New Athens-based NGO on migration policy

A newly formed NGO, the Hellenic Migration Policy Institute (I.ME.PO), was established in Athens this month by education administrator Alexandros Zavos, the former high-profile president of the previously state-run and now defunct entity of the same name.

According to a press release on Wednesday, I.ME.PO's charter, now in its NGO form, refers to the "... briefing of Greek society on all aspects of the migration phenomenon through a realistic approach, one that takes into consideration real data, international developments and policies implemented internationally..."

The newly formed NGO ( also cited an intent to organise scientific conferences in Greece and abroad on migration issues -- as the phenomenon has shot to the limelight in Greece and other affected southern European countries in recent years.
Besides Zavos, the other 10 members of the 11-member board of directors include mostly noted academics.

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