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  • PRESS ROOM

    Europe vs Humanity, 1-0

    Read below the message of the Greek Forum of Migrants for the World Refugee Day 2019:

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  • PROJECTS AND ACTIONS - SOCIAL COHESION

    We Create Together - We Live Together

    On the World Refugee Day, Thursday 20 June 2019, the Greek Forum of Migrants participates and co-organises with other NGOs and institutions a celebration entitled: We Create Together – We Live Together at Kypseli Municipal Market:

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  • PROJECTS AND ACTIONS - SOCIAL COHESION

    European May: Another Europe is in the Making

    On 4th of May 2019, at Victoria sq., we participated in the European May - Another Europe is in the Making: Athens, co-organised by Interalia, European Alternatives, European May, the Greek Forum of Migrants, Musikarama, The Syrian & Greek Youth Forum.

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  • PROJECTS AND ACTIONS - EQUAL RIGHTS

    We feel justified. We wish we could also vote for them…

    Read the announcement of the Greek Forum of Migrants - GFM, related to the elections of May 2019:

     

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  • PROJECTS AND ACTIONS - EQUAL RIGHTS

    Open Lettter - Immediate abolition of the use of unsuitable detention facilities

    Read below the joint open letter cosigned by 15 organizations of the Civil Society, including the Greek Forum of Migrants, and written by NGO, concerning problems of the detention inappropriate facilites:

     

    Διαβάστε παρακάτω την κοινή επιστολή 15 οργανώσεων την οποία συνυπογράφει και στηρίζει το Ελληνικό Φόρουμ Μεταναστών, και την οποία συνέταξε η οργάνωση Αίτημα, προς το Υπουργείο Προστασίας του Πολίτη και τον αρχηγό της ΕΛΑΣ, σχετικά με τα προβλήματα του συστήματος διοικητικής κράτησης παράτυπων μεταναστών και αιτούντων άσυλο.

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  • PROJECTS AND ACTIONS - AGAINST DISCRIMINATION

    Make them Act! Against far right...

    The Greek Forum of Migrants along side tith the organizing committee of the Walk Against Discrimination, we launch the MAKE THEM ACT! campaign, in response to the rise of far right in whole Europe and the upcoming EU elections 2019. 

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  • PROJECTS AND ACTIONS - AGAINST DISCRIMINATION

    Civil Society sounds the alarm for the uprising far-right

    During preparations for Walk Against Discrimination 2019, a press conference took place at GFMs offices on Thursday 14th of March 2019.

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  • PROJECTS AND ACTIONS - NEW CITIZEN

    The Role of Woman

    On the International Women`s Day #IWD2019, an event will take place dedicated to the "Role of Woman".

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  • PROJECTS AND ACTIONS - AGAINST DISCRIMINATION

    Walk Against Discrimination 2019

    The International Day Against Racism and Racial Discrimination, on Thursday 21st of March, the Greek Forum of Migrants, for a 5th year in a row, is calling for all groups that are currently being discriminated and affected by racism to raise their voices and to declare their determination to fight all kinds of racism and humiliation of human dignity. 

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  • PROJECTS AND ACTIONS - NEW CITIZEN

    Download App4Refs!

    The launch of App4refs is a fact! The application that provides directions to basic needs and services in Athens, dedicated to migrants and refugees -newcomers in Athens.

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  • PROJECTS AND ACTIONS - EQUAL RIGHTS

    Mapping of the Migrant Communities - part A

    A first draft of results from the Mapping of Migrant Communities in Greece, that is being held by the Greek Forum of Migrants, was presented for the first time in the discussion "Another Path to Integration", on the International Migrants Day 2018.

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  • PROJECTS AND ACTIONS - EQUAL RIGHTS

    Another Path to Integration at Serafeio

    The first day of Integra Fest 2018 in pictures! 

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  • PROJECTS AND ACTIONS - EQUAL RIGHTS

    Integra Fest 2018 / Another Path to Integration

    This year, we celebrate! On the occasion of the International Migrants Day 2018, the Greek Forum of Migrants - GFM organizes "Integra Fest 2018 - Another Path to Integration". It is a four-day festival of events and actions, aiming to highlight the work of migrant communities and organizations in Greece, as well as the practices they follow for their integration into the Greek society.

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  • PROJECTS AND ACTIONS - NEW CITIZEN

    We talk about Gender-Based Violence

    On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, on Sunday 25th of November 2018, we talk about gender-based violence.

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  • PROJECTS AND ACTIONS - SOCIAL COHESION

    The WALK in the BRAVO Awards 2018

    The Greek Forum of Migrants asks for your vote!

     

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  • PROJECTS AND ACTIONS - AGAINST DISCRIMINATION

    Antiracist Tournament FARE Football 2018

    For a third year in a row, the Greek Forum of Migrants participates in the #FootballPeople action weeks of FARE network, and launches another Antiracist Football Tournament against racism and discrimination.

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  • PRESS ROOM

    A great victory of Civil Society against the far-right voices of Europe

    The Greek Forum of Migrants, welcomes the European Commission`s positive response to our call. Herbert Kickl has been, officially, excluded from the "EU High Level Group on combating racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance".

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  • PRESS ROOM

    Solidarity and Humanity

    23 of July 2018. A deadly wildfire destroys a huge part of east Attica leaving behind almost a hundrend dead people, and thousands homeless, with lost fortunes and empty looks.

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  • PROJECTS AND ACTIONS - SOCIAL COHESION

    African Fest 2018

    For a second year in a row, the Africacn Network in Greece in collaboration with other organisations, are organizing the African Fest 2018, on Saturday 21 July.

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  • PROJECTS AND ACTIONS - EQUAL RIGHTS

    Safe Passage Now

    How many more lives must be lost? The Greek Forum of Migrants sends a message of memory on the World Refugee Day, 20 June 2018.

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  • PROJECTS AND ACTIONS - SOCIAL COHESION

    Participation in UNINTEGRA Project

    Since January 2018, the Greek Forum of Migrants is collaborating, with the Catalan Foundation ACSAR in the framework of UNINTEGRA PROJECT, a project developed and implemented by an European Consortium, operating under a Grant of the AMIF program.

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  • PROJECTS AND ACTIONS - EQUAL RIGHTS

    MIGRANTS vs INTEGRATION. Where do we stand?

    A discussion with the greek Ministry for Migration Policy. 

    At the beginning of the year, as the Greek Forum of Migrants, we met with the Deputy Minister of the Greek Ministry of Migration Policy, Mr. G. Balafas on his own initiative. As the Minister himself stated, the purpose of the meeting was to initialize "a continuous and systematic cooperation". 

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  • PROJECTS AND ACTIONS - AGAINST DISCRIMINATION

    Walk Against Discrimination 2018

    The International Day Against Racism and Racial Discrimination, on 21 March, the Greek Forum of Migrants, for a 4th year in a row, is calling for all groups that are currently being discriminated and affected by racism to raise their voices and to declare their determination to fight all kinds of racism and humiliation of human dignity. Representatives from wider groups affected by racism (PWD, LGBT, Roma, migrants, refugees, HIV positive, elderly, drug addicts, mentally ill, religion minorities, etc.) united we will have the Walk Against Discrimination, marching together for a better world.

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  • PROJECTS AND ACTIONS - NEW CITIZEN

    Ethiopian Socio-Cultural Centre

    In the framework of the GFM`s communities mapping, through the hashtag #VoicetoCommunities,

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  • PROJECTS AND ACTIONS - EQUAL RIGHTS

    Integration, for us, means...

    INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY 2017

    A boat symbolizes a lot. From a journey to the unknown to the hope for new roads and safe horizons. We dedicate today`s International Migrants Day to all migrants and refugees who have been struggling for so many years to sail with the "boat of integration" towards their future.

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  • PROJECTS AND ACTIONS - AGAINST DISCRIMINATION

    No slaves again in Africa

    The African Network of Greece - ANG, with the collaboration of Greek Forum of Migrants has appealed to European Commision offices in Athens and the Italian embassy on Saturday 2 December 2017 in Syntagma sq., in response to the publication of video footage showing slave auctions of African refugees in Libya, to protest and march and shout NO SLAVES again in Africa.   

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  • PROJECTS AND ACTIONS - EQUAL RIGHTS

    #WHAT ABOUT INTEGRATION? Human stories

    Abbas from Iraq, Saiyan from Syria and Zoi from Greece, reveal through their stories the exclusion and the lack of integration that migrants and refugees face everyday in Greece of 2017.

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WELCOME

We are a network of migrant organisations and communities in Greece and 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.

 

AIM AND ACTION

EQUAL RIGHTS:

Promoting change of the greek and european legal framework and policies.

NEW CITIZEN:

Empowerment of migrants and their organizations for promoting their integration with individual and collective responsibility.

AGAINST DISCRIMINATION:

Contribution to the fight against discriminations and racism.

 

SOCIAL COHESION:

Promoting communication, collaboration and understanding between migrant communities and greek civil society.

OUR PEOPLE IN GENERAL

  • Ahmed Moawia

    Ahmed Moawia is from Sudan and he has been living in Greece for over 30 years. He is a journalist and an activist in the field of human rights and in the fight against racism and xenophobia.

  • Dr. Avtantil Mikaberitze

    Dr. Avtantil Mikaberitze is from Zestafoni of Georgia. He studied Classical Literature in Tbilisi and Germany and was trained at the National University of Athens in Modern Greek Literature, Theology and History of Byzantine Culture.

  • Dimitra Maliou

    Dimitra Maliou is from Albania and has been working on issues concerning the rights of migrant women for many years. She is a philologist and founding member of the Women Migrant Network and the Migrant women from the Balkans Network.

  • Anwar Iqbal

    Anwar Iqbal is from Pakistan and has been living in Greece for over 22 years. He is vice-president of the Greek-Pakistan Association in Greece, and he has been an immigration mediator and activist for human rights, fight against racism and discriminations

  • Samsideen Iddrisu

    Samsideen Iddrisu is from Ghana and has been living in Greece for over 30 years. He is the founder and former president of the Pan-African Union of Greece. He has been an activist for many years on human rights and discrimination issues.

  • Ermal Sulaj

    Ermal Sulaj was born in Durres, Republic of Albania. At an early age he came to Greece along with his family, as economic migrants. From 2013, after graduating from International Relations & Political Sciences University, he is active...

  • Assefa Debele

    Assefa Debelle is from Ethiopia and lives in Greece 30 years now. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and has been president for African Students of Thessaloniki and N. Greece. He has served as secretary general and legal representative of the Ethiopian Community in Greece, and his action continues today

     

  • Donald Okwawere

    Donald Okwawere is from Nigeria. He is an activist in migrant rights and has been dealing with the problems faced by his compatriots for years. He has studied finance, he works as a private employee on another subject, and he is the President of the Nigerian Community in Greece.

  • Rita Ige Lawani

    Rita Ige Lawani is of Nigerian descent. She lives in Greece for over 26 years. She had her own business but now she works as a private employee. 

  • Adla Shashati

    Adla Shashati originates both from Khartoum and Serres. She is a journalist with a degree in Media and Cultural Studies and a postgraduate diploma at the Kapodistrian University of Athens in New Media Technologies.

  • Rosa Salis

    Rosa is from Sardinia, an island in Italy, she studied in the Department of International Relations and Governance of the University of Cagliari. She was a volunteer, has done her internship in our Organization and now she is working as a Project Officer responsible for Fundraising.  

  • Antonio Cardia

    Antonio is from Sardinia, Italy. He studied Political Science and International Relations at the University of Cagliari. Antonio is in the office of the Greek Migrants Forum since May 2016. 

  • Salome Ghoulaqsidu

    Salome is a student of the Department of International and European Studies at the University of Piraeus. She is an active member of the Georgian community and the "Second Generation" group of the Greek Forum of Migrants.

  • Anna Maria Filiou

    Anna Maria is a graduate of the Department of Sociology at Panteion University. She is actively involved in the Greek Forum of Migrants and she has done her internship in the organization of GFM.

  • Enri Hysenbelli

    Enri is a student in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He has been a volunteer of the Greek Forum of Migrants. 

  • Vasiliki Patsia

    Vasiliki is a graduate of the Department of Sociology of Panteion University. She is an active member of the Greek Migrants Forum and she has done her internship in the organization of GFM. 

  • Afrodite Riga

    Afrodite is an agriculturalist, but also a journalist, a musician and an activist for environmental and human rights issues. She is back to school for an MBA in Business Administration and, since June 2017, she is working in GFM as a communication, media and advocacy officer.

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