Youth Support Center “Youth Land!!”

The impact of the economic crisis has significantly exacerbated the deficits in programs, services and support systems for adolescents and post-teenagers. Alongside, social pressure is related and affects the lives of children and young people, creating inequality and difficult conditions for their development, forming identities, behaviors and alternatives which are often characterized by anger, violence, conflict with institutions or adults & authority figures or they lead to inaction, internalization of rejection, victimization, passivity and loss of rights claim.

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.

Τwo-day workshop “You are not alone! Action for the protection of unaccompanied minors”

ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth, with the funding of EEA Grants, via the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (U.D.I.) that manages the funds, implements the project “You are not alone! Action for the protection of unaccompanied minors”.

The aim of this project is the creation of a methodology manual for the shelters of unaccompanied minors, which, up to this moment is unavailable, hindering the work of organizations that dispose hosting structures.

After having completed the preparatory work, ARSIS organizes, on 24 and 25 November, in Thessaloniki, a two-day consultation workshop, which will be attended experienced members of the relevant departments of the Ministry of Labour, a representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, representatives of organizations Norwegian People’s aid and Hero Norge and representatives of the shelters of unaccompanied minors asylum seekers operating in Greece.

For the detailed schedule of the workshop, press here.