Help Refugees in Greece get Bicycles and Be Active

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Update posted by Georgios Farfaras On Jul 25, 2018

Promoting our #BikeForEurope cross border cycling tour In September from Thessaloniki to Vienna as part of The South Team and meet The North Team who cycle from The Netherlands. #withrefugees is our phrase to emphasize. Last week we visited Archaeological Museum of Olympia for the opening of exhibition by the Greek Museum of Contemporary Art #faceforward #intomyhome.


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Update posted by Georgios Farfaras On Jul 25, 2018

The Bike for Europe Kilometer Donation Challenge aims at collecting 3 million biking kilometers to donate 100 bicycles to those in need.

The idea is to bring Europe and its citizens working together to show their support for a more united Europe through cycling. This selfless campaign has set itself the goal of collecting 3.000.000 cycling kilometres to support the Bike for Europe cross-border cycling tour and the message of a healthy lifestyle, cycling and solidarity among Europeans.

If all of us come together and collect 3.000.000 cycling kilometers, 100 bicycles will be donated to selected NGOs specialized in working with refugees. The concept is simple: Europeans get on their bikes, ride for their well-being, donate their cycled kilometers and contribute to empowering people through cycling and sport.

So get on your bike and do something good for you and for people in need.

We have one Europe. Let’s bike for it together! #BikeForEurope

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Update posted by Georgios Farfaras On Jul 18, 2018

Greece has been the main entry point for the more than one million mixed migrants arriving to Europe in 2015. The large majority of those arriving are from refugee producing countries, such as Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. More than 800,000 persons have arrived to the shores of Greek islands, overwhelming the response capacity of international humanitarian actors as well as European and Greek authorities. Lagkadikia camp was opened in Northern Greece in the end of April 2016, making it one of the most recent ad hoc refugee camps installed in Greece. The camp is run jointly by the Greek Ministry of Migration and UNHCR with over 700 people already staying within the enfenced area. The first meeting to discuss the idea about a bicycle project was held in Lagkadikia camp last Friday, 14 October 2016 with refugees and People in Need NGO , Greenways Social Cooperative Enterprise and Volunteers of Thessaloniki - Love without Borders.

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