As of today Wednesday 21/10/2020, those with residence permits which expired exclusively in the period from 1/12/2019 to 30/6/2020 can now schedule an appointment to renew their residence permit through the electronic application for third country nationals (e-appointment) of the Ministry of Migration and Asylum. According to the announcement of the Immigration Services of the Decentralized Administrations of Attica, the possibility of scheduling the appointment […]
The website of the project Equal Work and Education for all – Equality Works, which is implemented under the Active citizens fund program by Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity, is published for the first time. The Equality Works website captures the innovation of the project, which with a holistic approach to equal access to work and education for all, provides support and empowerment […]
On October 12, 2020, the new law 4735/2020 of the Ministry of Interior was published in the Government Gazette, which contains among others, provisions for the amendment of the Greek Citizenship Code. The Ministry introduced this system of naturalization, expressing the need for transparency, speed and efficiency. But the final provisions actually pose serious obstacles and restrictions on the acquisition of Greek citizenship. Regarding the […]
The trial of the Golden Dawn case is going to be completed soon, after a lengthy process of almost six years, while the Court has ruled unanimously that Golden Dawn was set up and operated as a criminal organization and found guilty the majority of those accused of a number of criminal acts. The Racist Violence Recording Network (RVRN) and its 47 member organizations welcome […]
In the last four months, given the background of the precautionary measures against the spread of the coronavirus (covid-19), residence permits and international protection applicant cards were extended,with relevant decisions of the Ministry of Immigration and Asylum. Specifically, all residence permits and blue certificates that expired or were about to expire until June 30, 2020 were extended until 31 December 2020 and all residence permits […]
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From 11 March 2020 to 24 April 2020, a series of preventive measures were taken against the spread of the coronavirus (covid-19) which affected the operation of the Immigration Services of the Decentralized Administrations. However, the lack of the organization of a central operational plan for all of the services has resulted in scattered and different announcements from each service. For this reason we urge […]
Are you 20 to 30 years old, with a migrant or refugee background, still studying in a Greek educational institution or you have completed your studies in Greece, and you wish, based on your school or academic experience, to inspire and support teenagers, of migrant or refugee background too, while at the same time you wish to develop your own interpersonal skills? If so, apply […]
Today, October 1, 2020, the Parliament started the elaboration of the draft law that contains, among others, provisions for the amendment of the Greek Citizenship Code. Generation 2.0 RED although was included in the proposals for the invitation of institutions and organizations, it was finally excluded from tomorrow’s session of the Standing Committee on Public Administration, Public Order and Justice. Generation 2.0 RED is the […]
In September, the 1st cycle of Advocacy training was completed, an activity of the project “Equality Works”, which is implemented under the Active citizens fund program. The Training was organised online and was comprised of two parts: the seminar on the Labor Rights, the claim of which presupposes their knowledge,, and the Introduction to Advocacy. At the second part, the methodology and the tools used by […]
The European Commission last week unveiled the long-awaited Pact on Μigration and Asylum. On a first glance we notice that once again the Commission’s proposal is inferior to the circumstances. This Pact gives economic character to solidarity, allows countries to refuse the acceptance of refugees, and leaves the countries of entry helpless to cope on their own, with the consolation of voluntary “solidarity” from their […]
Τhe Information and Counselling Network for Employed and Unemployed of ΙΝΕ GSEE held in September 2020, for the beneficiaries of the Generation 2.0 RED’s Career Counselling service a 2-day online workshop, for the project “Equality Works”, implemented under the Active citizens fund, with topics being the “Development of Employment Adaptability Skills” but also the “Personal and social empowerment in the job search: Time, stress and transition management”. The […]
Respect for Human Rights should Prevail over Use of Force Following the fire in Moria on Tuesday September 8, on Lesvos, which destroyed the Reception and Identification Centre, 48 civil society organizations call on the Greek Government to immediately provide assistance to people who lost their shelter. Those affected, among them many children and at-risk groups, must be carefully transferred to safety on the mainland. […]
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In the context of the public consultation on the draft law “Amendment of the Greek Citizenship Code, new framework for the selection of executives in the public sector, organizational provisions of the Ministry of Interior and provisions for the development perspective of local authorities” of the Ministry of Interior, which started on 27 August 2020 and is completed today, on 10 September 2020, Generation 2.0 […]
In 2017, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) condemned our country for failing to protect land workers from forced labor and human trafficking. The incident that led Greece to the ECHR happened in 2013, in the area of Nea Manolada, when land workers from Bangladesh, who demanded the wages of months that had not been paid by the employers, were shot by the farm […]
On July 16, 2020, Generation 2.0 RED had the pleasure of welcoming law students and recent law graduates of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, for an online seminar on everyday and institutional racism in Greece. The seminar was part of a series of three seminars on Law and Racism for law students with the aim of educating and raising awareness on legal and […]
Photo credits: Generation 2.0 RED As part of the project “Equality Works”, which is implemented under the Active citizens fund program, the 1st short cycle of group trainings on Advocacy is coming at Generation 2.0 RED, since it has always been a core activity of the organisation. The Training is a detailed introduction to methodology, techniques and tools used by groups and communities advocating. The introductory […]
Photo credits @ Generation 2.0 RED In July 2020, a new “Equality Works” activity was launched for the project, which is implemented under the Active citizens fund program. It is the Peer Learning activity, which, by focusing on the people seeking employment, enables them as educators of others seeking employment too. The educators, of the hard skills that they have developed through work experience, contribute […]
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“Greece is a country of white people”. This is a phrase of Giannis Antetokounmpo in a recent interview, in which he presented an image of his country through his own eyes. Following this interview, a crescendo of racism unfolds. Firstly, Konstantinos Kalemis, an executive of the National Center for Public Administration and until recently coordinator of Refugee Education, characterizes the Greek international basketball player with […]
The electronic platform (e-appointment) for third country nationals of the Ministry of Migration and Asylum now has the option to schedule an appointment for the renewal of a residence permit as well as the issuance of a residence permit for minors. Until recently, the platform only had the option of booking an appointment to collect a residence permit at the Immigration Services of the Decentralized […]
photo: Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity Τhe project “Equality Works”, which is implemented under the Active citizens fund program, by Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity, promotes equal education and vocational training and for that reason offers the opportunity for Career Guidance sessions to people of migrant and refugee background who are interested. If you are underaged and are seeking an educational path, or an […]
This report is an initiative of Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity (Generation 2.0 RED) which resulted from the meetings and the telephone contact with the heads of the Citizenship Directorates of the Ministry of Interior in the region of Attica, from November 2019 to July 2020, to present the most important chronic issues they face. The aim of this report is to inform […]
In accordance with a new decision by the Ministry of Immigration and Asylum, all residence permits and residence permit application certificates (blue certificate) expiring from July 20, 2020 until December 31, 2020 will now be valid for an additional 8 months from their expiration date. This decision comes in line with a series of decisions taken as a precautionary measure against the spread of the […]
On the occasion of the recent publication of the document of the Secretary General of Citizenship (S.G.), Athanasios Balerbas regarding the non-recognition of the extension of residence permits in naturalization and second generation citizenship procedures, Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality and Diversity had a meeting with him on Tuesday 07 July 2020. Our purpose was to receive clarifications on the above issue but also to […]
The Ministry of Migration and Asylum has launched an electronic platform (e-appointment) since June 19, 2020, where third-country nationals can book an appointment to get or renew their residence permit from the Immigration Service. However, due to the difficulties that have arisen with the booking of appointments because of the availability of the application only in Greek, we inform you about the exact steps you […]
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 Tuesday the 14th of July and it will be open until Monday the 20th of July. All required documents can be found here. The basic criterion for the admission to Greek universities, is the overall mark of the […]
As part of their reopening to the public after their closure as a precautionary measure against the spread of the coronavirus (covid-19), the Immigration Services of the Decentralized Administrations of Attica have begun accepting applications for the renewal of residence permits with expiration date from 1/7/2020 until 19/7/2020. Below you will find information on how to book an appointment for renewal at the Immigration services […]
copyright Alexandros Avramidis Athens, 14 July 2020 – Four Civil Society Organisations operating in the field of migration in Greece, published today a policy brief with recommendations addressed to national authorities about the best use of EU funds for the integration of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in the country. Despite availability of funds, efforts to integrate refugees and migrants in Greece have been limited […]
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On June 24, a document of the Secretary-General of Citizenship was published to provide clarifications on the extension of residence permits relating to naturalization and second generation citizenship procedures. Based on these clarifications, “since for the submission of an application for Greek citizenship, both in the naturalization process as well as in procedures based on the provisions of Law 4332/2015 (birth/ school attendance in Greece) […]
Generation 2.0 RED through its daily contact with the immigrant population and following communication and meetings with the authorities and public services has identified a number of urgent issues that have arisen, as a direct consequence of the precautionary measures against the spread of the coronavirus (covid-19), taken by the Ministry of Migration and Asylum, between March 11, 2020 and April 24, 2020. These measures […]
photo credits: Generation 2.0 RED The first series of the Soft Skills Development Seminars under the project “Equality Works”, which is being implemented under the Active citizens fund program, by Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity took place end of June 2020. The participants during the 2 days of the seminars, 24th and 25th, were informed, discussed but also engaged in activities concerning Communication and […]
According to a recent decision of the Minister of Interior, Mr. Takis Theodorikakos, the public services are in full operation from Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Since the General Secretariat of Citizenship has not issued a relevant announcement regarding the operation of the Citizenship Services, we inform you about their operation upon our communication with the heads of the services, which is as follows: The Citizenship […]
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The Immigration Services of the Decentralized Administrations are gradually re-opening their doors to the public following their closure to the public from 12/3/2020 to 15/5/2020, as a precautionary measure against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Ministry of Immigration and Asylum had announced that from 18/05/2020 the services would begin public reception with the process of residence permit collections, and that from 25/05/2020 with […]
In February 2020, in the Joint Press Release we co-signed with the Hellenic League for Human Rights and the National Confederation of Disable People, we highlighted a problematic provision of the bill ‘’Strategic Development Perspectives of Local Authorities, Regulation of Issues of Ministry of Interior and Other Provisions”, regarding the intended removal of Article 31 of Law 4604/2019 pertaining to the ability of acquisition of […]
As of today, Tuesday 26 May, Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity is reopening the Legal Counselling department to the public, following after the implementation of the emergency measures against the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19). For everybody’s safety, the public reception will be done only by appointment and with the use of a mask. You can contact the Legal Counselling department at [email protected] or […]
Equal Work and Education for All – Equality Works, the new project of Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity, is following a holistic approach to equal access to work and education for all and provides support and empowerment to unemployed immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers or out of formal education or vocational education, residing in Attica and in the 15-67 age range. More specifically, the […]
As long as services remain closed to the public as part of the preventive measures against the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19), we would like to inform you that the citizenship/naturalization procedures are as follows: Citizenship declaration process at the Municipality of Athens Upon our communication with the Population Register of the Municipality of Athens we inform you that, in the context of the preventive measures […]
In accordance with a new decision by the Ministry of Immigration and Asylum, residence permits and residence permit application certificates (blue certificate) will be extended until 31 December 2020 due to the closure to the public of the Immigration Services of the Decentralized Administrations, as well as the Department of Migration Policy of the Ministry from 12/3/2020 until 15/5/2020. This means that: Any residence permits, […]
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Français للغه العربيه اضغط هنا برای فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید বাংলা Under the Equality Works program, One on One Career Counselling and Vocational Orientation sessions for people looking for an educational pathway are now conducted online, as Generation 2.0 RED team adapts to the new conditions. Furthermore, Greek Language Courses, for beginners and advanced level, which are supportive for people who aim at entering […]
By decision of the Ministry of Immigration and Asylum and the Ministry of Finance, residence permits which are ready for collection will now be sent by courier from the relevant Immigration Service of the Decentralized Administrations or the Department of Migration Policy, to third-country nationals or their legal representatives. This procedure has been put in place due to the from 12/3/2020 until 15/5/2020 closure to […]
Photo credits: Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity The Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on EU Agriculture As the novel coronavirus pandemic sweeps across Europe, the consequences for European agriculture are also making themselves felt. The European Union institutions and national leaders have pledged to ensure that food supplies will not be affected, and a number of short-term measures are being implemented. Governments are […]
Français للغه العربيه اضغط هنا برای فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید In the wake of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs announced an emergency financial aid of 800€ to cover 45 days, with the intention of offering support to businesses, employees and laid-off staff. Employers and employees are entitled to this emergency economic assistance under […]
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By decision of the Ministry of Immigration and Asylum, residence permits and residence permit application certificates (blue certificate) will be extended for 5 months due to the suspension of public reception from 12/3/2020 until 10/4/2020 at the Immigration Services of the Decentralized Administrations, as well as the Department of Migration Policy of the Ministry. This means that: Any residence permits, residence cards and permanent residence […]
Summer is getting closer and thousands of people get a seasonal job every year, so by the end of February we decided to organise at our premises the seminar Summer Season 20.20. Our aim was the empowerment of the Career Counselling service’s beneficiaries, along with the contribution of the Diversity in the workplace Network, towards seasonal job search. It was our pleasure to host Skywalker.gr, […]
Français للغه العربيه اضغط هنا برای فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید বাংলা Information and provision for hygiene products The volunteer team STEPS: Every Tuesday and Thursday, informs those living on the streets of Athens about the coronavirus, distributes flyers and self-protection instructions, and tries to provide as many soaps and antiseptics as possible. Social Pharmacy of KYADA: However, there is a shortage of antiseptics as […]
Français للغه العربيه اضغط هنا برای فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید বাংলা In the context of the emergency measures to address the consequences of spreading risk of coronavirus COVID-19, an Act of Legislative Content was issued on 20 March 2020, which provides as follows: Those who work in companies that have stopped operating temporarily due to the implementation of emergency measures to prevent the spread […]
‘Restore legality to protect refugees and the society at large amidst the pandemic’ Open letter signed by 132 Organizations To The President of Greece, Katerina Sakellaropoulou The President of the Hellenic Parliament, Constantine An. Tassoulas The Prime Minister of Greece, Kyriakos Mitsotakis The President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli The President of the European Council, Charles Michel The President of the European Commission, Ursula […]
Français للغه العربيه اضغط هنا برای فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید বাংলা From Monday 23/03/2020 at 6 am, a restriction on the movement of residents was imposed throughout Greece, in accordance with the State’s plan to combat the spread of the coronavirus. These measures, which were initially valid until April 6 and were extended until April 27, now they are extended again until May 4. […]
To track your citizenship application, follow the steps below: Visit www.ypes.gr and click on the ‘Citizenship File Tracker’ icon Fill out the form below and click on the Search field. Service: e.g. DI Southern Attica, Piraeus and Islands File Number: (Fill in your file number) Last Name: (In capital Greek characters) Name: (In capital Greek characters) Type the characters in Greek for confirmation: (Type the […]
The store operation is amended from 18/03/2020 until further notice, as a precautionary measure against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). In the following infographics you will find relevant information about which stores are open and which are closed, available in Greek, English, Arabic, Farsi and Kurdish.
Upon our communication with the Citizenship Services we inform you that they will be closed to the public from today, Monday 16/03/2020, until further notice as a precautionary measure against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Interested applicants are requested to send their naturalization and citizenship applications by registered mail or courier and be inquired on the application status electronically. During this period all scheduled […]