Good Practices from the NGO PRAKSIS
PRAKSIS is an independent non-governmental, non -profit organization whose primary objective is the design, application and implementation of humanitarian and medical actions through specific programmes. The beneficiaries of PRAKSIS are Greek poor, homeless, uninsured, economic migrants, undocumented migrants, asylum seekers and refugees, unaccompanied minors, trafficking victims, sex workers, street children, injection drug users, Roma, people living with HIV/AIDS, men having sex with men (MSM), inmates and ex-inmates, Greek families heavily affected by the economic crisis - in general every person experiencing social and/or economic exclusion and is deprived of basic goods. The main objective of PRAKSIS programs and actions is to combat social and economic exclusion of socially vulnerable groups as well as to advocate for and promote their social rights. These main objectives include the design, application and implementation of humanitarian and development programmes.
PRAKSIS operates throughout Greece and especially in the regions of Attica, Central Macedonia, the island of Lesbos and the greater area of Patras. Moreover, our Mobile Medical Units visit the islands of Northern Aegean and the Dodecanese, and Northern Greece (from Thessaloniki) to Promahonas border lines) and always in accordance with any emerging needs.
Target group(s): Migrants
In particular, PRAKSIS aims:
a) to provide free social services and prime medical services;
b) to work towards prevention and awareness;
c) to promote solidarity and volunteerism;
d) to develop programmes against social and economic exclusion of vulnerable social groups and individuals;
e) to create or/and support networks which advocate for the needs of the target groups and
f) to develop a dialogue with the Greek society along with state agencies.
Type of product
Brief description of the product / outcome / method
Impact on target groups / Transferability potential
The basic services provided by PRAKSIS under its specific programmes are:
- Direct and free of charge Primary Health Care and Pharmaceutical Provision
- Basic hygiene services (shower, hygiene kits, clothes etc)
- Psychosocial support
- Social support
- Job counseling and promotion to work
- Legal counseling
- Financial support under specific programs
- Side supportive services
- Accompanied support services to state agencies or other infrastructures
All services are provided for free.
Promoter of the initiative
Name of organization / individual: PRAKSIS