Mapping social orientation in Greece
As from 2015, Greece experienced an unprecedented influx of migrants and refugees. Until March 2016, Greece being a transit country rather than destination country, its main policy investments focused on reception rather than integration measures. The closure of the border between the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece, which followed, changed the scene. Thousands of refugees and migrants were stranded in Greece often without adequate accommodation, healthcare, and access to education. Under these circumstances the integration prospects for immigrants, refugees and subsidiary protection holders in Greece remain blurred. Although the legal framework is in place, it is still not fully implemented as there is a lack of a long-standing tradition in policies to support the integration of asylum seekers and refugees.
Report: Mapping social orientation in Greece (in English)