One Centre  – One Voice 

One Centre  – One Voice Project at Victoria Commuity Centre in Athens by Dråpen i Havet / A Drop in the Ocean and its partner One Happy Family (OHF)

The project One Centre  – One Voice is being implemented under the Bilateral Fund of the “Asylum & Migration” programme in Greece, by Dråpen i Havet / A Drop in the Ocean (DiH) and its partner One Happy Family. The “Asylum and Migration” (Addressing urgent needs for the reception and screening of asylum seekers and for the accommodation of vulnerable groups) programme in Greece, financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, was awarded a total budget of 16,5 million euros as part of the EEA Grants 2014 – 2021.

The program aspires to contribute to ensuring legal protection, support and care for the most vulnerable asylum seekers, with emphasis on unaccompanied children. The Fund Operator for the “Asylum and Migration” programme in Greece is SOL Consulting S.A in partnership with HumanRights360.

This collaborative initiative aims to strengthen the partnership between the Greek organization One Happy Family and the Norwegian organization Dråpen i Havet. With both organizations sharing the multifunctional Victoria Community Center in Athens, there’s an opportunity for enhanced collaboration, particularly in the realms of communication and advocacy.

Tentative activities include:

Best Practice Exchange

Exploring and exchanging diverse communication and advocacy strategies through open discussions and meetings.

Needs Assessment

Conducting needs assessment to inform potential strategies for communication and advocacy enhancement.

Training Workshop

Organising a workshop with communications experts to refine the skills of team members from both organizations and other involved parties.

Strategy and Planning

Organising meetings to explore the development of a shared communication and advocacy strategy for the Victoria Community Center. This strategy, if pursued, would focus on reaching users, promoters, and/or stakeholders, with the aim of amplifying the voices of those forced to flee.

Through these exploratory initiatives, we aim to foster a more nuanced and adaptable approach to communication and advocacy within the Victoria Community Center, potentially advancing our shared commitment to protecting and promoting human rights.