INSIDEOUT: ATHENS

INSIDEOUT: ATHENS

INSIDEOUT: ATHENS A participatory work of art that celebrates the coexistence of communities in Athens  Join us and put your mark on the streets of the city 9 & 16 of December Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity in collaboration with the team A-typical bring in Athens the project by renowned street artist JR. We invite you to participate in the creation of a photographic project called […]

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Presentation of the new electronic residence permit

Presentation of the new electronic residence permit

The electronic residence permit Since February 2017, residence permits have changed form and now are autonomous from passports, with biometric data which make them more difficult to forge. This change was made because it was imposed by a Regulation of the European Union (EC 1030/2002 with amendment of EC 380/2002) in all countries. What are the biometric features? The biometric features are unique, measurable elements […]

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From Lesvos to Samos: Asylum Seekers speak out

From Lesvos to Samos: Asylum Seekers speak out

“Once I asked a camp worker, ‘How can I live in this situation?’. ‘Try to survive’, he answered.” By Silvia Giulini November, 2017 In the last weeks, Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality and Diversity visited Lesvos and Samos, two of the Aegean Islands that are hosting the majority of the asylum seekers arriving in Greece. The result is a report based on the testimonies of […]

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The Treadmill Era: Testimony by a slave trade victim

The Treadmill Era: Testimony by a slave trade victim

“We keep on going, thinking we run away from the old ages but, in reality, we stand on the exact same place.” An article by Ahmed Fares Stage one: The Facebook When H. changed his Facebook profile picture and I saw him standing beside the Eiffel tower, I took the decision to do anything possible or impossible to move to Europe. This is how P. […]

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Slavery in 2017: The Unheard of

Slavery in 2017: The Unheard of

An article by Etinosa Erevbenagie It’s not because I saw an almost age mate of mine, who grew up in the city where I was born, being captured, humiliated, tortured, auctioned and sold. Yes, sold. You read that right: SOLD. Just like an iPhone 6 you don’t want anymore. It’s not because most of them are from West Africa, where I’m also from. It’s not […]

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

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

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The assault in Amir’s house and the visit to the Maximos Mansion

The assault in Amir’s house and the visit to the Maximos Mansion

Each and everyone who saw the news on the assault that took place in the house where a family of refugees was staying, got appalled and angry. Broken bottles and glasses on a kid’s bed is an image that illustrates in the most deafening way a big mistake; that there must be something we missed and now here we are. The visit to the Maximos […]

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Latest Statistics Regarding Citizenship: 3rd Trimester of 2017

Latest Statistics Regarding Citizenship: 3rd Trimester of 2017

Generation 2.0 RED, based on data received from the Ministry of Interior, presents the figures for Greek citizenship as they were until the end of the second quarter of 2017, both at a Territory and Attica level. Applications From the beginning of the implementation of the law until the end of the 3rd trimester of 2017 (30/9), the applications for Greek citizenship based on Law […]

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One million Italians without citizenship are still waiting for the great reform

One million Italians without citizenship are still waiting for the great reform

With the reform of Ius Soli still blocked in the Senate, the group Ïtalilani Senza Cittadinanza” started a petition to put pressure, asking for what should be obvious: to being recognised as Italian Citizens. More info on the struggle for the Ius Soli reform can be found here. Here follows the original text translated in English, with which they ask you to also sign the […]

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

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

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Announcement on the Procedures of Residence Permits’ Applications

Announcement on the Procedures of Residence Permits’ Applications

ATTENTION: This procedures concern only the Residence Permits issued by the Ministry of Migration Policy, not those issued by the Decentralized Services We inform you that the submission of applications regarding the residence permits which are issued by the Ministry of Migration Policy will take place at Agiou Dionysiou 5, Piraeus, with the following procedure: For the renewal of residence permits of all categories granted […]

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Italy: a struggle for the Ius Soli reform

Italy: a struggle for the Ius Soli reform

Thousands of different stories and faces An infinite love for Italy One request: be recognised as Italians The reform asked by thousands of people living in Italy tries to change the law of 1992 concerning Italian citizenship. In fact, since 1992, to become Italian, a person born in Italy from foreign parents must be legally residing in Italy without interruption from his/her birth and can […]

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

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

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1st School Street Festival of Art & Acceptance

1st School Street Festival of Art & Acceptance

“A Hug… to change the world!” 1st School Street Festival of Art & Acceptance When? The 7th of October Where? At Ermou pedestrian street What time? From 17:00 to 24:00 The Association of Teachers and Artists: Network of Art and Action organize the 1st  School Street Festival of Art and Acceptance! The festival will be held only for one afternoon, in the city center of Athens. […]

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Letter to the Ministry of Labor regarding Discrimination in Social Security Rights of second generation

Letter to the Ministry of Labor regarding Discrimination in Social Security Rights of second generation

The matter of the unjustified discrimination suffered by third-country nationals and their children regarding their insurance rights is once again raised by Generation 2.0 RED and Solidarity Now. The two organizations co-sign a joint letter to the Ministry of Labor, asking for the disputed provisions to be corrected and complied with the Greek Code of Migration and Social Inclusion and with the principle of equal […]

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Access to Work | Workshop Series for Refugees & Asylum Seekers

Access to Work | Workshop Series for Refugees & Asylum Seekers

The newly launched program “Facilitating access to work for Vulnerable Populations in Athens” aims to support refugees and asylum seekers in improving their living conditions by finding a fulfilling job position through the Career Counseling Service of Generation 2.0 RED, with the support of the International Rescue Committee. The program includes the reinforcement of one to one career counselling sessions, along with the organisation of […]

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(Ελληνικά) Ο ΣτΠ δικαιώνει τα παιδιά μεταναστών μετά από αναφορά του Generation 2.0 RED για τα ασφαλιστικά τους δικαιώματα

(Ελληνικά) Ο ΣτΠ δικαιώνει τα παιδιά μεταναστών μετά από αναφορά του Generation 2.0 RED για τα ασφαλιστικά τους δικαιώματα

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Latest data on Citizenship | 2nd quarter of 2017

Latest data on Citizenship | 2nd quarter of 2017

Generation 2.0 RED, based on data collected by the Ministry of Interior, presents figures on Greek citizenship as they were up until the end of the second quarter of 2017 in Greece but also in Attica. Law 4332/2015 Applications From the begining of the implementation of the law until the end of the second quarter of 2017 (30/6), applications for Greek citizenship based on Law […]

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

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

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(Ελληνικά) Παραβίαση Δικαιωμάτων Προσφύγων από τη Διοίκηση – Κοινή Επιστολή

(Ελληνικά) Παραβίαση Δικαιωμάτων Προσφύγων από τη Διοίκηση – Κοινή Επιστολή

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Update on the Decentralized Services for the month of August

Update on the Decentralized Services for the month of August

The Civil Status Directorate of Athens and the Civil Status Directorate of Central and Western Attica will not receive applications in person for citizenship (law.4332 but also naturalization) until the 18th of August. The Civil Status Directorate of Northern & Eastern Attica, as well as the Civil Status Directorate of Southern Attica, Piraeus and Islands will not receive applications in person in accordance with the […]

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Joint Letter of 21 NGOs on Housing Issues for Recognized Refugees

Joint Letter of 21 NGOs on Housing Issues for Recognized Refugees

August 1st, 2017 To: Minister for Migration Policy, Mr. Ioannis Mouzalas Alternate Minister of Economy and Development, Mr. Alexis Haritsis Notification: UNHCR Representative in Greece, Mr. Philippe Leclerc TOPIC: Housing issues for recognized refugees The increase in refugee status and subsidiary protection granting rates in Greece in recent years, which is of course a very positive development, calls for the immediate design and implementation of […]

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

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

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Through other people’s opinions

Through other people’s opinions

An article by Natalia Sotiropoulos “If it wasn’t on TV, it never happened…?” Each and every one of us shapes his/her opinion based on his/her experiences, on what he/she saw, heard or read. What happens, though, when you haven’t seen, heard or read something? What happens when it comes to shaping an opinion on an issue that is currently happening? This is when the Media […]

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Common PR about the violent incidents in Moria, Lesvos

Common PR about the violent incidents in Moria, Lesvos

Not so long ago after the article we wrote about what is happening in the camp of Moria, 15 organizations have published a joint press release on the violent incidents that have occurred against immigrants and refugees a few days ago. Generation 2.0 RED welcomes this initiative and co-signs. We express our deepest concern in relation to the information, complaints and testimonies about violence and […]

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Choosing to Dream | “Without speaking the language we can’t build any kind of relationship”

Choosing to Dream | “Without speaking the language we can’t build any kind of relationship”

Our third interviewee for the “Choosing to Dream”column is Foroozan Amiri. Foroozan is a young woman, only 25 years old, who comes from Afghanistan. She arrived in Greece last year and has been working as a cultural mediator for some time now. But how did she make this fresh start? We will let her speak for herself. “I am currently working with Save the Children […]

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In the middle of Flanders

In the middle of Flanders

By Silvia Giulini In the middle of Flanders, in Belgium, 30 minutes from Bruxelles by train, there is a small city called Mechelen. Its beautiful main square is enclosed by small symmetrical houses and, behind some of them, the cathedral raises majestically. Although significant, there is something even more beautiful than its monuments, which makes this city unique: The fact that 138 different nationalities live […]

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

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

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NEW GREEKS ON THE COURT | NEW GENERATION GOT GAME vol.IV

NEW GREEKS ON THE COURT | NEW GENERATION GOT GAME vol.IV

What happened, what we saw and what we heard, who came, who played and who won Last weekend, on June 24 & 25 2017, the New Generation Got Game vol.IV| New Kids on the Court took place in the outdoors court of Ampelokipi (Fthiotidos & Plakentias)! It is hard to accept the fact that the biggest Intercultural Basketball 3on3 Tournament is over already, but we […]

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After School | Summer Lessons for migrant and refugee children

After School | Summer Lessons for migrant and refugee children

The NGO CIVIS PLUS announces the launch of summer courses at the “Social School Support for migrant and refugee children” under the Open School Program of the Municipality of Athens. Summer lessons and “After School” activities will start on June 27 and will take place four times a week until July 28 at the 26th Elementary School of Athens (Fokionos Negri 63, Kypseli). The program […]

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A Postcard from Greece

A Postcard from Greece

By Silvia Giulini At the stroke of the 20th hour of the day, the sailors weigh anchors and the ferry starts, slowly, to glide on the sea. Next to me Abdullah, a young Afghan guy, smiles. He turns towards me and tells me, almost in confidence, “I don’t want to see Lesvos at least for the next five years. I hate it”. In front of […]

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15/06/17: Employees on strike at the Decentralized Services

15/06/17: Employees on strike at the Decentralized Services

Tomorrow, on June 15 2017, the Immigration Unit, where third-country nationals apply for residence permits will not operate from midday onwards due to workers’ strike. Why is this happening? As G2RED has already informed you, two major changes have occurred on the applications for residence permits. These changes concern the issuance of new residence permits with biometric data and the transfer of residence permits for […]

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(Ελληνικά) Ανακοίνωση RVRN σχετικά με λεκτική επίθεση από βουλευτή σε εκπρόσωπο μεταναστευτικής κοινότητας

(Ελληνικά) Ανακοίνωση RVRN σχετικά με λεκτική επίθεση από βουλευτή σε εκπρόσωπο μεταναστευτικής κοινότητας

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The “Refugee crisis” in Greece (2016-2017)

The “Refugee crisis” in Greece (2016-2017)

Skype: The first step to be recognized as an asylum seeker | Statistics & Observations By Silvia Giulini This report focuses on the Greek Asylum Service and, in particular, on Skype, which is the first step for a Third Country National (TCN) in Greece to be recognised as an asylum seeker. This report is based on the data collected by our organization, Generation 2.0 for […]

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

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

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Not Another Wall Against the World | A special mural in the streets of Athens

Not Another Wall Against the World | A special mural in the streets of Athens

NEBULA in collaboration with Generation 2.0 RED introduce you the project Not Another Wall Against the World is a collective artistic intervention in the public space. Athenian street artists and refugee artists collaborate in order to create together a mural. In other words, old and new residents of Athens leave their own mark in the city by painting it. Their partnership transcends linguistic, religious and […]

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The program “The Other in Me” was successfully completed!

The program “The Other in Me” was successfully completed!

The educational program “The Other in Me” has successfully completed its course! The educators visited six schools and at least 960 children participated in the workshop. The program, referred to students 11 to 14 years old, was consisted of a series of educational games and experiential activities, aiming to tackle the phenomenon of racism, especially in the school environment. Short video screenings were followed by […]

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The Intercultural Basketball Tournament “New Generation Got Game” is back for the fourth time!

The Intercultural Basketball Tournament “New Generation Got Game” is back for the fourth time!

New Generation Got Game vol.IV: Bigger, stronger, loads of star players, more participants, many gifts and unique opportunities for the winners! Once more, the outdoors court of Ampelokipi (Fthiotidos & Plakentias) will host the most famous intercultural tournament of Greece on June 24 & 25. In the morning and the afternoon the court will be full of people, music, voices and passion for basketball. Young […]

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5th Festival of Love & Acceptance: “Our Earthy Identity”

5th Festival of Love & Acceptance: “Our Earthy Identity”

For the 5th consecutive year, the 2nd Primary School of Acharnes remains faithful to its appointment and makes the last Saturday of May the most beautiful celebration! The 5th Festival of Love & Acceptance is set on May 27 from 18:00 to 20:00 and this year borrows the title “Our Earthy Identity” from the book published by UNESCO entitled ” Seven Complex Lessons in Education […]

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Refugees skate their way from the camps to the center of Athens!

Refugees skate their way from the camps to the center of Athens!

By Rosie Fly Meet Alex. Alex is the owner of the Ministry of Concrete in Athens. Some time ago, the shop was about to close and an old stock went for sale. Fortunately for us, things changed, the shop stayed open and got transferred in the center of Athens (Axarlian Dionisiou 3, Syntagma). So, Alex, apart from an honest  businessman (honest businessman = someone who […]

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The Registrations for the New Generation Got Game vol.IV Have Gone Live!

The Registrations for the New Generation Got Game vol.IV Have Gone Live!

We are happy to announce the official launch of the registrations for the Multicultural Basketball Tournament New Generation Got Game vol.IV! For the fourth year, the tournament returns on June 24 & 25, at the outdoor court of Ampelokipi (Fthiotidos & Plakentias). This year, the New Generation Got Game becomes the biggest Multicultural 3on3 Basketball Tournament in Greece, with many star players, more participants, a […]

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Latest Statistics Regarding Citizenship

Latest Statistics Regarding Citizenship

Based on data provided to us by the Ministry of Interior, it appears that from the beginning of the implementation of Law 4332/2015, 5.8380 applications for Greek citizenship have been filed by persons born and educated in Greece, 42.5% of whose applications have been filed in the Decentralized Services of Attica. Meanwhile, 27.858 decisions have been issued (about 48%). Apart from the procedure for migrant […]

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Choosing to Dream | “We must never stop fighting!”

Choosing to Dream | “We must never stop fighting!”

Mr. Mahmoud is 63 years old and Bangladesh is his country of origin. He has been living in Greece for more than 20 years and he sets the example of a person who has not only faced efficiently the difficulties that came his way, but he also made good use of the opportunity he saw. Always with his backpack, after having handed out his CV […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ελληνικής Ιθαγένειας

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ελληνικής Ιθαγένειας

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

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

Prerequisites After the last amendment of the law 4415/2016, third country nationals or EU citizens who wish to enter Greek universities, shall meet the following requirements: At least one of their parents must not have Greek origin and the applicants must be citizens of the country of the high school they graduated in The applicants must have completed with full attendance the last two classes […]

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Diversity on a witch-hunt

Diversity on a witch-hunt

By Natalia Sotiropoulos A few days now, articles about the fierce prosecution of the homosexuals in Chechnya are all over the internet. As the independent Russian newspaper Novoya Gazeta states, homosexuals are being prosecuted, arrested and imprisoned. There have been denounced tortures and murders, as well as the existence of a concentration camp for homosexuals. Unfortunately, we cannot confirm all these facts, because the government […]

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Announcement for the Exams on Greek Language Competence

Announcement for the Exams on Greek Language Competence

The Lifelong Learning Directorate of the General  Secretariat of Lifelong Learning & New Generation, is organizing on Saturday, May 20 2017, the exams of the first semester of 2017 for the certificate of Greek Language competence and Elements of Greek History & Culture for third country nationals and asylum seekers, in order to apply for the long term residence permit. Who can take the exam? […]

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Manolada: The Story Behind the 2 euros/kg Strawberries

Manolada: The Story Behind the 2 euros/kg Strawberries

“When I was at school, I read that Greece is the country where both democracy and civilization were born, and I wanted to go there. When I arrived in Manolada, I lived the opposite of what I read at school. But then, many persons started to help me and I understood what those books wanted to say”. These are the words of one of the […]

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Ace Your Next Job Interview | Workshop

Ace Your Next Job Interview | Workshop

I do have the CV illustrating best my work experience and skills, I know where and how I should apply for the job positions I am interested in, but how I do I get prepared when the phone finally rings? Join our free ACE YOUR NEXT JOB INTERVIEW workshop and find out what to avoid and what to highlight the next time you present yourself […]

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We BREAK FREE from climate change, inequality and violence

We BREAK FREE from climate change, inequality and violence

On Sunday, March 26, put on some comfortable and colorful clothes, get some whistles and come to walk with us from Thissio to Zappeion, on a colorful and peaceful walk against what binds us: injustice, inequality, discrimination and climate change! Join your voice with more than 50 organizations, movements, communities and initiatives, reacting collectively and peacefully against any form of environmental degradation and social or […]

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21st of March, International Day Against Racial Discrimination

21st of March, International Day Against Racial Discrimination

On this day, back in 1960, police opened fired and killed 69 protestors in Sharpeville, South Africa. Those people were at a peaceful demonstration against the apartheid pass laws. Six years later, the UN proclaimed this day calling on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination. Today in 2017, racial profiling and incitement to hatred, including in the […]

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20th of March, one year exactly after the Deal of the EU with Turkey

20th of March, one year exactly after the Deal of the EU with Turkey

By Silvia Giulini Photo by Abdulazez Dukhan, Through Refugees Eyes On the 20th of March 2016, exactly one year ago, the EU-Turkey Deal started to be applied. I was 24 and a few weeks before the signing of the Deal, I started my post graduated internship at Generation 2.0. It was my first time living abroad and I was finally working in a place where […]

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Residence permits and citizenship, procedures and developments | Informative Event

Residence permits and citizenship, procedures and developments | Informative Event

A year and a half after the implementation of the L.4332 regarding the second generation’s citizenship, what are the problems risen in the procedure? What could be improved? What should the applicants be careful of? What changes are about to occur regarding the residence permits’ procedures? What is going to change now that the permits for exceptional reasons are going to be issued by the […]

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Choosing to Dream | “Hard Work Never Fails!”

Choosing to Dream | “Hard Work Never Fails!”

We launch a series of narratives concerning individuals who made a fresh start in Greece. They share their story with us, along with the difficulties they had to face, but also the new opportunities they took advantage of. Our first interviewee is Mawhib, 34, from Eritrea. He has now been living for 9 months in Greece and has been granted the refugee status. “I work […]

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Complaint by the Council of Immigrant Integration about the Amendment Voted by the Greek Parliament

Complaint by the Council of Immigrant Integration about the Amendment Voted by the Greek Parliament

The Council of Immigrant Integration, with Generation 2.0 RED’s initiative, published a complaint about the unacceptable amendment tabled and passed by the Greek Parliament, concerning the compensation of the local population of Moria, with money coming from the (reciprocal) fees for residence permits by third country’s citizens. Read the complaint here.

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Updates on the Citizenship Directorate – Delays for the Naturalization Interviews

Updates on the Citizenship Directorate – Delays for the Naturalization Interviews

Last week, the law 4456/2017 was published in the Official Government’s Gazette. Three and a half months after the reformation that divided the Directorate of Citizenship from the Ministry of Immigration Policy, this law makes provision for covering the administrative gaps that had been created, and the delay which followed in the cases of citizenship. In a few words, this law states that: The Citizenship Directorate […]

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160 International Organizations Unite their Voices in a Joint Statement Given the Upcoming European Council

160 International Organizations Unite their Voices in a Joint Statement Given the Upcoming European Council

Given the upcoming meetin of the European Council on the 9 & 10 of March, Generation 2.0 with more than 160 international organizations unite their voices in a joint statement addressed to the Heads of State and Government. After the last ECJ judgment and Hungary’s decision to detain asylum seekers, it is imperative to showcase that only a Europe that defends everyone’s rights, without exception, […]

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8th of March, International Women’s Day

8th of March, International Women’s Day

Artwork by Niki de Saint Phalle, Californian Diary “Dear Diary, I saw a fat woman on the beach today and she reminded me of a great pagan goddess. Black is different. I have made many black figures in my work. Black Venus, black Madonna, black men, black nanas. It has always been an important color for me. Today, walking on the beach I watched a […]

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