Democracy

With Europe and the EU facing a time of political and financial crisis, the threats of rising Euroscepticism and populism are increasing. Against this backdrop our work in Greece aims at combating the ideologies of inequality by fostering civil society initiatives towards human rights protection and social inclusion policies as well as at deepening democratic governance through substantial citizens´ participation in political processes at all levels.

Human Rights

At a time of multiple crises and weakening of social cohesion, ideologies of inequality gain attractiveness and diffusion in Greek society. Addressing them requires our mobilization to defend human rights, combat discrimination, respect for diversity and equal social inclusion of vulnerable social groups.

Gender Discrimination Athens 10-12.10.2019

Legally combatting Gender-based Discrimination in Greece

Deepening Democracy

Europe after the Elections - New challenges and uncertainties

Getting involved is the only way to stay relevant.
Heinrich Böll (1917-1985)

Relevant Publications

Legally combatting Gender-based Discrimination in Greece

This study reflects and evaluates the current institutional framework for combatting gender discrimination in Greece by focusing on the laws voted by the Parlement in recent years concerning the protection of the rights of victims of gender violence, especially women, as well as the basic rights of the LGBTQI+ community where Greece lagged far behind other European countries.

Anti-Semitism in Greece today

Examining the anti-Semitism phenomenon in Greece in the 21st century is based on the observation that post-Auschwitz anti-Semitism has not been eradicated neither in Greece nor in the rest of Europe, but is instead rising as evidence from recent studies show.

Racism and discrimination in Greece today

This report has been initiated by the rise of extremist right political parties and movements of various guises in Greece and in other EU member states, which has been recorded after the European Parliament elections in May 2014. Although there are undisputed differences among parties and movements characterised today as “extremist right”, at least in regard to their political discourse and their practices, their common denominator, on which they can be compared, is the total adherence and reproduction of the ideology of inequality – or better yet, of inequity- of people, and hence the discrediting and rejection of their difference.

Hotspot Lesbos

Der Hotspot Moria auf der griechischen Insel Lesbos hat eine Aufnahmekapazität für 700 Personen, ist aber tatsächlich mit rund 3.500 Personen belegt. Die hier Angekommenen bleiben in der Regel zwischen 25 Tagen und zwei Monaten.