Our Rights is a dynamic programme that provides vital legal assistance and educational resources to young refugees and asylum seekers in Greece. Launched in March 2023, the programme has secured funding until February 2024 and aims to provide comprehensive support to approximately 200 individuals aged 16-25. Through a range of services including legal casework, one-to-one consultations, and informative workshops, we strive to empower young people by equipping them with the knowledge and resources needed to navigate their legal challenges effectively.
The project is led by the dedicated team at Velos Youth, renowned for their commitment to holistic case management. To enhance the programme’s impact, we have partnered with the esteemed British lawyer, Eirini Gravani, who specialises in offering direct legal support to children and young people. With Eirini’s expertise, we provide invaluable assistance to asylum seekers in various areas, including the preparation of asylum claims, guidance for interviews, appeals for negative decisions or age assessment outcomes, filing family reunification applications, and facilitating the renewal of IDs and travel documents. By addressing these critical legal needs, we aim to empower young individuals to rebuild their lives safely and securely within Greece or pursue legal and secure pathways to destinations that best serve their long-term interests.
The Our Rights programme is accessible to young refugees and asylum seekers who can schedule appointments with our lawyer or visit the Velos Youth Centre during our weekly 2-hour Legal Clinic. By offering personalised legal support and creating a safe and welcoming space, we ensure that every young person has the opportunity to access the resources and guidance necessary to navigate their legal journey effectively.
Join us in our mission to empower young refugees and asylum seekers with the knowledge and support they need to shape their futures and rebuild their lives. Together, we can make a lasting impact and advocate for a more just and inclusive society.