Greece is at the heart of the global migration crisis. As the country receives a large number of refugees and migrants and is a primary entry-point for immigrants to Europe,
Greece is at the heart of the global migration crisis. As the country receives a large number of refugees and migrants and is a primary entry-point for immigrants to Europe, the Greek case offers lessons applicable to the entire world. Since the height of the refugee crisis in 2014, Greek stakeholders have been active in supporting refugee populations, which continues today with support for Afghan and Ukrainian displaced people.
This summer, the Gilman Program, in partnership with the U.S. Mission to Greece and the Fulbright Foundation in Greece, will host a week-long, interactive seminar highlighting the pros and cons of Greece’s response to the refugee crisis for Gilman Alumni working in fields related to refugees and migration. Seminar participants will have the opportunity to connect with Greek leaders in refugee and migration work from across society and see first-hand the practices and policies that Greece is using to address migration and refugees, a global challenge of our times. The seminar will adopt an interdisciplinary perspective and will include national and local government, civil society, private sector, academia, media voices and leaders within refugee and migrant communities. It will also include relevant site visits and cultural activities.
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in its implementation by the Institute of International Education (IIE).
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