Do the human right thing - Raising our Voice for Refugee Rights


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Progect’s Objectives:    

The project aims at systematically bringing to the fore issues related to the access of refugees and asylum seekers to housing, health and employment, and promoting targeted solutions through a web of multidimensional activities at multiple levels and with an array of target groups. It includes monitoring, advocacy, information and awareness-raising activities as well as trainings.         


The partners will compile reports regarding access of refugees and asylum seekers to human rights, including putting forward policy proposals and carrying out systematic advocacy actions targeted at decision makers in Greece and EU institutions.

The wider public will be systematically informed through a digital campaign and the work of Popaganda.

Refugees and asylum seekers will be informed via special videos that will be produced.

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.

The project “Do the human right thing – Raising our Voice for Refugee Rights” is being implemented under the Active citizens fund in Greece by 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 € 13.5 m grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway as part of the EEA Grants 2014 - 2021. The programme 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.

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About the EEA Grants:

Τhe EEA Grants are jointly financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The EEA Grants are available to the 13 EU member countries that joined the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA) in 2004, 2007 and 2013 as well as Greece and Portugal. The decision-making body of the EEA Grants is the Financial Mechanism Committee, which is composed of representatives of the Foreign Ministries of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

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About Bodossaki:

The Bodossaki Foundation is one of the most respected privately-owned public benefit organizations in Greece. The Foundation is the culminating point of its founder’s brilliant course in life and remains the carrying vessel of the values and ideas that he faithfully served throughout his eventful life. The Foundation was established in 1972 by Prodromos – Bodossakis Athanassiades who decided to donate his entire fortune to support health care, equal opportunities, quality in education, scientific progress and environmental protection. The Foundation has a deep knowledge of social needs in Greece and has administered so far more than €450m supporting its causes.

The Bodossaki Foundation also supports NGOs working with socially vulnerable groups and has lately set the strengthening of civil society as one of its primary objectives. Since 2013 it administers the regranting facilities of the EEA Grants for civil society in Greece.

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About SolidarityNow:

SolidarityNow (SN) is a non-governmental organization established in 2013 to respond to the needs, and advocate for the rights of the most vulnerable and marginalized groups, indiscriminately. SN’s Headquarters are in Athens, with large operations in Thessaloniki and activities across the country. The organization’s vision is to improve people’s lives and to empower them to create a just and inclusive society. SN’s actions fall under three main strategic priorities: a) Promoting safety and protection; b) Catalyzing livelihoods opportunities; c) Strengthening the independence of civil society and defending open society values. SN has supported 300,000 people to date, both through direct project implementation and through regranting programmes. Through its regranting initiatives, SN has supported 73 different programs and provided a total funding of € 14.4M to support Greek civil society organizations.

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Contact details: Communications and Events Manager, Ira Papadopoulou, i.papadopoulou[at], tel +30 210 38009






Information videos on access to jobs and healthcare services


How do I access public health care? Am I entitled to access mental health services? 

In the context of the project “Do the human right thing – Raising our Voice for Refugee Rights”, International Rescue Committee Hellas (IRC) and Global Girl Media Greece have created a series of videos in five different languages (English, French, Urdu, Arabic and Farsi).

Can I work in Greece? What documents do I need to get a job?

In the context of the project “Do the human right thing – Raising our Voice for Refugee Rights”, International Rescue Committee Hellas (IRC) and Global Girl Media Greece have created a series of videos in five different languages (English, French, Urdu, Arabic and Farsi).

Digital Campaign


As part of the project “Do the human right thing, Raising our voice for refugee rights” the Centre Diotima designed and run the homonymous digital campaign for the period October 2021-June 2022 in Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok.

It is addressed to the general public, all human rights defenders, civil society, institutions and organizations. 

Through this campaign, we shed light on the difficulties faced by refugee communities, trying to fulfil fundamental needs for a dignified life.

In this campaign, people on the move themselves are those holding the microphone to make their voices heard.

Coming up with the motto “spread our voice”, we invite you to take action. Defend the fundamental rights of people on the move. Raise your voice for their effective enforcement to everyone.

See and share the campaign following the links below:

«Ροές Ανθρώπων, Ροές Ιστορίας»

Το βίντεο «Ροές Ανθρώπων, Ροές Ιστορίας» δημιουργήθηκε στο πλαίσιο του προγράμματος “Do the right human thing” με σκοπό να αναδειχθούν τα προβλήματα που αντιμετωπίζει ο προσφυγικός πληθυσμός αλλά και η αναγκαιότητα της ένταξης. 
Συνιστά μια χαρτογράφηση επώδυνων οπτικών αποτυπωμάτων της πρόσφατης προσφυγικής μνήμης από τη Λέσβο μέχρι την Αθήνα, μαζί με τις βιωματικές αφηγήσεις δύο γυναικών προσφυγισσών σ’ έναν συγκερασμό αγωνίας μα και αγώνα για μια καινούργια ζωή.

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