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Assessment of the Implementation of the Programme

HOME/2015/AG/EMAS/0009

ADMINISTRATIVE REINFORCEMENT OF FIRST RECEPTION SERVICE

From the empowerment of the Human Resources to the empowerment and protection of the refugees and the vulnerable groups 

 

PROGRAMME

 

Thursday 15 December 2016

 

Electra Palace Hotel, Athens

 

 

09:30-10:00 Registration and welcome coffee

 

10:00-10:20 Official Launch 

Salutations

  Deputy Minister of Migration Policy Ioannis Balafas

  General Secretary for Reception: Anastasios Salteris

  Alternate General Secretary Ministry of Interior and Administrative Reconstruction, Tzanetos Philippakos

 

10:20 First Round of Participation Α.1

Assessment of the Implementation of the Programme HOME/2015/AG/EMAS/0009 – ADMINISTRATIVE REINFORCEMENT OF FIRST RECEPTION SERVICE – Detailed presentation of Reception and Identification Procedures in the Greek context

Moderator: Stella Nanou, Assistant Communications/Public Information Officer United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Greece (UNHCR Greece) 

A1.1 Presentation of the Programme HOME/2015/AG/EMAS/0009 – ADMINISTRATIVE REINFORCEMENT OF FIRST RECEPTION SERVICE Content and Conclusions. Triantafyllia Ipsaralexi, Programme Coordinator, RIS officer

A.1.2 Reception and Identification Procedures: Detailed Presentation, Vaya Stamkopoulou, Reception and Identification Service officer

A.1.3 Awareness of the rights and obligations. The role of information provision

 A.1.3.1 Communicating with Communities, Erasmia Roumana, Senior Protection Associate, UNHCR Greece 

 A.1.3.2 Holistic approach to information provision; Fundamental issues affecting successful communication and the smooth function of reception procedures, Elina Luna Emmanouil, AVRR Coordinator of Field Officers, International Organization for Migration (IOM)  

A.1.4 Best practices regarding approach and empowerment of the beneficiaries at the Reception and Identification Centers, under the prism of cultural mediators, Issa Sekhni, cultural mediator, Medecins Sans Frontieres-Grece (MDM Greece) & Tina Baradar, cultural mediator, International Organization for Migration, Greece (IOM Greece)

 

11:30 Coffee Break

 

11:45 First Round of Participation Α.2

Reception and Identification Procedures: Best Practices of other European Countries 

Moderator: Adriano Silvestri, Head of Sector Asylum, Migration and Borders
Freedoms and Justice DepartmentEuropean Union Agency for Fundamental Rights(FRA)

A.2.1 Norwegian integrated reception service managementKetil Alexander BlingeNORCAP expert, Regional manager of Reception centers in Norway 

A.2.2 Standards on Reception Conditions in daily practice, Andre Baas, Strategic Advisor International Affairs & Diogenis Pakos, Liaison Officer for Relocation, Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers & Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Greece

 A.2.3 The Italian way to manage mixed migratory flows of unaccompanied children. Lessons learnt and challenges for identification and first reception, Antonella Inverno, Save the Children Italy-EU Policy and Law Head of Unit 

 

12:45 Discussion – Questions

 

13:15 Lunch Break

 

 

 

 

 

14:00Second Round of Participation(Β) 

From the empowerment of the human resources to the empowerment and the protection of the refugees and the vulnerable groups: restrictions, challenges, potentials

Moderators: Frangiskos Gonidakis, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Athens & Kamal Kattan, Psychiatrist, Counselor A' of the Athens University Clinic of Psychiatry, Aiginiteio Hospital

B.1 Empowerment of the Health Professionals on the field, Eleni Kakalou, Pathologist-Infectious Diseases Specialist, Master Programme in International Medicine and Health Crisis Management, University of Athens

B.2 Response forms to the refugees’ trauma during their stay at the Reception and Identification Centers

B.2.1 The presence as an antidote to psychological pain, Fotis Parthenidis, Social worker - Medical Intervention Organization (MedIn) & Paraskevi Tramba, psychologist, Medical Intervention Organization (MedIn)

B.2.2 Reception and Identification Center in Lesvos-Moria: Medicins du Monde Front Line Unit in Moria, Dimitris Papandreou, Field Officer of MdM Greece

B.2.3 The importance of preserving one’s identity during the registration and the accommodation at the Reception and Identification center, as a means of enhancing and preserving mental health, Sotiria Kiriakopoulou, psychologist, ex Protection Manager, Actionaid Organization

B.2.4 The experience of IRC in the field, Dimitra Kalogeropoulou Field Coordinator, International Rescue Committee (IRC) Athens

B.2.5 The intersubjective contact as a means of empowerment of professionals and beneficiaries in the field, the example of SOS Children’s Villages in Eleonas Open Accommodation facility, Marialena Semitekolo, psychologist, SOS Children’s Villages

B.2.6 Protection and Support. Stabilization, care and empowerment in emergency situations. The experience of Arsis, Maria Kaldani, Social Worker, Arsis Organization

 B.2.7 Challenges from the interventions, Giota Skandami, psychologist, Coordinator of Psychosocial Unit at the RIC, Praksis Organization

 

15:30 Discussion – Questions

 

 

Meeting Planner: Sophia Tsourti

s.tsourti@firstreception.gov.gr