G PLAN: DEVELOPMENT OF MANAGEMENT POTENTIALS OF THE NATIONAL ASYLUM AND MIGRATION SYSTEMS

With the aforementioned plan, the European Economic Area and in particular Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein will finance projects and actions aimed at rationalizing and effectively assisting and managing the migration issue in the country.
Among the projects to be financed, are the upgrade of the central information system of the Appeals Authority, regarding the Countries of Origin Information (COI), the logistics equipment, a system of tele-interpretation, the establishment of two Regional Asylum Offices assigned to examine asylum applications submitted by vulnerable migrant groups, the creation of an Immigration and Asylum Monitoring Centre and Interpretation Register for the services of the Migration Policy Ministry.
Regarding the improvement of services provided to vulnerable migrant groups, especially the unaccompanied minors, the following provisions have been made, among others:
• A system of evaluation and monitoring of protected hospitality and care structures for international protection applicants, unaccompanied minors, migrants and other vulnerable groups.
• Interpretation Services via the “1107″ National Telephone Line for assistance to unaccompanied minors.
• The establishment of a hospitality structure with capacity of 100 individuals from extremely vulnerable social groups (single parent families, women- victims of sexual/ racial abuse, pregnant women or women after birth).
The total cost of the G Plan, which will finance, among others, projects and plans of the Migration Policy Ministry, amounts to 19,411,765 €.
On 31.10.2017, a Memorandum of Understanding between the Donor Countries and Greece was signed, and followingly, on 18.12.2018 the first sitting of the Cooperation Committee took place in Brussels. The issues on the agenda were the approval of the internal regulation that will rule the meetings of the Committee, the adoption of the Programme’s Conceptual Text, the planning of the next steps, as well as the planning of bilateral actions.
In the framework of the inauguration of the implementation of the programme and aiming at drafting the Programme Agreement, the Implementation Agreement and the Action Contracts of the G Plan, as well as exploring the potential of establishing partnership cooperation between the Greek side and representatives of the donors, a delegation of the Migration Policy Ministry headed by its Secretary General visited Oslo from the 24th of February to the 2nd of March 2019 and had meetings at the UDI Headquarters (Directorate for Migration of the Ministry of Justice and Security of Norway).