ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES

OPEN ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES

With Law 3907/2011 as supplemented by the Laws 4172/2013 and 4249/2014, there has been entrusted to the Reception and Identification Service the responsibility for the establishment and the operation of the open Accommodation Facilities for Asylum seekers ,return applicants or third country nationals that are members of the vulnerable group as they are described to art.11 of Law no.3907/2011

According to paragraph 3 of Article 110 of Law 4172 / 2013, the Reception and Identification Service may establish Accommodation Facilities for hosting asylum applicants or third country nationals belonging to vulnerable groups such as unaccompanied minors, elderly people, pregnant women, single parents with minor children, victims of torture etc. (According to paragraph 2 of Article 11, Law 3907 / 2011).

The purpose of the functioning of each facility, is to provide a stable framework of accommodation (short and medium term), able to cover not only the basic life and social needs of the guests, but their pedagogical and learning needs as well, while ensuring basic parameters such as the freedom to movement and expression, recognition of their self-worth, dignity and skills development.

 

The services to be provided relate to housing and feeding, updating and informing guests about the rights and obligations in the host country, psychosocial support, facilitating access to health services, the provision of basic personal hygiene goods, clothing and footwear, learning the Greek language and access to training programs and skills development. To ensure minimum standards regarding the overall functioning, the quality of service and the setting of the specific issues regarding the internal structure of the  Accommodation Facilities ,  there has been formed  a General Regulation on the operation of Open Accommodation Facilities,  defining their basic operating principles, the conditions concerning hosting of third country nationals, integration processes in them, as well as the tasks and duties of personnel.