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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Jan 2018 - Dec 2018

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.75 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info


    EU Transparency Register

    145331327707-58 First registered on 11 Jul 2017

    Goals / Remit

    The Greek Forum of Refugees (GFR) was founded in 08/01/2013 by 21 founder members. Yonous Muhammadi was member of the co-founder team and the President of the Greek Forum of Refugees from 2013 till March 2017 (after the last elections in March 2015). The relevant official documents are its statue and the General Assembly‘s minutes from the constitution of the board of directors.

    GFR mission is the creation of a national sustainable network of individuals, unions, communities and associations working to support asylum seekers, refugees and stateless persons, focusing on their auto-organization, public expression and representation, through a common course of action. GFR is a grassroots organisation where the refugee communities are the main actors. It acquired expertise on communities’ mobilization, advocacy capacities, legislation/ practices analysis on refugee issues, need assessment for refugee communities, strengthening cooperation between Greek organizations and refugee communities, sharing information with authorities and stakeholders, organization of various cultural events and conferences.

    Main EU files targeted

    EU directives and decisions related to the refugee and asylum seekers area.


    Head Office
    ATHENS 106 83
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    III - Non-governmental organisations


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2018 - Dec 2018

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    EU grant income for closed financial year

    22,712 € (Source: Erasmus+,Advocate Europe)

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    RISE: The RISE network is a refugee network in created in 2016, led by refugees in different European countries. RISE has approximately 20 network members from 14 different European countries. Each country is represented by a national contact point. The network members have different educational and professional background. Rise represents the authentic voices of refugees, where refugees campaign for themselves. The RISE network aims at reducing discrimination and prejudices towards refugees by deconstructing
    old narratives on refugees and creating new
    perceptions in societies. The ultimate goal of RISE is that refugees will have a decent life in Europe as full
    member of the society, self-determined and recognized as human beings with skills, experiences, ideas and thoughts.

    ERMES:The main goal of ERMES project is to involve qualified community interpreters in mental health care procedures to facilitate refugees' access to these services and enhance professionals' practice when treating refugees. In order to reach out to this overall goal, the project is divided into two different phases. The first one was conducted in the course of 2018 and was composed of the design of an official and complete methodology on mediation with refugees regarding mental health care approach, followed by a theoretical training with 10 community interpreters that was based on the toolkit conceived.
    In 2019, once the first objective was reached out, the methodology was used to conduct the second phase, composed of a practical application of the training as well as the sensitization of stakeholders through dissemination activities (in which the community interpreters are actively involved), aiming at assisting refugees in recognizing mental health care needs and improving their access to appropriate treatments through the use of mediation (ongoing).

    POLITICAL INCLUSION:The project idea we are submitting by this letter revolves around the civic and political inclusion of refugees and migrants. Engaging in this path is a necessary step to undertake in order to make the most of the potential contribution refugees and migrants can bring to their host society, as reiterated by the EU Commission in its Action Plan on the integration of third country nationals . For this reason, based on its experience of mobilizing and empowering the refugee communities based in Athens, the GFR has engaged in a reflexion focusing on their civic and political inclusion. In addition, many of them residing in the country for some time have expressed their will to be actively involved in this field, while the GFR has recently engaged in relevant discussions with the Greek authorities, which are aware that accessing citizenship and exerting the resulting rights is an issue at stake for refugees and migrants.
    It is important to distinguish refugees from migrants (including second generation migrants). The
    refugee status (as well as the granting of subsidiary protection) does not give the legal possibility of
    voting to any election. In the second case, migrants, and their children being raised in Greece, having
    acquired the Greek citizenship through naturalization, are entitled to vote but may lack of information
    that would support their civic and political participation. It is also worth mentioning that the active
    participation in this field goes beyond the right to vote and should be understood in a wider perspective; indeed, non formal participation - through activism, the involvement in civil society organizations, protests and grassroots initiatives, are also impactful means for civic and political expression in the public sphere. The project aims to focus on these two dimensions (formal and non formal participation) as well as the three target groups (refugees, migrants and second generation migrants) previously mentioned.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


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    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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