On 15 December, the EESC rewarded five initiatives carried out by civil society organisations and individuals, aimed at improving migrants’ lives and fostering their integration in society. The first prize was awarded to Artemisszió Foundation, a Hungarian NGO providing refugees with safe places to support their integration. The second prize was shared among four initiatives: Dionisis Arvanitakis, a Greek baker who bakes 100kg of bread for migrants every day; Sos Arrazakeria, a Spanish NGO that is helping migrant families to integrate into local communities; SOS Mediterranee Germany, a project which rescued more than 5.400 refugees in Mediterranean; Iliaktida, a Greek initiative which gets refugees out of camps and integrates them into local communities.
Civil Society Prize: Outstanding Initiatives supporting Migrants’ Integration in Europe
Migration and refugees - 23rd December 2016