On Tuesday 28th February 2023, NORCAP, part of the Norwegian Refugee Council, organized the Closing event for the “Greece Capacity Building Project.”
The NORCAP experts who were deployed at the Reception and Identification Service (RIS) conducted 28 trainings for 187 employees of RIS structures, while 228 employees received on-the-job training, on issues of administrative management of newcomers’ reception, registration and referral of vulnerable cases, notification of asylum decisions, referral pathways for cases of gender-based violence, as well as on the legal framework for the protection of the residents in the sites in general. Additionally, twelve (12) standard operational procedures (SOPs) were drafted by the NORCAP experts and approved by RIS in regard to the management of various issues, related to the unaccompanied children, the arrivals on the mainland from the islands, and the protection
services of the psychosocial units. In parallel, they had a significant contribution to the drafting of the General Regulation of the mainland’s structures.
The NORCAP experts who supported the National Centre for Social Solidarity (ΕΚΚΑ) in the management of the National Referral Mechanism for the Protection of the victims of human trafficking (NRM) conducted 53 trainings in total, reaching 989 first-line professionals of the public sector and the civil society and contributed to the statistical processing of the 843 referrals of presumed victims that the NRM actors detected since the beginning of its functioning, as well as to the follow-up of the case management. They also drafted the Practical Guide for first-line professionals, available in Greek.
More information on the project here.