18 Oct 2018

Free training program for migrant women starts on October 18 & 22, 2018

Dr. Sophia Protopapa and migrant women discuss the challenges of integration and employment during an event organized at the Melissa Network for Migrant Women in Athens in June 2018

Hellenic American College invites migrant women in Athens to take part in an innovative training program in soft skills for employability and entrepreneurship that will be delivered in October and November 2018. Participants can choose to attend either the morning or the evening sessions. The training program is offered to migrant women free of charge and is delivered in English.

When:

Morning sessions

22 & 29 October & 5 November 2018, 10.00-13.00

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Evening sessions

18 & 25 October & 8 November 2018, 17.30-20.30

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Where:

Hellenic American College, Massalias 22, 10680, Kolonaki, Athens.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Sophia Protopapa at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +30 210 3680992.

The training program is part of the EU-funded project “Advancing Migrant Women”, which aims to develop the employability and entrepreneurship skills of migrant women by enhancing skills such as self-perception and self-confidence, strength-based learning, personal branding, entrepreneurship and creativity.

Hellenic American College is participating in the project as part of a consortium of five partners that include other educational institutions such as Bifrost University in Iceland and training organizations in the UK, Iceland and Italy. Participating in the project on behalf of the College is Dr. George Bravos, Director of the Research Institute at Hellenic American University and faculty member in the University’s IT and Engineering programs, and Dr. Sophia Protopapa, Director of the Career Development Office.

The work program began in October 2018 with an initial research component to investigate issues migrant women face and the skills they wish or need to develop. As part of this effort, Dr. Protopapa interviewed migrant women at the Melissa Network, a sanctuary run by migrant women in Athens to support female refugees and help them find employment. During the second and major phase of the project, from May to September 2018, training material was created to address employment and integration concerns; the material will be used for the training sessions noted above.

Image: Dr. Sophia Protopapa and migrant women discuss the challenges of integration and employment during an event organized at the Melissa Network for Migrant Women in Athens in June 2018.

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