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Monday, 02 April 2018 13:02

Weddings and Other Ceremonies

How to share the joy of a wedding or a name-giving ceremony? Collect donations during those important life events and give a smile to those people whose lives have been affected by circumstances beyond their control.

Monday, 02 April 2018 13:02

Organize an Event for the Refugees

Organize an activity or event and raise money for the refugees. 

 Ideas for events: 

  •  Dedicate a school holiday or a bazaar to the refugees 
  •  If you participate in a sports club or group, organize an athletic event/match/ game etc. and help a good cause 
  •  If you participate in a marathon or a race, dedicate it to GCR and encourage your friends and family to raise money for the refugees 
  •  If you participate in a music or theater group, you can dedicate a show to the refugees 



  • Organize your party and ask your guests instead of gifts to donate to GCR   

If you have other ideas for events, talk to us to help you plan it!  Look for donation boxes in stores and locations around the country.

Monday, 02 April 2018 13:01

A gift in your will

Commemorate your loved ones by donating a gift in their name or leave a gift in your will. Call us to discuss this  +30 210 3800990 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Monday, 02 April 2018 19:01

Through the phone

You can call us at (+30) 210 3800990 and you can make a donation over the phone using your credit/ debit card.  

Friday, 30 March 2018 14:56

Through bank transfer

You can make a bank transfer to one of the following accounts and choose how your donation will be spent. For example, you can decide to allocate your donation towards a specific programme or service or towards a particular group or person of concern.


  1. National Bank of Greece
    Account number: 116/29606564
    IBAN: GR5301101160000011629606564 
  2. Piraeus Bank
    Account number: 5032016706911 
    ΙΒΑΝ: GR 80017232000 
  3. Alpha Bank
    Account number: 120002002017674
    ΙΒΑΝ: GR6401401200120002002017674
Friday, 30 March 2018 14:56

Through the Post

You can send a postal order to our address:  

Greek Council for Refugees 

Solomou 25, Athens  

106 82 Greece 

Friday, 30 March 2018 14:56

Visit us

You can come to our main office at 25 Solomou str., Athens - and make a donation at our premises. 

Friday, 30 March 2018 14:22

Become a Member of GCR

Our members are the backbone of our organization. They ensure our independence, impartiality and smooth running of the organization while their active participation inspire us to continue our work.    

Who can become a Member? 

  • Do you believe that all people have equal rights?
  • Do you want to do help us provide a solution to one ofthe biggest humanitarian crises in recent history?  
  • Do you believe that xenophobia and racism have no place in today's society?
  • Do you think that all of uscan do something to protect the rights of refugees? 


Then, you can become a Member of the Greek Council for Refugees! 

*According to Article 4 of our Constitution members need to be above 18 years old, and accept the mission of the organization and commit to adhering to its aims and regulations.  

The GCR encourages the registration of members who have been recognized as refugees. 


Why should I become a Member?  

  • As a member of the ogranisation, you take part in the decision-making process by participating to the Annual General Meeting
  • You have the right to elect and be elected to the Board of Directors
  • You participate in the activities and events organized by GCR
  • You receive regular updates on our work
  • You become member of the largest and oldest Greek NGO exclusively dedicated to the rights of the refugees

How do I Become a Member?  

  • Fill in the membership form.
  • Pay the annual subscription (20 EURO / year)

You will then receive a notification on your subscription status and information regarding the next Annual General Meeting


Organize an Event for us

Organize an activity or event and raise money for the refugees. 

  • Ideas for events:
  • Dedicate a school bazaar to the refugees
  • If you participate in a sports club or group, organizea game in aid of GCR
  • If you participate in a marathon or a race, dedicate it to GCR and encourage your friends and family to raise money for the refugees
  • If you participate in amusic or theater group, you can dedicate a show to us
  • Birthdays


Oganize your party and ask your guests to donate to GCR instead of gifts

If you have other ideas for events, talk to us and we can help you plan it!  



Thursday, 29 March 2018 13:30

First Reception and Interpretation Unit

First Reception and Interpretation Unit is responsible for receiving, registering and referring beneficiaries, to the Legal or the Social Service of GCR, depending on their needs.

Interpretation in Dari/ Farsi, French, Ligala, Arabic, Pashto, Urdu, Swahili, Kikogo, Somali, Turkish, Kirmanji, Sorani and Bandini, is performed with in-house interpreters, whereas for other languages there is collaboration with external partners.

First Reception and Interpretation Unit of GCR undertakes the first contact with beneficiaries. The interpreters, conveying the social-historical-cultural elements that characterize each case, contribute significantly to the orderly operation of the other two Services, while also participating in visits to detention centers, courts, hospitals, refugee accommodation facilities, etc. Interpreters are based in Athens and Thessaloniki, yet provide their services all around the country. 

Interpreters are the initial point of contact for individuals seeking GCR's support and they are the ones, providing at first instance their services. In addition, Interpreters also inform beneficiaries about their rights concerning the protection of personal data and explain how they can evaluate the services provided by GCR.

In particular, the responsibilities of the Unit include the following:

  • To facilitate the communication between the beneficiary and the staff in an accurate and clear way, orally and sometimes, in written.
  • To ensure immediacy and inspire confidence by first-person interpretation.
  • To respect the confidentiality of what is being discussed.
  • To support other Units often by remote interpreting work.
Thursday, 29 March 2018 13:25

Legal Service

The Legal Unit provides legal aid and counselling to beneficiaries of international protection who ask for support and particularly the most vulnerable among them (unaccompanied minors, victims of torture or other types of violence, victims of human trafficking, etc.)

The Legal Unit provides services in Athens and Thessaloniki offices, as well as at points of entry at the borders, at reception centers, accommodation facilities, detention centers and other places (ex. in Municipalities) all over Greece. The Legal Unit undertakes the following activities:

  • Provision of information and counselling on the rights and obligations during the asylum procedure;
  • Provision of assistance at every step of the asylum procedure (first and second instance, Dublin procedure etc.), following an assessment on whether the case fulfils the refugee eligibility criteria;
  • Provision of assistance at every stage of the deportation procedure, during detention or concerning the imposition of any restrictive measures;
  • Provision of Legal assistance to recognized refuges, in any case related to their refugee status or their vulnerabilities (ex. Family reunion etc.).
  • Legal actions, before the Greek and International Courts, in support of the rights of persons in need of international protection or who belong to particularly vulnerable groups (indicatively: objections to detention, requests for annulment and suspension before the competent Courts, appeals and requests for interim measures before the European Court of Human Rights, for violations of the European Convention on Human Rights, support in criminal and civil cases directly related to a person’s refugee status or vulnerabilities, etc.)
  • Provision of holistic rehabilitation services for the consequences of torture suffered by asylum seekers and refugees, at a legal, social, psychological and medical level in partnership with other organizations,
  • Provision of counseling and support to victims of any form of violence (indicatively, of gender-based violence, racist violence, etc.),
  • Organization and participation in training seminars related to issues of international protection and human rights,
  • Participation in public awareness actions (organization and participation in conferences, workshops, etc.) about issues of international protection and human rights,
  • Institutional interventions before the competent authorities for broader problems of the application of existing legislation on international protection or more broadly of human rights,
  • Cooperation with local and international organizations active in the refugee field and the field of human rights, by undertaking joint actions and interventions, as well as with institutions of the Greek State (National Commission for Human Rights, etc.) and of the Council of Europe.

In addition, the Legal Unit of the GCR, in cooperation with the other Units, carries out missions to points of entry and exit of beneficiaries of international protection throughout the country, to reception centers, accommodation facilities, detention centers and other places where refugees, asylum seekers and beneficiaries of international protection are in need of urgent legal and social assistance.


Our Efficiency

  • 90% Program Services
  • 10% Management