We hear about the refugee crisis every week, many times, but we associate it with places that are thousands of kilometres away from us. However, what if an actual refugee crisis existed in the heart of Europe, many years before the current situation in Ukraine?
Behind each of the people that decides to leave their country, there is a story with its own characteristics and peculiarities. However, although different from each other, each story is invariably united by a common element. Every journey and every path has a precise starting point: home.
Mobility restrictions among the refugee population in Greece are more severe than they appear. Not only do they violate freedom of movement, but can also lead to worrying consequences for the health of migrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers. At OCC, we are fighting to reverse this situation.
We talk about four important topics that took place during 2021 and marked life in Nea Kavala: the construction of a concrete wall, the upgrading of the camp’s facilities, the delay in the payment of allowances, and the restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, both MigraCode and CodeWomen are increasingly growing and little by little turning into something important. Proof of that is the successes of our students, some of whom have started from scratch in the tech sector. In this blog post, we want to share with you one of these inspiring stories: Shaminderjeet.
A safe space for processing one’s own experiences, an opportunity for personal growth, and an exchange between different cultures; all of these, and so much more, are what OCC’s Women Space represents for many women.
In this blog post, Open Cultural Center (OCC) gives you some ideas to help the migrant and refugee communities through different initiatives for Christmas. Read and don’t hesitate to leave your suggestions in the comments!
On October 13, many residents of the Nea Kavala refugee camp gathered at its entrance, holding banners and shouting angrily. The reason for such a scene like this was to protest against the implementation of a new protocol that prevents them from accessing food.
Leaving your own birth land behind while facing a long and dangerous journey to escape from wars and poverty is not an easy experience. If even for an adult this can be traumatic, you can just imagine how can this affect a little child.
For World Refugee Day, our ESC volunteers Charlotte and Marcel wrote an article about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the migrant and refugee community.