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Cross-Border Cooperation

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"Missing Abroad: The on-going experience between ITAKA Foundation & NGO Omnibus " (by Konstantinos Tagkoulis)



During the last 25 years in Athens alone, almost 4,000 Poles have officially registered as citizens of the capital of Greece. Most of them moved from Poland as economic migrants hoping to improve their financial situation by finding better employment opportunities. Some managed to bring their families to Greece. Many others didn’t.
So what could an average family from Poland do in case a member of their family goes missing in a Greek region? Can they afford to travel to Greece and search for their loved ones? How fast can the Police Agencies and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of each country be informed and get involved? Is the cooperation between the authorities effective? What are the benefits of having an international cooperation between two specialised NGOs regarding a missing person’s case?
The presentation will try to answer the above questions by highlighting the existing bureaucratic and practical obstacles in cases of missing abroad, as well as the need for an official framework for direct communication and cooperation among specialised NGOs and public authorities.






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