European Lawyers in Lesvos provides legal assistance free of charge to refugees and migrants requiring international protection and currently hosted on the Greek island of Lesvos.
It operates primarily at the “hotspot” at Moria and in the town of Mytilene.
The project provides free of charge:
- One-on-one legal consultation with an asylum lawyer in order to help applicants with the first instance stage of the asylum process and prepare them for their asylum interviews;
- Assistance regarding family reunification applications to adults and unaccompanied minors.
The project team includes seven asylum lawyers (including a French-speaker), interpreters in Arabic, Farsi (interpreters in other languages are available over the phone), female interpreters.
European Lawyers in Lesvos have no selection criteria and they are accessible “for anybody, anytime,” the project coordinator told News That Moves.
How to get help from European Lawyers in Lesvos:
- The best way is to go to one of the three containers located within the camp in Moria (at the bottom of the hill – next to Red Cross and BRF, opposite the EASO compound). European Lawyers in Lesvos operate in Moria Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 17:30, Saturday from 10:00 to 16:00 and Sunday according to need;
- If you cannot access European Lawyers in Lesvos in Moria, go to their office in the town of Mytilene, 47Γ Koudourioti street (Malliarou shopping centre), near Sapfous square, Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 17:30.
The project is organised jointly by the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) and the German Bar Association (DAV).
Photo: European Lawyers in Lesvos