Chryssa was born and raised in Athens, Greece, where she now lives. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Law in the University of Athens and in 2017 she spent a semester in Finland, where she studied at the University of Helsinki. Having a keen interest in human rights and refugee law, she has volunteered in the Khora Community Center, a humanitarian co-operative foundation based in Athens, focusing on providing services to refugees. Later on, she worked as an intern in the Legal Unit of the Greek Council for Refugees NGO. She is now coordinating the Network for Refugees and Migrants of Amnesty International GR and is also involved in the European Network Against Racism as a media monitor and in the Racist Violence Recording Network.
Updated May 2019
More from Chryssa Mela
Law and Racism - Seminar Series in Cooperation with @Generation 2.0 and the Anasa Cultural Center
As her Action Project, Senior Fellow Chryssa Mela organized a seminar series on Law and Racism in cooperation with @Generation 2.0 and Anasa Cultural Center. This seminar engaged Greek law school students and recent graduates with institutional racism in the Greek legal context.
Barriers beyond borders: the realities for asylum seekers from the sea to Athens
On Wednesday June 2, 2021 Landecker Democracy Fellow Iason Apostolopoulos joins the virtual panel "Barriers beyond borders: the realities for asylum seekers from the sea to Athens." The event was co-organized by Iason and 2019 John Lewis Senior Fellow Chryssa Mela.
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2019 John Lewis Fellows Final Presentations
In 2019, Fellows of the Humanity in Action John Lewis Fellowship prepared final presentations on their experiences and learnings from the four-week program.
Humanity in Action Announces the 2019 Greek Fellows Cohort