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Press release| New Programme “Do the human right thing”

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Do the human right thing

Raising our Voice for Refugee Rights

The first online meeting of the “Do the human right thing – Raising our Voice for Refugee Rights” implementation team is a fact! The project is being implemented under the Active citizens fund in Greece by the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) and its partners the Diotima Center, the International Rescue Committee Hellas (IRC) and Popaganda between July 2021 and June 2022.

Its goal is to advocate for the integration of refugees and international protection seekers in Greek society, through a web of multidimensional activities of information, awareness and education.

Through this project, the partner organizations will report on the current situation regarding access to housing, health and employment, as well as any violations of these three fundamental rights for a human life with dignity. At the same time, policy proposals will be proposed to decision-makers in Greece and to EU institutions.

The wider public will be systematically informed through a digital campaign, articles by Popaganda as well as via national and local media with which the project partners will work. Special information and training activities will be addressed to refugees and asylum seekers, and priority will be given to making their voices heard. Finally,
university students in journalism as well as public servants will be trained on issues pertaining to the three human rights in question, while workshops will also be delivered to unaccompanied children.

We hope that with the “Do the human right thing” project, our vision of a world where all people enjoy their rights, will move a step forward.


Τhe “Do the human right thing – Raising our Voice for Refugee Rights” project is implemented under the Active citizens fund program, with Project Promoter the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) and Partner Organizations the Center Diotima, the International Rescue Committee Hellas (IRC) and Popaganda.

The Active citizens fund in Greece is supported through a € 12m grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as part of the EEA Grants 2014 – 2021. The program aims to develop the sustainability and capacity of the civil society sector in Greece, and to strengthen its role in promoting and safeguarding democratic procedures, active
citizenship and human rights. The Fund Operator for the Active citizens fund in Greece is Bodossaki Foundation in consortium with SolidarityNow.

More information: www.activecitizensfund.gr/en/