Faculty Advisor

Bulled, Nicola

Faculty Advisor

Hersh, Robert


Greece has become the center of the largest humanitarian crisis in recent history, as refugees seek shelter and opportunity in Europe. Through conversations with NGOs, volunteers, and refugees in Thessaloniki, this project documented efforts to address the needs of a select and unserved population – young men. Young refugee men often do not meet the criteria of a “vulnerable population” and therefore do not receive specific services. We observed that many initiatives fail due to inconsistent engagement that is related to transience, lack of motivation, or the constant search for better opportunities. Efforts aiming to empower or collaborate with young male refugees are rare and difficult to establish, but are better at promoting integration and independence.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs