Greece is experiencing one of the largest influxes of migrants in the EU and is additionally economically challenged. Over the past years, the detention of migrants who arrive in Greece has been the standard practice.
The conditions and the wide-scale of detention of migrants, including asylum seekers, have put Greece in the spotlight of attention for many years. The new government announced an overhaul of the detention policy in mid-February 2015, however, leaving civil society with concerns on the coherent implementation of commitments to improved detention conditions, effective alternatives to detention and others.
- “Fostering Alternatives to Detention for Children”, Led by METAction
- “Monitoring Immigration Detention”, Led by AITIMA
- “Promoting Alternatives to Detention”, Led by Greek Council for Refugees