Good Practices by the NGO Candia Alternativa

Started its operation in 2008 and since then has organized many activities in order to increase the awareness of the local society protecting the human rights of the immigrants, supporting them in many ways, informing and helping them to solve problems they may have and providing to them with financial support.

Year(s): 2008-2017

Target group(s): Migrants who are living illegally in Greece



The Organization is organizing demonstrations against any kind of violence from certain groups of the local societies to the groups of migrants.

Type of product

The Organization sis promoting its ideas and actions using mainly the social media (website, youtube, facebook). Also is organizing open discussions with local citizens, in different parts of Greece and especially in Crete Island.

Brief description of the product / outcome / method

The Organization helps migrants at individual and at Ethinc group level to overcome difficulties they may have in the hosting country.

Impact on target groups / Transferability potential

The impact differs. In some cases the Organization offers its services to individuals or to families in order to solve their housing problem, in other cases the Organization accompanied migrants to the police stations and helped them to find a solution to an existing problem they might had with the police authorities.

In general the Organization don't offer certain services but its members remain close to the migrants and help them to solve problems arising every day.

Promoter of the initiative

Name of organization / individual: Candia Alternativa

Country: Greece



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