July 2021 - CommonGround

The clock is ticking on getting social integration right

A new report from two civil society organizations, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Common Ground, reveals that EU funds could be invested more efficiently to enhance the integration of refugees and migrants in Greece.

The Alliance Working Group has developed project proposals in support of a pandemic recovery that is truly “Green and Just.” Currently, we are refining our ideas and assessing their feasibility. Next steps:

  • Select the best proposals and implement them in collaboration with outside experts, scholars, beneficiaries, government authorities, etc.
  • Map Greek civil society (including NGOs, universities, grassroots groups, and communities directly impacted by the issues) to identify synergies and develop new fruitful partnerships.
  • Hold officials accountable for properly implementing the Greek National Recovery Plan.

Interventions Under Development

  • Pathways to more sustainable agriculture and entrepreneurial opportunities for farmers
  • Green and Plentiful Housing
  • Healthy People, Healthy Planet
  • Learning from the Pandemic
  • Bracing for climate refugees
  • Sustainable Urban Development