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WHO WE ARE

WHO WE ARE

 

The Greek Forum of Migrants (GFM) is a network of migrant organizations and communities in Greece. It was founded in September 2002 and its members now number around 40 organizations.

OUR MISSION:

The promotion of migrant’s integration by enhancing their individual and collective responsibility and participation, through collaboration with institutions, NGOs and society -on a national and european level.

OUR VISION:

We vision a society where migrants have equal rights and they enjoy fair treatment, interact and co-operate with the Greek citizens in terms of mutual respect, making diversity a source of growth and progress for all.

OUR VALUES:

Dignity of every single person, protected by securing his basic human rights such as the right to food, shelter, work, education, public participation.

Equality - Fairness, regardless of gender, race, color, religion, principles and sexual orientation.

Solidarity to migrants and other vulnerable social groups, such as refugees, unemployed and poor people.

Democracy, as a way of life in a personal and collective level.

Justice, as the basis for mutual responsibility and social cohesion.

Collaboration-Collectivity, based on dialogue and understanding, leading to social and economic progress.

 

 

MAIN GOAL:

Defending migrants` rights and their equal labor and social integration.

 

OUR ACTION:

In order to achieve our main goal, the work and our actions are allocated between the following specific objectives:

  1. EQUAL RIGHTS: Promoting change of the greek and european legal framework and policies.
  2. SOCIAL COHESION: Promoting communication, collaboration and understanding between migrant communities and greek civil society.
  3. NEW CITIZEN: Empowerment of migrants and their organizations for promoting their integration with individual and collective responsibility.
  4. AGAINST DISCRIMINATION: Contribution to the fight against discriminations and racism.

 

AREA of ACTION:

In order to implement our work and actions, we are activated in three different but interdependent areas: in the communities of the migrants themselves, in the Greek society, and in the Greek State, with its organizations and institutions.

As far as migrants are concerned, we contribute to:

  • defend rights and address their problems at an individual and collective level
  • promote their proposals and requests and to represent them in the public debate with the representatives of the State and its institutions, political and social actors
  • develop the relations of cooperation and solidarity between the migrant communities existing in Greece
  • self-organization of communities and the training of their executives to act actively and responsibly for their equal integration and participation in the Greek society

As far as Greek society is concerned, we focus on:

  • the development of actions to combat racism and xenophobia
  • promoting the values of multiculturalism, democratic cohabitation, social justice and equal participation
  • cooperation with non-governmental organizations, trade unions and social organizations
  • participation in research, information, training and raising awareness of Greek society, either as a collective body of migrant communities or jointly with social partners both in Greece and at European or international level.

Regarding the Greek State, we are actively involved in:

  • contributing to improve migration policies and enhancing their participation in the dialogue and decision-making processes in matters pertaining to them
  • The preparation and processing of proposals and the use of tools such as memos, press conferences, demonstrations, meetings with relevant ministries, etc., to achieve the individual objectives
  • Participation in the improvement not only of the migration law but of the whole range of laws, regulations and provisions that affect the everyday life of migrants from any institution or institution of the state.

Collaboration and constructive public dialogue between these three areas are essential prerequisites for achieving our main goal, as both the active participation of migrant communities and acceptance by the Greek society and the institutional frameworks set by the State, to eventually lead a multicultural society to harmonious coexistence and progress.

 

OUR HISTORY:

The Greek Forum of Migrants was founded in September 2002. GFM it was recognized as a secondary organization in 2008 under the No. 991/08 decision of the Athens Court and was registered in the special books by a / a 27301 on 14/4/2008. In December 2016, it was registered in the National Register of Greek and Foreign Non-Governmental Organizations active in matters of international protection, immigration and social inclusion of the Ministry of Migration Policy.

 

GFMs Board of directors

PresidentMoavia M. Ahmed, Greek Soudanese Frienship League
Vice-PresidentAvdantil Mikaberitze, Georgian Cultural Center "Caucasus"
Secretary GeneralDimitra Malliou, Migrant Women Network "Dimitra"
TreasurerAnwar Ikbal, Greek Pakistan Association of Greece
MemberSamsideen Idrissu, Ghanian Community in Greece
Member: Ermal Sulaj, Federation of Albanian Communities in Greece 
Member: Assefa Debelle, Ethiopian Socio-Cultural Center "Aithiops"

Legitimate Representative of the GFM is Mr Moavia M. Ahmed. In the absence of the President of the GFM, the Vice-President, Dr Micamperitze, assumes the duties and representation of the organization.

 

ΜEMBERS of the Greek Forum of Migrants

 

AFRICA:    

CAMEROON

Association of Cameroonians of Greece Σύλλογος Καμερουνέζων Ελλάδας  
CONGO Congolese Community in Greece Κονγκολέζικη Κοινότητα της Ελλαδας  
ETHIOPIA Ethiopian Socio-Cultural Center "Aithiops" Αιθιοπικό Κοινωνικό - Πολιτιστικό Κέντρο "Αιθίοψ"  
GHANA Ghanian Community in Greece Κοινότητα Γκάνας στην Ελλάδα  
GUINEA Union of Guinea of Greece Κοινότητα Πολιτών Γουϊνέας  
KENYA Kenyan Community in Greece (KCG) Κενυατική Κοινότητα Ελλάδας  
MADAGASCAR Union of Madagascar Επιτροπή Μεταναστών από τη Μαδαγασκάρη  
NIGERIA Nigerian Women Organisation of Greece Σύλλογος Νιγηριανών Γυναικών Ελλάδας  
NIGERIA Nigerian Community of Greece Νιγηριανή Κοινότητα στην Ελλάδα  
SENEGAL Association of Senegalese of Athens Ένωση Σενεγαλέζων Ελλάδας  
SIERRA LEONE Unione of Sierra Leonese Ένωση Σιέρα Λεόνε στην Ελλάδα  
TANZANIA Tanzanian Community in Greece Τανζανική Κοινότητα Ελλάδας  
ZANZIBAR Zanzibar Association in Greece Κοινότητα Ζανζιμπάρης στην Ελλάδα  
  African Network in Greece Aφρικανικό Δίκτυο Ελλάδος  
  United African Women Organization Greece Οργάνωση Ενωμένων Γυναικών της Αφρικής  
ASIA:    
AFGHANISTAN Afghan Migrants & Refugees Community in Greece Κοινότητα Αφγανών Μεταναστών και Προσφύγων στην Ελλάδα
 BANGLADESH Bangladeshi Community of Greece Κοινότητα των εν Ελλάδι Μπανγκλαντεσιανών
 INDIA Greek Indian Cultural Company Ελληνο-ινδική Πολιτιστική Εταιρεία
 PAKISTAN Greek Pakistan Association of Greece Ελληνοπακιστανικός Σύλλογος Ελλάδας
     
EASTERN EUROPE:    
 ALBANIA Federation of Albanian Communities in Greece  Oμοσπονδία Αλβανικών Συλλόγων Ελλάδος
 GEORGIA  Georgian Cultural Center "Caucasus" Γεωργιανό Πολιτιστικό Κέντρο "Καύκασος"
 GEORGIA  Greek Georgian Union "Dioskouria" Ελληνο γεωργιανή Ένωση "η Διοσκουρία"
 MOLDOVIA Hellenic Moldovans Association «ΟΡΦΕΥ» Ελληνομολδαβικός Σύνδεσμος «ΟΡΦΕΥ»
RUSSIA Association of Russian speaker and friends of Russia of the Municipality of Trikala Σύλλογος Ρωσόφωνων και Ρωσόφιλων Νομού Τρικάλων
 UKRAINE Ukrainian Community `The land of stork` Κοινότητα των Ουκρανών στην Ελλάδα «Η γη του πελαργού»
 UKRAINE United Ukraine Union Ενωμένη Ουκρανική Διασπορά Ελλάδος
     
MIDDLE EAST:               
 EGYPT Egyptian Community in Greece "El Rapta" Ένωση Αιγυπτίων Εργαζομένων στην Ελλάδα El Rapta
 MOROCCO Association of Moroccans in Greece  Σύλλογος Μαροκινής Κοινότητας στην Ελλάδα
 PALESTINE Palestinian Workers Union in Greece Ένωση Παλαιστινίων Εργαζομένων στην Ελλάδα
 SOMALIA Somalian Community in Greece Κοινότητα Σομαλίας στην Ελλάδα
 SUDAN Greek Soudanese Frienship League Ελληνο-σουδανικός Σύνδεσμος Φιλίας
 SUDAN Sudanese Community Σουδανική Κοινότητα
 SYRIA Association of Free Expats of Syria Σύλλογος Ελεύθερων Απόδημων Σύρων
 SYRIA Syrian House in Greece Στέγη Σύρων Ελλάδας
  Arab Association in Ambelokipi - Athens Σύλλογος της Αραβικής Κοινότητας Αμπελοκήπων Αθηνών
OTHER:    
  Migrant Women Network "Dimitra" Δίκτυο Συνεργασίας για την Μετανάστρια "Δήμητρα"
  Zagel Refugee Group Zagel Ομάδα Προσφύγων
  LGBT Refugee Group ΛΟΑΤΚΙ Ομάδα Προσφύγων

 

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