Elli Zotou is an Athens based journalist. Elli has been working for over a decade in the Greek daily national newspaper Avgi, reporting stories about human rights violations, migrant communities, refugees, hate crime and immigration policy at a Greek and European level. She has also covered extensively stories of police brutality, the demonstrations fueled by the economic crisis in Greece and the Greek far right, using her specialty, as a trained criminologist with a master’s degree in Crime, Law and Society from the School of Law of the University of Manchester. She is also member of the Journalists’ Union of the Athens Daily Newspapers and member of the Greek Society for the Study of Crime and Social Control. In 2018, she received a scholarship from Stavros Niarchos Foundation for the Summer Investigative Reporting Course of Columbia University in New York.


Only two unaccompanied children relocated to the Netherlands

The Dutch case of voluntary relocation with ... preferences.

The disaster of Moria, last September, "activated" for a while the solidarity feelings of some of our European partners or, more correctly, increased the pressure on the governments of some EU member states to accept a few dozen refugees from Greece through voluntary and bilateral programs. One of these countries was the Netherlands, which for the last two years has been implementing the flexible and voluntary solidarity of the Commission's proposals for the new European Pact on Immigration and Asylum, a year before the Pact was even presented.

14 Feb 2021

18,292 unaccompanied minors disappeared in Europe in three years

2,118 children lost in Greece in three years - Research by the international network of journalists Lost in Europe

19 Apr 2021

440 children lost their lives on the way to Europe

At least 440 children, of whom 35 were babies, and 33 pregnant women have died on the borders of Europe and within it from January 2018 to June 2021 in an effort to reach Europe.

23 Jun 2021

New project group starts investigation human trafficking in the Mediterranean

Another new Lost in Europe investigation started last week. Journalists from El Mundo, BBC, Argos, Avgi and others will look into underage migrants convicted of human trafficking in the Mediterranean. IJ4EU funded the project group with almost 50K to kickstart the research. Find updates about the project soon on lostineurope.eu.

10 Oct 2021