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Job vacancies for 3 interpreters at Epirus region

ARSIS – Association for Social Support of Youth is looking for 3 new employees with to be contracted with a 5 months contract, in the framework of «Support to refugees and migrants in Greece through an integrated multi-sector response» project. The project is implemented in Epirus in the Refugee Hosting Facilities of Katsika, Konitsa, Doliana and Filippiada in collaboration with ASB and WAHA and it is funded by European Union under the Funding Agreement ECHO/-EU/BUD/2018/01001.

The following vacancies refer to Epirus region.

Job vacancies for 2 interpreters at Epirus region

ARSIS – Association for Social Support of Youth is looking for 2 new employees with to be contracted with a 5 months contract, in the framework of «Support to refugees and migrants in Greece through an integrated multi-sector response» project. The project is implemented in Epirus in the Refugee Hosting Facilities of Katsika, Konitsa, Doliana and Filippiada in collaboration with ASB and WAHA and it is funded by European Union under the Funding Agreement ECHO/-EU/BUD/2018/01001.

The following vacancies refer to Epirus region.

PRESS RELEASE – ANNUAL REPORT 2017: ATHENS INTERVENTION TEAM OF ARSIS IN THE FIELD OF DETENTION IN AMYGDALEZA AND TAVROS PRE-REMOVAL DETENTION CENTRES

Athens, 22 May 2018

From 1 January 2017 until the end of the year, a team of ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth implemented an intervention programme supported by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in the Tavros and Amygdaleza Pre-Removal Detention Centres.
Specifically, the above ARSIS team, composed by 1 social worker, 2 lawyers, 1 psychologist and interpreters, carried out, throughout 2017, regular visits on a weekly basis (2-3 times a week) to the Tavros and Amygdaleza Pre-Removal Detention Centres, aiming, on the one hand, to provide legal and psychosocial support to unaccompanied minors, adults young detainees and other vulnerable cases, especially, to families that are being detained, and, on the other hand, monitor and perform a systematic recording of the situation and conditions of detention.
The Athens intervention group in the field of detention of ARSIS attempts a holistic approach and support of the detainees by providing legal assistance and psychosocial support, both during detention and thereafter. The introduction of a mobile school in Amygdaleza Pre-Removal Detention Centre and creating an animation and empowerment group in Tavros Pre-Removal Detention Centre are, also, important tools to support and exploit the possibilities of detainees and, in particular, of children in detention.

Annulment of a decision of the Appeals Authority which rejected the unaccompanied minor’s asylum application

Athens, 3 January 2018

After a very difficult year for the defense of the fundamental rights of immigrants and refugees, 2017 ended with very good news for minors seeking international protection. The Athens Administrative Court of Appeal upheld an application for annulment brought by the Legal Service of ARSIS against a decision issued by the Appeals Authority, which rejected the application for asylum of an unaccompanied child from Morocco.

In particular, the Court held that the decision issued by the Appeals Authority was vitiated by a lack of specific and detailed reasons, since the applicant’s allegations of abuse and violence he had received as a child in Morocco were not thoroughly examined. The decision was also declared void because the procedural guarantees for asylum-seekers were not complied with and the right to be heard was violated, since no hearing was given to the second degree.

Greece: As Winter Nears, Asylum Seekers Stuck in Tents on Islands

Groups Press Greek Officials, EU States for Mainland Transfers, Improved Conditions

(Athens, November 22, 2017) – The Greek government, with the support of EU member states, should act now to end Greece’s “containment policy,” 20 human rights and aid groups said today. The policy forces asylum seekers arriving on the Greek islands to remain in overcrowded, unsafe facilities, an urgent concern with winter approaching.

Conditions on the Greek islands have continued to deteriorate in the month since 19 nongovernmental groups wrote an open letter to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, calling on him to move asylum seekers to the mainland, where better conditions and services are available.