How to Communicate with Asylum Seekers & Refugees
A Basic Guide to Culture & Communication in European Refugee Camps, Reception Units & Shelters
The aim of this book, is to provide you with pieces of information to enhance your personal and professional skills ~ in regards to cross-cultural understanding and cross-cultural communication, while you are working in Greek, first reception units or in the Greek or European response in general.
It has to be noted, that in 2015 there were no coordinated, purpose built, centralised reception units in Greece. In this context, it is challenging to draw the fine line between reception and initial integration. You will find colleagues, who will advocate for other view points, than the ones mentioned in the book. I encourage, that you ~ in your discussion groups ~ have talks about first reception facilities, cultural identities and integration initiatives in your host communities, all in relation to your local environment and cultural heritage.