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Association for the social support of youth September 19, 2014

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ARSIS (Association for the Social Support of Youth) is a Non Governmental Organization which was established in 1992 and since then it operates in Athens, Thessaloniki, Volos, Alexandroupoli, Kozani and Tirana. This development has been possible due to the cooperation of its members, volunteers and young people.

The association vision is a society of equal opportunities for all young individuals, and it specializes in the social support of youth who are in difficulty or danger and in the advocacy of their rights. Furthermore, ARSIS aims the prevention of youth marginalization, the elaboration of policies which defend youth rights and the active social support towards disadvantaged young people.

They offer different services such as Youth Support Centre, shelters, intervention in penitentiary system, action against trafficking, Human Rights in education, support of vulnerable Social Groups, and legal service «Sym-Parastasi», among many other. In addition, ARSIS provides psycho-social support, preparation for employment, legal support, educational support, temporary housing and food services and social and recreational mobilization.

Otherwise, they cooperate with Terre des Hommes International Federation in a campaign called Destination Unknown which an international campaign to protect children on the move. His major challenge is basically children on the move have the right to move as well as being protected, based on their best interest and on their views, independently of their migration status, gender, age, health, nationality, religious or cultural belongings.

Moreover, ARSIS work in Greece with partnerships like National Anti-Poverty Network, Collaboration Network for the Support of Youth, Network for Accompanied Supporting Services and National Organization Working for the Homeless. Some others networks in Europe are European Federation of Non Governmental Organisations working for and with the Homeless, European Anti-Poverty Network, Εuropean Offender Employment Forum and DYNAMO International.

You can find more information in their website http://arsis.gr

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Alejandro Robles

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