01. Topic: Refugees and Migrants

Athens is a city with a strong historical background in refugee and migrant population settlements. However, the massive inflow of migrants and refugees since 1990 has significantly transformed the urban tissue and the composition of the city population.

Athens related to any other city in Greece has the highest density in migrant population, as almost 22% of its residents are migrants.

02. Activities

Urban Spaces will implement a series of activities that mainly focus on education, capacity building and awareness raising for refugee and migrant issues:

Educational Activities for Students

  • Interactive workshops for students and educators, regarding inclusion and cultivating a positive narrative for refugees and migrants

Capacity Building Activities

  • Leadership Training for Refugee Women’s Communities
  • Communication skills and How- to- organize open events

Awareness Raising

  • World Refugee Day – ‘Festival of communities’ public event

03. Partners

There are four key partnerships, creating synergies:

    • Melissa, is a network for migrant women in Greece, promoting empowerment, communication and active citizenship.
    • Greek Forum of Refugees , is a multinational network of migrant and refugee organizations in Greece. Its main aims are: a) the protection and awareness raising regarding migrant and refugee rights, b) raising awareness about migrant and refugee issues, c) promoting participation and social inclusion
    • Greenpeace Greece, is the regional office of Greenpeace International
    •  Individual Educator and Activist

04. Athens Mapping

05. Related Material

06. Athens Diaries

Learn about the activities, view photo material and short videos from the MSF Urban Spaces project in Athens.


Athens Educational Toolkit

This educational Toolkit was created within the context of the “MSF Urban Spaces” initiative. The increase in migrant and refugee populations in Greece over the last years and the consequent setup of…