Generation 2.0 Rights, Equality & Diversity Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity (Generation 2.0 RED) is an organization of young people who have come together regardless of their origin, ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation to act, via the combination of social action and research, as representatives of youth in Greece. The organization fights for the rights of sensitive population groups including migrants and refugees and especially the rights of the second generation – meaning the youngsters who were born and/or raised in Greece, but still are not considered equal to Greek citizens, legally or socially.
We are partners with and official members of:
- The European Network Against Racism (ENAR), the only pan-European anti-racist network that combines advocacy for racial equality and facilitatingcooperation among civil society anti-racist actors in Europe
- The Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrantsjustice and human rights for undocumented migrants
- The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), that fights anti-Semitism and all forms ofbigotry, defends democratic ideals and protects civil rights for all.
We have a focus and expertise on migrant and refugee rights with a firm eye on children and young people with migrant origin (second generation), and we also, understand that hate is like a tree with many branches. Our main goal is to promote rights, social cohesion, equality of social and political participation of what we call New Generation of Greek Citizens, people of both Greek or migrant origin who live in Greece. We aim to tackle cross-thematic racism and discrimination and, facing racism as an interdisciplinary phenomenon, we see existing inequalities and injustices as derivatives of real multiple characteristics and properties of a person in relation to gender, origin and the social status, underlining the need for understanding, not of the kind of racism, but of the social processes and interactions that lead to racist behavior. Last, we understand integration as an ongoing process that equally includes immigrants and locals, depending largely on the daily interaction between people of different cultural backgrounds.