The network, with more than 180 representatives from 30 countries, aims to develop co-operations and strategic partnerships among Mediterranean countries on migration policies and integration practices.
March 29 & 30, 2018: MEDITERRANEAN MIGRATION NETWORK
Xenios Polis, as representative of the Mediterranean Immigration Network in Greece, undertook the organization of two-day works in Athens on 29-30 March 2018.
On the first day, presentations of good practices in the management of migratory and refugee issues were carried out by Greek and Cypriot institutions from:
• Μiltiadis Klapas (General Secretary of the Ministry for Migration Policy)
• Lefteris Papagiannakis (Municipality of Athens, Deputy Mayor for Immigrants and Refugees)
• Charalambos Vrasidas (Executive Director CARDET)
• Andreas Georgiou (Representative INNOVADE)
• Tzitzikou Sofia (President of the Hellenic National Committee UNICEF)
• Vassilis Bokolas (Director Xenios Polis)
• Vassi Leontari (Director Estia, Directorate of Programs and International Cooperation)
• Theodoros Fouskas (Scientific Associate EPLO)
• Edoardo Minerva (Programs Manager, Technical Cooperation Department EPLO)
• Kathleen Macdonell (Consultant & Coordinator, Deree – The American College of Greece)
• Constantinos Kyprianou (European Funds Unit, Ministry of Interior of Cyprus)
• Elena Fysentzou (European Funds Unit, Ministry of Interior of Cyprus)
• Natasa Economou (Civil Registry and Migration Department)
• Michalis Beys (Civil Registry and Migration Department)
• Joseph Varughese (Director NGO “Hope for Children” , CRC Policy Center)
• Pavlina Chatzitheodoulou-Loizidou (Head of Training Department, Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, Ministry of Education)
• Stavria Kamberi (Migration Information Centers).
On the second day visits were made to hosting facilities for migrants, refugees and unaccompanied minors.
• Asylum Seekers’ Housing Scheme
• Mosaico House
• Guest House Estia
• Greek Asylum Service – Ministry for Migration Policy.
September 14, 2017: MEDITERRANEAN MIGRATION NETWORK
On Thursday, September 14, 2017, the International CARDET Research Center, in cooperation with INNOVADE, organized the at the University of Nicosia, the annual international conference of the Mediterranean Migration Network (MNC), where organizations from all over Europe participated.
Xenios Polis, a founding member of the MNC, presented a study titled: “Strategic planning and exemplary development of non-governmental organizations: the field of migration.
April 27-28, 2017: MEDITERRANEAN MIGRATION NETWORK
With great success ‘Xenios Polis. Culture, Science & Action’ participated in the Kick-off Meeting for the Mediterranean Migration Network (MMN) organized by the International Research Center CARDET and the INNOVADE, in Nicosia, 27th & 28th April 2017, at the Nicosia University. The meeting and the subsequent research workshops had as main objectives the cooperation among important public and private bodies in the Mediterranean Sea, the development and exchange of good practices, as well as the presentation of innovative proposals and actions concerning the integration, diversity and management of immigration issue and the refugee crisis.
Xenios Polis, as an official guest of the Network, with Dr. Dimitra Sitareniou as the Representative, presented the organization’s views on critical immigration issues and developed relevant proposals on Diversity and Integration with regards to critical axes such as language and vocational education, policy issues, intercultural mediation as a best practice-guide to social cohesion and integration.
Four other significant organizations from the Mediterranean Basin (TAMAT-Italy, General Directorate of Social Services and Social Integration, Community of Madrid-Spain, AidGlobal-Portugal, FSM-Malta) presented their views, too; in the meeting, there were also Representatives from other selected European organizations, as well as from local public bodies and Cypriot ministries.