Double standards in immigrants’ pensions 

Double standards in immigrants’ pensions 

  The National Pension for immigrants is a chronic ongoing issue. A new Ministerial desicion not only fails to abolish the discrimination but also perpetuates it, creating new subcategories.

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STILL BALLIN’ the festival: NEW GENERATION GOT GAME VOL.VI

STILL BALLIN’ the festival: NEW GENERATION GOT GAME VOL.VI

Before the kick off of the 6th Intercultural Basketball Tournament NEW GENERATION GOT GAME VOL.VI in the Summer of 2023 Generation 2.0 RED holds the STILL BALLIN’ event, a great street festival as a warmup!

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A week dedicated to motherhood and employability

A week dedicated to motherhood and employability

Generation 2.0 RED, under the context of the Employability project “Worldplaces-Workplaces Working with Migrant Women”, is organising a week dedicated to women, who apart from being mothers, they are, also, employed or job seekers.

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Σεπτέμβριος 2022

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Σεπτέμβριος 2022

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Solomon: Generation 2.0 RED on “honorary” naturalizations

Solomon: Generation 2.0 RED on “honorary” naturalizations

  The (defiantly) honorary naturalization of the Turkish businessman Yasam Ayavefe last June revealed, among other things, another aspect of the crooked naturalization system in our country.

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Citizenship Issues in the Administrative Process | Report April – July 2022

Citizenship Issues in the Administrative Process | Report April – July 2022

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Elina Tzengo: the struggle for Greek citizenship before the struggle for the gold medal

Elina Tzengo: the struggle for Greek citizenship before the struggle for the gold medal

European javelin champion, Elina Tzengo, that gave Greece the gold medal at the European Championships in Munich, until recently, could not even participate in international events. She didn’t lack talent, but Greek citizenship.

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Αύγουστος 2022

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Αύγουστος 2022

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The applications for the admission to Greek universities for third country nationals have started

The applications for the admission to Greek universities for third country nationals have started

Τhe Ministry of Education publishes on its website the guidelines for this year entrance into Greek universities of third country nationals (allogeneic) 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. Those who are interested […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιούλιος 2022

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιούλιος 2022

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιούνιος 2022

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιούνιος 2022

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Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (PEGP): Applications for the November 2022 exams have started

Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (PEGP): Applications for the November 2022 exams have started

  From Tuesday 05/07/2022 until  08/09/2022 (23:59:59), those who wish to take the exam for the acquisition of Greek citizenship can apply on the platform of the Ministry of Interior. The application concerns exclusively the examination which will take place on Sunday, November 6, 2022.

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Undocumented children, children in danger. Until when…?

Undocumented children, children in danger. Until when…?

With the initiative of Arsis (Legal Support for Children / Legal Support Service for Minors), 44 Civil Society Organizations call for the granting of a special residence permit to unaccompanied children

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Workshop: “The role of public servants in the citizenship acquisition process”

Workshop: “The role of public servants in the citizenship acquisition process”

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Power, Privilege and Racism in the Workplace – An online workshop for Racial Equity at Work

Power, Privilege and Racism in the Workplace – An online workshop for Racial Equity at Work

  We are pleased to announce that we collaborated with Axis to develop and launch the Racial Equity workshop with the topic “Power, Privilege and Racism in the Workplace”. What is Racial Equity? We all hold different privileges within the society that cause us to see things differently. With privilege, power comes along – to some extent – and affects the way people interact in […]

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Art Exhibition “(Co)Laboratory on citizenship” | May 20 – June 22, 2022

Art Exhibition “(Co)Laboratory on citizenship” | May 20 – June 22, 2022

  KOLLEKTIVA for social innovation and culture, and Victoria Square Project invite you to the exhibition “(Co)Laboratory on citizenship”. “(Co)Laboratory on citizenship”, its works and actions that they call for deal with identity, Greekness, equality, diversity, democracy, integration, not only as a representation but as a lived experience of coexistence and co-creation. Six artists, from different backgrounds and practices but at the same time with […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Μάιος 2022

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Μάιος 2022

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Greek Citizenship: A Mythbuster

Greek Citizenship: A Mythbuster

  Is there a difference between Citizenship and Nationality? Is everyone born in Greece automatically entitled to Greek citizenship or must they meet more conditions? Do they receive a national ID within a few months? And what about honorary naturalizations? How easy is it to become a Greek after all? How much do we really know about Greek citizenship? The publication “Greek Citizenship: A Mythbuster” […]

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The exams for Naturalization on 08/05/2022 – Useful information about the process

The exams for Naturalization on 08/05/2022 – Useful information about the process

  The exams for the Certificate of Adequacy for Naturalization (PEGP) are held twice a year, every May and November. The next exams will take place on Sunday, May 8 2022. These will be attended by the candidates who have declared their participation in the online platform of the General Secretariat of Citizenship until March 11, 2022. For those who are interested in taking the […]

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(Ελληνικά) Το Generation 2.0 RED σας προσκαλεί σε ενημερωτικές συναντήσεις για την πολιτογράφηση

(Ελληνικά) Το Generation 2.0 RED σας προσκαλεί σε ενημερωτικές συναντήσεις για την πολιτογράφηση

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Joint Letter on the deterioration of the Rule of Law in Greece

Joint Letter on the deterioration of the Rule of Law in Greece

Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity participated in the Vouliwatch initiative, along with 10 other civil society organizations and independent media, co-signing an open letter to the European Union institutions regarding the situation of the rule of law in Greece. Sending this letter is prompted by the creation of the Govwatch Observatory and the collective monitoring and reportng of the cases that constitute violation […]

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Citizenship Issues in the Administrative Process | Report December 2021 – March 2022

Citizenship Issues in the Administrative Process | Report December 2021 – March 2022

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Απρίλιος 2022

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Απρίλιος 2022

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Exhibition “This Is Evidence: Re-Picturing South Asian Migrant Men in Greece” | 11-14 April 2022

Exhibition “This Is Evidence: Re-Picturing South Asian Migrant Men in Greece” | 11-14 April 2022

  “This will let the people learn how we live our lives here.” These words, spoken by an undocumented Bangladeshi worker, sum up the motivation behind a multi-country exhibition that highlights the experiences and voices of undocumented migrant workers across Greece. This Is Evidence: Re-Picturing South Asian Migrant Men in Greece is a multi-media installation that features photographs, videos, and narrative pieces from four groups […]

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Welcome to Worldplaces!

Welcome to Worldplaces!

Français Women participate significantly less than men in the labour market. That is a fact, regardless of a woman’s origin, residence place, age, etc. Even when women are employed, they still spend  twice the time, compared to men, on caregiving for children or elderly people and house chores. Moreover, caregiving means less job opportunities for women, and those opportunities are reduced as the number of […]

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New extension on the residence permits and cases of Article 139, Law 4876/2021 until June 30, 2022

New extension on the residence permits and cases of Article 139, Law 4876/2021 until June 30, 2022

  We inform you that according to the announcement of the Ministry of Migration and Asylum a new extension in granted until 30/06/2022: on the residence permits and blue certificates that expired in the first quarter of 2022 i.e from 01/01/2022 until 31/03/2022. Those that had already expired by 31/12/2021 and had been extended until 31/03/2022 are also included. on the blue certificates from applications […]

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New naturalization process: what is it about?

New naturalization process: what is it about?

The naturalization process presents significant changes adopted by Laws 4735/2020 and 4873/2021 as well as the latest circular of the Ministry of Interior. Those who have already applied or those who wish to apply for naturalization in the future should be aware of the new provisions. The key points are the examinations for the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (Greek abbreviation: PEGP), the application […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Μάρτιος 2022

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Μάρτιος 2022

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Administration delays will make legally residing migrants undocumented

Administration delays will make legally residing migrants undocumented

The past two years, since the beginning of the pandemic, the delays and the dysfunctionalities of the procedures for residence have surpassed all precedents. During the first lockdown and until the summer of 2020, based on the decision of the Ministry of Immigration and Asylum,  immigration services (greek abbreviation: DAM)were not serving the public, while subsequently and until today, they accept citizens of third counties […]

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“Working on equal terms in Greece” Training

“Working on equal terms in Greece” Training

The 30-hour training “Working on equal terms in Greece” is coming in April, from the 6th to the 19th, for people of migrant background seeking equal & documented employment in Greece, organised by the Migrant Point EKA & Generation 2.0 RED and co-funded by the Asylum, Migration, and Integration Fund of the European Union. The training consists of 2-week fast-paced group sessions fully devoted to […]

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Worldplaces – meet our Ambassador!

Worldplaces – meet our Ambassador!

On the International Day of Women’s Rights, we are glad to be introducing you our new project: Worldplaces! We are the first international network to bring together the two halves of the female working world: those who are accessing a new job market and those who already own. Worldplaces was born thanks to the support of dg home in 2021 in 4 European countries – […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Φεβρουάριος 2022

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Φεβρουάριος 2022

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιανουάριος 2022

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιανουάριος 2022

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The new National Strategy for Integration leaves out 88% of immigrants

The new National Strategy for  Integration leaves out 88% of immigrants

  On Friday 21/01/2022, Generation 2.0 RED submitted its comments to the public consultation on the new National Strategy for the Integration of the Ministry of Migration and Asylum. The plan uploaded on opengov.gr is titled: “NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR THE SOCIAL INTEGRATION OF ASYLUM APPLICANTS AND BENEFICIARIES OF INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION”. First, our organization pointed out that according to the latest official data of the Ministry, […]

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Humanlinks – Open Online Dialogues January – April 2022

Humanlinks – Open Online Dialogues January – April 2022

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Citizenship Issues in the Administrative Process | Report August – November 2021

Citizenship Issues in the Administrative Process | Report August – November 2021

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Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (PEGP): Applications for the May 2022 exams have started

Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (PEGP): Applications for the May 2022 exams have started

  From Monday 10/01/2022 until Friday 11/03/2022 (23:59:59), those who wish to take the exam for the acquisition of Greek citizenship can apply on the platform of the Ministry of Interior. The application concerns exclusively the examination which will take place on Sunday, May 8, 2022. We remind you that the PEGP replaces the oral interview procedure that was in force until 31/03/2021. In other words, […]

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Extension until 31/03/2022 for the residence permits and the blue certificates that have expired until 31/12/2021

Extension until 31/03/2022 for the residence permits and the blue certificates that have expired until 31/12/2021

According to a Ministerial Decision, published in the Government Gazette on 27/12/2021, the residence permits and the certificates of submission (blue certificates) that have been extended and expired until 31/12/2021, get a new extension until March 31, 2022. This provision applies to permits and blue certificates with expiration date from 01/01/2020 until 31/12/2021. Note: * The residence permits expiring from 01/01/2022 onwards have not been […]

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Creation Workshop | Open Call

Creation Workshop | Open Call

Are you a female interested in learning how to turn your creative idea into a creative business? The Creation workshop is for you! The CREATION project invites women and men, interested in culture and creativity to join this one-day workshop that is aimed at showcasing basic steps to transform artistic ideas into cultural projects. Participants who come from marginalised backgrounds (migrants, refugees and asylum seekers) […]

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An online platform made for Greeks only

An online platform made for Greeks only

Since March 2020, until very recently, the Directorates of Foreigners & Immigration (greek abbreviation: DAM) stopped being open to the public due to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions until recently, there was no provision as per the renewal of the expired residence permits. Thus, one extension of residence permits followed the other. The Ministry had, at that time, announced its intention of setting up an online platform […]

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(Ελληνικά) Κοινή Δήλωση 293 Οργανώσεων της Κοινωνίας των Πολιτών

(Ελληνικά) Κοινή Δήλωση 293 Οργανώσεων της Κοινωνίας των Πολιτών

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The online renewal of residence permits starts on November 16

The online renewal of residence permits starts on November 16

According to the announcement of the Ministry of Migration and Asylum, tomorrow, on Tuesday 16 November 2021, the process of renewal of all expired residence permits is expected to begin. This procedure will only be done online through the platform, which will be available on the website of the Ministry of Migration and Asylum. Attention: 1) All supporting documents must be in the form of […]

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Which is the minimum adequate income needed for naturalization?

Which is the minimum adequate income needed for naturalization?

The new naturalization process started in April 2021, after the changes made by Law 4735/2020. All those who are going to apply for naturalization or have already applied but have not been examined by the Naturalization Committee until 31/03/2021, must first successfully pass the examination process to obtain the Certificate of Adequacy of Naturalization (greek abbreviation: PEGP). Then, the Directorate of Citizenship, to which applicants […]

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Letter to the President of the Republic: Unduly extreme delays in the citizenship acquisition procedures

Letter to the President of the Republic: Unduly extreme delays in the citizenship acquisition procedures

On October 19, 2021, the Managing Director of Generation 2.0 RED, Mr. Nikos Odubitan, sent a letter to the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mrs. Katerina Sakellaropoulou, on the occasion of the increase of honorary naturalizations, which comes in direct contrast with the delays in the primary procedures for acquiring Greek citizenship.  As stated in the letter by the Managing Director of the organization: Honorary […]

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Citizenship Issues in the Administrative Process | Report April – July 2021

Citizenship Issues in the Administrative Process | Report April – July 2021

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The exams for Naturalization on 07/11/2021 – Useful information about the process

The exams for Naturalization on 07/11/2021 – Useful information about the process

The exams for the Certificate of Adequacy for Naturalization (PEGP) are held twice a year, every May and November. The next exams will take place on Sunday, November 7, 2021. These will be attended by the candidates who have declared their participation in the electronic platform of the General Secretariat of Citizenship until September 5, 2021. For those who are interested in taking the PEGP […]

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No room for complacency towards racist violence one year after the conviction of Golden Dawn

No room for complacency towards racist violence one year after the conviction of Golden Dawn

One year after the historic conviction of Golden Dawn, the Racist Violence Recording Network (RVRN) calls to mind the importance of the judicial decision that sent a clear message against the criminal organization and organized racist violence. In parallel, the Network warns that there is no room for complacency, as the modus operandi of organized violence continues to severely affect social cohesion.  In October 2020, RVRN welcomed the landmark decision convicting Golden Dawn, which protected respect for the rule of law in Greece, while […]

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Registrations are still open for the new school year at the Second Chance School (SDE) of Peristeri

Registrations are still open for the new school year at the Second Chance School (SDE) of Peristeri

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Submission of new applications and examination of second generation pending cases at the Regional Directorate of Citizenship of Attica

Submission of new applications and examination of second generation pending cases at the Regional Directorate of Citizenship of Attica

In October 2020, the new Regional Directorate of Citizenship of Attica was established, which is now responsible for cases of acquisition of Greek citizenship, due to birth and attending school in Greece or attending school in Greece according to articles 1A and 1B of the Greek Citizenship Code. Until recently, it was not fully operational, so applications were sent to the former competent Citizenship Directorates. […]

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Online event: “Labour exploitation in agriculture is a European phenomenon”

Online event: “Labour exploitation in agriculture is a European phenomenon”

Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity and the Italian association Terra! are happy to invite you to the online event “Labour exploitation in agriculture is a European phenomenon” which is going to take place on September 23, 2021, from 16.00 to 17.30 EEST. The event will focus mostly on the working conditions that land workers face in the agriculture sector in Greece and the […]

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Results Dissemination Event for the project Equality Works

Results Dissemination Event for the project Equality Works

Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity invites you to the Results’ Dissemination event for the project Equal Work and Education for All – Equality Works, which is going to take place online on Tuesday 31 August at 16.00. The project Equality Works, which is implemented under the Active citizens fund program by Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity, was launched in March 2020 […]

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Changes in the Item Bank for the November 2021 exams for naturalization

Changes in the Item Bank for the November 2021 exams for naturalization

Following the function of the online platform on 19/07/2021 for the submission of applications to participate in the November 2021 exams for the acquisition of the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (greek abbreviation: PEGP), the General Secretariat of Citizenship updated the questions of the Item Bank and the answers. The questions selected for the previous exams in May have been replaced with new questions. […]

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Instructions for the exemption from the naturalization exams for PEGP

Instructions for the exemption from the naturalization exams for PEGP

Those who have a degree from Greek Universities (Greek abbreviation AEI) or have attended certain years of the Greek school are exempt from the exams for the acquisition of the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (Greek abbreviation PEGP). The last changes to the conditions of the years of study were made by Article 52 of Law 4795/2021, which is in force from the date […]

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Submission of applications for the November 2021 exams for the acquisition of the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (PEGP)

Submission of applications for the November 2021 exams for the acquisition of the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (PEGP)

The Ministry of Interior has put into operation since 19/07/2021 the application platform for the participation in the exams for the acquisition of Greek citizenship through the naturalization process and the platform will remain open until 05/09/2021. This application concerns only the November 2021 exams. Those who pass the exams (with a 70% correct answer rate) will receive the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization […]

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Violence is always violence! Ask for help!

Violence is always violence! Ask for help!

In the frame of NETCARE project – Networking and Care for Refugee and Migrant Women, KMOP – Social Action and Innovation Centre and Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality and Diversity, created a video, which aims to inform and raise awareness on the issue of Sexual and Gender Based Violence against refugee and migrant women, including information on possible manifestations of SGBV and the support services […]

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Health is a fundamental right

Health is a fundamental right

Generation 2.0 RED co-signed the letter by the Greek Forum of Refugee and the Greek Forum of Migrants entitled “Health is a right for all. Immediate access to the vaccination process for those who do not have papers”. The letter is addressed to the Deputy Minister of Health, the Secretary General of Primary Health Care and the Chairman of the National Vaccination Committee. It was […]

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The comments of Generation 2.0 RED in the public consultation on the draft law of the Ministry of Μigration and Asylum

The comments of Generation 2.0 RED in the public consultation on the draft law of the Ministry of Μigration and Asylum

The Ministry of Migration and Asylum had launched a public consultation from 18 June to 2 July 2021 on the new legislative initiative “Reformation of deportation and return procedures for third-country nationals, issues of residence permits and procedures for granting international protection and other provisions of competence of the Ministry of Migration and Asylum and the Ministry of Civil Protection”. Already from the title chosen […]

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Final International Conference of the Net Care Project

Final International Conference of the Net Care Project

Sexual and gender-based violence against  migrant and refugee population. The impact of the Covid pandemic on risk of being exposed to SGBV in Spain, Italy and Greece The Net Care project funded by the European Commission aimed to strengthen a network of public and private services for the protection of migrant and refugee survivors of forms of sexual gender-based violence (SGBV) in Greece, Italy and […]

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