Greece since 2015 is faced with an unprecedented humanitarian crisis as well as management crisis. As the number of arrivals increased and then reduced, the country was challenged to find ways of adequately addressing the needs of asylum seekers.

The present report seeks to map out how the reception system of Greece is governed, and the role of localities (Cities) in this governance process. The report highlights the presence of a complex national reception system that is still in its infancy with high levels of centralisation as regards decision-making processes and high levels of decentralisation as regards implementation. The pioneering role of cities is also discussed, in seeking to contribute to the reception system, often beyond the limits of their mandate.

You may find the Report, here.