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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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιούλιος 2021

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιούλιος 2021

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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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(Ελληνικά) «Ιστορίες πολιτογράφησης: Μια περιπέτεια για λίγους/ες»

(Ελληνικά) «Ιστορίες πολιτογράφησης: Μια περιπέτεια για λίγους/ες»

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Learn and Claim your Rights through the 3rd “Equality Works” Training

Learn and Claim your Rights through the 3rd “Equality Works” Training

Do you have a passion for promoting human rights or an interest in a specific cause for which you feel you need to take steps towards change, but you don’t know from where to start? As part of the project “Equality Works”, which is implemented under the Active citizens fund program, the 3rd and last short training on Advocacy is coming on the 28th and 29th of June. The […]

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Operation freedom or health insecurity?

Operation freedom or health insecurity?

The basic principles of the national vaccination operational planning, the so-called “Operation Freedom“, are firstly Health Security and secondly Ethics and Integrity. But how are these two principles ensured, when the state leaves out of the vaccination process so many thousands of our fellowmen? In order for a person to be vaccinated, all that is needed is to declare his/her Social Security number (AMKA). And […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιούνιος 2021

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιούνιος 2021

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Women’s Social Entrepreneurship is back to Generation 2.0 RED!

Women’s Social Entrepreneurship is back to Generation 2.0 RED!

Women’s Social Entrepreneurship is back once more to Generation 2.0 RED, with the 3rd and last training circle, part of the “Equality Works” project, implemented under the Active citizens fund program. Why social entrepreneurship? Because social entrepreneurship aims to cover social and environmental needs through entrepreneurship, in other words it has a social mission, such as provision of health services, educational programs to people with […]

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First evaluation of the process of exams for the acquisition of the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (P.E.G.P.)

First evaluation of the process of exams for the acquisition of the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (P.E.G.P.)

On Sunday, May 16th 2021, the exams for the acquisition of the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (greek abbreviation: P.E.G.P.), which is a prerequisite for the acquisition of Greek citizenship by allogeneic foreigners, were carried out for the first time. According to the Ministry of the Interior, the examination procedure was carried out in 20 examination centers set up in seven cities in Greece, […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Τράπεζα Θεμάτων στην πολιτογράφηση: μια κριτική αποτίμηση

(Ελληνικά) Η Τράπεζα Θεμάτων στην πολιτογράφηση: μια κριτική αποτίμηση

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Μάιος 2021

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Μάιος 2021

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Event launch of the project “Citizenship in Practice”

Event launch of the project “Citizenship in Practice”

The new project of Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity entitled “Citizenship in practice”, implemented under the Active citizens fund program, in partnership with the Hellenic League for Human Rights started in April 2021 and will be completed in March 2023. The aim of the project is to improve the existing administrative practice related to the acquisition of citizenship. Specifically, it will identify the […]

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Changes to the answers of the topics in the Database Questions

Changes to the answers of the topics in the Database Questions

We would like to inform you that changes have been detected in the answers included in the Database Questions for the acquisition of the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (P.E.G.P.) and the updated answers have been published on the website of the General Secretariat of Citizenship. Currently, changes are detected only in the Greek language topic (comprehension and production of written word). There is […]

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The Details of the Procedure of the Exams for the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (P.E.G.P.)

The Details of the Procedure of the Exams for the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (P.E.G.P.)

The publication of the Ministry of Interior on the Government Gazette, published on 15/04/2021, sets out all the details of the examination procedure for the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (P.E.G.P.) which replaces the oral interview procedure that has been in force until now. For those who have decided to take the exams this year, they should be aware of the following in relation […]

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Is naturalization finally abolished?

Is naturalization finally abolished?

On Thursday April 22nd, with a delay of 6 months after the adoption of Law 4735/2020 which changed the naturalization system, the very important Decision of the Ministry of Interior setting out the prerequisites for economic and social integration that applicants for Greek citizenship must meet through the naturalization process was published in the Government’s Gazette. This Decision establishes for the first time specific and […]

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The Answers of the Database Questions to obtain the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization

The Answers of the Database Questions to obtain the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization

The answers in the topics that the interested candidates will be examined in order to obtain the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (P.E.G.P.) have been uploaded on the website of the General Secretariat of Citizenship, as we have already informed in a previous article. Due to the questions raised about where exactly the files containing the answers are and many people who are interested […]

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The Online Application Process for Residence Permit for Exceptional Reasons Step by Step

The Online Application Process for Residence Permit for Exceptional Reasons Step by Step

Following our announcement on 15/04/2021 about the online platform for the submission of an application for a residence permit for exceptional reasons in accordance with n. 4251/2014 (A’80) being operational, we publish the steps you must take to submit the application. The process takes 30 minutes (half an hour), after that the system will ask you to refresh the page. Applications may be submitted by: […]

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Informative texts on labor issues

Informative texts on labor issues

In the context of the wider action of informing employees and employers of the organization but also following the information on labor issues during the COVID-19 period, we publish 4 texts of substantive issues, of general interest. Work provision by minors Accident at work Moral and sexual harassement in the workplace Termination of employment contract *The texts in Greek were written by Ms. Maria Koufopoulou, […]

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The online platform to apply for Resident Permit for Exceptional Reasons is in operation

The online platform to apply for Resident Permit for Exceptional Reasons is in operation

Yesterday 15/04/2021, the Ministry of MigrationMigration and Asylum launched the online platform to apply for a residence permit for exceptional reasons in accordance with Law 4251/2014 (A’80). At the end of the page there is the category Granting a residence permit for Exceptional Reasons. When you click on it the following image appears: The three categories of people who can apply are displayed in blue […]

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The Answers of the Database Questions

The Answers of the Database Questions

The General Secretariat of Citizenship published on 13/04/2021 the answers to the database questions in which the interested parties will be examined for the acquisition of the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (Π.Ε.Γ.Π). Entering the database page select any topic you wish and the answers are at the beginning of each topic. The answers are in pdf file format which you can download for […]

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How many credentials do they need for naturalization?

How many credentials do they need for naturalization?

Tomorrow, Wednesday 14/04/2021, a draft law of the Ministry of the Interior entitled “System of Interior Control of the Public Sector, Integrity Adviser in public administration and other provisions for public administration and local government” is discussed and voted on in the plenary sessions of the Parliament. Within this draft law, which clearly provides administrative issues -and has no relevance or connection to the procedures […]

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Choosing to dream | “Don’t lose your confidence and keep on searching’’

Choosing to dream | “Don’t lose your confidence and keep on searching’’

This is Mr. Fartash and he is 54 years old. He comes from Iran and lives in Greece for one year now. With a very polite and friendly personality, Mr. Fartash is the person who will share with you, without any hesitation, his many outstanding life experiences. When we needed his help, in order to write this article on his work story, he was willing […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Απρίλιος 2021

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Απρίλιος 2021

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Information on participation in the naturalization exams

Information on participation in the naturalization exams

Since 20/03/2021, the Ministry of the Interior has put into operation the application platform for participation in the exams to obtain the Greek citizenship through the naturalization process. Those who will pass those tests (with a 70% correct answer rate) will receive the Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (ΠΕΓΠ). According to the new law (Law 4735/2020). The Certificate of Knowledge Adequacy for Naturalization (ΠΕΓΠ) replaces […]

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NETCARE: Free online training course “Prevention and response to sexual and gender-based violence in the context of migration”

NETCARE: Free online training course “Prevention and response to sexual and gender-based violence in the context of migration”

KMOP – Social Action and Innovation Centre along with Generation 2.0 RED has just launched a new free online training course aimed at professionals who want to better prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence in the context of migration. The training course aims at improving the skills of professionals in order to identify cases of sexual and gender-based violence, as well as to […]

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New extension of residence permits and blue certificates until 31/12/2021

New extension of residence permits and blue certificates until 31/12/2021

A new extension until the 31st of December 2021 is provided by Ministerial Decision to those residence permits and blue certificates that have expired or are about to expire: From 01.01.2020 to 31.07.2020, the validity of which was extended until 31.03.2021 From 01.08.2020 to 31.03.2021, the validity of which has been extended for 8 months from their original expiry date From 01.04.2021 to 30.12.2021 If […]

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Instructions on citizenship procedures for those with an extended residence permit.

Instructions on citizenship procedures for those with an extended residence permit.

The General Secretariat for Citizenship on 18/03/2021 published a circular with new clarifications on how Directorates of Citizenship will accept expired residence permits and blue certificates that have been extended due to measures for the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the following apply: To file a new citizenship/naturalization application Those who have not been able to renew their resident permits or their blue certificates, which have been […]

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Joint statement by 56 civil society organisations regarding the National Recovery Plan

Joint statement by 56 civil society organisations regarding the National Recovery Plan

Monday 5th April 2021 On March 23rd 2021, 70 civil society organisations sent an open letter to the Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr. Skylakakis, expressing our concern about the lack of transparency and limited opportunities to participate in the drafting of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. The letter was also copied to the Prime Minister, the Minister of Finance, and the European Commission Recovery […]

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Mapping of the challenges in lawful residence

Mapping of the challenges in lawful residence

At each stage of their stay in Greece, immigrants face many different challenges, more or less known. These stem from permanent institutional gaps and current administrative shortcomings. In the last year – due to the successive administrative consequences of the pandemic – the pre-existing challenges have increased, while new ones have been created that aggravate the – already difficult to ensure – lawful residence in […]

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Generation 2.0 RED’s informative event on residence permits and the operation of the immigration services (DAM) was completed

Generation 2.0 RED’s informative event on residence permits and the operation of the immigration services (DAM) was completed

Last week, the online informative event entitled “Residence permits and the operation of the immigration services (DAM)” organized by Generation 2.0 RED was completed. The event, which took place in three different sessions (the first one in French on 03/03, the second one in Greek on 08/03 and the third one in English on 10/03), was attended by immigrants and representatives of immigrant communities, who […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Μάρτιος 2021

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Μάρτιος 2021

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Labor issues during the COVID-19 period

Labor issues during the COVID-19 period

One of the main consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is changes in the workplace. In the ever-changing landscape, there is a need to inform employees and employers about the rights and obligations that arise. As part of our information activities, we publish a series of texts on the main occupational issues related to the pandemic. Special purpose leave Absence of employee from work due to […]

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Online event | Sexual and gender based violence against immigrants during lockdown

Online event | Sexual and gender based violence against immigrants during lockdown

Case management and victim support As part of the project NET-CARE: Networking and care for refugee and migrant women,  we organise with KMOP an online event entitled “Sexual and gender based violence” against immigrants during lockdown on March 11, 15.00-17.00.Those who are interested in attending the event please fill out the registration form that can be found here.  Furthermore, for your participation in the event, […]

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Online informative event | Residence permits and the operation of the immigration services (DAM)

Online informative event | Residence permits and the operation of the immigration services (DAM)

Français The pandemic’s effect and the changes it brought to residence permits and to the operation of the services has created the need for information on the new situation. So, Generation 2.0 RED, in addition to providing legal advice individually, decided to launch an online informative event aimed at migrants on the following issues: 1) Appointments for the residence permit for exceptional reasons in Attica […]

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The development of soft skills as a tool for integration into the labor market

The development of soft skills as a tool for integration into the labor market

In February, a two-day online seminar with title “Development of Soft Skills” & “Intercultural Approaches & Gender Issues” was held by the Career Counselling Service, with the contribution of Diotima organisation, an activity that is part of the “Equality Works” project, which is being implemented under the Active citizens fund.   Specifically, we discussed about the importance of communication skills, efficient time management and the […]

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The new CAP needs social conditionality

The new CAP needs social conditionality

End exploitation and raise labour standards in European agriculture Open Letter: To the attention of Member States’ Agriculture Ministers To the attention of Commissioner Wojciechowski – Agriculture To the attention of Commissioner Schmit – Jobs and Social Rights To the attention of Executive Vice President Timmermans – Green Deal To the attention of Members of the European Parliament negotiating team At least ten million people […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Φεβρουάριος 2021

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Φεβρουάριος 2021

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Job Adverts of Thursday are now 5 years old

Job Adverts of Thursday are now 5 years old

February 11, 2016. The first ever Job Adverts Thursday article is being published by Generation 2.0 RED. A fresh and ambitious attempt of the organisation, just before the Career Counselling service was launched. An activity which was aiming back then, as well as today, to bring closer employers and people of migrant/refugee background seeking employment, by providing them with a common “networking” platform. “Job search […]

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Net-Care: online training course for trainers (training of trainers)

Net-Care: online training course for trainers (training of trainers)

In the framework of the implementation of the European project Net-Care – Networking and care of refugee and migrant women, the organizations KMOP and Generation 2.0 RED co-organize a training on the management of cases of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) against refugees and migrants, which is addressed to professionals from institutions and organizations. The training will be conducted by cultural mediators and interpreters trained […]

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Job Announcement | French-speaking Employability Officer

Job Announcement | French-speaking Employability Officer

ORGANISATION: GENERATION 2.0 RED JOB VACANCY: Employability Officer CITY: Athens START DATE: ASAP CONTRACT LENGTH: 6-month fixed term contract with possibility of extension ABOUT GENERATION 2.0 RED Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity is a nonprofit organisation consisted of people with different origins who work together to promote equal participation in a diverse society, through the empowerment of communities. We combine action and research, aiming […]

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Announcement of Immigration Services: appointments for exceptional reasons begin

Announcement of Immigration Services: appointments for exceptional reasons begin

The Immigration Services issued an announcement on the process of granting new appointments for the submission of the residence permits for exceptional reasons. Specifically, those who are interested to submit an application for this specific category of residence permit, you must send the requests for an appointment to the email of the service of your place of residence. In this email you must attach the […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιανουάριος 2021

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Ιανουάριος 2021

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Residence permit for exceptional reasons: Requests for new appointments are expected to start soon

Residence permit for exceptional reasons: Requests for new appointments are expected to start soon

According to a document of the General Secretariat of Immigration Policy of the Ministry of Migration and Asylum, the Immigration Services are called to immediately give the possibility of issuing new appointments for the submission of the residence permit for exceptional reasons. Within the next few days the Immigration Services will post on their websites the electronic contact addresses (email) to which appointment requests will […]

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Learn and Claim your Rights through the 2nd “Equality Works” Training

Learn and Claim your Rights through the 2nd “Equality Works” Training

As part of the project “Equality Works”, which is implemented under the Active citizens fund program, the 2nd short cycle of group trainings on Advocacy is coming on the 25th and 26th of January 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. […]

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Generation 2.0 RED requests the Ombudsman to intervene on the suspension of the permit for exceptional reasons in Attica

Generation 2.0 RED requests the Ombudsman to intervene on the suspension of the permit for exceptional reasons  in Attica

On 05/01/2021, Generation 2.0 RED submitted a Complaint to the Greek Ombudsman requesting him to intervene regarding the long-term suspension of administrative procedures about applying for the residence permit for exceptional reasons in Attica. The residence permit for exceptional reasons is one of the most important permits provided in the Immigration and Social Integration Code. It is the main regularisation route for migrants who have […]

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Instructions for issuing the extension certificate of residence permits for Third Country Nationals

Instructions for issuing the extension certificate of residence permits for Third Country Nationals

Following the extension of validity which was given on 23.12.2020 to residence permits, residence permit application certificates (blue certificates) and international protection applicant cards (tri-fold cards), the Ministry of Immigration and Asylum now allows the electronic issuance of a document, which will certify the extension of residence permits and blue certificates. You can use the extension certificate to facilitate your transactions with public services, banks […]

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Freezing of citizenship procedures in Athens and Thessaloniki

Freezing of citizenship procedures in Athens and Thessaloniki

On October 12, Law 4735/2020 was published, amending the Greek Citizenship Code. So far, though, there have been no institutional actions, nor have the necessary Ministry Decisions been issued, concerning the implementation of the changes relating to the second-generation citizenship and naturalization.  Two months after the law has entered into force, we are nowhere in terms of its implementation! As a result, we are once […]

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New extension of residence permits, blue certificates and asylum seeker cards

New extension of residence permits, blue certificates and asylum seeker cards

With article 156 of Law 4764/2020 which was published in the Government Gazette on 23.12.2020, a new extension is given to residence permits, residence permit application certificates (blue certificates) and international protection applicant cards (tri-fold cards). This new extension follows the decisions of the Ministry of Immigration and Asylum taken as part of the preventive measures against the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19). Specifically: The […]

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Report “Modern Slavery: from production to consumption”

Report “Modern Slavery: from production to consumption”

Modern slavery is one of the most significant problems in the world not only because it affects a large segment of the global population, but also because it constitutes one of the greatest violations of human rights and destroys, literally and utterly, the lives of modern slaves. Such phenomena exist in Greece too. In sectors such as agriculture, situations resembling the case of Manolada (human […]

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Information on free covid-19 tests and medicines

Information on free covid-19 tests and medicines

Français للغه العربيه اضغط هنا 1. Free covid-19 tests Below is a list of points where free Covid-19 tests are taking place: Attention: In order to have a free test at any of the following points you must have covid-19 related symptoms (e.g. runny nose, dry cough, fever and breathing difficulty) or to have come into contact with a confirmed case (where the possibility of […]

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We all have a story to share!

We all have a story to share!

Without realizing it most of the time, other people’s stories play a vital role in our decisions or in the path we choose, and the people whose stories have influenced us could be considered as mentors. Mentors are not teachers and are not going to tell us what is wrong or right; they are people who before us have been in the same or a […]

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(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Δεκέμβριος 2020

(Ελληνικά) Η Εφημερίδα της Κυβερνήσεως | Κτήση Ιθαγένειας | Δεκέμβριος 2020

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Information on the new 400 € allowance of ΟΑΕΔ for the long-term unemployed

Information on the new 400 € allowance of ΟΑΕΔ for the long-term unemployed

Français للغه العربيه اضغط هنا In the context of the emergency support measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the manpower employment organization (ΟΑΕΔ) is proceeding with a new allowance of 400 euros for the long-term unemployed. The allowance will be granted once, in one single payment (lump-sum).   A) Who is entitled to the emergency one-time allowance of 400 €? Those who are registered in the unemployment […]

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Talent can be translated into entrepreneurship

Talent can be translated into entrepreneurship

Karima, 21 years old, owns an accessories brand, named Karma, for people who wish to wear unique creations and feel different. She started very young to create accessories so she could wear original pieces. Due to an injury that kept her for a long period at home, she decided to develop those skills and turn a bit later this hobby into entrepreneurship, with the creation […]

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