ACCMR - Athens Coordination Center for Migrant and Refugee issues


Since the beginning of 2015, with Greece’s unprecedented number of migrant and refugee arrivals fleeing conflict, the City of Athens has increasingly adopted a proactive approach towards developing strategies to address the needs of these vulnerable populations. In this context, the City of Athens undertook the initiative to establish the Athens Coordination Center for Migrant and Refugee issues (ACCMR).

ACCMR aims at the efficient coordination between the municipal authorities and stakeholders operating within the city, such as national and international NGOs, international organizations, and migrant and refugee community groups. Our goal is to shape the necessary conditions for the smooth integration of migrants and refugees currently living in the city of Athens, but also for dealing with emergency situations linked with future migration flows.

The ACCMR was established in June 2017 under the “Migration and Refugees Coordination Center & Observatory” project, with Stavros Niarchos Foundation as founding donor and with the support of Athens Partnership. The ACCMR operates within the framework of the Department for the support and social inclusion of Migrants and Refugees of the Directorate of Social Solidarity.

Contact data

Country: Greece
Address: Maizonos 45
104 38
Telephone: +30 210 5246225
Contact Person: George Sarelakos
Tel: +302105246225
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Organisation details

Fields of work: campaigning / advocacy / education / humanitarian aid / awareness raising / integration / diversity
Topics: migration
Legal status: formal

Languages & Countries

Main operation languages: English / Greek, Modern