Greek Council of Refugees
GCR is a Non- Governmental Organization, which has been active since 1989 in the field of asylum and human rights in Greece. It was founded by Charis Brisimi and another 20 of her co-citizens aiming to defend the rights of refugees in Greece. GCR is an association recognized as a special charity, is included in the Registers of competent Ministries, has a Consultative Status in the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the UN since 2001 and is an operative partner of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). In addition, GCR is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) since 1991, a member of the Separated Children in Europe Programme (SCEP) while it also participates in the National Committee for Human Rights (EEDA) since 1999.