World Refugee Day 2019 in Greece

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