Monday, February 27, 2012

Homeless in Athens

Music: La Veillée by Yann Tiersen
Voice: Christina Eleni (pupil)


In Greece and particularly in Athens, the number of homeless people is increasing day by day as of now there are 20.000 people who take refuge in the street. The economic crisis which Greece is going through has increased the problem.

The “Declaration Of Human Rights” states that all people are born equal and free, that everyone has the right to a private life, that all people have the right to have a safe place to live and the right to their property/belongings and last the right to democracy and safety and the right to food, but all of the above rights are not met by society for all.

We would want all governments in the European Union and all people that make up the world, to join forces and to help the Greek Government resolve the problem of the homeless and the problem of illegal immigrants which aggravates   homelessness.

Video for the Refugees in Greece

Violations of human rights and refugees

Are the refugees entitled to rights and fundamental freedoms?

Refugees have rights which should be respected prior to, during, and after the process of seeking asylum.

Respect for human rights is a necessary condition for both preventing and resolving today's refugee flows.

In what ways can the rights of refugees be violated in the process of asylum-seeking in host countries?

Rights of Refugees
In practical terms, the task of international protection includes the prevention of refoulement, assistance in the processing of asylum seekers, providing legal counsel and aid, promoting arrangements for the physical safety of refugees, promoting and assisting voluntary repatriation, and helping refugees to resettle .

The right to protection include
  • the right to life,
  • protection from torture and ill-treatment,
  • the right to a nationality,
  • the right to freedom of movement,
  • the right to leave any country, including one's own, and to return to one's country,
  • and the right not to be forcibly returned.
These rights are affirmed, among other civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, for all persons, citizens and non-citizens alike, in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights which together make up the International Bill of Human Rights.
(a) "No one shall be subject to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile" (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 9);
(b) "Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution." (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 14);
(c) "Everyone has the right to a nationality" (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 15);
(d) "Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each State"(Universal Declaration of Human rights, article 13; International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, article 12).

Violations of rights of refugees

Three issues are giving rise to concern.
  1. The disturbing tendency to close doors to asylum-seekers.
  2. Intolerance, racism, xenophobia, aggressioni, national and ethnic tensions and conflicts during the process of applying for sylum and also after refugee status has been granted
  3. The persistence of human rights violations in countries of origin and the need to address those violations before refugees can be voluntarily repatriated.

Refugees in Greece


Music: Refugee's Theme by Eleni Karaindrou
for the film "The suspended step of the stork"
of the director Theo Angelopoulos
Voice: Blassis K. (recorded by Romanos L.)


In recent years we are facing an unprecedented and massive new refugee phenomenon. A refugee is a person, who has fled his country of origin because of grounded fear of persecution due to:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Political Belief
  • Membership in a social or cultural group

Refugees differ from immigrants, who, legally or not, voluntarily leave their homeland in search of better living conditions. Since life in their homelands is unbearable these people will overwhelm Europe and, of cource, Greece.  It is not possible to safeguard the Aegean, the Evros and the borders with Albania, Fyrom and Boulgaria. 

Refugees arrive in Greece in a state of despair having left their families to escape the risk of imprisonment and execution. Most of them have a traumatic experience of having seen relatives, friends, partners being imprisoned, disappearing or even being executed. 

Moreover, they face serious problems of survival because they lack resources, family and social ties and communication due to language and cultural differences. These people will remain without papers, work and access to the social structures. They are forced to resort to “ghettos” in deprived neighborhoods, such as St.Panteleiomon in Athens or in imprisoned camps, as the Afghan camp in Patras and Lavrion. The refugees from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sudan and Somalia have no way back; their path will never be safe.


Music:  Lara Fabian "Intoxicated" - Instrumental Guitar Cover
Voice: Anna-Maria (pupil)

Open publication - Free publishing - More greece


The problem of migration has two aspects. On the one hand immigrants arrive in Greece and cause a number of problems, such us:
  • Consolidation of racism
  • Outbreak of violence
  • Worsening the unemployment problems of locals
  • Heterogeneity of the population.
On the other hand, nowadays young Greeks migrate abroad in pursuit of a better life. Immigrants in Greece often have some of their basic rights violated. These belong to the human rights listed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and are the following:
  • The right to a nationality
  • The right to life
  • The right to education
  • The right to seek a safe place to live.
Articles in Universal Declaration of HR



Music: Ennio Morricone - Chi Mai

Human Rights in Greece (The Evolution)

Historic Evolution of Human Rights

The evolution of human rights- Part I

More PowerPoint presentations from Comenius

Music: Chris Spheeris - Eros (Rain)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Common song and Lyrics

Lyrics and Chords about Human Rights
Human rights, Human rights

MUSIC, written by Nettuno Team
first 2 strofas and  ritornello written by German & French Team, the 3rd by Cypriots and the last strofa and refrain by Greeks

               G                                        E-
All human beings are born equal and free
               C                                        D
With the right to life, the right to express themselves
                G                                       E-
All children across the world must be able to study
             C                      D
With the right to write and the right to learn in happiness.


G                                                            E-
Human rights, Human rights, I can feel them in my heart    
C                                                            D
I can see them in my eyes, Human rights, Human rights

G                                        E-
All governments must be democracies
C                      D
Where no one is corrupted, where everybody can speak freely
G                                        E-
All rich men have to help society*
C                      D


G                                                   E-
Human rights, Human rights,    I can feel them in my heart
C                                                   D
I can see them in my eyes,  Human rights, Human rights 

(Idea with words in Italian)
Tutti gli esseri umani nascono liberi ed eguali
Hanno  diritto alla vita, alla libertà
Niente  tratta degli schiavi E punizioni crudeli
Siamo tutti uguali all’unanimità

STROFA by the Team from CYPRUS
Human rights, human rights
E –
Stop ruing your life
Tell your children a story of life
Tell them how to survive, owing their human rights.

STROFA - REFRAIN by the Greek Team (in white color)

Love among all
is what life calls for.
Let no one ever fall
off the hug we want for all!!!

G                                                   E-
Human rights, Human rights,    I can feel them in my heart
C                                                   D
I can see them in my eyes,  Human rights, Human rights

Peace and love along the way
never let'em fade away
They're precious in our life
like sweet cherry pie!!!

in Greek
Αγάπη για όλους                                
αυτό ζητάει η ζωή
Ας μην πέσει κανείς
από την αγκαλιά που θέλουμε για όλους


Ανθρώπινα δικαιώματα (2)
τα νιώθω στην καρδιά μου
τα βλέπω με τα μάτια μου
ανθρώπινα δικαιώματα (2)

Ειρήνη και αγάπη στη διαδρομή
μη τα αφήσεις ποτέ να ξεθωριάσουν
είναι πολύτιμα στη ζωή μας
σαν γλυκιά κερασόπιτα

* The lyrics in cyan letters have been written by Sam of French Team.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Human Rights & Christmas Concert

1st part

A Concert was held in December 2011 in the auditorium of the ITIS L.Trafelli Neptune (Italy) with the participation of students of the institute and the artistic direction of Prof. M. Quattrini and G. Casentini for the dissemination of Christmas songs and Human Rights.

2nd part

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Painting our Rights

Pupils from the Greek school 3rd Lyceum "Miltos Kountouras" at Nea Filadelfeia / Athens are painting the articles of the Declaration of Human Rights with Music. 
The images are located at
The picture on the cover is on a wall at the centre of Nea Filadelfeia.
Music: I dare you to move by SWITCHFOOT. 
November 2011.

I dare you to move
by Switchfoot

Welcome to the planet
Welcome to existence
Everyone's here
Everyone's here
Everybody's watching you now
Everybody waits for you now
What happens next?
What happens next?

I dare you to move
I dare you to move
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor
I dare you to move
I dare you to move
Like today never happened
Today never happened before

Welcome to the fallout
Welcome to resistance
The tension is here
The tension is here
Between who you are and who you could be
Between how it is and how it should be

I dare you to move
I dare you to move
I dare you to lift yourself up off the floor
I dare you to move
I dare you to move
Like today never happened
Today never happened

Maybe redemption has stories to tell
Maybe forgiveness is right where you fell
Where can you run to escape from yourself?
Where you gonna go?
Where you gonna go?
Salvation is here

I dare you to move
I dare you to move
I dare you to lift yourself, to lift yourself up off the floor
I dare you to move
I dare you to move
Like today never happened
Today never happened
Today never happened
Today never happened before

Crossword puzzle for Human Rights

Click here to solve the crossword puzzle!

by Christina M.
using Software: EclipseCrossword © 2000-2007

Thursday, February 9, 2012

It's a Liberty Walk

Singer Miley Cyrus posted this video via her official page on twitter on 23rd November of 2011.!According to the artist the video is dedicated to the thousands of people who are standing up for what they believe in.!Τhe video also  shows clips from protests from various countries such us Greece,England,Spain,Italy etc.!Police brutality is emphasized too.!
About the song:The song which singer uses on her video is "Liberty Walk" and is about someone who finds the courage to stund up for what he/she wants.!

 Song:Liberty Walk.!
Singer:Μiley Cyrus.!
Writers:Miley Cyrus,Antonina Armato,Tim James,Nicholas J. Scapa,John Read Fasse,Michael McGinnis