SOCIETY

Seminars for migrants; conference on domestic violence

The Greek Migrants? Forum is holding a series of seminars with the support of the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation, aimed at people aged 16-25 whose parents migrated to Greece.

Aimed at achieving smooth and equal assimilation into Greek society, the seminars teach participants about their legal rights and obligations, help them understand labor laws and ways to find employment, as well as showing them the tools to make their way through the maze of Greek bureaucracy.

The seminars will be held in three cycles, beginning on May 28 and ending in February 2012. The themes of these cycles are:

* The legal framework regarding second-generation immigrants, and in particular laws relating to the acquisition of citizenship, discrimination and human rights.

* Introducing young people to the Greek labor market, how it works and how to choose the best way to go, while also practicing techniques for dealing with discrimination in the workplace.

* Civil society movements, volunteerism and promotion of ideas and causes is the focus of the third cycle, which teaches participants problem-solving techniques, ways to deal with controversy or conflict, public writing skills and communication skills.

For more information on the seminars, which will be held in central Athens, call 210.883.1620.

Conference on domestic violence

The psychology and education departments of Mediterranean College and the XYNI Technical College are organizing a one-day conference on domestic violence on Saturday, May 21, at the Stoa tou Vivliou (5 Pezmazoglou