Category: ANNOUNCEMENTS

81 Civil Society Organisations call on MEPs to vote down harmful EU Migration Pact

Amidst warnings from over 50 Civil Society Organisations, EU lawmakers reached a political agreement on the EU’s New Pact on Migration and Asylum in December. The agreement is a continuation of a decade of policy that has led to the proliferation of rights violations in Europe. Moreover, it will have devastating implications for the right […]

What does the inclusive society have in common with gender-based violence, child refugees, feminine hygiene, the media in the Cyprus issue and safe online communication?

As part of the EFIVOS II project, funded by the European Commission (CERV), 178 teenagers and young adults discussed EU policies and proposed solutions to issues that concern them. In the 7 implementing countries, 8 different workshops were organised with the following topics:      Network for the Rights of the Child (Greece) – Inclusive […]

What do teenagers know about EU policy and Climate Change?

The partners of EFIVOS in Europe (Network for Children’s Rights-Greece, CIP (Cyprus), HESED (Bulgaria), GEYC (Romania), Dedalus (Italy), Pacto Verde (Spain) worked on the topic of Climate Change and EU policies. The 201 participants aged 13-24 were informed, discussed, proposed solutions for climate change. It was emphasised that the individual actions can contribute to primary […]

The NCR contributes to Eurochild’s Children in Need report 2023

Alongside The Smile of the Child and ALMA Amea, Network For Children’s Rights contributed towards Eurochild’s 2023 report on children in need across Europe. To produce the report, the three organizations leveraged their expertise in various issues concerning children in Greece such as child poverty and social exclusion, discrimination, health, online safety, and early childhood services. The report […]

Joint Civil Society Statement on Article 5 of the EU Screening Regulation

82 Civil Society Organisations come together with PICUM and BVMN to express concerns regarding the potential retention of Article 5 in the proposed EU Screening Regulation (one of key legislative files encompassing the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum) during trilogue negotiations. This provision would extend the application of screening procedures not only to people […]

Statement on Evros Fires and Far Right Mobilisation

JOINT CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT   Fires, Pushbacks and the Far Right: Misplaced Blame and the Mobilisation of Violence Against People on the Move in Evros ___________________________________________________________________________   24 August 2023   Year upon year Greece is impacted by deadly wildfires, but this summer has reached devastating levels. The average total of land destroyed each year […]

Intervention of 28 organisations to competent Prosecutors on the pushback incident published by the New York Times

Athens, 27 July 2023: In a joint submission to the Prosecutors of the Piraeus Naval Court, the First Instance Court of Mytilene and the Supreme Court Prosecutor, 28 civil society organisations are calling for an effective investigation into potential criminal acts committed in relation to what was published on 19 May 2023 by the New […]

Focus group results on the knowledge of teenagers and young people about the European Union

Under the premises of the European program (CERV) "EFIVOS II", focus groups were organized in 7 countries (Denmark, Bulgaria, Greece, Spain, Italy, Romania, Cyprus) on the topic of teenagers and young people's knowledge about the European Union, policies and the European Strategy for Youth. A total of 184 young people participated (98 girls, 80 boys [...]

Forced food insecurity at the Lesvos Closed Controlled Access Centre

DATE: 15 June 2023 TO: Mr Daniel Esdras, Minister of Migration and Asylum; Mr Emmanuel Logothetis, Special Secretary-General for the Reception of Asylum Seekers; Ms Patrina Paparrigopoulou, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs; Ms Ylva Johansson, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs; Ms Beate Gminder, Deputy Director-General of the European Commission (Task Force Migration Management). CC: […]