Learning the Greek language and generally the education and training of refugees and immigrants in Greece, were the core of the meeting at the Ministry of Education on Thursday, November 14, with Migration and Organized Crime Advisor Jean Daniel Colombani and the General Secretary of Vocational Education, Training and Lifelong Learning, Giorgos Voutsinos.
Mr Colombani expressed to the General Secretary his concern regarding the problem faced by newcomers and already settled refugees and immigrants in Greece, regarding the lack of education. He also stressed that the existing structures have been proved problematic since, according to the available data, they are not functioning properly, and the necessary actions have not been taken to inform migrants of that choice. As Mr Colombani pointed out to Mr Voutsinos, the phenomenon of reduced education creates greater problems for immigrant societies, which sometimes lead to delinquency.
During this constructive meeting, there was also an exchange of views, from both sides, on resolving such issues that are proved important for the future living of refugees and immigrants in the country.
They also renewed their appointments and agreed to frequent communication on issues related to the education and training of migrants and refugees.
From the Press Office