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!
Despite the fact that due to the second lockdown the Day Centre of Velos Youth remained closed, a group of young people expressed the need to re-activate the Creative Bloggers group and start to meet online. In that way, and with the assistance of the two coordinators from Velos Youth, we organised the first meeting … Continue reading Trapped and excited during lockdown…
We are delighted to announce that our 12 day crowdfunding journey with Haji has come to a successful end! Not only did we exceed our financial goal but, importantly, we saw Haji successfully restart his life in Athens. We aimed to raise awareness of issues affecting unaccompanied children and young adults in Athens... Haji's story … Continue reading Our Crowdfunding Campaign has come to an end