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ANTIGONE – Information and Documentation Centre on Racism, Ecology, Peace and Non Violence

National Network: 
Greece
Address: 
Ptolemaion 29A, PC.54630
Thessaloniki
Greece
Telephone: 
+30 2310 285 688
Telephone (other): 
+30 2310 328 791
Fax: 
+30 2310 222 503
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
1993
Fields of Activity: 
General Information: 

“ANTIGONE – Information and Documentation Centre on Racism, Ecology, Peace and Non Violence” is a non-governmental and non-profit organization established in 1993 with 11 employees and associates working on a daily basis in Thessaloniki and Athens.
During 2001-2007 ANTIGONE was the official partner for creating the RAXEN National Focal Point of Greece for the EUMC (European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia) and since 2007 is the official Greek partner of the EUMC’s subsequent organization FRA (European Agency for Fundamental Rights).
ANTIGONE launches a variety of awareness-raising activities, training seminars and anti-discrimination events, works on a large number of research projects with both national and European partners and disseminates relevant publications and issues press releases.
In the context of its function, ANTIGONE has undertaken more than 40 studies on racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism in the sectors of employment, education, legislation, racial violence and housing in Greece.
ANTIGONE receives funding from national and European projects as well as from donations.

Mission and Objectives: 

“ANTIGONE – Information and Documentation Centre on Racism, Ecology, Peace and Non Violence” has as most important aim the improvement of living in various sectors of society.
The target groups are mainly the so called discriminated groups of society as refugees, migrants, minorities, prisoners, the elderly and the disabled.
Its philosophy is always to follow the needs of the people; to maintain a strong bond to the movements and groups in order to know their realities, and not to oppose projects and aims but to develop them in cooperation with the targeted groups.
Furthermore, taking into consideration the social framework of the target groups, ANTIGONE, through its activities, tries to inform and to create awareness to the society about the situation and the issues concerning racism, ecology, peace and non violence.

Main Projects / Activities: 

ANTIGONE launches a variety of awareness-raising activities, training seminars and anti-discrimination events. Works on a large number of research projects with both national and European partners, disseminates relevant publications and issues press releases.
In the context of its function, ANTIGONE has undertaken more than 40 studies on racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism in the sectors of employment, education, legislation, racial violence and housing in Greece.
Participates in press conferences concerning issues of discrimination and in various Antiracist Festivals in Athens, Thessaloniki and other cities. Since 2002, it organizes an annual National Round Table. Government representatives, public officials, academics, NGOs and migrant and minority organizations participate in the event.
Some of the activities that ANTIGONE implements concern lessons of the Greek language to migrant people and refugees, consulting and support regarding employment issues towards Roma people as well as women, trainings for migrant women, creative workshops for prisoners, peace dialogue