Since the summer of 2019, we are members of the Coordination Center for Migrants and Refugees (ACCMR), created on the initiative of the Municipality of Athens. The aim of this action was to create a central coordinating body, which with its actions will contribute to the formation of a strategic plan not only to improve the provision of services to immigrants and refugees, but also to integrate them into city life while maintaining social cohesion.
Our participation is about helping people with disabilities who are in the immigrant population and especially offering 3D Printed prosthetic hands to people who have lost part of their hands due to the war or were born without them.We also offer educational material, trainings and auxiliary devices in order to facilitate the learning and daily life of people with disabilities.
The Center was established in June 2017 with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation as a founding donor in the framework of the “Coordination Center and Observatory for Immigrants and Refugees” program and with the support of the Athens Partnership. The Center operates within the Department of Support and Social Integration of Immigrants and Refugees of the Directorate of Social Solidarity of the Municipality of Athens.
In addition, we participate in the SynAthena team, which is a common meeting place, facilitating and utilizing the groups of citizens who carry out actions to improve the quality of life in the city. Through the coordination of the human capital of the civic groups, the Municipality of Athens listens to the needs of the society and modernizes. By strengthening the actions of the citizens, the municipality forms a new perception of the relationship of the civil society with the local self-government and cultivates a two-way and dynamic relationship between them. SynAthena is an initiative of the Municipality of Athens. It was created in July 2013 and is now part of the Deputy Mayor for Civil Society and Innovation.