supported by

PIER - Protection, Integration and Education for Refugees
in Greece, Italy and Austria

The PIER Program supports cultural and socio-economic integration of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in three receiving countries: Austria, Greece and Italy. It encompasses different types of assistance aiming at their improved protection, education and integration, with particular focus on helping children, youth and young adults.

About PIER PIER Highlights

ARSIS Greece

ARSIS Greece is a non-governmental organization, specializing in the social support of youth who are in difficulty or danger. Further ARSIS actively advocates their rights. The organization´s main target is the prevention of youth marginalization, the elaboration of policies, which defend youth rights and the active social sup-port towards disadvantaged young people.


Caritas Italiana

CARITAS ITALY was founded in 1971 to promote charity with a commitment to raising public awareness. The umbrella organization encompasses 220 diocesan Caritas associations in Italy, committed to support the most vulnerable people in their daily activities. Together, they focus their activities on different forms of poverty, social exclusion ...


Caritas Österreich

At the start of the 20th century, Caritas Austria began its purpose to help those in need. The organization´s first action was to give food and clothing to alleviate the suffering of the people during and after the First World War. More than a century later, Caritas Austria’s broad scope of programs underscores the enduring commitment to prevent and ease the hardships of the poor.


November 27 – Education is the first step to integration

copyright Consorzio Communitas

Education represents the first step for refugees to make to address a proper integration process of the single person within the hosting community.


November 20 – Two days dedicated to children’s rights

copyright ARSIS

The 18th and the 20th of November that have been set, correspondingly, as the Universal End Child Sex Abuse Day and the Universal Children’s Day, ...


July 30 – World Day against Trafficking in Persons – Children: victims of human smuggling and trafficking

copyright ANA-MPA

20 percent of human trafficking victims worldwide are children; in certain areas of Africa and Southeast Asia trafficked children even make up the majority of the victims.