The Echo-Hub Leros is a day-centre offering classes and activities to local people in need and to refugees, who are detained on the island for an average of 9 months.
In December 2016, we launched the Echo-Hub, a day centre offering a range of classes, activities, and events for adult refugees AND local people. Refugees, stuck on the island for months until they get the decision of the asylum services, need and seek an outlet from the island’s “hotspot,” a prison like, cramped container compound run by the Greek authorities. By providing a space, where members of the host and of the guest community can meet, exchange ideas and develop skills together, we hope to contribute to the individual’s mental well-being and to the community’s peace.
ActivitiesThe E-Hub offers classes and activities for refugees age 16+ detained on the island of Leros until their asylum application is processed and for local people in need. Classes on offer include languages (Greek, English, German, French, Italian), IT and Coding, Arts & Crafts, Pottery, Sewing, Filmmaking, Theatre, Sports (Football, Basketball, Swimming), Eco-Club (Beach cleans, Recycling)
Target GroupsRefugees and Asylum Seekers, Unaccompanied Refugee Minors, Unemployed People, Volunteers , Young Adults (approx. 18-30)