On Saturday the 12th of November 2022, at the premises of the Ivory Coast Community of Greece we held an open discussion on the issue of the regularization of undocumented migrants in Greece,
inviting leaders from the communities of Congo Kinshasa, Congo Brazzaville and the Ivory Coast along with personalities from Civil Services and NGOs.
The Greek Forum of Refugees’ Self-Advocacy Team in cooperation with the Ivory Coast Community of Greece and with the support of the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants has engaged in a series of online raising awareness -open discussions- regarding undeclared labour and how it affects undocumented migrants. These two online sessions delivered the same number of reports with essential feedback on what is happening in Greece regarding the issue of undeclared labour (follow this link).
In this 3rd session we discussed issues that undocumented migrants face with the regularization procedures in Greece; an issue very closely related with undeclared labour. This final Open discussion provided us with valuable information on regularization that will be included in our future report. Our next step is to engage in a campaign for policy change that will introduce fundamental elements by combining our findings on undeclared labour along with those on regularization.
Members of the Self-Advocacy Team and leaders of their equivalent communities:
Moussa Sangare Communauté ivoirienne de la Grèce – Ιβοριανή Κοινότητα Ελλάδας
Jean Didier Totow Tom – Ata Communauté congolaise de Grèce
Linda Reine Congolese community of Brazzaville in Greece
among other community members
Vassilis Kerasiotis, Attorney at Law and Director of HIAS Greece
Vania Nedelceva, Head of Migrant Point EKA, Athens Labour Unions Organization- EKA
Panos Douros – Psychologist Livelihoods Officer at HumanRights360
Dr. Theodore Fouskas, Assistant Professor | Sociology, Migration and Public HealthDepartment of Public Health PolicySchool of Public Health | University of West Attica
Pinar Aksu, Human Rights and Advocacy Coordinator at Maryhill Integration Network