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Greece shuts down primary schools, kindergartens Nov 16-30

Greece will shut down primary schools, kindergartens and nursing schools for two weeks starting on Monday, November 16, 2020, authorities announced Saturday noon. Operation of special schools will continue. The government insists that the closure is not due to spread of the coronavirus among the school children but in order …

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Inmate Vassilis Dimakis on hunger, thirst strike for being deprived right to education

Inmate Vassilis Dimakis started his third hunger and thirst strike on Saturday, as the state deprives him of the right to education although this is secured by the law. Under a pretext of 14-quarantine because of the pandemic, the inmate in Korydallos Prison in Athens has no access to his …

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Avlonas Prison School for Young Offenders wins EPEA Prize.

The Gymnasium and Lyseum at Avlonas Prison for Young Offenders has won the 2018 International Day of Education in Prison (IDEP) Contest. The Prize was won by a group of teachers and students of the Gymnasium and Lyceum that operates within the Avlonas Prison for Young Offenders, for which Sofia …

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Greek parents spend €3billion annually on educational purposes

Free public education in Greece? Not really. Not in real Greek life. Greek family expenditures for educational purposes exceed 3 billion  euros annually, according to an annual report by the GSEE private sector employees federation published on Wednesday. GSEE’s Center of Educational Policy Development said that despite the availability of …

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Inmate Dimakis on 30. day of hunger & thirst strike over right to education

Thirty days ago, convict Vassilis Dimakis started a hunger strike and twenty two days later also a thirst strike claiming his right for educations. While Dimakis’ health condition is at critical point, the Courts and Prison Councils have already denied him educational permitting, the third one his lawyers have submitted. …

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First Refugees in Attica receive European Qualifications Passports

The first groups of refugees have received European Qualifications Passports after successfully passing an evaluation process to verify their higher education credentials. Fifty-four refugees, mostly from Syria, living in refugee camps in Attica, Greece have received the documentation through the first two rounds of the Council of Europe’s “Recognition of …

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FabLab training space teaches modern technologies to young refugees

In the context of the migration crisis in Europe, many refugees are nowadays blocked in camps or towns in Greece for an indeterminate length of time and with few future perspectives. Young people are often full of energy and enthusiasm, but they lack the opportunity to make use of it. …

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Turkish kindergarten children stage July coup play with fake weapons and death

A play involving fake weapons and scenes of death staged by kindergarten children in the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri has drawn criticism from the authorities and experts. The play, staged to mark National Sovereignty and Children’s Day on April 23, showed children clashing with each other using fake weapons …

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Greece to hire 800 teachers to school 22,000 refugee children

Greece will hire hundreds of extra teachers to help thousands of migrant children join its public schools in the autumn, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday. “The inclusion of all refugee children in the public school system will begin in September,” Tsipras said in a televised address. “Around 800 …

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Judges reject Romanos’ request; clashes in Athens over hunger-striker

The Judicial Council rejected on Wednesday morning the request of hunger-striker Nikos Romanos to be granted educational furloughs while in prison. With Justice showing a relentless face towards a convict on hunger strike claiming his right to education as foreseen by the law, media reported last night, that coalition government …

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Hunger-strikers’ parents appeal for their children’s lives, say they will hold Justice Ministry responsible if something happens

The right to education is inalienable and for whatever happens to the health of Nikos Romanos and his friends on hunger-strike responsible will be the Ministry of Justice and Minister Charalampos Athanasiou. That was the main idea of the press conference held on Tuesday by the parents of Nikos Romanos …

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