Regarding the Labor Inspection’s response to the farm workers of Manolada

Regarding the Labor Inspection’s response to the farm workers of Manolada

(The new camp created in Manola by reeds and plastic, next to the dissolved tents that had been distributed to the fire victims. Photo by Generation 2.0 RED, 5/12/2018) On the 5th of September 2018, 164 farm workers from Bangladesh and Pakistan, who were victims of the fire that broke out in the makeshift camp in Nea Manolada on 7/6/2018, submitted through the legal aides of […]

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Job Announcement | Arabic-Speaking Interpreter-Cultural Mediator (Part-Time)

Job Announcement | Arabic-Speaking Interpreter-Cultural Mediator (Part-Time)

ORGANISATION: GENERATION 2.0 RED JOB VACANCY: Part-Time Arabic-speaking Interpreter-Cultural Mediator CITY: Athens START DATE: ASAP CONTRACT LENGTH: 6-month fixed term contract with possibility of extension ABOUT GENERATION 2.0 RED Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity is a nonprofit organisation consisted of people with different origins who work together to promote equal participation in a diverse society, through the empowerment of communities. We combine action […]

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Job Announcement | Private Sector Partnerships Officer

Job Announcement | Private Sector Partnerships Officer

ORGANISATION: GENERATION 2.0 RED JOB VACANCY: Private Sector Partnerships Officer CITY: Athens START DATE: ASAP CONTRACT LENGTH: 6-month fixed term contract with possibility of extension ABOUT GENERATION 2.0 RED Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity is a nonprofit organisation consisted of people with different origins who work together to promote equal participation in a diverse society, through the empowerment of communities. We combine action and […]

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Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity’s Speech in Parliament

Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity’s Speech in Parliament

On Wednesday 5/12, Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity participated in the meeting of the Permanent Special Committee on Equality, Youth and Human Rights on “Migrants – Second Generation”. Below you can read our entire speech. [Jackie Abhulimen] “Ladies and gentlemen, Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality and Diversity, is an organization of people of migrant and Greek background, who work together to promote equal […]

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Job Announcement | Career Counsellor

Job Announcement | Career Counsellor

ORGANISATION: GENERATION 2.0 RED JOB VACANCY: Career Counsellor CITY: Athens START DATE: ASAP CONTRACT LENGTH: 6-month fixed term contract with possibility of extension ABOUT GENERATION 2.0 RED Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity is a nonprofit organisation consisted of people with different origins who work together to promote equal participation in a diverse society, through the empowerment of communities. We combine action and research, aiming to promote human rights, equality […]

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Representative Council for Research and Documentation | ASET

Representative Council for Research and Documentation | ASET

At the initiative of Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity, the Representative Council for Research and Documentation (ASET) is being set up to respond to today’s challenges in the area of migration. Specialized on rights-based advocacy, ASET intends first to highlight the problems and secondly through study, research and documentation to intervene accordingly towards the best possible solution. The council is made up of […]

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HIDE & SEEK: The Pause | “Intégrée means to be deep inside the society”

HIDE & SEEK: The Pause | “Intégrée means to be deep inside the society”

Written by Nataliya R. Dame was born in Senegal in 1967. Twenty-nine years later he comes to Thessaloniki, Greece and twenty-two years after that we meet in Korai square one Saturday afternoon. Young, smiling with kind eyes. Making estimations with robotic math, my first question to ask him was his age. Indiscriminate, but it was not making sense. “I am 51“. He is probably a Jarmusch’s […]

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We are here. Whether you like it or not.

We are here. Whether you like it or not.

Prompted by Giannis Antetokounmpo’s post on social media in regards to the derogatory racist remarks of so called sports journalist Takis Tsoukalas directed at his brother Thanasis Antetokounmpo, we want to see an end to everyday racist behaviors as well as to highlight the response mechanisms available. The anti-racism law L. 4285/2014 passed in September 2014 counts any public, verbal or via press or via […]

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New statistics on citizenship for the first half of 2018

New statistics on citizenship for the first half of 2018

Based on data provided to us by the Ministry of Interior, Generation 2.0 RED presents the quantitative data on applications for Greek citizenship both by naturalization and under the law 4332/2015 (due to birth or school attendance) for the first half of 2018. The figures presented are on a nationwide level as well as the regional levels of Attica, Athens and Thessaloniki. Law 4332/2015 For […]

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Redefining active citizenry: Generation 2.0 RED’s participation at the Fundamental Rights Forum

Redefining active citizenry: Generation 2.0 RED’s participation at the Fundamental Rights Forum

Generation 2.0 RED participated in this year’s Fundamental Rights Forum, organized by the European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) in Vienna from the 25th to 27th of September. Being one of the EU’s decentralized agencies, FRA serves as a center of expertise mandated to deal with the full spectrum of fundamental rights. Over the course of the three days we joined over 650 participants hailing […]

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“All I need to know to work in Greece-My labor rights” Seminar

“All I need to know to work in Greece-My labor rights” Seminar

للغه العربيه اضغط هنا برای فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality and Diversity with the support of International Rescue Committee is organizing the seminar “All I need to know to work in Greece-My labor rights” on November 1st, Thursday, from 11.00-13.30 at the offices of Generation 2.0 RED (n.14 Eleftherias square). A job position comes with obligations but also with rights […]

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Barista training for Refugees and Asylum Seekers by Caffè Bristot (completed)

Barista training for Refugees and Asylum Seekers by Caffè Bristot (completed)

The barista profession is in high demand in Greece and this training will introduce you to the techniques of making and preparing different types of coffee and inform you on the essential skills you need to succeed in the profession. The training will take place in English by Caffè Bristot’s Authorized SCA Trainer Ilias Gkrintzalis. Here you can find the facebook event! Spaces are limited […]

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Our Non-Formal Education program starts again

Our Non-Formal Education program starts again

Generation 2.0 RED and its Non- Formal Education department will start providing Greek language lessons to people of all ages on Tuesday 2/10. Lessons will be held twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays in G2RED’s premises. We also offer preparatory classes for those wishing to apply for Greek citizenship. If you are interested, do send us an email at [email protected] οr call us at 213- […]

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(Ελληνικά) Τηλέφωνο εξυπηρέτησης στη Διεύθυνση Ιθαγένειας

(Ελληνικά) Τηλέφωνο εξυπηρέτησης στη Διεύθυνση Ιθαγένειας

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Generation 2.0 RED’s participation at FRA Forum 2018

Generation 2.0 RED’s participation at FRA Forum 2018

  We are ecstatic to announce that Generation 2.0 RED will be participating in this year’s Fundamental Rights Forum 2018, taking place in Vienna from 25 to 27 September 2018! Organized by the European Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), the theme this year is ‘belonging’. Over the course of the three days we will be joining over 400 leading global, European, national and local practitioners, […]

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Greek (not) just like you?

Greek (not) just like you?

In light of the recent call for applications of the Employment Organization of Greece’s program titled “Promoting employment through community-based programs, including training, in Municipalities, Regions and Social Welfare Centers” we would like to bring forth a chronic unacceptable discrimination against Greek citizens due to their national or ethnic origin. The program concerns 30,333 full-time appointments for Greek citizens in the country’s Municipalities, Regions and […]

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Announcement from the Immigration & Citizenship services for 01/08/2018

Announcement from the Immigration & Citizenship services for 01/08/2018

ΑΤΤΕΝΤΙΟΝ: Due to maintenance, the Immigration and Citizenship Information System will not work from Tuesday 31/07/2018 at 14:30 until Wednesday 01/08/2018. This means that the services WILL NOT BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC to receive applications or supporting documents on Tuesday 31/07/2018 at 14:30 until Wednesday 01/08/2018. As of now, the following services have made announcements: – The General Secretariat for Migration Policy of the […]

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Announcement changes in citizenship deadline

Announcement changes in citizenship deadline

Following Generation 2.0’s interventions to the relevant bodies, an amendment was accepted in parliament yesterday which extends the deadline for submission of applications for citizenship (based on the l. 4332/2015) for those that had completed the mandatory years of education before the 9/5/2015. The extension has been granted until 31/12/2018*. As we have mentioned before, see here, according to the law, specific deadlines to apply […]

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Announcement on the 3 years since the voting of the Citizenship Law for the Second Generation

Announcement on the 3 years since the voting of the Citizenship Law for the Second Generation

In July 2015 the much-debated law 4332 was voted in, giving the right to Greek citizenship to the children of migrants born and/or raised in Greece. Three years later, we are tasked with taking a retrospective look and evaluating the implementation of the law. The passing of the law did not signify an end to the fight, instead it signifies a new starting point. The […]

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Choosing to Dream | “I want to become a lawyer, defending the rights of women, refugees and immigrants”

Choosing to Dream | “I want to become a lawyer, defending the rights of women, refugees and immigrants”

Fawzia came to Greece from Afghanistan at the age of 17. Today, she is 19 years old and a mother of a 1.5-year-old girl. She is also a volunteer in Generation 2.0 RED, as a teacher’s assistant on the advanced class of the Greek language courses. Her dedication and inclination in learning languages helped her speak very good Greek in less than 2 years. Now, […]

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B/ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE! – NEW GENERATION GOT GAME VOL.V: THE FESTIVAL

B/ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE! – NEW GENERATION GOT GAME VOL.V: THE FESTIVAL

– THIS WAS NOT JUST A BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT – It was never just a basketball tournament. It has always meant so much more, but this year we can say with confidence that this was also something bigger and greater in practice. The fifth biggest intercultural 3on3 basketball tournament in Greece will be marked as the first New Generation Got Game Festival! Thursday 14th and Friday […]

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World Refugee Day: Drawing a new life

World Refugee Day: Drawing a new life

Ahmad is 8 years old. He has brown hair and his dark eyes look around astonished. His brother, a few years younger, looks like him, only a little bit shorter. Both very quiet, they are playing together. Their mother wears pink trousers and her hijab is full of colors. With her green eyes she looks at her daughter, the youngest among her children. Next to […]

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A win for the insurance rights of the second generation but severe shortcomings in other regulations

A win for the insurance rights of the second generation but severe shortcomings in other regulations

After our interventions via filing a report to the Greek Ombudsman, notices and letters, it appears that the social security rights of third-country nationals and their children will be upheld. An amendment tabled in Parliament on Friday and scheduled to be voted today includes a regulation equalizing the social security rights of the children of migrants with those of the children of Greek citizens. Based […]

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HIDE & SEEK: The Pause | The teacher who didn’t study tells us: “Study!”

HIDE & SEEK: The Pause | The teacher who didn’t study tells us: “Study!”

Absent-mindedly spinning the globe light in Lena’s office, I stare at the continents that pass quickly before my eyes. So similar and so different! I put my pointer to stop the orbit and I look to see the place I got. My finger stands on Libya. I look closer and find myself on Tripoli. Closer… and I am in some unknown neighborhood. I see trees […]

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In the face of the new European citizens, Europe falls short on diversity

In the face of the new European citizens, Europe falls short on diversity

Every year the statistical office of the European Union “Eurostat” publishes statistical data on the acquisition of citizenship across its 28 Member States. In 2016, a total of 994.800 people obtained citizenship of a Member State of the European Union (from 841.000 in 2015 and 889.000 in 2014), most of which were citizens of non-EU countries. Compared to last year, this increase of 18% comes […]

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