Building a safetynet for migrant refugee women

This programme is funded by the Justice programme of the European  Union


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On 30th of January all partners met at KETHI’s premises for the kick off meeting of the project. The agenda of the meeting was the following:


10:00  –11:45



Welcome – brief presentation of working method – overall objectives of the project  – KETHI

Ws 0 : Monitoring methods and tools

–          Appointment of working groups per activity

–          Guidelines/indexes/indicators /templates of planned deliverables/milestones

–          Harmonisation of national / transnational reporting

–          Appointment of internal peer reviewers

–          risks and mitigations

–          Planning of second transnational meeting

–          Communication (skype conferences – mailing lists etc)


11:45  –12:00 Coffee break
12:00 – 13:30 2nd SESSION

Context of knowledge: Gender based violence,, prevention and protection issues under current refugee crisis   

–          Opening presentation: Maria Liapi – project scientific responsible

–          National presentations: briefs on gender based violence policies and measures, new challenges in view of the current migration and refugee crisis by:

Spain SURT. Fundació de dones. Fundació privada

Greece CRWI  – Diotima

Italy Differenza donna

Germany Prof. Maria Kontos – project’s external collaborator – national expert


Discussion, reflections and operationalisation of key theoretical and political/policy issues in relation to the project


13:30 – 14:30 Lunch break
14:30 – 15:15 3rd SESSION

Overall presentation of the project: Workstreams, activities, calendar, milestones, deliverables – M. Liapi, CRWI  – Diotima


15:15 -16:30 4th SESSION

Work stream 1: Building capacity of specialized support service providers/staff to respond to the needs of migrant and refugee women  victims of GBV

Activity 1. Cross country situation and Capacity analysis in GBV

Activity 2. Multi-actor GBV Coordination mechanism

Activity 3. Design and implementation of capacity building for professionals working in specific GBV  services

(Group discussion)

16:30 – 16:45       Coffee break
16:45-17:30 5th SESSION

Work stream 2: Training actions to enhance efficiency of reference  system

Activity .2.1. Design and Implementation of Inter-agency Training

Activity 2.2. GBV awareness raising seminar addressing auxiliary staff of shelters, accommodation sites, reception centres etc.


Joint Dinner at 8:30 pm

(place arranged by KETHI)


DAY 2: THURSDAY 26 January  2017

09:30 – 15:30

9:30 – 11:00 1st SESSION

WS3. empowerment of refugee and migrant women to report and stand for their rights

Activity 3.1 Organisation of empowerment seminars

Activity 3.2 – Provision of legal information and assistance/ counseling sessions  to GBV victims


11:00 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 12:45 2nd SESSION

WS4. Dissemination and awareness raising activities

Activity 4.1 – Development of Project’s website/ Facebook page

Activity 4.2 GBV prevention:  sensitization material addressing local community actors

Activity 4.3.Multilingual Information material addressing migrant and refugee women

–          Discussion on project’s website and logos

–          description of project’s dissemination tools and means (leaflets, video etc)


12:45  –13:45 CLOSING SESSION

Financial  Management: cost eligibility, timesheets, proof of payments etc


13:45-14:45 Lunch break
14:45-15:30 AOB





Location: Charilaou Trikoupi 51 & Valtsetsiou, 106 81, Athens
Date: January 30, 2017
Duration: 2 Days
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