... is like a “paper boat”. We chose this as a metaphor for what we want to create and for the situation of refugees and migrants in Greece. The paper boat is a folded boat able to swim – for a while. Then you have to build a new one to go on travelling. A paper boat is symbolic for the journey of life, vulnerable but in your own hands and to be recreated again and again. It is simple, but it carries many hopes and dreams. It can dance on a turbulent sea. It belongs to everybody. And it might become the small version – like a first draft – of a welcome-space.
Analysis on the situation of the “strangers” in Greece, contributed by a Clandestina blog reader Greece has successfully created a reputation as an unwelcoming environment for asylum seekers at all levels of society and recast Greek citizens as victims. The success of the government and other right wing organisation such as the Golden Dawn has […]
The Group of Lawyers for the rights of Migrants and Refugees invites you to the screening of the award-winning documentary film ‘Captain Thomas Sankara’ made by Swiss filmmaker Christophe Cupelin. The screening will take place on Wednesday 10/12/2014 at 8:30pm. at“ Ktirio 11” is 11 ,Rethymnou and Ioulianou str. (opposite ‘Radisson Blu Park Hotel’ in Athens) […]
Statement of the network “Welcome to Europe“, 6th of August 2013 Since Sunday night, 5th of August, the tanker “Salamis”, whose crew rescued 102 boatpeople is blocked on open sea by Maltese maritime forces. The refugees came in distress while fleeing via Libya in direction of Europe. Since more than 34 hours the ship is […]