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Lesvos job fair matches businesses to asylum seekers

DG HOME colleagues helped to organise a third job fair for asylum seekers in Lesvos, Greece on May 4.

These job fairs, co-organised with UNHCR, include mapping of potential candidates, tuition for target candidates on preparing their CVs, papers and also interview preparation. Information sessions

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It takes a community to welcome refugees

The programme 'Hellenic Integration Support for Beneficiaries of International Protection (HELIOS)' helps people to become part of a new community when they have been granted asylum, also known as international protection.

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How the Lesvos refugee centre evolved in a year

Two years ago, when fires destroyed the camp in Moria, Europe responded rapidly as countries sent aid to help the host community on Lesvos. The European Commission funded transfers of asylum seekers to the mainland.

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Opening of new reception centres on the Greek islands of Leros and Kos

27 November 2021 marked the opening of two new reception centres on the Greek islands of Leros and Kos. A €121 million grant from the European Commission was used for the construction of the two facilities, as well as the existing reception centre on Samos.