On June 30, 2012 the Intercultural Education Programme was successfully concluded. It consisted of a part of the action 3.2/10 of the European Integration Fund and it was related to the professional training of 250 police officers and civil servant personnel currently serving in the Hellenic Police and interact with third-countries nationals. The Programme included 10 training sessions of 80 hours duration each, at the Country's 8 decentralize administrations.
Partners of the Programme were: ΚΕΜΕΑ, the Training Center of the Agricultural Bank of Greece "ATExcelixi", as well as the Local Government Network "Efxini Poli". More specifically, the training sessions took place in: Athens, Patras, Heraklion Crete, Rhodes, Larissa, Ioannina, Thessaloniki, Alexandroupolis. The training sessions dealt with the following issues:
- Basic Principles of Intercultural Relations. Examining the cultural profile of Third-Countries Nationals with whom Hellenic Police personnel deals with.
- A presentation of the National and International regulations and mechanisms within the framework of Human Rights protection and respect.
- Up-to-date techniques development regarding the amelioration of the issues' management level concerning Thrid-Countries Nationals, through know-how transition from other European countries' officials working on the specific field.
- Consultation and approach methods' development reagrding Thrid-Countries Nationals.
ΚΕΜΕΑ had the scientific diligence of the trainning material - handbook, the preparation - training of the Programme's trainers, and the realization of the Training Sessions.
Finaly, 3 workshops took place, within the framework of this Programme, with all of the Programme's stakeholders (organizations, immigrant networks, Public Services, NGOs etc.) participating. In addition to that, 2 main Conferences (one at the begining and one with conclusion at the end of the Programme) were conducted, along with the 8 one-day events and press releases publshed. The latter, were disseminated in the Local Press of the Country's 8 Decentralized Admininstrations, while in the same time a website have been launched: www.metanastis-elas.gr.