Integration and Social Rights

According to law, upon recognition a refugee gains almost the same rights as Greek citizens. Reforms in the asylum system resulted in changing the Greek negative record in protection rate in Europe (less than 1%) and increased it to average European levels. Still recognized refugees see no prospect of a stable life and safe future in Greece and decide to move to southern European countries.
RSA regularly documents living conditions of refugees and the development of integration policies.

09 Jan: Returned recognized refugees face a dead-end in Greece

PROTECTION FOR RECOGNIZED REFUGEES IN GREECE REMAINS IN PAPER In June 2017, Refugee Support Aegean (RSA)/ PRO ASYL published a…

01 Nov: The Administrative Arrangement between Greece and Germany

The Administrative Arrangement between Ministry of migration Policy of the Hellenic Republic and the Federal Ministry of Interior of the…

19 Jul: A PLACE OF SOLIDARITY AND DIGNIFIED LIVING AT RISK OF CLOSURE: #SAVEPIKPA

On 29 June, the Regional Governor of North Aegean announced a decision ordering the closure of PIKPA camp – a…

16 Feb: Majority of refugee children in the Aegean Islands Hot Spots are excluded from education

Despite the Government announcements that it will ensure access to education for all refugee children living in Greece, the majority…

20 Oct: Legal Note: UNHCR has Failed to Stand Up for Refugee Rights During Crucial EU-Turkey Deal Judgment

LEGAL NOTE UNHCR has Failed to Stand Up for Refugee Rights During Crucial EU-Turkey Deal Judgement October 20th 2017 On…

26 Jun: Legal Note: Rights and effective protection exist only on paper

Photo:  RSA/giorgos moutafis The current living conditions of beneficiaries of international protection in Greece are alarming, as beneficiaries do not only…