Duration: 22.6.2021 – 21.9.2022

Description: Recent sudden crises emerging within the migrants' reception system in Greece have underscored the importance of preventative and response measures to emergencies, including health crises, extensive violence and major natural hazards that affect the operation of the reception and accommodation facilities and jeopardize the continuity of services to the migrant population. In turn, such crises have also rendered emergency preparedness as a key to ensuring the reception system’s resilience over time, while at the same time reflect the need for the development of an integrated crisis management system.

In response to the above, the project aims to provide technical support to the Greek Reception and Identification Service (RIS) to increase its capability and readiness to manage and respond to emergencies across the migrant reception and accommodation facilities in Greece. The project will, therefore, result in improving RIS’s risk assessment, crisis management and cross-sectoral coordination on emergencies while also helping to ensure an efficient use of resources, with a view to ensuring preparedness actions for the protection of migrant populations residing in the Greek reception system. Ultimately, the project will contribute to reducing exposure to risk and minimizing the potential humanitarian, development and socio-economic impacts of a sudden disaster or crisis.


The project is funded by the European Union through the Technical Support Instrument and implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in cooperation with the European Commission.


Target group:

Reception and Identification Service (RIS) Staff of the Greek Ministry of Migration and Asylum (MoMA)

Areas of Action:

All Reception and Identification Centers (RICs) and Open Accommodation Sites in Greece