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Welcome to Paréa!

We are a community center on Lesvos in Kara Tepe that offers a welcoming environment to everyone.

More than a thousand people on the move are still trapped on Lesvos. Since the fires of Camp Moria in 2020, the Greek island has almost disappeared from public perception - but people are still living here in prison-like conditions for months and years in waiting.  With our community center, we want to give people on the move a little hope and bring organizations together in solidarity.

Paréa Lesvos provides a safe space for refugees and is a home for 11 other organizations. The center is located in close proximity to the camp in Kara Tepe, Lesvos and is visited daily by camp residents. It offers space to stay in a positive & safe environment, including free drinks and lunch. Here, people have the opportunity to take advantage of offers from a wide variety of organizations.

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Services at the center

The center is not only a space to hang out in a welcoming environment. At our café, visitors can get a daily lunch and free drinks, such as coffee, tea and juice. Here, many organizations come together to offer their services and activites in the center to residents of the camp. Our partner community works closely together to identify gaps and join forces where possible. 

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Paréa Lesvos is operated by Europe Cares

We are a humanitarian organization that supports people on the move and stands up for human rights on the European borders.

We manage and maintain the center, operate the café, organize community events and run the activities in the safe space for women. 


With the center, we aim to connect and empower civil society in support of people on the move on Lesvos. Regular partner meetings and events ensure that our community works and grows together.

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Our Coordination Team


Our Partners

Coming together in solidarity as one Paréa community.

Paréa is a space, in which many different partner organizations come together to offer their services to people on the move. 


Leave No One Behind

Laundry Service

NFI Distribution

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Sporos Regeneration Institute

Gardening Project

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Yoga & Sports with Refugees

Yoga & sports courses

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Wave of Hope for the Future

Language classes

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Medical Volunteers International

Psychsocial support

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Psychosocial support

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RAD Music International

Music performances & classes

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ReFocus MediaLabs

Phototography & filmmaking classes

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Makerspace Lesvos

Bicycle repair


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Boat Refugee Foundation

Psychosocial support

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Doro Blanke Flüchtlingshilfe

Legal aid

German & English classes

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Circus Lesvos

Circus acrobatics lessons

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Crisis Management Association

Medical services
Health awareness

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Support us!

Help us keep the doors open with your donation.

We rely on your support to offer our space to civil society and the community of people on the move on Lesvos. All donations directly towards sustaining the center.

You can also donate via bank transfer. Please include the purpose "Lesvos" in your transaction.

To: Europe Cares e. V.
IBAN: DE13430609671240904900

Donations are received by Europe Cares e.V., a registered association based in Germany. Your donations may be tax deductible depending on your country. A donation receipt is issued via or for bank transfers upon request.

 Contact us at in case of any questions. 

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