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IOM in Greece

Greece has been traditionally one of the most important emigration countries following the Second World War. Greece is a founding member of IOM. The Athens Mission operates on the basis of an Agreement of 17 April 1952, between the Greek Government and IOM (ICEM). This Agreement defines the scope of IOM activities and sets out in detail its responsibilities.

National emigration flows lasted from 1952 to the mid 1970s. Since 1954, the Organization had initiated and offered vocational training courses to Greek workers, providing them with professional background, as well as cultural orientation to facilitate their integration into the host society. The IOM mission in Greece has assisted over 140,000 Greek national emigrants who settled in the United States, Canada, Australia and other countries.

During the 1980s, Greece became a transit country for Eastern Europeans, Middle Easterners and Africans. IOM Athens organized and implemented the resettlement of 89,000 foreign migrants and refugees mainly to the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. From the beginning of the 1990s, Greece started receiving large inflows of immigrants from Central and Eastern Europe following the collapse of the communist regimes, with a large number migrants from Albania.

Population (2015):11 million
Area:13,940 km sq
Languages :Greek
Currency:Euro (EUR)
GDP per Capita PPP (2014):USD 26,099
HDI Rank (2014):29 of 188
Remittances (2014 estimate):USD 824 million
Net Migration Rate (2015-2020):0.9 migrants/1,000 population
Immigrants (2015):11.3%
Women as a Percentage of Immigrants (2015):53.6%
Population under 15 (2015):14.6%
Adult HIV Prevalence (2014):not available

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Dodekanisou 6, 17456
Alimos, Athens

Tel: +30.2 10 991 90 40, +30.2 10 991 90 45
Fax: +30.2 109 91 09 14
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://greece.iom.int