The CDRSEE project “Communities in Greece”, funded by the Open Society Initiative in Europe, highlights the role of the Center in issues such as the social inclusion. As Greece is a country which has changed rapidly over the past two decades advanced from a migrant-producing nation to a migrant-receiving one, this project recognises the importance of understanding these demographic shifts. The project worked with the Albanian immigrant population in Greece which according to the 2001 Census, makes up 56% of the total migrant population in Greece. Building up on these statistics, the Center recruited a team of well-known experts in Social Anthropology who conducted the research on the access of Albanian migrants to the health, employment and education sectors in Greece, and cooperated with representatives from the Albanian community as well as local stakeholders.
We believe that the innovative character of this project will contribute to social integration as its results will be recommendations for greater and easier access to Greek society by the Albanian community.