In response to the refugee crisis reaching its peak in 2015, major public and international bodies have been working in Greece to help with the reception of refugees and migrants. With that in mind, in 2017 a training course was organised at first reception stations by the Hellenic Centre for Disease Control & Prevention (KEELPNO) in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund. The programme was primarily aimed at newly appointed healthcare professionals who staffed the reception centres in Mytilene, Hios, Samos and Kos, and volunteers from NGOs were given the chance to attend.
Professionals from the following areas of specialisation attended the seminars:
- Social Workers
- NGO volunteers