Time for Needs: Listening, Healing, Protecting

Period of implementation:

December 15, 2015 - August 2017


ITALY: CIR Leading Agency - http://www.cir-onlus.org/it/

GERMANY: the BZF - http://www.bzfo.de/

FRANCE: FTDA - http://www.france-terre-asile.org/

MALTA: ADITUS - http://aditus.org.mt/

GREECE: GCR - http://www.gcr.gr/index.php/en/

PORTUGAL: CPR - http://www.cpr.pt/

BELGIUM: ECRE - http://www.ecre.org/

Implementation Countries:

Italy, France, Germany, Greece, Malta, Portugal, Belgium


1. Exchange of Knowledge on the laws and practices in the 6 participating countries on recognition, procedural guarantees and reception facilities in relation to target groups and identify possible gaps between EU Directives. and national laws. 2. Promoting the exchange of information between the participating organizations and among them and other bodies, including asylum, and identifying practices related to the procedures for evaluating and meeting the specific needs of the target group. 3. Improve the specific competences of key stakeholders involved in assessing the specific needs of the target group. 4. Promote common criteria and methods for assessing procedural and host vulnerabilities. 5. Improve the level of procedural guarantees and personalized reception services for the target group, through the development of indicators and tools, the exchange of good practice and support actions. 6. Raising awareness of the specific needs of survivors of torture and the related obligations of EU Member States.


6 national research reports in participating countries produced by each organization (except ECRE)

36 focus groups with final beneficiaries organized - 6 in each of the countries involved - 5 to 10 participants in each focus group depending on the country characteristics

72 qualitative interviews (semi-structured questionnaire) with asylum authorities, stakeholders, staff working in specialized services for victims of torture and extreme violence and in reception centers - 12 in each of the countries involved, - 6 expert meetings (with direct and final beneficiaries) - 1 in each of the countries involved - 8 participants in each meeting - final edition contains the collection of best practices and common core standards produced and disseminated (in English with summaries in national languages ​​+ electronic format)

A European conference in Brussels - 80 participants

- 6 defense materials (toolkit / booklet) - 1 in each country involved produced (in each national language)

- 16 Meetings / Roundtables with stakeholders, institutions and policy makers organized by the partner organization

- 5 national awareness events

Participation in 5 national NGO conferences / meetings with asylum authorities presenting project results, -1 short web video produced as an awareness raising product that will collect stories of refugees / asylum seekers involved in research work and Pilot Initiative.


A gender-focused approach will be adopted to develop the tools, through the active involvement of the final beneficiaries throughout the project related to torture, forced migration, psychosocial consequences of traumatic experiences that occurred in the country of origin, transit or while traveling to Europe among direct beneficiaries, as well as the general public in European host societies. In addition, these activities will lead, where necessary, to legislative and / or administrative and structural changes in the Member States in order to better identify specific needs.

Last modified on %PM, %30 %623 %2018 %16:%Apr

Our Efficiency

90% Program services
10% Management



Follow us

Copyright: © Greek Council for Refugees 2017-2019