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Mariana Fragkou

Mariana Fragkou is the Coordinator of the Programs, Communications and Fundraising Department.

She became involved with the refugee issue in 2015, through the Scouts (#gineproskopos), where she led a series of volunteer activities to relieve the refugees and the local communities that had initially welcomed them in the country.

She worked in GCR at first as Volunteer Coordinator, then as a Project Manager and for the past 6 years as a Coordinator. Professionally, she comes from the field of event productions and advertising.

She has studied communications and political sciences in Greece and the UK.

Through her current work as well as her previous placements, she has gained experience and contributed to solving different managerial challenges, from planning and implementing organizational changes to setting short and long-term goals and systems to track the progress of people and projects.

She is passionate about her work, grateful to be able to serve the GCR as part of a very dynamic team (#teamGCR), and especially proud of the services the organization provides to refugees and asylum seekers.

She is available on the following channels:,

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 12:09

Cosmos Employment Hub - STEP Greece


27/8/2018 - 31/7/2020


World Jewish Relief

Place of implementation:



  • Explores the profile of the unemployed refugee, the needs, the barriers to the entry into the labor market
  • Provides consulting services (Career Orientation Counseling, Job Search Counseling and Business Initiative Counseling) for the integration / reintegration of the unemployed refugee into the labor market.
  • Supports the service provider in creating CV & Cover Letter as well as in creating profile on Linkedin • Posts the profile of the unemployed refugee on a specially designed platform.
  • Performs the process of connecting between an unemployed profile and a vacancy.
  • Monitors the progress of the employee both during the job search and during his / her placement in the job.
  • It suggests free Greek and English courses at the intercultural center of GCR- Pyxida and with an orientation to the labor markets.
  • Organizes an intensive weekly seminar "Working in Greece" to selected employees in order to give them additional motivation to finding a job, with courses by experts in critical areas such as: Labor rights, Techniques to find a job & interview, Analysis of a strong presentation and submission of these in the CV and elsewhere, Presentation techniques and separate courses for the sectors of the targeted 6 professional branches: Cleaning services, Tourism and Hospitality, construction & technical et. ireies, interpretation services, agriculture and IT technology.
  • Collaborates with private sector bodies and other organizations, with the aim of more effectively connecting GCR with the labor market and the local community.
  • Conducts meetings with employers (within GCR organization or at the company's headquarters) with the aim of informing them about the actions of GCR and concluding cooperation.
  • Searching for vacancies offered by employers.
  • Records the profile of the job offered.
  • Refers to and accompanies employees in job offers for job interviews and supports them in their job placement.

See information at the following link:

Thursday, 16 May 2019 15:40

Advocacy 1

Monday, 15 April 2019 10:04


The employability office at the Greek Council for Refugees has been offering its services since 2000 and has supported hundreds of newly arrived and recognised refugees in their transition to the labour market and to securing a paid job. With the support of World Jewish Relief and refashioned as Cosmos Employment Hub – STEP Greece, this service was considerably upgraded in August 2018 with the transfer of know-how and expertise from the United Kingdom.

This project offers various services, including information, skills development and enrollment to vocational training. Our employment councellors also provide job placement services to our project beneficiaries.

Here are some of the companies that have hired project beneficiaries:

AB Vassilopoulos


Grande Bretagne Hotel


KIOSKY'S Convenience stores 



Polis Hammam

President Hotel

Reef Athens Riviera

Teleperformance Greece

The Margi Hotel

Triton Act



Are you a refugee or asylum seeker interested in finding a job?

Are you an employer in search of a professional or worker?

Contact us at:

Cosmos Employment Hub - STEP Greece

PYXIDA Intercultural Centre

20 Solomou str., 10682, Αθήνα

Tel.: 210 3802384

Ms Georgia Apostolaki: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mr Panos Birbas: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Watch the video on Cosmos Employment Hub – STEP Greece by “Kathimerini” daily:


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