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ANTIGONE - Information and Documentation Center on Racism, Ecology, Peace and Non Violence is a non profit organisation that was established in 1993. ANTIGONE’s main offices are located in Thessaloniki with its branch in Athens. ANTIGONE develops activities on anti-racism and non-discrimination, human rights, social ecology, peace and non violent conflict resolution.

The aim of the organisation is the promotion of equal opportunities for all without any discrimination -e.g. on the basis of sex, race, national origin, social/economic/educational status, disability, age, religion etc. Through its activities that are based on solidarity and active participation, ANTIGONE targets to awareness raising and sensitisation of the society on issues of non discrimination, human rights, ecology, non violence and interculturality.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

REAL Lithuania


 

 

 

#Route 4811#

 

Borders & Solidarity across Europe

Cooperation in Thessaloniki

-Presentations, Focus Group & Open Discussion-

 

NIEM 10th Coalition meeting

 

Monday, 08/04/19

Oikopolis, Ptolemaion 29A

Thessaloniki

18:00-21:00

 

Part I: Experiences of Borders & Good practices of Solidarity

‘Violent Borders & their representations’

‘Illegal Practices at the Greek Borders’

‘Insights to the Balkan Experience’

‘Frontera Sur of Spain & Porteadoras’

‘Italian Best Practices: the paradigm of Riace & Baobab’

 

Part II: The Route of Solidarity (TROS) Project

#4811#: 4 countries, 8 meetings, 1 Web Doc & 1 Manifesto

& experiences from the TROS meetings

 

Part III: Cooperation in Thessaloniki

Actors and practices in the field of migrants & refugee integration

 

 

Focus Group:

ALKYONE, ANTIGONE, ARSIS, Greek Council for Refugees,

NAOMI, Oikopolis, OMNES, ‘RE’, PRAKSIS, Select Respect, Solidarity Now

Help Refugees & North Greece Volunteer Coordination

Eclipse, InterVolve, Mobile Info Team, Refugee Trauma Initiative

 

Open Discussion:

_Do we share a common goal?

_How we want to communicate & cooperate?

_Which are the effective tools?

 

Download: Route 4811_Programme

 


MICRON! Conference

On Saturday March 30th ANTIGONE successfully organized at Thessaloniki the Final Conference of “MICRON! Managing Issues of Controversy by human Rights education” project. Educational stakeholders, school directors and teachers participated in the Conference representing Thessaloniki and Northern Greece as well as Ioannina, Patra, Heraklion, Lesvos and Chios islands. The above-mentioned regions were the ones where project’s educational activities took place during the school year 2018-2019.

 

It is of particular importance that Edward Huddleston; one of the authors of the Council of Europe professional development pack “Managing Controversy Developing a Strategy for Handling Controversy and Teaching Controversial Issues in Schools” participated in the Conference. The development pack was translated in Greek, printed and is being distributed to the school community by ANTIGONE under MICRON! project.

 

Participant teachers presented their school projects on managing controversy by human rights education while they had the opportunity to meet, discuss common aims and worries as well as set the basis for further collaboration and exchange.

 

The following day, on Sunday March 31st ANTIGONE realized an evaluation workshop open only for the 25 teachers who participated in project’s activities from its launch in 2018 so as to collect feedback and ideas for further steps.

 

More information on MICRON!

 

“MICRON! Managing Issues of Controversy by Human Rights EducatiON” is a project funded by the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme “Democratic and Inclusive School Culture in Operation (DISCO)”.

 

 

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9th Coalition Meeting ‘National Integration and Evaluation Mechanism (ΝΙΕΜ)

 

  


#The Route of Solidarity (TROS) – MANIFESTO


During the last year, under ‘The Route of Solidarity (TROS)’ project, volunteers, activists and human rights defenders, coming from Greece, Italy, Spain and Croatia met in Lesbos, Thessaloniki, Ceuta, Seville, Palermo, Rome, Zagreb and Pula, witnessing directly the situation at the European borders, exchanging practices and experiences of solidarity, as well as discussing European migration policies.

 

From the work of these meetings a document was drafted, addressing the EU Policy Makers

to rearrange the priorities of their agenda focusing on the respect, the defence and the guarantee of human rights for every human being.

 

The main points discussed in this MANIFESTO are:

- Stop the deaths in the Mediterranean sea, the violence at the borders and along the routes

- Stop the criminalization of solidarity

- Counteract hate speech by enforcing a positive narrative of coexistence

- Eliminate hotspots, make homes

- Stop deportations and illegal push backs

 

 

Thank you for your support!

The TROS team of ANTIGONE

 

MANIFESTO  http://antigone.gr/files/Manifesto TROS.pdf


MICRON! Project Final Conference

 

ANTIGONE – Information and Documentation Centre on Racism, Ecology, Peace and Non-Violence organises the Final Conference of MICRON!: Managing Issues of Controversy by human Rights educatiON” project. The project run in 2018-2019 under Council of EuropeDISCO: Democratic and Inclusive School Culture in Operation” program including a pack of educational activities that aimed to the promotion and reinforcement of democratic education in schools of 5 prefectures allover Greece (Thessaloniki, Ioannina, Achaia, Heraklion, Lesvos) through the realisation of educational projects designed to manage issues of controversy in local schools. 

MICRON! activities and results are to be presented in the project’s Final Conference that is going to take place at Thessaloniki on Saturday March 30th 2019, 10.00-19.00 at Oikopolis Social Centre (Ptolemaion 29A str., 5th floor). The Conference is going to be realised with the participation of official educational stakeholders and teachers coming from the different project regions.

The Council of Europe educational toolkit titled “Managing Controversy, Developing a Strategy for Handling Controversy and Teaching Controversial Issues in Schools” that was translated and printed in Greek language under MICRON! project will be distributed to all Conference participants. The participation to the Conference is free and participation certificates will be given.

The Conference Agenda.

Poster.

 


9th Coalition Meeting ‘National Integration and Evaluation Mechanism (ΝΙΕΜ)

 

ANTIGONE – Information and Documentation Centre on Racism, Ecology, Peace and Non-Violence organizes the 9th Coalition Meeting of the National Integration and Evaluation Mechanism (ΝΙΕΜ)’ with the title “Managing Controversy and Multiculturalism in the Greek educational system”.

NIEM Project is aiming at measuring, evaluating and monitoring the integration of beneficiaries of international protection in 16 European countries. After a country based research, ANTIGONE conducted a National Report for the Greek Integration policies in various fields. In this particular coalition meeting, the focus will be in the Report’s outcomes related to the educational system. More light will be given to concrete aspects of the relevant processes and content from official representatives of state as well as experts and educators from different parts of Greece.

The meeting will take place in Thessaloniki on Saturday March 30th 2019, 10.00-14.30 at Oikopolis Social Centre (Ptolemaion 29A str., 5th floor).

 

The Conference Agenda.

Poster.


National Integration Evaluation Mechanism (NIEM Project) Greek National Report Summary

 

 

 

NIEM_Greek National Report Summary


Reflective Expressive Artistic Learning (REAL) is a partnership project with a focus on the exchange of good practice. REAL will explore the experiences of learning disabled young people in the creative sector and reflect on inclusive practice, bringing best practice to the fore and raising the aspirations of young disabled artists so that they are more able to compete in the mainstream.

Throughout the project we will explore the concept of quality in learning disability arts, what this is and how it impacts on the experiences of young learning disabled people.

How do we identify, attain and maintain quality in the creative process when working with learning disabled young people?
How important is quality and how does it help improve participation and inclusion?

Through practical explorations of the work of partner organisations and initiating conversations between partners we will:

• explore the concept of quality in creative work by/for young learning disabled people.
• explore process or product – where does the quality begin?
• explore the process and value of critical thinking.
• learn new methods of evaluation, self evaluation and critical thinking that are accessible and meaningful.
• recognise the importance of quality work with/for young learning disabled people and raise the aspiration of young learning disabled people, thus enabling young learning disabled people to develop critical thinking skills which will enable them to make good choices about their future.

Learning Teaching Training Events will run alongside the explorations in order for youth workers to look at the reflection/ evaluation/ critical skills techniques used. These activities will take place in each partner country and will target youth workers, disability workers and those working in the arts and disability, from within the partner organisations. Sixteen places will be available for these LTT activities in each partner country who will work together with staff and groups of up to 15 learning disabled young people.

Through a combination of transnational workshops, conversations, learning events, online discussion and evaluation of ongoing activity within partner organisations the project will explore current approaches, experiences and models, investigate what is important and what isn't, explore what works and what doesn't and find ways to communicate that to the current conversations taking place regarding quality, inclusion and learning disability in the arts. More specifically the project will:

- enable young learning disabled people to be more active both within the partner organisations and within their communities.
- enable young learning disabled people to learn the importance of quality in their work so they are more able to compete within the mainstream.
- develop the confidence and self-esteem of young learning disabled people, increase their motivation and understanding of what they can achieve.
- challenge preconceptions of learning disabled young people and raise their profile, showing what can be achieved and providing a positive role model to others.
- provide platforms for the work of young learning disability artists.
- create new opportunities for the participating organisations to expand their current programme of work for young people.
- create new opportunities for both learners and staff through the learning of new skills and working practices.
- enable participating organisations and those working within those organisations to progress within their field.
- improve language and communication skills of learners and staff involved in the project.
- develop a greater awareness of the role disadvantaged people can play in the social, economic and cultural life of their communities.
- contribute to the current national debates on quality and learning disability in the arts.
- bring a European perspective to the current debates on quality and learning disability in the arts.
- raise the profile of the use of the arts as a tool for change.
- develop a stronger European arts and disability community working for the benefits of learning disabled people and in the current and longer term, add value to the existing debates on quality and learning disability in the arts.

The project partners are:
* Headway Arts (project coordinators) - from the UK
* Ad Astra - from Poland
* Antigone - from Greece
* Jaunuoliu dienos centras (JCD) - from Lithuania
* Vo'Arte - from Portugal

The 18-month project will run between 1st September 2018 and 29th February 2020 and is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

 

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#The Route of Solidarity (TROS) – MANIFESTO


During the last year, under ‘The Route of Solidarity (TROS)’ project, volunteers, activists and human rights defenders, coming from Greece, Italy, Spain and Croatia met in Lesbos, Thessaloniki, Ceuta, Seville, Palermo, Rome, Zagreb and Pula, witnessing directly the situation at the European borders, exchanging practices and experiences of solidarity, as well as discussing European migration policies.

 

From the work of these meetings a document was drafted, addressing the EU Policy Makers

to rearrange the priorities of their agenda focusing on the respect, the defence and the guarantee of human rights for every human being.

 

The main points discussed in this MANIFESTO are:

- Stop the deaths in the Mediterranean sea, the violence at the borders and along the routes

- Stop the criminalization of solidarity

- Counteract hate speech by enforcing a positive narrative of coexistence

- Eliminate hotspots, make homes

- Stop deportations and illegal push backs

 

This is a calling for a change of the European migration policies in a way that will respect the fundamental European values in view of the next European election in May!

 

If you want to join us, you just have:

-to send the name of your organization (& optional your logo)

to solidarityroute@apdha.org

until the Wednesday 13th of March!!!

 

You are free to spread & disseminate further the MANIFESTO to other organisations!

 

Thank you for your support!

The TROS team of ANTIGONE

 

MANIFESTO  http://antigone.gr/files/Manifesto TROS.pdf

 


NIEM_Greek National Report


 

 

National Integration Evaluation Mechanism (NIEM)

8η Συνάντηση Συμμαχίας / 8th Coalition Meeting

 

 

Συμπερίληψη & Εκπαίδευση στην Ελλάδα: διέξοδος ή αδιέξοδος?

/

Integration & Education in Greece: way-out or dead-end?

 

 

10.30 - 12.30

Εργαστήριο για τη διαχείριση της αντιπαράθεσης & την πολυ-πολιτισμικότητα

στην εκπαίδευση

/

Workshop on the management of controversy and multi-culturality in education

 

 

12.30 - 12.45

διάλειμμα για καφέ / coffee-break

 

 

12.45 - 14.00

Ανοιχτή συζήτηση για την συμπερίληψη & την εκπαίδευση στην Ελλάδα & Λέσβο,

-στοιχεία από Εθνική Έκθεση ΝIEM της ΑΝΤΙΓΟΝΗΣ-

/

Open discussion for Integration & Education in Greece & Lesvos,

-data from NIEM National Report of ANTIGONE-

 

Σάββατο, 2 Μαρτίου 2019/ Saturday, 2 March 2019

10:00 – 14:30

ΜΟSAIK, Σαπφούς 9 / Sapfous 9

Μυτιλήνη, Λέσβος / Mytilene, Lesvos


Antigone ' s National Report 2018

Edited by Nassos Theodoridis

 


“ANTIGONE - Information and Documentation Centre on Racism, Ecology, Peace and Non Violence” organised the 17th National Round Table against discriminations, an institution that is successfully held for the last seventeen years. The round table was also the 7th National Coalition Meeting of the ‘National Integration and Evaluation Mechanism (ΝΙΕΜ)’ Project.
 
The meeting’s subject was: "The issue of refugees' access into the Greek educational system”. The First Section addressed the theoretical approach and the design of national policy for the refugees’ integration via education, while the Second Section focused on the identification of positive and negative aspects in the procedure and in the content of refugees’ integration via education. At the end of every Section, a dialogue was held, with questions and statements.

 
The event was held on Monday 17th December 2018, at 17.30 pm, in the ESHEA room (Akadimias 20 str., 3rd floor).
 
The speakers of the Meeting were the following: Mr. George Tsimouris, Associate Professor of Social Anthropology at Panteion University & Vice President of Academic CR,  Mrs. Marina Nikolova, Assistant Researcher at ELIAMEP and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Peloponnese, Department of Social and Educational Policy, Mrs. Aggeliki Aroni, Head of the Department for the Coordination and Monitoring of Refugee Education of the Ministry of Education, Mr. Konstantinos Papachristos, Dr. of Intercultural Education in EKPA - Coordinator of the Educational Project at the Regional Directorate of Education in Attica, Mr. Pavlos Charamis, vice-president of the Institute of Educational Policy, Mr. Yonus Mohamedi, president of the Greek Forum for the Refugees, Mrs. Elena Papageorgiou, lessons’ coordinator of the Immigrants’ Sunday School, Mrs. Eleni Zografaki, Member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Secondary Education Officers. The vice president of ANTIGONE and ex -MEP Mr. Michalis Tremopoulos addressed a salutation.

Agenda 640 Kb

Press Release 564 Kb

Invitation 532 Kb

Pictures 12.6 Mb

 


NEWCOMER INTEGRATION IN EUROPE:

BEST PRACTICES AND INNOVATIONS SINCE 2015


 

National Integration Evaluation Mechanism (ΝΙΕΜ)

6th Νational Coalition Meeting, Greece

 

ANTIGONE - Information and Documentation Center on Racism, Ecology, Peace and Non Violence has had the chance to organize the 6th Greek Coalition Meeting in the context of the European Program ‘National Integration Evaluation Mechanism’ (ΝΙΕΜ) on Saturday the 20th of October 2018 in Thessaloniki.

 

In accordance to the NIEM coalition lines, ANTIGONE invited local, as well as regional stakeholders from the field of social integration of the beneficiaries of international protection. What is more, activists and volunteers active on both Greece and other European countries (Spain, Italy, Kroatia and Germany) were invited and, thus, participated in the discussion, contributing their valuable point of view.

 

More particular, the discussion began with a presentation of the NIEM program, its scope and pertaining activities in Greece as well as other partners’ European countries. It then carried on with a presentation of the Select Respect network, which was formed in 2014, comprising several NGO and initiatives active in human rights in the city of Thessaloniki as well as Northern Greece. Its goal is implementing common actions regarding the defense of Human Rights, conducting awareness-raising activities and provide a mutual support to its member organizations. The Select Respect network was therefore presented as a good practice of networking for social integration to the participants of the 6th Coalition Meeting. It also provided the basis for the rich and vivid open discussion that followed afterwards -under the title ‘Networking 4 Integration’- which raised questions of effective networking among organisations and stakeholders on the integration field in local, national as well as European level.

 

ANTIGONE would like to thank all those who contributed with their views, arguments and experiences to the content of the 6th Coalition meeting. We would also like to invite you to next Coalition meeting, that will be held in Athens, on the 17th of December 2018.


The Route Of Solidarity (T.R.O.S.): Citizens pathways toward an inclusive Europe

https://www.facebook.com/TheRouteOfSolidarityTROS/


ANTIGONE is proud to announce the 6th European meeting, under the “Route of Solidarity (T.R.O.S.): Citizens pathways toward an inclusive Europe” program, that will be held in Thessaloniki from October 17th until October 23rd
Activists, volunteers and staff working in NGOs from Spain, Italy, Croatia, and Greece will meet with the aim to inform and discuss the refugees question, to share experiences and good practices and to work on a network of active citizens towards the inclusion of migrants and refugees.
  The participants will have chance to attend and actively participate in discussions, presentations and workshops regarding the various aspects of the refugee issue. Most of the activities included in the program will be organized in collaboration with key actors – organizations, entities and professionals – who have been working with and for the refugees during the past few years in Thessaloniki. 

Project partners:

APDHA_Asociacion Pro Derechos Humanos de Andalucia (SP), www.apdha.org

UPP_Un Ponte Per…(IT), https://www.unponteper.it 

PANK_ Platforma Aktivnih Nezavisnih Kreativaca (PANK) (CRO)

ANTIGONE - Information and Documentation Center on Racism, Ecology, Peace and Non Violencehttp://www.antigone.gr/gr/


Cross the Borders

This youth exchange supports the professional development of youth workers through the implementation of activities including transnational / international seminars, training courses, contact-making events, study visits and job observation periods in organizations active in the youth field. Project aims to share best practices among youth workers in the field of youth migrants and empower social workers with abilities to better manage stress in work situation.  

 

Objectives

  • Τo increase knowledge and awareness on contemporary problems and challenges related to young migrants and refugees.
  • Τo provide new tools and methodologies for analyzing the problems of refugees and developing new solutions.
  • Τo equip youth workers with tools for trainings and activities on young refugees and migrants and to improve the level of key competences and skills of the youth workers in a non-formal educational experience.
  • Τo provide youth workers with innovative tools to manage issues related to the target they work; to analyze and exchange best practices on how to deal with problems, on how to implement strategies to manage stress related to the youth work.
  • To develop and reinforce networks.

 

Target group

Youth workers from the participant countries working on refugee youth integration issues.

 

Activities

  • 4 days of training course in Budapest
  • 6 days study visit in Thessaloniki
  • 14 days of job shadowing / observation in Macerata

 

Duration

2/04/2018 – 01/06/2019

 

Partners

  • Gruppo Umana Solidarieta’ Guido Puletti - συντονιστής φορέας (Ιταλία)
  • ΑΝΤΙΓΟΝΗ (Ελλάδα)
  • Institute for Cultural Relations Policy (Ουγγαρία)
  • Projuven Association (Ισπανία)

 

Funding

Erasmus+ KA1


The team of ANTIGONE participated in the last meeting of Get Start! project which took place in Lecce from 7 to 11 of May 2018. The team, besides staff members and volunteers of ANTIGONE,  was composed of representatives of  Faros tou Kosmou,  Omnes and  Ethos. In addition, the presence of a Refugees' Education Councilor was essential. For five days the team visited various structures, met other professionals and got informed about useful practices in the field of the refugees flows.



 
 

 

“ANTIGONE would like to thank Heimatstern e.V. for the important donation the latter have made.

Once again Heimatstern e.V. provided a solution in a period and field where the challenges are getting more and more daily.

Τhe team of ANTIGONE is grateful for the support and wish to Heimatstern to continue all the essential work.