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Organizing the supporting network for social integration and empowerment of minor refugees and their families in the Thessaloniki area

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ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth implements the project “Organizing the supporting network for social integration and empowerment of minor refugees and their families in the Thessaloniki area” in collaboration with ASB (Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund), funded by the German Federal Foreign Ministry – GFM. The implementation period is from 01/02/2017 to 31/05/2018 and the project aims at organizing supporting activities for refugee children, youth and their families through the operation of a Youth Support Centre (YSC), on the 1st floor at 40 Ptolemeon street, Thessaloniki.  

The Youth Support Centre (YSC) is an existing structure of ARSIS that adopts a holistic approach in the child protection sector.

The activities of the Youth Support Centre are supported by a Social Service, a programme of Educational Support and Recreational Activities, beneficiaries’ Administrative Support and Support in Kind (NFIs and FIs). For the approach of the beneficiaries ARSIS also uses the methodological tools of Street Work and Mobile School.

The Youth Support Centre also organizes an awareness raising campaign for Human Rights at Thessaloniki Public Schools, aiming at the smooth refugees’ integration and the information of teachers, students and Parents Associations.

INCREASE – Interdisciplinary competence development for youth workers in residential youth care and crisis intervention centers

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INCREASE is a two year project (September 2015 – September 2017), supported by the Strategic Partnerships Erasmus+ Programme, which focuses on innovation and cross-sectoral cooperation in the field of youth and education.

In order to avoid the above displacement of young people this project is focused on identifying the skills gap and the demand for further training of staff in residential youth care homes. In particular this project is looking at developing a training curriculum on areas of multidisciplinary anamnesis and diagnosis, targeted intervention and cooperation and networking amongst services.



TWELVE – Promoting the implementation of Article 12 of the CRC in the juvenile justice system, 10.2014 / 03.2016- the aim of the project is the monitoring of the implementation of the Article 12 of Convention of Child’s Rights. The main goal of the project TWELVE is to contribute to the implementation of article 12 of the CRC, in line with the General Comment No. 14 (2013) of the CRC, in the field of JJ at the European level by developing a multidisciplinary training process aimed at strengthening and harmonising the skills and capacities of professionals in addressing children’s rights and specific needs as a key element of an appropriate, efficient and inclusive action. The project will focus on the context of criminal proceedings.