Velos Youth is, for the first time, building an Advisory Board to support broadly it's operations. A diverse and inclusive board sought, and so applications from those under the age of 25 and/or those who have experienced similar journeys to the young people we work with are particularly welcome. Experience of working in the humanitarian … Continue reading Open call for Advisors
Under "My Rights!" project we have created an informative leaflets regarding family reunification procedures in order to inform the young asylum seekers who want to be reunified with their families! You can find all the necessary information on the leaflets. Please, do not hesitate to contact us for further clarifications. The leaflets are available in … Continue reading Informative leaflets – My Rights! project
We are happy to announce that in June Velos Youth and Equal Rights Beyond Borders will offer two legal workshops under “MyRights!” project, which is being implemented under the Active citizens fund in Greece. These workshops are part of our efforts to create spaces for informative discussions for young asylum seekers and refugees regarding their human rights … Continue reading MyRights! Project Workshops – June 2021
Four years ago – in June 2017 – Velos Youth became the first youth centre in Athens to open its doors to young refugees and migrants. Since the beginning, we remain committed to our mission of providing safe spaces for displaced unaccompanied children and young people on the move through our holistic approach focused on each … Continue reading We are 4 years old!
It has been 18 months since the pilot project "Transitioning to Adulthood: A pathway to Autonomy and Self-Reliance" first began. The program funded by EPIM - the European Programme for Integration and Migration - has addressed the complex needs of young refugees residing in Athens, by adding two more core services to the holistic approach … Continue reading Transitioning to Adulthood – Practitioners Guide
Things I did when the lockdown started I was a bad sleeper, I used to go to bed around 5am in the morning and wake up during the day. I changed my sleep schedule because I was Idle at home and not doing much. Βefore the lockdown I used to go to African Clubs and … Continue reading Lockdown Experience
For four years we have been trying to both build on, and continue to champion, the holistic approach that was so visibly needed during the first exploratory trip to Athens in 2016. From day one we have tried to develop an approach that values autonomy over dependency, that values the voice of the individual and … Continue reading 2021 Ockenden Prize Winner
*Scroll down for Greek* Velos Youth and Equal Rights Beyond Borders are joining forces for a partnership under the new “My Rights!” project that will contribute to educating unaccompanied minors and young adults on their human rights and offer them legal representation in their asylum procedures in Greece. Our new project is being implemented under the … Continue reading Press Release: Project Launch – MyRights! | Educated and Represented
Meet Roseanna, our incredible volunteer who has been strongly involved in planning and delivering our "Creative Bloggers" workshops. Here is a little bit about her experience being part of the Velos Youth team! "I volunteer with Velos Youth once a week to support the "Creative Bloggers" workshop. Together we explore and develop our tools in … Continue reading Meet our amazing volunteer, Roseanna
Two of our Young People's Blog-gers share their tips for keeping track of goals. This week we needed to think more positive thoughts. We had just officially heard the lockdown in Athens will be extended to the 7th January 2021. So, we talked about the things we are looking forward to doing when lockdown is … Continue reading How to use lockdown to lock down your future goals!