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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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Δεκέμβριος 2018

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Δεκέμβριος 2018

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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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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Νοέμβριος 2018

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Νοέμβριος 2018

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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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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Οκτώβριος 2018

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Οκτώβριος 2018

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Job Announcement | IT Network-Desktop Support Needed

Job Announcement | IT Network-Desktop Support Needed

ORGANISATION: Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity (G2RED) JOB VACANCY: IT Network Support CITY: Athens START DATE: ASAP CONTRACT LENGTH: 1-year on a freelance basis ABOUT GENERATION 2.0 RED Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity is a nonprofit organisation consisted of migrants and Greeks who work together to promote equal participation in a diverse society, through the empowerment of communities. We combine action and […]

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Event on integration into the labor market

Event on integration into the labor market

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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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Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Σεπτέμβριος 2018

Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Σεπτέμβριος 2018

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Soft Skills Workshop Series

Soft Skills Workshop Series

برای فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید للغه العربيه اضغط هنا Soft skills are the key to maintain a job and be successful in the workplace. But what are the Soft skills and is it possible to develop them? During these workshops we will focus on how to communicate better with colleagues and supervisors, while working efficiently with them. In addition, we will also explore ways […]

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Job Readiness Workshop Series

Job Readiness Workshop Series

برای فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید للغه العربيه اضغط هنا Generation 2.0 RED brings you a series of Job Readiness workshops, including the all-time-classic CV and Cover Letter Writing and the Job Interview Preparation. This time, there is a new entry in the series and that is the digital tool of Linkedin & Ways to Use It for your benefit. The aim is to get […]

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Back to school | Formal Educational Paths in Greece | Workshop

Back to school | Formal Educational Paths in Greece | Workshop

برای فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید للغه العربيه اضغط هنا September is coming, so do GENERATION 2.0 RED’s workshops for refugees, asylum seekers and… all! Are you over 15 years old wanting to continue school but you are not aware what options exist in Greece? Do you wish to keep on working but you also miss going to school? Are you willing to get that high-school […]

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Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Αύγουστος 2018

Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Αύγουστος 2018

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Update on the Decentralized Services | August 2018

Update on the Decentralized Services | August 2018

The Civil Status Directorate of Athens (Ipatias 6) will not receive applications in person for citizenship (Law.4332/2015) as well as for naturalization from Monday 6th of August until Friday 24th of August. The Civil Status Directorate of Central and Western Attica (Favierou 58) as well as the Civil Status Directorate of Northern & Eastern Attica will not receive applications in person for citizenship in accordance with […]

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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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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιούλιος

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιούλιος

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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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Entry to Greek Universities, for third country nationals who have graduated from foreign schools in Greece or elsewhere: 2018 guidelines

Entry to Greek Universities, for third country nationals who have graduated from foreign schools in Greece or elsewhere: 2018 guidelines

Like every year, the Ministry of Education will publish on its website in July, the guidelines for the entrance into Greek universities of those who: Have attended the last two grades of the Lyceum or the equivalent school in a foreign country Have attended at least the last two grades of a non-EU foreign school that is legally established and operating In Greece. Procedure Every […]

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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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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιούνιος

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιούνιος

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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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NEW GENERATION GOT GAME VOL.V | BALL YOU NEED IS LOVE!

NEW GENERATION GOT GAME VOL.V | BALL YOU NEED IS LOVE!

THIS IS NOT JUST A BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT The biggest Intercultural 3on3 Basketball Tournament in the country turns five years old! This year, it promises to change everything you thought you knew so far: Athens’ most favorite tournament becomes a festival! On Thursday 14th & Friday 15th of June, Technopolis City of Athens opens its doors and welcomes the New Generation Got Game vol.V: B/all you […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Μάιος

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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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Manual on regularizations for children, young people and families

Manual on regularizations for children, young people and families

On the 11th of April, PICUM (the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants) published the “Manual on regularizations for children, young people and families”. The Manual focuses on the importance of regularization, while also on the impact of good practices and successful campaigns. Children born in countries where they and their parents are not nationals or do not have a permanent residence status, face […]

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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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Diversity in the Workplace | New Job Readiness Workshops

Diversity in the Workplace | New Job Readiness Workshops

للغه العربيه اضغط هنا برای فارسی اینجا کلیک کنید pour lire en français cliquez ici New workshops are coming up! Are you a refugee or asylum seeker, trying to find a job in Athens or elsewhere in Greece? Generation 2.0 RED brings you a series of Job Readiness workshops, including the all-time-classic CV and Motivational Letter Writing, the Job Interview Preparation, as well the Communication, […]

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What do you wish employers knew about you and your skills?

What do you wish employers knew about you and your skills?

Written by Anna-Maria Vouzouneraki, Career Counselor of Generation 2.0 RED Many young people who are looking for a job today would like to be asked the question: What do you wish employers knew about you and your skills? They would definitely have a lot to say about their positive characteristics, their potential, the treasure that each of them carries within and wants to share. But […]

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Choosing to Dream – “As pressure makes coal into diamonds, it also brings man to perfection!”

Choosing to Dream – “As pressure makes coal into diamonds, it also brings man to perfection!”

This is Yasser. He is only 20 years old, which makes him the youngest person of our column until now! He comes from Afghanistan and has been living in Greece for two years now. With a very discrete presence and the most polite nature, Yasser is the kind of person you don’t forget, for he is such a good and sweet young man. After this […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Απρίλιος

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Απρίλιος

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5+1 Myths about Greek citizenship

5+1 Myths about Greek citizenship

Last week, the internet was flooded with duplications of an article published by capital.gr, leading up to the April 14th front page cover of Parapolitics. These articles, fueled with inaccuracies and leaps of logic, highlighted a supposed mass “Greekization” of migrants. It is common knowledge that in Greece every public debate on citizenship will trigger myths and will cultivate fear or hope, depending on how […]

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What do Greeks believe about migration and national identity in 2018?

What do Greeks believe about migration and national identity in 2018?

For the third consecutive year, diaNEOsis conducted their nationwide poll “What do Greeks believe”. With the use of a questionnaire, the study reflects the position of today’s Greek citizen on a wide range of social issues. The 80 questions used capture the views, experiences and aspirations of the Greek citizen on topics such as Europe, the economy, individual rights, education, religion, sexual harassment as well […]

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Manolada: One year after the ECHR sentence, has the situation improved?

Manolada: One year after the ECHR sentence, has the situation improved?

A multitude of greenhouses covers the surface of the land in Manolada. The place, known because of the exploitation of migrant workers in the strawberry fields, was marked in 2013 after a very serious episode. It was the year that field owners opened fire against the Bangladeshi workers, who were protesting because they did not receive their wages for many months. Despite the fact that […]

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Information on the deadlines for citizenship of the second generation

Information on the deadlines for citizenship of the second generation

Find out which categories of second generation have until the summer of 2018 to apply for citizenship As it is known, in 2015 the law 4332 (amending the Citizenship Code) was voted, giving the right to Greek citizenship to the children of migrants born and/or raised in Greece, in that way, restoring the social injustice caused by the decision 460 of the Council of State […]

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ENAR’s Shadow Report: Where is Greece standing on racism and discrimination in employment?

ENAR’s Shadow Report: Where is Greece standing on racism and discrimination in employment?

The 21st of March, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, ENAR (the European Network against Racism) published a report entitled “ENAR Shadow Report – Racism & Discrimination in Employment in Europe 2013-2017”. The report analyzes the difficulties that ethnic minorities face when accessing the employment and labour market – in terms of racism and discrimination- in 23 different […]

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Discrimination in migrants’ social security rights: One more letter to the Ministry of Labor

Discrimination in migrants’ social security rights: One more letter to the Ministry of Labor

On the 22nd of March 2018, Generation 2.0 RED took the initiative, with the support of the Migrants’ Integration Council and the migrants’ communities, to send a letter to the Ministry of Labor, requesting once more to restore the equal treatment for all the insured persons in the national insurance institutions. In particular, we are asking for a regulation which will state that all the […]

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The glass door behind me: the lesson we haven’t learnt, two years after the EU-Turkey Deal

The glass door behind me: the lesson we haven’t learnt, two years after the EU-Turkey Deal

Photo taken by Abdulazez Dukhan – Through Refugee Eyes An article by Silvia Giulini They were right in front of me, behind the glass door. It was the only thing separating me from 100 persons. They were of all ages: children, adults, old people. Some must have had my age, they could have been me, a friend of mine or a university classmate. Differently from […]

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Social security rights of third country nationals are violated once again

Social security rights of third country nationals are violated once again

As we have pointed out before, it is clear that, despite the legislation on equal social security rights, legally residing third-country nationals live, work and pay their duties to the Greek state. However, they do not enjoy equal rights with Greek citizens, since they cannot include their adult children in their booklets. The Ombudsman has also said this since July 2017: Third-country insured citizens are […]

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Another attack on a school in Chania where the Albanian language is taught

Another attack on a school in Chania where the Albanian language is taught

The news of the recent attack carried out by strangers, at the 1st Gymnasium of Eleftherios Venizelos in Chania, where the Albanian language is taught to the children of migrants raises serious concerns. Even though no one has officially taken responsibility, the attack at this particular school is no coincidence. As is well known, this is not the first time this particular school is targeted. […]

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ΗIDE & SEEK: The Freedom | Europe in her hands

ΗIDE & SEEK: The Freedom | Europe in her hands

I open the teleconference and her face fills the screen: young, calm and agile. Her name is Rosa. I do not tell her how beautiful her name is, this is what everyone tells her, no doubt, and I don’t want to sound banal. When she was a little kid she dreamed of becoming a lawyer to defend those who could not defend themselves, but when […]

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The Refugee issue ended in 2016… NOT!

The Refugee issue ended in 2016… NOT!

By Natalie Sotiropoulos From the 14th of February, Ghouta is being mercilessly pounded by aerial attacks against the remaining dissidents’ forces in the city. The Asad government claimed that no civilian population is targeted or threatened, but the data are shocking: According to the Syrian Human Rights Watch, more than 800 civilians have been killed by the violent bombings launched at the guerrilla bastion. Among […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Μάρτιος

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