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Invitation to symposium

"One year after the closure of the borders and the signing of the Joint EU - Turkey Statement" 20-21 /3/2017, Impact Hub

Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) invites you to the symposium "One year after the closure of the borders and the signing of the Joint EU - Turkey Statement" on Monday and Tuesday 20-21 /03/2017 at Impact Hub, in Athens (Karaiskaki 28, tel.: +302103210146).

The main theme of the conference is the refugee issue as it has evolved since the spring of 2015 and up to today, a year after the controversial EU -Turkey declaration. The symposium will consist of five sections. The first will include a presentation of the key findings of the "Monitoring of Entry Points, Asylum and Conditions Reception and Procedures for Refugees in Greece" project, which was implemented with funding from the Open Society Foundation and aimed at the monitoring of asylum and reception procedures and conditions for refugees in Greece at entry points. The second section will focus on the EU - Turkey statement and the challenges around this. In the third section, representatives from organizations from different countries, which are participating in the framework of the "Europe for Citizens - Democratic Engagement and Civic Participation" on a funded program called "Balkans Refugee Trail - A Pathway for European Solidarity", will contribute with their own experiences. The fourth section will focus at the asylum procedure mainly with regard to newcomers, especially with regards to the way the situation has developed after the closure of the borders and the signing of the statement. In the last section the emphasis will be placed on the reception and identification procedures and the reception conditions at entry points - where the refugee population still remains trapped. Each session will be followed by open discussion.

RSPV as soon as possible to reserve a place. For any additional information or clarification, please contact us via e-mail in the address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Mrs. Mania Driva) or call +302103800990.

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