Photo: UNHCR/Gordon Welters.Photo: UNHCR/Gordon Welters

Konstantinos Mitragas on behalf of the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT) and Efi Latsoudi, the human rights activist behind “PIKPA village” on the Greek island of Lesvos, are joint winners of UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award 2016. Congratulations!

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Ambassaden i Atens nye lokaler med referanse til Norge i form av bl.a elglampe og nordlyseffekt på to av langveggene.

Er du student, og har lyst på et spennende semester i sør-Europa? Da kan du søke til ambassaden i Aten. Praktikantordningen er etablert for å spre kunnskap om og interesse for arbeidet i utenrikstjenesten. Søknadsfrist er 21. oktober.

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The SPAVO House is the first purpose-built shelter in Cyprus, increasing the country's capacity to provide support for victims of domestic violence. Equipped with treatment and education facilities operating 24/7, the shelter will provide a safe and stable environment for women and their children. The shelter was built with the support from EEA and Norway Grants and the Norwegian Secretariat of...

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The ambassador spoke at the Athens Refugee Policy Lab on September 1st. The event engaged multiple stakeholders in a dialogue, assessing refugee reception efforts in Greece since 2015 when flows significantly changed. Two outstanding (and interlinked) issues were adressed: 1. Refugee protection, reception and integration in the frontline cities, and 2. Education for asylum seekers and refugees.

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Minister of European Affairs, Elisabeth Aspaker in Brussels.

EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021: Norway will give priority to climate and environmental measures, promotion of economic growth and competitiveness, and work for an inclusive Europe.

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This years Athens Democracy Forum was opened with a Children's art exhibition and theatrical performance by the Lycée Franco-Hellénique Eugène Delacroix theater group at The Open Center for Culture and Children. The ambassador spoke about the importance of teaching democracy to the young.

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’It doesn’t require a lot of effort on my part, but it means a lot to the people we are helping,’ says George Maragoudakis. He is an interpreter in the new asylum system in Greece, which has been developed with support from Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants.

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