European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is an EU’s specialised agency in charge of providing expert advice to the institutions of EU and Member States regarding fundamental rights issues and challenges to face. From research projects to dissemination and awareness raising, the scope of action covers topics such as discrimination issues, the right to protection of one’s personal data, the right to access to justice, etc. Its main purpose is to contribute towards ensuring full respect for fundamental rights across the EU, for everyone living within the area.
FRANET is the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights’ (FRA) multidisciplinary research network. This network is composed of National Focal Points located in each EU Member State; its mission is to provide the FRA with accurate and comparable socio-legal data on fundamental rights issues so the agency can carry out its comparative analyses at EU level.
Anna Lindh Foundation
The Anna Lindh Foundation, where “ANTIGONE” has been elected as the focal point of North Greece, is a network launched with the aim to promote the intercultural dialogue in the Mediterranean region. It encourages and facilitates the development of common actions and projects between its members at national and regional level in fields of action such as Education and Youth; Culture and Arts; Cities and Migration, Media, etc. The members of the network consist of over 3000 civil society organisations spread in 43 countries. Through its actions, the ALF aims at bringing people and organisations of the region closer with the intention to provide recommendations to decision-makers and institutions.
European Network Against Racism (ENAR)
The European Network Against Racism (ENAR) is a European-wide network fighting against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, which also promotes equality and social inclusion of ethnic and religious minorities in Europe. Its members coordinate to share information, experience and best practice, and intend to influence relevant policies at both European and national levels.
Thess-DIKTIO is a network formed by the volunteer organisations of Thessaloniki targeted to promote volunteering as one of the main current social priorities. Member organisations of Thess-DIKTIO together with their volunteers are active in fields linked to the environment, quality of life, creative spare time, culture, youth, child, people with disability, migrants, cultural heritage, Europe etc.
Nazi-Free Thessaloniki Assembly NA.F.TH.A.
Nazi-Free Thessaloniki Assembly NA.F.TH.A. is a synergy of organisations, associations and private persons towards the defense of the city of Thessaloniki against neonazist practices that involve all criminal incidents or violent attacks and humiliating attitudes towards persons that are targeted on the basis of national origin, colour, gender, political or regional beliefs, disability or sexual orientation. NA.F.TH.A. aims to indicate and investigate incidents of racist violence on time, offer legal and moral support to victims, facilitate appeals to authorities as well as make allegations and grievances known to public.
Orestis Network runs under the framework of “Central Scientific Council for the prevention and confrontation of the victimisation and the delinquency of minors (KESATHEA)” for the registration of services, organisations, associations and private persons who can offer support to children and minor youngsters around the geographical areas of Greece.
Observatory of school violence
The Observatory of school violence since its launch by the Ministry of Education on 17.12.2012, aims to address fully and effectively incidents of violence and bullying in schools. The operation of the Observatory has been decided after the need to cover the bibliographical and research gap in relation to the registration of sociodemographic characteristics of school violence in Greece. So far data that was released described reality existing abroad. Due to the valid assumption that what takes place in societies abroad more than often reaches our social reality, Observatory was launched to manage to prevent, rather than to confront bullying and school violence. Last but not least, the need for the operation of the Observatory emerged due to the augment of the malfunction of human relations under the running economic crisis and its social changes in Greece. Under this framework, the Observatory aims to address concerns about the protection and safety of school community members towards school violence and bullying.
To be more specific the observatory is responsible for:
- The registration, the research and the identification of all incidents of school violence and in parallel the forward of this data to the institutions appropriate for further processing.
- The planning, support and monitoring of relevant actions run by the school community
- The provision of guidance to the school community on how to address incidents that occur in schools (common protocol for handling incidents)
- The release of research and the generation of feedback.
The Observatory runs under the Ministry of Education and is supported by an 11-member committee set on 05.02.2013 after Minister Decision.