Opening days of the Decentralized Services during the holiday season | December 2019-January 2020

Opening days of the Decentralized Services during the holiday season | December 2019-January 2020

Upon our communication with the Decentralized Services we inform you about their operation during the holiday period. The Civil Status Directorate of Central and Western Attica (Favierou 58), will operate in accordance with predetermined public reception days and hours, except for official public holidays (Wednesday 25/12/2019 and Wednesday 1/1/2020). The Civil Status Directorate of Northern & Eastern Attica, will operate in accordance with predetermined public […]

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The election of Generation 2.0 RED at National Council Against Racism and Intolerance

The election of Generation 2.0 RED at National Council Against Racism and Intolerance

Following the election of representatives of the Racist Violence Recording Network (RVRN) at the National Council Against Racism and Intolerance, we are pleased to announce the election of Jackie Abulimen, Advocacy Officer at Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity. It is our great pleasure and honor to contribute to the co-ordination of the positions of the Network and commit ourselves to this responsibility. The National […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Δεκέμβριος 2019

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Δεκέμβριος 2019

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Οmega Aviation Academy supports Diversity

Οmega Aviation Academy supports Diversity

Based on our strong beliefs about the power of studies and the equal access to education and trainings for all, the Generation 2.0 RED is continuously supporting and promoting the knowledge in various ways. The Οmega Aviation Academy signed the Diversity Charter and dynamically entered the Diversity in the Workplace Network of companies and organizations. For the year 2019-2020 the Academy has offered three full […]

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Meeting with the Secretary General for Immigration Policy, Reception and Asylum

Meeting with the Secretary General for Immigration Policy, Reception and Asylum

Following our first meeting with the Secretary General for Immigration Policy, Reception and Asylum (SG), Mr. Patroclos Georgiades, which took place on 29th August 2019 in the context of his newly assumed duties, Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality and Diversity had a second meeting with him, on Friday 1st November 2019. Our goal was to continue the conversation in order to get clarifications on the […]

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The 1st Job Fair for Refugees and Migrants was completed with success

The 1st Job Fair for Refugees and Migrants was completed with success

The 1st Job Fair for Migrant and Refugee applicants in Athens was organized on Tuesday, November 5th by the ACCMR Coordination Center, specifically the Livelihoods Commission, at Serafeio City of Athens, with the participation of candidates as well as companies/organizations from different fields. Specifically, it took place with the participation of 195 candidates and 27 representatives from 19 companies and organizations. This Job Fair has […]

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Racist Violence Recording Network expresses concern over xenophobic reactions against refugees

Racist Violence Recording Network expresses concern over xenophobic reactions against refugees

In recent weeks, the Racist Violence Recording Network (RVRN) has witnessed an increasing number of xenophobic and racist incidents, targeting the transfers of asylum seekers to reception facilities. These incidents may be committed by small groups from local communities but the wide-spread and organized nature they seem to take, as well as the involvement of officials, are of particular concern to us. The RVRN has […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Νοέμβριος 2019

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Νοέμβριος 2019

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The Trademark supporting Diversity in the Workplace

The Trademark supporting Diversity in the Workplace

The Network of companies and organisations Diversity in the Workplace, an initiative of Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity, with the support of the International Rescue Committee, has grown and has now its own trademark. With the motto “Embracing Diversity”, the activity’s trademark reflects the equal access to the Greek labor market, and members of the Network become ambassadors of diversity in the workplace. […]

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Developing collaboratively our Business Idea − An interactive Workshop

Developing collaboratively our Business Idea − An interactive Workshop

Français للغه العربيه اضغط هنا برای فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity is organising on Wednesday, November 6, from 11.00 to 13.30, the second Entrepreneurship Workshop focusing on the actual development of a business idea. Giannis Vikas, economist and researcher (PhD, MBA), will analyse some basic concepts like the business model, and together we will develop specific business ideas. […]

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1st Job Fair Connecting Refugees and Migrants with the Labor Market in Athens

1st Job Fair Connecting Refugees and Migrants with the Labor Market in Athens

The 1st Job Fair for candidates with refugee or migrant background will be organized by the Livelihoods Committee on Tuesday 5 November, at Serafio of the City of Athens from 11:30 to 17:00. The event is going to take place with the participation of companies and organizations from various sectors of the Greek economy, wishing to meet candidates of different professional backgrounds and explore job […]

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Comments from Generation 2.0 RED on the Draft Bill on International Protection

Comments from Generation 2.0 RED on the Draft Bill on International Protection

On October 15, 2019 at 21:00 pm, the Ministry of Citizen Protection published for public consultation the draft law “On International Protection”, which entails a comprehensive reform of the Greek reception and international protection system. The consultation process came to an end on 21 October 2019 at 4pm. It is quite obvious that this time frame of just four business days was not nearly enough […]

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ΙΙΕΚ New York supports diversity

ΙΙΕΚ New York supports diversity

The beginning of each academic year is always a chance for new educational beginnings. In order to empower these new beginnings, the Private Vocational Institute IIEK NEW YORK has offered to Generation 2.0 RED Studying Scholarships in Tourism for the beneficiaries of the organization. The IIEK NEW YORK is a modern educational institute that, by applying the experience and the knowledge of the New York […]

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Our participation in the first EU Anti-Racism and Diversity Week

Our participation in the first EU Anti-Racism and Diversity Week

Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity participated, as part of the mission of the European Network of People of African Descent (ENPAD), in the first EU Anti-Racism and Diversity Week, which took place in the European Parliament from 23-26 September 2019. The event was co-organized by The European Parliament Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup- ARDI, the European Network Against Racism (ENAR) and Each One Teach […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Οκτώβριος 2019

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Οκτώβριος 2019

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The latest on citizenship

The latest on citizenship

On Thursday, September 19, 2019 Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality and Diversity met with the new Secretary-General of Citizenship (S.G.), Athanasios Balerbas on the occasion of his newly assumed duties. In addition to an acquaintance and mutual exchange of information, the main purpose of the meeting was to receive clarifications and briefings on the next steps towards resolving several outstanding issues under his jurisdiction. Specifically, […]

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Job Readiness Workshop Series

Job Readiness Workshop Series

Français للغه العربيه اضغط هنا برای فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید The 4th series of Generation 2.0 RED Job Readiness Workshops is coming in October! Are you a refugee or asylum seeker, a migrant or second generation seeking for a job in Athens or elsewhere in Greece? Generation 2.0 RED brings you the 4th series for 2019 of the successful Job Readiness workshops, including the […]

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Changes in the receipt and application for re-issuance of residence permits

Changes in the receipt and application for re-issuance of residence permits

Immigration Services of A’ Athens As of Monday 02/09/2019 in the Immigration Services of A’ Athens (Petrou Ralli/Perifereia), receiving residence permits will only be done by email appointment at [email protected]  Attention: Online appointments only apply to third-country nationals and not to legal representatives/lawyers. To receive your residence permit you must: Check the status of your application via the online portal “application status” and make sure […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Σεπτέμβριος 2019

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Σεπτέμβριος 2019

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Αύγουστος 2019

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Αύγουστος 2019

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

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

ORGANISATION: Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity JOB VACANCY: Part-Time Bangla-speaking Interpreter-Cultural Mediator CITY: Athens START DATE: ASAP WORK SCHEDULE: 8 hours per week approx. CONTRACT LENGTH: 5-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 […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιούλιος 2019

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιούλιος 2019

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Another step in the daily fight against discrimination in employment

Another step in the daily fight against discrimination in employment

We are pleased with the modification of a recent vacancy notice at The Organization Against Drugs (OKANA) for the position of Managing Director (with an initial application deadline of 17 June 2019). The notice in question, excluded from the outset, a group of Greek citizens, by setting the condition of a year’s lapse from the acquisition of Greek citizenship by naturalization.  Following a notification by […]

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Admission to Greek universities for third country nationals who have graduated from foreign lyceums in Greece and elsewhere

Admission to Greek universities for third country nationals who have graduated from foreign lyceums in Greece and elsewhere

The Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs announced the prerequisites for the admission to higher education of third country nationals. The electronic submission report was launched on Thursday the 18th of July and it will be open until Thursday the 25th of July. All required documents can be found here. The basic criterion for the admission to Greek universities, is the overall mark of the […]

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Let’s (not) talk about the basics again

Let’s (not) talk about the basics again

On the occasion of the inauguration of the new government, and in consideration of the  Presidential Decree 81 on the merger of the Ministry of Migration Policy with the Ministry of Citizen Protection, Generation 2.0 RED expresses its concerns. During the short election period little was heard on the topic of integration of migrants and refugees, while any talk on immigration was in the light […]

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National Elections 2019 | The parties respond to questions on integration

National Elections 2019 | The parties respond to questions on integration

In light of the forthcoming parliamentary elections, Generation 2.0 RED, in collaboration with Vouliwatch, put forth a series of questions to all the democratic candidate parties regarding specific immigration and refugees related integration policies in Greece. The choice of questions was based on (a) the issues we have been working on the past few years and which we deem outstanding (b) the programs of the […]

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Urgent appeal of humanitarian and human rights organizations for Carola Rackete

Urgent appeal of humanitarian and human rights organizations for Carola Rackete

On  June 30, Carola Rackete, captain of the Sea-Watch 3 rescue boat, disembarked 42 people to Lampedusa. People who had  fled Libya and were rescued in the Mediterranean She was arrested after spending two weeks at international waters. Today, she faces serious persecution and the possibility of sentencing to several years of imprisonment, because she has, under necessity,  entered the Italian waters and docked the […]

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Α Pop-Up Concert for Diversity

Α Pop-Up Concert for Diversity

On the 29th of June Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity held its first Pop-Up Concert at Kypseli square! This event is part of Yo-Yo Ma’s two-year Bach Project, a global series of performances, conversations, and events that ask how culture can help us to imagine and build a better future. Working towards integration, acceptance and coexistence in a diverse Athenian and overall Greek […]

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National Elections 2019 | Asking the parties, what do they think on integration

National Elections 2019 | Asking the parties, what do they think on integration

In light of the forthcoming parliamentary elections, Generation 2.0 RED, in collaboration with Vouliwatch, put forth the following questions to all the democratic candidate parties regarding specific immigration and refugees related integration policies in Greece. The choice of questions was based on (a) the issues we have been working on the past few years and which we deem outstanding (b) the programs of the political […]

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Social rights, who are they for?

Social rights, who are they for?

We are watching with great interest, this pre-election period the development of a public debate about benefits. Specifically, we are watching the connection with citizenship by the main opposition. We have written and spoken countless times regarding the hypocrisy surrounding the right to citizenship; this right now exists, so the debate now moves de facto to another level. Even if there is an institutional framework […]

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G2RED Pop-Up Concert

G2RED Pop-Up Concert

Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity invites you to its “Pop-Up Concert” at Kypseli square (Kanari) on the 29th of June, at 20.30! Working towards integration, acceptance and coexistence in a diverse Athenian and overall Greek society with equal opportunities for all, we are organizing this event to bring together people of varying ethnicities and social backgrounds living in Athens and Greece, through music. […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιούνιος 2019

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιούνιος 2019

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Online appointments at the Immigration Service in Piraeus

Online appointments at the Immigration Service in Piraeus

From now onward, in the Immigration Service of Piraeus, citizens who want to renew or re-issue residence permits will need to make an appointment by email, one month before their residence permit expires. Those who do not have a residence permit or have a blue certificate or are not sure should go to the service to make an appointment, getting a priority number from 07.45 […]

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3rd Job Readiness Workshop Series

3rd Job Readiness Workshop Series

Français للغه العربيه اضغط هنا برای فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید The 3rd series of Generation 2.0 RED Job Readiness Workshops are coming in June! Are you a refugee or asylum seeker, a migrant or second generation seeking a job in Athens or elsewhere in Greece? Generation 2.0 RED brings you the 3rd series for 2019 of the successful Job Readiness workshops, including the essential […]

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2nd Back to School | Seminar

2nd Back to School | Seminar

Français للغه العربيه اضغط هنا برای فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید Formal Educational Paths in Greece for over 15 years old & adults June is here and this means that public school enrolment is open for the next school year! Join us in a seminar about Formal Secondary Education on 13th of June from 10.00 to 12.30, where you will find out which is the […]

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Find your place in Tourism & Hospitality | Workshop

Find your place in Tourism & Hospitality | Workshop

Français للغه العربيه اضغط هنا برای فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید During the summer season Greece offers a great number of job opportunities in the sector of Tourism and Hospitality to job seekers, regardless of their work experience or skills. There are plenty of choices for everyone! And what a better time than on the 31st of May at 16.00 to have a seminar presented […]

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Managing Diversity in the Workplace

Managing Diversity in the Workplace

The non-profit organisation Generation 2.0 for Rights Equality & Diversity launched in March of 2019 an educational program on Diversity, addressed to organisations and companies, with the support of the International Rescue Committee. The program with the title “Managing Diversity in the Workplace” is based on the “Diversity 2.0 – An Employers’ Guide”, printed in February 2019 with the support of the European Network Against […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Μάιος 2019

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Μάιος 2019

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HIDE & SEEK: “All our life, the struggle for a paper, now it is our strong paper”

HIDE & SEEK: “All our life, the struggle for a paper, now it is our strong paper”

Written by Nataliya R. In the last years, thousands of young people – and others not so young – who were born and/or raised in Greece, have gotten  Greek citizenship. Outside the naturalization offices, one by one they emerged from the depths of the frozen waiting to the surface and took their first breaths. They obtained lungs  thatinhale fresh air, legs that travel freely, hands that […]

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To Dynato Mas Xarti (Our Strong Paper)

To Dynato Mas Xarti (Our Strong Paper)

The year 2019 signals a milestone in the history of the second generation, as it marks the year where the largest number of people of different ethnic backgrounds born and/or raised in Greece have the right to vote. With the conviction that citizenship is not just another paper, Generation 2.0 RED, as an organization founded by the second generation, is launching the campaign “To Dynato […]

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Undocumented Greeks

Undocumented Greeks

Twelve years ago, the demand of our mothers was for their children, that is we, the second generation, to be registered in the population registers of the municipalities. Today, after having secured the right to Greek citizenship, we appear to have returned to this initial request, albeit under different circumstances. It has become known, that over the past few months, due to bureaucracy, men who […]

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Volunteer Position Announcement | French-speaking Employability Assistant

Volunteer Position Announcement | French-speaking Employability Assistant

Organisation: GENERATION 2.0 RED Availability needs: twice a week and every 2 months, for 4 days in a row (morning hours) for a period of 3 months 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 […]

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HIDE & SEEK: “Ι don’t have a hundred rumbles, but I have one hundred friends”

HIDE & SEEK: “Ι don’t have a hundred rumbles, but I have one hundred friends”

Written by Nataliya R. The path of a refugee towards naturalization is like a poorly maintained rodeo at a luna park, that runs in a big avenue with 200 km/h, on a holiday. For some people, this road is one way, for others pedestrian, for some other motorway, and for others there is not even a road, they create it themselves. Sometimes with their own life. […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Απρίλιος 2019

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Απρίλιος 2019

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Job Readiness Workshop Series

Job Readiness Workshop Series

للغه العربيه اضغط هنا برای فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید The 2nd series of Generation 2.0 RED Job Readiness Workshops are coming up the 2nd week of April! Are you a refugee or asylum seeker, a migrant or second generation seeking a job in Athens or elsewhere in Greece? Generation 2.0 RED brings you the 2nd series for 2019 of the successful Job Readiness workshops, […]

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An end to the discrimination in public sector recruitments on grounds of origin

An end to the discrimination in public sector recruitments on grounds of origin

Yesterday, the bill of the Ministry of Interior “Promoting substantial gender equality, preventing and combating gender-based violence – Regulations for the granting of Citizenship – Provisions for the Local Government elections – Other provisions of the Ministry of the Interior” was voted in. The bill may have brought significant changes to the process of naturalization, however it also includes a major change in regard to […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Μάρτιος 2019

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Μάρτιος 2019

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Generation 2.0 RED’s intervention in Parliament on the changes to the naturalization procedure being voted tomorrow

Generation 2.0 RED’s intervention in Parliament on the changes to the naturalization procedure being voted tomorrow

Tomorrow, Tuesday, 19/03/2019, the bill of the Ministry of Interior “Promoting substantial gender equality, preventing and combating gender-based violence – Regulations for the granting of Citizenship – Provisions for the Local Government elections – Other provisions of the Ministry of the Interior” is being voted. The bill ushers in new regulations for the granting of Greek citizenship under the process of naturalization. On Wednesday 13/03/2019, […]

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How to develop a business idea | Workshop

How to develop a business idea | Workshop

للغه العربيه اضغط هنا برای فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity organises on the 20th of March from 16.00 to 18.00, its 1st Entrepreneurship workshop where you will learn, how to develop a business idea and how to create your business model step by step. Giannis Vikas, economist and researcher (PhD, MBA), will speak about the importance of business […]

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Diversity 2.0 – An Employers’ Guide

Diversity 2.0 – An Employers’ Guide

Generation 2.0 RED is happy to announce the publication of the “Diversity 2.0-An Employers’ Guide”, with the support of ENAR, addressed primarily to companies and organisations, on the topic of diversity and its management in the workplace. The Guide, apart from presenting the tangible benefits of diversity, it also suggests step-by-step practices, provides tips and makes recommendations on efficient diversity management. Moreover, it can function […]

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Generation 2.0 RED’s speech in the Parliament on the case of Manolada

Generation 2.0 RED’s speech in the Parliament on the case of Manolada

On Tuesday 12/02/2019, Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity participated in the meeting of the Subcommittee on Combating Human Trafficking and Exploitation on the case of Manolada. Below you can read our entire speech. You can watch the video with the whole speech on Facebook or on YouTube. [Sebene Eshete] “Ladies and gentlemen, first of all, we want to thank you for inviting our organization. Generation 2.0 for […]

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Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Φεβρουάριος 2019

Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Φεβρουάριος 2019

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Significant reduction in the fees of certain residence permits

Significant reduction in the fees of certain residence permits

With a Joint Ministerial Decision, the costs of the fees for three year independent residence permit for the adult children of immigrants up to the age of 21, as well as for pensioners, have been adjusted. The fee for both categories has been reduced from €450 and €1000 respectively to €150. As we had mentioned in a previous announcement with article 38 of Law 4546/2018 […]

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Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιανουάριος 2019

Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιανουάριος 2019

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Blackface is insulting

Blackface is insulting

The organizations Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity and ANASA Cultural Center for African Art and Cultures filed a complaint with the Greek National Council for Radio and Television regarding the content of the television show “Be Happy” of Katerina Kenourgiou which aired on the channel Open Beyond on Friday 25/01/2019. Particularly, in a sketch as part of the column “Dilemmas”, a white actress […]

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Communication Skills – Time Management Skills & Better Goal setting | Workshops

Communication Skills – Time Management Skills & Better Goal setting | Workshops

للغه العربيه اضغط هنا برای فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید Français 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 […]

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Workplace culture in Greece | Εργαστήριο

Workplace culture in Greece | Εργαστήριο

للغه العربيه اضغط هنا برای فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید Français Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality and Diversity with the support of International Rescue Committee is organising the workshop “Workplace culture in Greece” on Friday 8th of February at 11.00. Workplace culture includes values, habits, beliefs, attitudes, etc. in a working environment. All these elements consist a workplace culture and vary from country to country […]

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From the invisible generation, to the generation of dropouts

From the invisible generation, to the generation of dropouts

The long-awaited National Strategy for Integration was published online on the 15th of January for public consultation. Due to our nature as an organization, originating from the self-organization of the children of migrants born and/or raised in the country, we focused our attention on the section that references the second generation. From the very first reading we were troubled and then admittedly disappointed with the […]

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