Project (pilot): Ensuring integration of recognized refugees.

Targets: Support households of recognised refugees to design personal plans and perform all necessary actions to achieve these integration plans in order to ensure an independent way of life and self-reliance for recognized refugees through the provision of a holistic system of services and daily coaching on all issues related to their integration.

 Activities:

  • Provision of guidance and ensure access to the taxation system along with the household members, so that they become able to repeat the same process from then on.
  • Provision of guidance services and ensure access to welfare system and social benefits that exist for the general population.
  • Provision of guidance services and ensure access to the educational system and to Greek language courses to the best degree possible.
  • Record of typical and soft skills and guide the beneficiaries regarding the possibilities of vocational training in the public sector (eg. OAED programs, programs of INE/GSEE), as well as other tools available (eg. “vouchers” for employability, internships etc.), based on the needs and aspirations of each beneficiary.
  • Provision of guidance services and ensure access to basic vocational training opportunities directed from the very beginning with specific job matching and job creation opportunities.
  • Provision of guidance services to the beneficiaries on how to have access to labour market opportunities.
  • Provision of legal information and counselling (family reunification to Greece with family back home, access to citizenship, issues of civil situation (marriage, etc.), as well as legal support for all employability prospects (founding of Social Enterprises etc) .
  • Pursue advocacy so that institutional gaps/deficiencies/malpractices are addressed to the extent possible.
  • Production of a comprehensive manual/”roadmap” of services and guidance tips, available in Greek and English, so that other recognized refugees can make use of it.

 

Results:  Ensure an independent way of life and self-reliance for recognized refugees through the provision of a holistic system of services and daily coaching on all issues related to their integration.


Implementation period:
8 months.

The project is implemented through the support of Kahane Foundation.