Ptolemaion 29A, PC.54630
- Human rights
“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.
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