ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth is a Non Governmental Organization (COORDINATING ORGANIZATION), specializing in the social support of youth that are in difficulty or danger and in the advocacy of their rights. The main target is the prevention of youth marginalization, the elaboration of policies which defend youth rights and the active social support towards disadvantaged young people. ARSIS was established in 1992 and since then it operates in Athens, Thessaloniki, Volos, Alexandroupoli, Kozani and Tirana due to the active participation of members, volunteers and young people.
The vision of ARSIS is a society with equal opportunities for all young people and respect for their rights, as stated in Greek and international legislation, especially the UN International Convention on the Rights of the Child. The mission of ARSIS is to undertake actions to prevent the social exclusion of young people. In this context, it develops methodologies and tools to support young people, organizes and participates in networks, cooperates with public services and non- governmental organizations and formulates proposals in the field of social policy for children and young people.