During the past years there has been a massive influx of refugees, originating from Middle East and North Africa countries heading towards Europe, fleeing from extreme political situations and war. As a consequence, the refugee crisis is a phenomenon appearing throughout Europe; some countries are the final destination of the refugees (especially Nothern Europe) while others are transit zones (such as Albania, Romania) and others are receiving the large number of refugee population that arrive to the borderline of Europe (such as Greece).
Greece and Turkey, especially after the EU-Turkey agreement, are providing accommodation and other necessary services to the majority of these refugees. Particularly, the Refugee population in Greece is estimated to circa 62.000 and over half of them are women and children. During the year 2016, more than a fifth of refugees and asylum-seekers in Greece have been women.
“International Cooperation For Rehabilitation And Social Integration Of Refugee Women in Turkey and in Europe” is a project dealing with the issue of integration of these refugee women who are not hosted in a camp and face daily physical and psychological challenges. The project aims to produce an applicable model and training programs for integration to society as well as rehabilitation.