccompanied Minors in Athens: Party time!

As we approach the end of the school year, Ali, Mustafa,…

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Termination of suspension of interpretation services by METAdrasi in the Asylum Service

Following the reassurance of the Ministry for Migration Policy…

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V for Vrana: a night dedicated to Katerina Vrana – our team will be there!

Katerina Vrana is so much more than just an exceptionally…

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Students from “Step2School” took part in ARKANOINT’s treasure hunt

Children participating in our educational activity …

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METAdrasi’s students express themselves through music, dance and colours

METAdrasi’s students express themselves…

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Suspension of interpretation in the Asylum Service

As from today, May 31st, 2018, METAdrasi has suspended …

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Traditional songs and sounds from guitars and bendirs by our students

Just Cycling has already started…

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Groundbreaking initiative for unaccompanied teenagers

Press Release
22 May 2018

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When interpretation saves lives

Press Release
15 May 2018

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5 days dedicated to foster care for unaccompanied children: “Train the Trainer” and “Expert Meeting”

From the 4th to the 6th of May…

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Young choristers take us on a music journey around the world

Students participating in METAdrasi’s non-formal…

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Kathimerini’s article for the exhibition in Chios

With colors and freshness…

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Photography exhibition by METAdrasi

Press Release
4 May 2018

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Mini Lexicon facilitates the communication among refygees and migrants

A member of METAdrasi’s Guardianship Network for Unaccompanied Minors recounts…

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Today, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination…

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Discussion on the integration of refugees and migrants into the labor market

In the framework of the open discussion …

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The actual integration of refugee and migrant children begins in the classrooms

The number of children that remain trapped for long periods of time…

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Over 700 children participate in METAdrasi’s educational activities

I am glad that finally I have notebooks…

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More than 700 refugee and migrant children participate in METAdrasi’s educational activities

Press Release
8 March 2018

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2,472 escorting missions of unaccompanied children and vulnerable cases

During 2017, METAdrasi’s team realized…

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Legal Aid (Individual Legal Representation in Asylum/Refugee Context) for Migrants, Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Greece: Challenges and Barriers

Greece has been the second refugee population receiving country…

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Participation in the first Round Table for the Supported Semi-Independent Living for Unaccompanied Minors

METAdrasi’s dynamic participation in the first Round Table…

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METAdrasi’s Greek language classes: cutting the Traditional New Year cake

Last Friday, the 350 students of METAdrasi’s Greek language courses…

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France honors METAdrasi’s President Lora Pappa

Press Release
12 February 2018

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Supported Semi-Independent Living for unaccompanied minors

Another innovative initiative by METAdrasi…

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Supported Independent Living for unaccompanied minors

Press Release
1 January 2018

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Warm wishes from METAdrasi’s team

In 2018 let’s try…

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METAdrasi’s Accommodation Facility for Unaccompanied Minors in Samos: a day dedicated to the environment

The unaccompanied children hosted in our accommodation facility in Samos…

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METAdrasi was honoured with the “Models of Excellence 2017” Award!

Press Release
27 November 2017

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Would you like to offer family warmth to a child alone in Greece?

You have the opportunity to learn more about METAdrasi’s activity…

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“Step2School – Support Class”: METAdrasi’s educational activity for refugee and migrant children, as well as the kids in the neighbourhood, is carried on

After successfully completing the summer educational programme…

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METAdrasi’s President Lora Pappa is talking to CNN Greece about the unaccompanied children in Greece

Their need to attend school and the comfort that can be offered to them through hospitality in a family…

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Investigation and Certification of Victims of Torture by METAdrasi: An action for thousands of victims of torture seeking protection in Europe.

Press Release
27 September 2017

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The decision of the Plenary Council of State, regarding the case of “Noori”* from Syria

The decision of the Plenary Council of State, regarding the case of “Noori”*…

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Letter-proposal by 21 NGOs concerning the provision of housing for refugees

METAdrasi signs a letter-proposal concerning the housing of recognized refugees….

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Uncertain Futures: A briefing note on the situation for unaccompanied and separated refugee children in Greece

A briefing note by METAdrasi and the International Rescue Committee…

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“Step2School” by METAdrasi Within the framework of the Open Schools program run by the City of Athens

Press Release
12 July 2017

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“Entaxei”: an innovative language tool for learning the Greek language by METAdrasi

“Entaxei” is a multilingual support guide for children and teenagers…

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Living together and overcoming difficulties, we create strong bonds with each other

METAdrasi’s Transit Accommodation Facility for Unaccompanied Minors…

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METAdrasi’s activity “Accommodation for Single Mothers with Young Children”: Maria, a member of our team, talks about her recent experience

“A few days ago, I accompanied two of our guests…

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Legal Assistance to Beneficiaries of International Protection from METAdrasi: case Noori*

Syrian refugee Noori has been deprived of his freedom from 9/9/2016 until…

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Our favourite book “Ftou Xelipi” by Marietta Kontou, has been released in Arabic!

Our favourite book “Ftou Xelipi” by Marietta Kontou, has been released…

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Book presentation “The Itinerary – Tracing the Refugee Routes” on Wednesday, June 7th

Join us on Wednesday, June 7th, at 18:30, at Trii Art Hub (Drakou 9, Koukaki)…

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We warmly thank the employees of the supermarket company AB Vassilopoulos

Last Friday, employees of the supermarket company AB Vassilopoulos…

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Mother & Child Area at the Asylum Service in Thessaloniki: different voices, same children’s smiles!

After being present for a year at the side of mothers with babies…

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