New and old residents of the member – cities of the Cities Network for Integration – local people, migrants and refugees – are inspired by this year’s theme of the Refugee Week Greece 2023 Festival “Compassion in Action” and capture acts of compassion and empathy in their city. Any act/move of compassion towards a fellow human (regardless of age, gender, nationality), the animals and plants that live with us and are part of the city in a wider sense, can be the subject of the photo! After all, the goal is for the photos to warm our hearts and highlight the small miracles of humanity that are not known or whose importance is underestimated but happen every day!
The photos will be collected by the organizing committee of the Festival and evaluated by a small group of amateur and professional photographers. The winner of the photo contest will win a gift related to photography.
How can I participate?
To register your participation, please email your photo to [email protected] , filling in all the fields below:
Deadline for registration of participation: Monday 6 July 2023
A few words about the Refugee Week Greece Festival
Refugee Week Festival will take place this year for the second time in Greece on June 19-25, 2023 on the occasion of the World Refugee Day.
Refugee Week Greece is a community led, all welcome, fully accessible festival. We strongly believe in the importance and values of equality and diversity and we are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for event organisers, organisations and the public attending our events. Our aim is to understand and celebrate our diverse community and recognise the value of each individual’s contribution.
The initiative is a cultural festival, part of a dynamic global movement, and promotes the contribution, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking refuge. The Festival is held with the kind support of the City of Athens and the participation of the Athens Coordination Center for Migrant and Refugee issues (ACCMR), the Migrant Integration Center (KEM) and integration programs of the City of Athens, UN Refugee Agency, in Greece, UNICEF Greece and the Network for Children’s Rights.
A few words about the Cities Network for Integration
The Cities Network for Integration (CNI) is an inter-municipal network of Greek municipalities working together to organize and implement coordinated activities and interventions at local and national level, aimed at promoting social integration of migrants and refugees and strengthening social cohesion. The CNI launched its operation in January 2018, based on a memorandum of understanding between the municipalities of Athens and Thessaloniki, that paved the way for a common framework for cooperation. Since April 2020, the Cities Network for Integration (CNI) is supported by IOM Greece and UNHCR Greece on the basis of a trilateral cooperation with the Municipality of Athens. Member-Municipalities: Agios Dimitrios, Athens, Thessaloniki, Chania, Delta, Heraklion, Thessaloniki, Ioannina, Kalamaria, Karditsa, Katerini, Larissa, Livadeia, Neapoli – Sykies, Nea Filadelfeia / Nea Chalkidona, Piraeus, Tilos, Trikala, Tripoli.
More information: http://www.cnigreece.gr/en/
Terms of participation: