On World Refugee Day, held every year on 20 June, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees.
Around the world, communities, schools, businesses, faith groups and people from all walks of life are taking big and small steps in solidarity with refugees.
This World Refugee Day, we challenge everyone to join together and take a step with refugees in Greece.
Find an event near you in Greece and #StepWithRefugees
|Athens||Joint event with refugee communities, local authorities and partners including screenings, discussion about photojournalism and parallel activities organized for children, alongside with a photo exhibition. Greek/Syrian street food within the Cooking #WithRefugees Festival.||We create together – We live together||20 June 2019, at 19:00||Refugee/migrant communities, NGOs, International Organisations and local authorities|
|Athens||The Greek Refugee Forum, refugee communities and partners are organizing a fashion show, a theatre performance, refugee art exhibitions, and thematic workshops/roundtables on three pressing issues — integration, entrepreneurship, and homelessness.||You, me and those that came after – We are all citizens||22 June 2019, at 18:00||Greek Refugee Forum, Refugee/migrant communities, NGOs, International Organisations and local authorities|
|Athens, Ioannina, Thessaloniki, Lesvos||To mark World Refugee Day, Greek chefs and refugee cooks will team up between 18 and 22 June to serve their favourite dishes and fixed menus in selected restaurants in Athens, Thessaloniki, Ioannina, and Lesvos island. Greek, Syrian, Afghan, Iraqi, Iranian, Congolese, and Moroccan gastronomy will delight visitors to thirteen restaurants which either belong to refugee cooks or are opening their kitchens to refugee cooks living in Greece for the Cooking #WithRefugees festival organized by UNHCR and partners.||Cooking #WithRefugees Festival||18-22 June||UNHCR and ARSIS, ASB, Melissa Network for Migrant Women, Caritas Hellas, Intersos Hellas|
|Athens||Inauguration of ANKAA Center in Athens in the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Jean Asselborn – Musical performance by a trio of musicians from the OPL||ANKAA inauguration||19 June, 2:30 pm||Embassy of Luxemburg in Greece, ANKAA|
|Thessaloniki||Cine Forum at Pavlos Zannas, Olympion w/ films 4,1 Miles & My name is not a refugee||Cine Forum||18 June, 20:00-22:00||UNHCR, REACT, YMCA|
|Thessaloniki||An interactive workshops based on “Passages”, the UNHCR simulation game putting players through the experience of refugees. The workshop is addressed to the public and NGO workers||Passages simulation game||19 June, 18:00-21:00 , YMCA building||UNHCR, TENet-Gr, YMCA|
|Thessaloniki||200 lanterns will be lit at the Roman Agora under the sound of percussion musical groups||Lantern Lighting||20 June, 20:00-22:00, Ancient Agora||UNHCR, Municipality officials, partners|
|Thessaloniki||• Ceramics Workshop for kids
• Traditional dances from Greece & the Middle East
|Kids Paper City||20 June, 18:00 – 20:00: at YMCA Square||UNHCR, YMCA, REACT|
|Livadeia||Football tournament with local and refugee teams.
Discussion about the photographic work of Anna Pantelia.
Screenings of short films within “Home New Home” project by StoryDoc.
|World Refugee Day||19 June, 20:30 at Wemplay
20 June, 21:00 at Astradeni café
|Municipality of Livadia, KEDIL, UNHCR|
|Kos island||A two-day cultural event at the Folklore Museum of Chani on Kos island will include among others live performances and exhibitions by the students of the UNHCR-supported non-formal school “KEDU”, a arts and crafts exhibition by a group of asylum seeking women named “Women on a waiting list” and other musical and dance performances. Projection of the awarded film “Capernaum” and of the film “The boy and the World”||Celebrating WRD 2019||19-20 June, from 19:00-22:30, Folklore Museum of Chani||UNHCR, ARSIS, METADRASI, KILEKO|
|Leros island||Poems, songs and traditional dishes by the families and students of the non-formal education school “LEDU” will be presented during an event hosted at a local restaurant on the island of Leros||Festivity for the refugee and local community||20 June, at a local restaurant||UNHCR, ARSIS|
|Leros island||Projection of the film “The boy and the World”||“The boy and the World”||21 June, LEDU||UNHCR, ARSIS|
|Chios||Community event with film screening, music performance by locals/refugees and food/ treats made by refugees||World Refugee Day on Chios||20 June, Cine Kipos||UNHCR, partners|
|Lesvos||Friendly football match between Cosmos FC and local professional team Aiolikos (mixed teams). Excursion with unaccompanied children to the Refugee from Asia Minor Museum of Loutra. Screening of the awarded film “Capernaum”. Cooking with Refugees (Nan and Reem restaurants).||Take a Step with Refugees on Lesvos||20 June, at different locations (Moria and Loutra villages & Mytilene city)||UNHCR, METAdrasi, RIS|
|Samos||Irida Cinematography Festival (University of the Aegean), Screening of the documentary Human Flow, Refugee Children Photo Exhibition, Local Children Arts Exhibition||World Refugee Day on Samos||21-22-23 June TBC, University of the Aegean-Library||University of the Aegean, Still I Rise, UNHCR|
|Ioannina||Creation of participatory sculpture from recycled materials with the support of the renowned sculpturer Theodoros Papagiannis and the participation of locals and refugees. Parallel activities and workshops for children.||Participatory Sculpture||20 June, Silversmithing Museum, 11:00-17:00||UNHCR, ARSIS,Iliaktida, Second Tree, INTERSOS Hellas, ΚΕΑΝ, PH4K, ASB and Solidarity Now|