Collaborating with UNHCR in the framework of the asylum reform process in Greece
Since 2010, ICMC has collaborated with UNHCR in Greece by deploying highly qualified experts to different locations to provide support to UNCHR and assist local Greek authorities with the consolidation and advancement of the reform of the national asylum system.
ICMC’s experts provide technical counseling and training to the Greek authorities, with the aim of strengthening their first reception and asylum systems.They also provide advice on matters relating to reception conditions, law, country-of-origin information analysis, quality assurance, project management, and communications.
ICMC's experts provide information to newly arrived people on their rights and obligations and distribute essential non-food items in selected border locations. They also identify persons with special needs (for instance unaccompanied or separated children) and provide them with access to essential legal, social, and psychological support services.
Tanja Zwack Georgakopoulou
Liaison Manager for Greece