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Opening Event GR-G Program

"Development of management capabilities

National Asylum and Migration Systems "

Athens, February 26, 2020 - National Research Institute

H Management of European and Development Projects (Y.D.E.A.P.) of the Ministry of Citizen Protection, acting as Program Manager, successfully organized the launch event (launch event) of GR-G Program "Development of management capacities of national systems of asylum and immigration" co-financed from resources of the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2014-2021 period (EEA Grants).

The welcome and overview of the event held by the Director of the Managing Authority of European and Development Projects of the Ministry of Citizen Protection, Police Director Mr. Giannoula Halvatzis, and then they made interventions from representatives of the political leadership of both Greece and Norway.

In the opening event they were invited and attended the General Secretary of Public Order Ministry of Citizen Protection Mr. Konstantinos sackThe Secretary General of Migration Policy of the Ministry of Immigration and Asylum Mr. Patroklos GeorgiadisThe Minister of Justice and Public Security of the Kingdom of Norway κ. Hilde Johanne BarstadThe Deputy Director of the General Directorate of Immigration (Utlendingsdirektoratet - UDI) The Kingdom of Norway κ. Fløtre Borghild and the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway in Greece Mr. Frode Overland Andersen.

In the second part of the inaugural event they were invited and actively participated with suggestions Representatives of Implementing Agencies of seven (7) Pre-defined Actions Program. Specifically, the Director of the Appeals Authority of the Ministry of Immigration and Asylum Mrs. Maria Fokianou presented the Preset Act N.The One entitled "Enhancing the Appeal Authority."The Director of the Asylum Service of the Ministry of Immigration and Asylum Mr. Mark Karavias presented the objectives and benefits through the implementation of Predetermined Act NThe 2 entitled "Strengthening Asylum Service"Deputy Head of the Monitoring Department of European and International Programs and other activities of the General Directorate of Administrative and Financial Services Department of Immigration and Asylum Mr. Vrasidas Alexopoulos presented the content of the Act N. FixedThe 3, entitled "Strengthening and development of national capacity for strategic planning in the areas of asylum and immigration"President of the National Center for Social Solidarity (E.K.K.A.) Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. Chrysovalantis Papathanasiou presented the individual subprojects of Fixed Act N.The 4 entitled "Strengthening the capacity of the National Center for Social Solidarity (E.K.K.A.) in the management of unaccompanied minors and vulnerable groups."The Ombudsman Mr. Andreas Pottakis made the presentation of Predetermined Act NThe 5 entitled "Providing expertise on Fundamental Rights to bodies working in the areas of asylum and immigration.", The Mr. Dimitrios Mallios, Police Major General, Head of Immigration and Border Protection Branch of Headquarters of the Greek Police presented the need and the benefits of participating police officers 'frontline' in trainings planned to be held in the context of implementation Predetermined Act NThe 6 entitled "Improve the capacity of Greek police in the identification and management of unaccompanied minors and vulnerable groups"And, finally, the Director of Reception and Identification of the Ministry of Immigration and Asylum K. Georgiadis Dimitrios presented the Preset Act N.The 7 headed 'Reinforcing first reception conditions and services to third countries"describing την κατ΄ αρχήν συμφωνία για τη δημιουργία δομής ευάλωτων υπηκόων τρίτων χωρών σε κτήριο του Δήμου Πύργου Ηλείας. Στο πλαίσιο αυτό παρευρέθη και απεύθυνε χαιρετισμό ο Δήμαρχος Πύργου Mr. Panagiotis Antonacopoulos.

The event concluded with the projection of a video bout with respect 25 years presence and substantial contribution of the EEA Grants in Greece and speech Mr. Konstantinos Iliopoulos, Police Deputy Director, Head of the Planning and Evaluation Department of the European Internal Security Fund / Department of Borders & Visas and EEA Program «G: Asylum and Immigration" of the Managing Authority of European and Development Projects of the Ministry of Citizen Protection.

Στον παρακάτω σύνδεσμο παρατίθεται σχετικό Δελτίο Τύπου της Πρεσβείας του Βασιλείου της Νορβηγίας στη Χώρα μας με δηλώσεις της Αναπληρωτή Υπουργού Δικαιοσύνης και Δημόσιας Ασφάλειας του Βασιλείου της Νορβηγίας, κας. Hilde Johanne Barstad στο πλαίσιο της εκδήλωσης:

https://www.norway.no/en/Greece/norway-greece/news-events/news/state-secretary-of-the-norwegian-ministry-of-justice-ms-hilde-barstad-visits-greece/

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