The partnership consists of the Centre for European Constitutional Law (CECL), the Médecins du Monde – Greece (MdM-Greece) and the General Secretariat for Gender Equality (GSGE)

The partnership was structured on the basis of expertise and complementarity; the effort to combine analysis and field interventions and an evidence based approach; a multisectoral and multidisciplinary cooperation; and sustainable exploitation of results.


The Centre for European Constitutional Law – Themistocles and Dimitris Tsatsos Foundation (CECL) is one from most active Greek (non profit) research institutes. The Centre aspires to contribute to the promotion of democratic institutions and the welfare state under the rule of law, the deepening of European integration and the strengthening of international cooperation with respect for the cultural identity of each state. The objective of the Centre is, in specific, to undertake theoretical and applied scientific research in Greek, European and comparative public law, institutions and public policies, the provision of institution and capacity building to developing countries and the new member-states of the European Union and the enhancement of public awareness on developments in the European area. The Centre was founded in 1995 and has, until now, undertaken research and institution building projects in more than 25 countries while it maintains a wide network of collaborating institutions and experts all over the world. The Centre hosts the National Contact Point of the Fundamental Rights Network (FRANET) coordinated by the European Union Agency on Fundamental Rights (FRA) (since 2007) and conducts extensive research and data collection on fundamental rights.

The Médecins du Monde – Greece (MdM-Greece) is a medical humanitarian non-governmental organization and a member of MdM International. Since 1990, it provides medical and other services to marginalized populations that cannot access healthcare services and medical care. MdM-Greece has been present and active in the refugee-migrant crisis through its structures and programs i.e open polyclinics, shelters, refugee camp interventions, mobile medical units to respond to the needs of the high numbers of refugees. MdM-Greece also undertook new initiatives intervening in entry and exit points of migrants and refugees in Greece. Currently, MdM employees 230 professionals in more than 20 sites all over Greece working for the refugee population.

The General Secretariat for Family Policy and Gender Equality (GSFPGE) is a public body supervised by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs. Its mission is to plan, implement, and monitor the implementation of policies for equality between women and men in all sectors, specifically promoting and realizing legal and substantive gender equality in all sectors of social, political and economic life. GSFPGE designs and implements policies on gender based violence and operates counselling centers and shelters nationwide, as well as a national hotline for victims of violence. The Counselling centers accept women refugees referred by Reception and Identification Centers, Open Structures of Temporary Accommodation Shelters, or CSOs. Services offered include social support, information, psychosocial support, legal counselling, facilitation to health and referrals to shelters. Services are free of charge and confidentiality is respected.
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