Greece

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Greece - Country Profile 2022 on children in need

Eurochild recently published a new report, (In)visible children, on the situation of children in need across Europe. Read feedback from our members from Greece on the European Semester, on EU…

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Greece - Country Profile on the European Semester and COVID-19 crisis

The social and psychological disorientation resulting from the pandemic was felt by all segments of the population, including children. Children were heavily impacted by news in the media with regard…

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Eurochild Child Guarantee Taskforce Country Report - Greece

Recommendations for the Child Guarantee National Action Plan in Greece This report is part of 6 country reports which include recommendations for the design and implementation of the Child Guarantee…

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Members

  • Union of Women of Heraklion

    National organisation - service provider

    The Union of Women of Heraklion runs shelters for women victims of violence and for homeless people. It also operates a counselling centre, drives project for the integration of victims of the economic crisis and since 2010 opened a shelter for abandoned children (0-6).

     

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  • The Smile of the Child

    National organisation - service provider

    The Smile of the Child is a non-profit and non-governmental organisation that protects children’s rights and provides them with emotional and psycho social support through varied services. Children who suffer from health problems or any type of abuse, neglect or abandonment              are within the organisation’s mandate.

     

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  • Roots Research Center NGO

    National Partner Network

    Roots Research Centre was established in 1999 in Athens by adult adoptees. The Centre’s activities range from the support of adult adoptees in search of their roots as well as to promote the notion of fostering and adoption as means of a special social practice in the field of Child Protection. The Centre maintains a research and registration databank for those in search of their roots.

     

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  • Prolepsis Institute

    National organisation - service provider

    Prolepsis Institute is a non-profit organisation active in the field of public health since 1991. With a strong belief that health is a fundamental, non-negotiable and inalienable right for every human being. Prolepsis has had a leading role in the field of public health both at national and European levels. It carries out scientific research but also actions against child poverty, food insecurity and child obesity.

     

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  • ERGO-LEARNING4LIFE

    National organisation - advocacy/campaign

    ERGO is committed to helping children and young people, particularly those living in disadvantage. Their main activities are promoting well-being of children and young people, strengthening of their psycho-social skills, advocate for children’s rights, participate in supportive social networks and develop psycho-pedagogical training material.

     

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  • Iliachtida - Hospitality Centre for Sick Children and Family

    National organisation - service provider

    “Iliachtida” is a non-governmental organisation that established the first Hospitality Centre for Sick Children and Family in order to host sick children and mothers who come from all parts of Greece and Cyprus to receive treatment in hospitals of Athens. Iliachtida offers to these families services such as nutrition, financial support (cover basic expenses), psychological and educational support.

     

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  • Network for Children's Rights - Greece

    National organisation - networking/membership organisation

    Network for Children’s Rights (NCR) is a non-profit organization, established in 2004, whose aim is to safeguard the rights of children as set out by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. NCR therefore, reaches out to all children, regardless of ethnic origin, race, gender, religion or language, through specialized educational programmes, creative groups and extra-curricular activities. NCR also provides psychosocial and legal support.

     

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  • ALMA - Panhellenic Association of Adapted Activities

    National organisation - service provider

    The Panhellenic Association of Adapted Activities “ALMA” is a non-profit organisation and a certified primary and secondary care provider, created in 1996 with the purpose of education and creative activities for persons with intellectual disability and autism, through educational, sporting and cultural activities aiming to their psychosocial development and integration into a society of equal opportunities. Their programs promote the autonomous and dignified living of people with disabilities, aiming at raising awareness of the community. ALMA Association organizes and implements activities that include actions for young people and adults that promote the autonomy of people with disabilities, the advocacy and the acceptance of difference in all its aspects, aiming at their psychosocial development total integration of equal opportunities.

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Resources

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27 January 2023

Greece - Country Profile 2022 on children in need

Eurochild recently published a new report, (In)visible children, on the situation of children in need across Europe. Read feedback from our members from Greece on the European Semester, on EU…
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3 November 2022

Greece's Child Guarantee National Action Plan – An overview

2021 was a turning point in the fight against child poverty, with the launch of two landmark initiatives, the EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child and the European Child…
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27 October 2022

Greece should reform and enhance child protection system to prioritise individual needs of every child

Eurochild position paper on developments for children in alternative care in Europe Eurochild has been advocating for the deinstitutionalisation for children in Greece since 2009 when the Children in Alternative…
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26 January 2022

Eurochild Child Guarantee Taskforce Country Report - Greece

Recommendations for the Child Guarantee National Action Plan in Greece This report is part of 6 country reports which include recommendations for the design and implementation of the Child Guarantee…
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22 December 2021

DataCare Country Overview - Greece

In the context of the DataCare project, key data on children in alternative care for each country in EU and the UK have been analysed to map how EU Member…
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Eurochild joins Campaign for Relocation of Unaccompanied Children in Greece

Over 1,800 unaccompanied children in the Greek islands are deprived of access to their most basic rights such as shelter, water, food, medical and psycho-social care, as well as education.…

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Lessons from Greece: Innovative solutions for children in alternative care

With support from the Martin James Foundation, Eurochild has provided technical assistance and sub-granting to our member the Roots Research Center in Greece throughout the COVID pandemic period. Our goal…

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Survey reveals unequal access to remote learning for Greek children during pandemic

Eurochild Greek member Network of Children’s Rights have published a research report on distance learning during COVID.The questionnaire started in March 2020 as Greek schools across the country stopped in-class lessons…

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Invisible children: The rights of children living in institutions

On 29 November 2021 Eurochild spoke at an online Greek conference co-organised by the Foster parents and Volunteers Network Right to the Family and the Development Company O.M.A.TH. S.A.E./O.T.A.The event launched…

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Greek children turn children’s rights into songs

Eurochild member Network for Children’s Rights released a special edition of a book & CD with lyrics written by children. The initiative is part of the campaign “Can we sing…

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Helping parents and professionals to better understand the needs of children in alternative care in Greece

In the context of our technical assistance programme in partnership with Martin James Foundation, Eurochild provided Greek member Roots Research Center NGO with the unique opportunity to travel to Crete…

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A school big enough for all

Eurochild member Network for Children’s Rights created with children an animated short film on the right to educationThe Network created a short film with the use of LEGO Bricks and…

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School violence and bullying on the rise in Greece

Eurochild member The Smile of the Child, launched an awareness campaign in schools across Greece to tackle the issue. The Smile of the Child, in collaboration with its European Student…

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Roots Research Center trains 127 caregivers and social workers in Greece

The Athens-based Eurochild member delivered trauma-informed and attachment-aware care seminars to professionals working with children.Roots Research Center was invited to deliver the training by the President of the Center of Social Protection of…

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Smile of the Child releases their 1st 2023 Semester Statistics

Eurochild Greek member the Smile of the Child supported 60.468 children and their families with a 56% increase compared to 2022. On 19 July the organisation held a press conference.…

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Helplines: Responding to Children in Crisis

Eurochild members Smile of the Child and BRIS Sweden co-organised a two-day international event on the role of child helplines in supporting children in times of crisis. Children and young…

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The Smile of the Child receives an Award for the European Missing Alert Automated System

Eurochild Greek member Smile of a Child in collaboration with SingularLogic received the Gold Award in the "New Innovative Digital Service" category and the Platinum Award for the top scoring…

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Adoptees voice matter

On 29-30 September Eurochild Greek member Roots Research Center organised an event on adoption law reform, identity, right to citizenship and international practices. This third edition of the conference which focused…

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Supporting children to discover the power of diversity and the opportunities it creates

Ahead of the European Day of Persons with Disabilities conference, the Pan-Hellenic Association of Adapted Activities “ALMA” shares its vision for children with disabilities to be accepted and integrated into…



Events

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29 - 30 September 2023

Adoptee voices matter

29-30 SEPTEMBER, ATHENS. Law Reform, Identity, Right to Citizenship, International practices. Eurochild Greek member Roots Research Center is organising an international conference which will explore the following topics: Adoption and…