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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.



ANTIGONE's event on the Social Integration of Refugees

-discussion ‘Phases & Contradictions of Integration’


-experiential workshop ‘Refugees & Integration’



The event will be held at the first FORUM of the Select Respect Network

‘Human Rights in practice; Social Integration, Discrimination & Diversity’,


Thursday 24th of November, 2017 

from 10:00 to 18:30

in FIX in Art

15, October 26th Str., Thessaloniki



The event is the 3rd national coalition meeting of

the National Integration Evaluation Mechanism (NIEM).




















ANTIGONE would like to thank Heimatstern e.V  for the donation in school supplies!

The school bags, the pencil cases and the stationary arrived in our office at November 2nd and will be given in an effort to cover the needs of children in refugee’s camps in the region of Thessaloniki.

European Youth Conference

ANTIGONE participated in the European Youth Conference entitled as: “Regain or Retreat? European Youth in an Age of Uncertainty”.

The event took place in Gdańsk on July 24 - 26 2017 and was organized by the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Warsaw in cooperation with the European Solidarity Centre (Gdańsk) and the Green European Foundation (Brussels).

The participants had the opportunity not only to discuss and listen to interesting speeches about globalization, challenges in democracies and integration issues, but also, to attend practical workshops and gain useful skills.


Common Press Release

about violent incidents in Moria, Lesvos

Press Release


Discussion & event:

Phases & contradictions of Integration


ANTIGONE invites you to

the 2nd meeting of the National Integration Evaluation Mechanism (ΝΙΕΜ) project:

'Phases & contradictions of Integration'.


After the discussion, a multicultural syrian-vegan food, wine & music will follow!


Tuesday, 27th of 2017, 17.00-21:00,

at 'Oikopolis', Ptolemeon 29A, 5th floor, Thessaloniki.



National Report 2016 of "ANTIGONE" - [GR, 1,7ΜB]

(Registration of phenomena, issues and incidents of racism, discrimination , xenophobia but also research studies or good practices of the administration in the 6 crucial fields of Employment, Legislation, Education, Housing, Racist Violence and Health Welfare - Edited by Nassos Theodoridis)

First National Coalition Meeting in Greece, NIEM project


Athens, June 20, 2017.

11 a.m., Electra Palace (44 Voulis str, Lefkothea Hall).


ANTIGONE is organizing the first Greek Coalition Meeting, in Athens on 20th of June.

The main objective of the meeting is to raise the discussion regarding the integration policy and practice in Greek society.

The invitation letter has been sent to corresponding Ministries, experts of different fields (legal and social science, politics, education etc.) and NGOs implementing integration activities.


World Refugee Day_Press Release_NIEM project

6th Thessaloniki Pride



GEM Gender Equality and Migration Summer Training Course


ANTIGONE in the Annual meeting of the Greek network of Anna Lindh Foundation in Rhodes island! Amazing stories, great ideas


April Program





Learn about our future events through the page 123help.gr

Contact us

For more information


Ptolemaion 29Α

Tel.: 2310 285 688



«ANTIGONE» participated in the kick-off meeting of the «Get Start! » project, in Italy at 16 and 17 of February 2017.

«GUS» (Italy) hosted in Macerata two representatives of «GUS Albania», of «AFAD Eskisehir Provincial Directorate of Disaster and Emergency» (Turkey) and of «ANTIGONE».

The representatives of our organization participated in the meetings of the project and got impressed by the hospitality and the professionalism of the coordinator of the project.

«ANTIGONE» will host the first of the three short term joint staff mobility sessions in May 2017.We are looking forward to host our partners and we already work in our effort to provide a schedule and  activities meaningful and useful respecting the circumstances and the needs of the project and the participants.




On Saturday we organized a puppet show at Diavata for the children as well as for the adults. The puppet group NISTA (who volunteered for this performance) came at the camp one hour before the show, since they needed one whole hour to set up their stage, lights, and sound equipment!

Then we took a walk around the place in order to invite all the children to the front building where the performance was going to take place. The children (around 30-40) and the adults (15-20) sat and watched the show that lasted 50 minutes. The summary of the story was narrated before the performance in Arabic, so that the children would be informed in advance. During the show, very little speech was used (just a few words in Arabic) since the whole thing was based on music, sounds, and of course on the puppets.

The children (even the very young ones) watched with great interest, laughed, and had great fun. The performance was of very high artistic quality, and was received with a sincere applause by everybody.

At the end of the performance, the puppeteers played a theatrical game with the children, which stimulated a new wave of laughter and joy. The children were so attached to the event that when it was is over, they wanted to help the puppeteers collect and carry the equipment back to their van!

This event was also very welcomed by the other organizations, and by the Camp Manager, because at the moment there are no such events addressed to everybody taking place at the camp, especially during the weekends.



Toy making from reusable and recyclable materials



The children had the chance to learn how to make toys out of reusable materials that could be available around the camp, where the kids are really far from their kid’s room and their toys. . The presence of toys is important for young people, being able to make toys out of materials existing inside the camps contributed to their psychological stability and development.


Arriving to the camp, the translator was waiting for us in the school tent, bring us the children that were interesting in playing. The biggest amount of the participated children were under 12 years old.

The first working hour the children were divided in 2 groups, working all together on the creation of a toy from materials that we were explaining to them, were used before as bottles, plates, spoons, newspapers, cartons from toilet paper etc. They had to co-operate, share the tools, follow the procedure of the toy-making, listen to the rules and understand each other (since we were a multi-cultural group), being creative at the same time. The workshop was designed to use the simplest materials and techniques, in order to be run also from the kids later on (with the absence of scissors and glows).

The next hour there was running a second part as a continuation, but also an individual workshop: theatrical games with the new toys. The workshop was designed by the educators to facilitate the products of the previous activity, teach the children how to play with their new toys, express themselves and make them feel comfortable working in a group. The children were playing games that were exciting their imagination, inspiring them to be productive and fell free to be creative. There were implemented 6 workshops in total, in addition 4 meetings that didn’t take place due to the general lack of electricity to the camp.


"Map of anti-migrant violence, hatred and sentiment in Europe" (A survey by ENAR)

Distributed boots and clothes for the winter period


ANTIGONE-Information and Documentation Centre will carry out a seminar on the basic principles of interpretation and translation with emphasis in Arabic language


"Greek Forum of refugees" : Search for volunteers for lessons of Greek language for refugees and migrants

Free english classes
everyday at 18.00-19.00 for beginners
19.00-20.00 intemidiates
20.00-21.00 advanced
in the city centre of Thessaloniki
OIKOPOLIS, street Ptolemaion 29A, 5th floor

Τheater workshops for children and teenagers


Program of Recreational occupation for students of Municipality of Pavlos Melas.

Pavlos Melas

«ANTIGONE” in cooperation with the “Lighthouse of the World”


Peer mediation in schools

Development of teacher toolkit and pilot implementation with a student group

peer mediation

HELP - SER 124 16


“The cultural mediator at refugees’ approach”


Τraining course on basic principles of mediation and translation focused on Arabic language

Μediators training

                         “ Introduction in cross-cultural approach”


Invitation to Oikopolis Fest

Oikopolis Fest

Fix Autumn Festival

Fix Autumn Festival

"Learning to Play, Playing to learn"

Experiential Workshop about: Coordination among volunteers and implementation of activities for kids

Information: Workshop for volunteers

Free after School

Social School Support for migrant and refugee children courses - More information

"Fast Forward Festival" :

An exhibition on racism and migration at Onassis Foundation - Athens


Launch of "CrowdDonation Platform" of Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity

Information: Press Release


Let's speak italian! - Free Italian Language Course

For more information about the course, contact Antigone Office. The course is free.

Italian Language Course - Information

"Experiential education of Police for the management and confrontation of hate crimes"

(11-12 March, Athens)

Seminar Agenda

Euro-Med Program

In the framework of Euro-Med, Antigone is looking for volunteers between 18-25 for a youth exchange in Jordan.

The participants will be involved in the project “Stories of Diversity and Coexistence”, directed to facilitate intercultural learning experiences and increase cross-cultural understanding between participants from diverse cultural backgrounds.

The project will take place from 31st march to 9th april. Read more information and if you are interested to participate, send us your application!

Project Information  , Application

National Report 2015 of "ANTIGONE"

(Registration of phenomena, issues and incidents of racism, discrimination , xenophobia but also research studies or good practices of the administration in the 6 crucial fields of Employment, Legislation, Education, Housing, Racist Violence and Health Welfare - Edited by Nassos Theodoridis)

Artability Virtual Museum

The virtual museum of the program ARTABILITY is now Online. 

Visit the exhibition of the Spanish, Lithuanian, Italian, Greek artist of the Program

Program Artability 

A two year long journeyOpening party of the final exhibition, Impressions and opinions


Experimental seminars for police officers for management and tackling of hate crimes, 26-26/2/2016 - ("Hotel Electra Palace")

Seminar Agenda

Educational Workshops on Human Rights in Schools 

ANTIGONE keeps on running non formal education workshops on human rights related issues in schools. 
For more information, please contact us. 

Review of ANTIGONE's educational activities for 2015

Schools for Change project leaflet

Students and teachers feedback from the workshops

Theatre Performance "A caravan without borders"

(by the Cultural Centre "ANASA" in cooperation with UNHCR )


Lessons for education of children with migrant and refugee origin on behalf of NGO "CIVIL PLUS'

Social school Support- Information 

Volunteers at Antigone

Get informed about the latest volunteering possibilities:


Confrontation of hate crimes

Experimental seminar for lawyers concerning management and confrontation of hate crimes, 20-21/12/2015

More information

Artability - Paintings exhibition

ANTIGONE and the participants of the project ARTABILITY are happy to welcome you to the final exhibiton of their works.

The exhbition will take place from the 16th to the 28th of November 2015 at Vafopoulio Cultural Center, 3 G. Vafpopoulou Str.
Opening 16th of November at 18:00. Entrance is free.
Waiting to see you there!

Artability Poster   &   Project Website: artability.eu

Training course TAKE IT OUT!

3 places are available for participating in the training course TAKE IT OUT! from 17th to 23rd February in Italy.

Expenses for food and accommodation are fully covered together with a part of the travel expenses.

For more information please contact Patrizia at 2310.285.688 or at patrizia.deiala @ antigone.gr

Project Description - Application form

Free English Language Classes

Free English Language Classes at NGO Antigone 

Starting 10/11/2015 - Please confirm Participation



"PHONE HOME" : educational theatre performance on the issue of migration


#anthropophobia : "Youth for Rights" online campaign

Youth for Rights Toolkit on equality and human rights

 Video  ,   Photos

Program " MATH.E.ME ": Greek language Lessons, History and Culture for immigrants unemployed, mothers, people with disabilities (PWD) and illiterate by the group " Polydromo " in Thessaloniki

Press Release (GR)

Announcement in Russian: Связь на русском языке

Announcement in Albanian: Komunikimi në gjuhën shqipe

Announcement in Georgian: განცხადება ქართული

  GCR' s Information Centre for recognized refugees, beneficiaries of subsidiary and humanitarian protection

International Amnesty Report 2014 : the situation of human rights in Greece

MIDRIL : Migrant Integration Driving License

"Let us talk clearly about the Extreme Right" [GR]

Ideas and suggestions for the use of the Manual [GR]

National Report 2014 of "ANTIGONE"

Registration of phenomena, issues and incidents of racism, discrimination , xenophobia but also research studies or good practices of the administration in the 6 crucial fields of Employment, Legislation, Education, Housing, Racist Violence and Health :Welfare

Edited by Nassos Theodoridis

Public consultation on the National Plan of Action fore the Rights of Children

Schools for Change online crowdmap

Register of services for vulnerable groups