Adama Job Center is an online platform created by Catholic Relief Services in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Country Office in Greece. This platform has been developed in the context of Adama Center project implemented by CRS and Caritas Hellas in partnership with UNHCR. The Adama Center provides in person and remote employability and social services support to asylum seekers and refugees in Greece.
Who We are
Catholic Relief Services
CRS was established in 1943 by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to help those in need overseas. The CRS mission statement calls on the agency to alleviate human suffering and promote full human development.
As part of the universal mission of the Catholic Church, we work with local, national and international Catholic institutions and structures, as well as other organizations, to assist people on the basis of need, not creed, race or nationality in over 100 countries.
CRS started operations in Greece in 2015 and has supported the integration of asylum seekers and refugees in Athens and Thessaloniki, with a particular emphasis on market-based and housing-related approaches. Working closely with its local partners, Caritas Hellas and Caritas Athens, CRS implements housing, financial assistance, livelihoods and integration programs.
The organization is a partner in ESTIA, HELIOS, the Cash assistance program and Mikros Kosmos. In December 2021, along with Caritas Hellas and in partnership with UNHCR, CRS started the implementation of the Adama Center project.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, leads international action to protect people forced to flee because of conflict and persecution.
We deliver life-saving assistance like shelter, food and water; help safeguard fundamental human rights; and develop solutions that ensure people have a safe place to call home where they can build a better future.
In Greece, UNHCR works with the Greek authorities, non-governmental and other organizations, volunteer networks and communities to ensure the protection and integration of refugees and asylum-seekers arriving in the country.
UNHCR also focuses on raising awareness of civil society and advocates for the development of sustainable solutions and the improvement of policies, which will allow refugees to thrive in their new home.
Caritas Hellas is the charitable institution of the Catholic Church and has been operating in Greece since 1981. It is member of Caritas Europa and Caritas Internationalis.
The purpose of Caritas Hellas to create, implement and realize actions and programs of humanitarian and charitable content, to develop a spirit of solidarity and volunteerism in society, to address poverty and any kind of humanitarian and social crisis as well as advocate for our socially excluded fellow human beings.
Caritas Hellas implements programmes for the protection, material, social and psychological support of vulnerable individuals and families, as well as those affected by natural disasters (floods, fires, earthquakes). Caritas Hellas implements special actions in different regions of Greece, including coverage of basic needs, psychosocial support, accommodation for refugees, educational and cultural activities, vocational training and skills development training, vocational guidance, financial and legal counselling, support for the development of entrepreneurship and social entrepreneurship, livelihood programmes and others related to the Social and Solidarity Economy.
Within this framework, the operation of the Adama integration centre was launched in December 2021.