“All I need to know to work in Greece-My labor rights” Seminar

“All I need to know to work in Greece-My labor rights” Seminar

للغه العربيه اضغط هنا برای فارسی اینجا را کلیک کنید Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality and Diversity with the support of International Rescue Committee is organizing the seminar “All I need to know to work in Greece-My labor rights” on November 1st, Thursday, from 11.00-13.30 at the offices of Generation 2.0 RED (n.14 Eleftherias square). A job position comes with obligations but also with rights […]

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Barista training for Refugees and Asylum Seekers by Caffè Bristot (completed)

Barista training for Refugees and Asylum Seekers by Caffè Bristot (completed)

The barista profession is in high demand in Greece and this training will introduce you to the techniques of making and preparing different types of coffee and inform you on the essential skills you need to succeed in the profession. The training will take place in English by Caffè Bristot’s Authorized SCA Trainer Ilias Gkrintzalis. Here you can find the facebook event! Spaces are limited […]

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“Diversity in the Workplace” Campaign

“Diversity in the Workplace” Campaign

The non-profit organisation Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality and Diversity, with the support of International Rescue Committee, implements the program “Facilitating access to work for vulnerable populations in Athens” aiming at a smooth integration to the Greek labor market of people with different cultural backgrounds. The program includes the following main activities: Individual career counselling sessions Group job search with the use of computers Specially […]

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Choosing to Dream | “I want to become a lawyer, defending the rights of women, refugees and immigrants”

Choosing to Dream | “I want to become a lawyer, defending the rights of women, refugees and immigrants”

Fawzia came to Greece from Afghanistan at the age of 17. Today, she is 19 years old and a mother of a 1.5-year-old girl. She is also a volunteer in Generation 2.0 RED, as a teacher’s assistant on the advanced class of the Greek language courses. Her dedication and inclination in learning languages helped her speak very good Greek in less than 2 years. Now, […]

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B/ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE! – NEW GENERATION GOT GAME VOL.V: THE FESTIVAL

B/ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE! – NEW GENERATION GOT GAME VOL.V: THE FESTIVAL

– THIS WAS NOT JUST A BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT – It was never just a basketball tournament. It has always meant so much more, but this year we can say with confidence that this was also something bigger and greater in practice. The fifth biggest intercultural 3on3 basketball tournament in Greece will be marked as the first New Generation Got Game Festival! Thursday 14th and Friday […]

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World Refugee Day: Drawing a new life

World Refugee Day: Drawing a new life

Ahmad is 8 years old. He has brown hair and his dark eyes look around astonished. His brother, a few years younger, looks like him, only a little bit shorter. Both very quiet, they are playing together. Their mother wears pink trousers and her hijab is full of colors. With her green eyes she looks at her daughter, the youngest among her children. Next to […]

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Diversity in the Workplace | New Job Readiness Workshops

Diversity in the Workplace | New Job Readiness Workshops

للغه العربيه اضغط هنا برای فارسی اینجا کلیک کنید pour lire en français cliquez ici New workshops are coming up! Are you a refugee or asylum seeker, trying to find a job in Athens or elsewhere in Greece? Generation 2.0 RED brings you a series of Job Readiness workshops, including the all-time-classic CV and Motivational Letter Writing, the Job Interview Preparation, as well the Communication, […]

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What do you wish employers knew about you and your skills?

What do you wish employers knew about you and your skills?

Written by Anna-Maria Vouzouneraki, Career Counselor of Generation 2.0 RED Many young people who are looking for a job today would like to be asked the question: What do you wish employers knew about you and your skills? They would definitely have a lot to say about their positive characteristics, their potential, the treasure that each of them carries within and wants to share. But […]

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Choosing to Dream – “As pressure makes coal into diamonds, it also brings man to perfection!”

Choosing to Dream – “As pressure makes coal into diamonds, it also brings man to perfection!”

This is Yasser. He is only 20 years old, which makes him the youngest person of our column until now! He comes from Afghanistan and has been living in Greece for two years now. With a very discrete presence and the most polite nature, Yasser is the kind of person you don’t forget, for he is such a good and sweet young man. After this […]

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The glass door behind me: the lesson we haven’t learnt, two years after the EU-Turkey Deal

The glass door behind me: the lesson we haven’t learnt, two years after the EU-Turkey Deal

Photo taken by Abdulazez Dukhan – Through Refugee Eyes An article by Silvia Giulini They were right in front of me, behind the glass door. It was the only thing separating me from 100 persons. They were of all ages: children, adults, old people. Some must have had my age, they could have been me, a friend of mine or a university classmate. Differently from […]

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INSIDE OUT: ATHENS | THE PROJECT

INSIDE OUT: ATHENS | THE PROJECT

A participatory work of art that celebrates the coexistence of communities in Athens! The team A-typical in collaboration with Generation 2.0 for Rights, Equality & Diversity brought in Athens the project by the renowned street artist JR, INSIDE OUT. Inside Out Athens underlined the diversity of Athens and its multicultural character, claiming in its own way the equal coexistence of all members of the Greek society. The message […]

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The Refugee issue ended in 2016… NOT!

The Refugee issue ended in 2016… NOT!

By Natalie Sotiropoulos From the 14th of February, Ghouta is being mercilessly pounded by aerial attacks against the remaining dissidents’ forces in the city. The Asad government claimed that no civilian population is targeted or threatened, but the data are shocking: According to the Syrian Human Rights Watch, more than 800 civilians have been killed by the violent bombings launched at the guerrilla bastion. Among […]

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Choosing to Dream | “To learn and to evolve: there is the key to success!”

Choosing to Dream | “To learn and to evolve: there is the key to success!”

The Choosing to Dream column this time hosts Saeid, a 31-year-old man from Iran. He has been living in Greece for something like more than a year now, and he already speaks so good Greek that makes you wonder: How does one learn such a difficult language so quickly? Very polite and willing, Saeid gave us a meaningful interview that answers the previous question. When […]

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Web Developing Training Program

Web Developing Training Program

Generation 2.0 RED, in collaboration with The Social Hackers Academy and the support of International Rescue Committee, is launching a free-of-charge Coding School for asylum seekers and refugees at the end of February 2018. The only prerequisites for you to enter the course are to be passionate for the world of web development and be proficient in the English language. The Full Web Development Course […]

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Cultural Mediation Training Program

Cultural Mediation Training Program

Are you an asylum seeker or recognized refugee residing in Greece? Do you want to enhance your employability skills in the field or use your language competency to enter the job market as an interpreter/cultural mediator? Generation 2.0 RED, in collaboration with The Language Project and the SCG – Scientific College of Greece and the support of the International Rescue Committee, offers a no-charge Cultural Mediation […]

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Diversity in the Workplace | Job Readiness Workshops

Diversity in the Workplace | Job Readiness Workshops

للغه العربيه اضغط هنا برای فارسی اینجا کلیک کنید Many workshops are coming up in the next couple of weeks! Are you a refugee or asylum seeker, trying to find a job in Athens or elsewhere in Greece? Generation 2.0 RED brings you a series of Job Readiness workshops, including the all-time-classic CV and Motivational Letter Writing, the Job Interview Preparation, as well the Communication, […]

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Renewal of residence permits for those entitled to international protection: Letter to the Ministry of Labor

Renewal of residence permits for those entitled to international protection: Letter to the Ministry of Labor

Upon inquiry of Generation 2.0 RED, the Asylum Service sent a letter to the Ministry of Labor and the Ministry of Administrative Reconciliation on the renewal of residence permits for beneficiaries entitled to international protection. There have been incidents in which beneficiaries of international protection with a certificate of pending request, which lasts for 2 months, arrive at Citizens Service Centers for KEA (Social Solidarity […]

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Life in the hotspots, a Waiting for Godot life

Life in the hotspots, a Waiting for Godot life

Estragon: What do we do now? Vladimir: I don’t know. Estragon: Let’s go. Vladimir: We can’t. Estragon: Why not? Vladimir: We’re waiting for Godot. – Samuel Beckett – Written by Silvia Giulini I looked around. Scattered between the bushes, which were dry because of the very warm weather, some tents proved the presence of people living there. It took me some time before getting closer. […]

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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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Access to Work | Employability Workshop Series

Access to Work | Employability Workshop Series

In September 2017, Generation 2.0 organised one more series of the successful Employability Workshops under the context of “Facilitating access to work for vulnerable populations in Athens” program, addressed to refugees and asylum seekers, with the support of the International Rescue Committee. The workshops were aimed at the development of employability, the soft and hard skills. In detail, the workshops focused on CV writing and […]

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G2RED’s guesthouse for unaccompanied refugee minors

G2RED’s guesthouse for unaccompanied refugee minors

The HOME Project is a unifying initiative established to cover the needs of underage refugees who have arrived alone in Greece. The initiative sets up and provides housing and support for unaccompanied refugee children, as well as it takes care of their mental health and their overall wellbeing. The goal of the HOME Project is to provide security, dignity and decent living conditions for the […]

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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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Facilitating access to work for vulnerable populations in Athens

Facilitating access to work for vulnerable populations in Athens

Generation 2.0 for Rights Equality & Diversity has launched, in partnership with the global humanitarian organisation International Rescue Committee, the program “Facilitating access to work for Vulnerable Populations in Athens”. The program 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 […]

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Employability Workshops for Refugees & Asylum Seekers

Employability Workshops for Refugees & Asylum Seekers

Last week, at the offices of Generation 2.0 RED, a series of employability workshops took place, concerning refugees & asylum seekers. These workshops were concluded on the first three days of August and they were consisted of topics such as job searching & CV writing, motivational letter writing and preparation for a job interview with potential employers. People from 10 different countries participated, and on […]

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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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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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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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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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Not Another Wall Against the World | A mural that stands out in Athens

Not Another Wall Against the World | A mural that stands out in Athens

On Monday the 5th of June 2017, Generation 2.0 RED supported a very special mural in the center of Athens. An initiative by Nebula made Koukaki even more beautiful, as Athenian street artists and refugees cooperated in order to create together a mural and put their mark of unity in the city. Nakam from Iraq and Azimi from Afghanistan, together with Blaqk and RTM1 were the […]

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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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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 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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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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Residence Permits & Citizenship | Procedures & Developments

Residence Permits & Citizenship | Procedures & Developments

On Thursday, March 23, Generation 2.0 RED held an informative event titled, “Residence Permits & Citizenship: Procedures & Developments”, a meeting between communities and representatives of the decentralized immigration and civil status directorate. The purpose of the event was to inform the public on the relevant procedures. It was also an opportunity to bring together members of different migrant communities in Athens. This consequently ensured […]

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New Generation Got Game | Intercultural Basketball Tournament

New Generation Got Game | Intercultural Basketball Tournament

The MultiKulti Basketball Tournament New Generation Got Game focuses on the integration process of young Athenians with different origin, who share the same neighborhoods in Greek society. The main purpose of the tournament is the promotion of a healthy social integration of immigrants and youngsters of immigrant origins. Integration is a continuous process that requires the active participation of all the elements of a society. […]

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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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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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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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Let the “foreigners” pay then

Let the “foreigners” pay then

This week the draft law is being discussed titled “Additional measures for the implementation of the Regulation (EU, EURATOM) 1141/2014 regarding European political parties and foundations, the acceleration measures for the governmental work  of the Ministry of Interior and other provisions”. We have been waiting for this draft for a long time, since it settles administrative matters that have arisen regarding the Citizenship Directorate. On 21.02.2017, […]

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How many more lives are going to slip through our hands before we talk about Moria?

How many more lives are going to slip through our hands before we talk about Moria?

It’s not long since we last spoke about the safety gaps in the camps, specially the one in Moria. The media talk about “unfortunate incidents” and “individual events”, but the truth is nowhere near these statements. When the tents in the camp of Moria were completely covered in snow and destroyed, topical media talked about policemen that did not let anyone inside nor outside of […]

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2017 is only a few hours away

2017 is only a few hours away

* Photo by Abdulazez Dukhan, Through Refugee Eyes New year’s eve is just around the corner, people are counting backwards the hours left, running to buy last minute gifts, the atmosphere is festive, children are happy cause of the snow, everyone is tightening their scarves, some hate Christmas and stay at home, others enjoy the holiday spirit, these magical days, the hugs, the kisses, the […]

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“How many refugees have to die before safety is guaranteed in Greece’s camps?”

“How many refugees have to die before safety is guaranteed in Greece’s camps?”

23 organizations, on the 28th of November 2016 signed a joint statement about the living conditions in the camps, for which the government bears responsibility and ought to adhere to specific safety standards. The tragedy in Moria was the result of the inhuman living conditions in the camps. About the situation, not only the government should be held accountable, but also all those who do […]

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Molotov attacks from neo-Nazis at the refugee camp in Suda, Chios

Molotov attacks from neo-Nazis at the refugee camp in Suda, Chios

Once more, refugees were targeted through propaganda and disinformation, with the media full of articles about attacks with fireworks by “illegal immigrants” (?!) from the camp of Souda in Chios against the local residents. Fearful comments and broadcasts regarding the episodes yesterday and the day before – November 17th and 16th 2016 – in the refugees camp in Chios have overwhelmed the internet, talking about […]

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“I love you Athena!”

“I love you Athena!”

The message of a young refugee leaving Athens “Well, here we are it is my last hours in Greece, Holly Greece, I really don’t know how to thank you and your people, for everything you gave to me: Love, adventures, good company, and for helping me to Rebuild my personality. Athens I am so sorry cuz I am leaving, you are my 2nd home I’ll […]

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Citizenship: Meeting with the General Secretary of the Ministry of Immigrant Affairs

Citizenship: Meeting with the General Secretary of the Ministry of Immigrant Affairs

Generation 2.0 RED is systematically monitoring the new law on citizenship and the reasons for the delay of its implementation. On Monday, March 28th, we met the General Secretary of the Ministry of Immigrant Affairs, Vassilis Papadopoulos, to set the basic problems we have detected and are summarized as follows: Significant delay in issuing the criminal record from the Ministry of Justice (up to six […]

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Idomeni | March 2016  

Idomeni | March 2016  

“My kids are asking me ‘Where are we going daddy?’ and I respond ‘We are going to the garden’. They think we are going to a garden so they can play. ‘Where is this garden?’ and I ask them to wait until we get there. They are just kids, in the end. They don’t know where we are going. We tell them fairytales to give them hope. But […]

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One More Typical Day in the Office of Generation 2.0 RED 

One More Typical Day in the Office of Generation 2.0 RED 

By Melina Kalfandi & Dora Vangi 30 people were gathered in the offices of Generation 2.0 RED, a space within 30m2, to use computers and internet provided for free to communicate with the Asylum Agency and get that hot-shot interview for international protection. The procedure is this: for every language and country of origin, there are specific hours to make an appointment through skype, one […]

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