General Assembly 2018 – Report

Between 21st and 25th of February 2018, Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe held its 9th General Assembly and also celebrated its 15th anniversary in Belgrade, Serbia. The host organisation of the General Assembly, Zelena omladina Srbije / Serbian Green Youth, did amazing work preparing perfect conditions for meetings and work as well as welcoming CDN’s delegates and guests. Continue reading

Call for Participants: Urban Steps for Resilient Future

Cooperation and Development Network of Eastern Europe is happy to announce the call for participants for the International Activity (Training for Trainiers) that will take place from 24-29 April near Istanbul, Turkey.

The project is a part of our annual work plan and is going to

  • enable young people to analyse their cities (think global);
  • equip them with capabilities to conduct local activities on the spot with the goal to improve their communities (act local).

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Development Process for CDN’s Strategy 2019 – 2021

CDN is launching the ‘Strategy Development Process’ together with its Member and Partner Organisations. The Strategy is one of the main and most crucial guiding documents for CDN, outlining the organisation’s vision on internal and external development, scope of actions, and goals for the next three years – what topics we should focus on, who we should reach, how we envision the work with MOs and POs and what are the needs of the MOs that make CDN the network it is today and it wishes to be in the future.

The document puts together setting directions for the Executive Commitee, Secretariat and Member Organisations. The statement is adopted by the General Assembly with the close collaboration of CDN’s Member and Partner Organisations.

CDN’s current strategy statement was adopted in 2015. Considering that Member Organisations are crucial part of the strategy preparation process, we would like to get qualitative feedback from you regarding your Organisation’s, as member of CDN Network, vision on current and future development.

Therefore, the primary aim of the Strategy Development Process is to to evaluate CDN’s work in the past two years and envision together the future of Eastern European Green Movement as well as our mutual work for 2019-2021.

We invite you to take this journey with us starting with the survey below. It will not take more than 15 minutes.

The Timeline and Steps of Strategy Development Process:

The survey will be analysed by the Executive Committee and presented at the upcoming General Assembly 2018 in Belgrade. The strategic planning session at the General Assembly will give us space to:

– discuss proposals coming from Member and Partner Organisations,
– develop the draft content for the future Strategy Statement Document and
– form a Strategy Development Team, which, together with the Member and Partner Organisations will continue working on the development of the strategy statement throughout the year of 2018.

The Final Strategy Statement for 2019-2021 will be adopted at our 10th General Assembly in 2019.

The deadline for filling out this questionnaire is 4th of February in order for the EC to have time to prepare an evaluation.

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CDN’s Green Ukraine projects 2017

Following the first, introductory training organised by CDN with the help of the Dutch Green Foundation in Kiev from 14-17th September 2017, the second stage of our Green Ukraine training series took place in Lviv from 30th November to 3rd December 2017. The topical training, which focused on political ecology as a concept and its wider picture gathered 24 people from all over Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and Russia, some coming from the first event, while the others were newcomers. The preparatory team was happy to welcome Uladz Stashkevich and Iryna Burbylo among their members, both of whom attended the first training on a general introduction to Green politics as participants.

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European Green Activist Training – Croatia

From 20-22 October 2017 the Green European Foundation, with the support of CDN and its member organisation Fora/Green Window from Croatia, organised a three day training in Sljeme, near Zagreb, Croatia. Twenty young
people from Croatia met for the second time to learn and discuss the EU’s history and institutions as well as current and relevant issues addressed on the EU level: Brexit, GMO production, consumption and trade, and finally, the most burning issues – climate change and migration.

This event is part of the Green European Foundation’s European Green Activist Training project, realized
with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation. Continue reading

CDN General Assembly 2018

Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe (CDN) will hold its 9th General Assembly and Strategy Planning from 21 – 25 February 2018, in Belgrade, Serbia. The General Assembly is hosted by CDN’s Member Organization Serbian Green Youth.

More than 40 Young Greens from all over Eastern Europe and beyond will gather for debating, discussing and deciding on CDN’s strategy plan for 2019-2022, activity and financial plan for the next year as well as election of the new Executive Committee and much more. Continue reading

Webinar Registration Form

Dear members of CDN Member and Partner Organizations, we would like to invite you to the last of our three webinars on Membership Management – this time we discuss the Structures and documents in Green Youth Organizations. We will discover different ways of democratically governing an organisation; exchange the structural and democratic practices of different green organisations; discuss the role of internal documents in the organisations; and analyse the importance of those in establishing and institutionalising the organisations. If you are interested to share experiences with young greens from all over Eastern Europe and get inspired,  fill in this registration form until 8th of December Midnight CET



Call for Coordination Team: Urban Steps For Resilient Future

CDN and its Alternative Urbanization Working Group are announcing a call for members of the international Coordination Team of our Annual Work Plan “Urban Steps for Resilient Future – Building Youth Activism in Eastern Europe”. The project is a follow up of CDN’s Study Session in the European Youth Center Budapest from 2016 titled “Reclaim Your City” and aims to explore Urban activism as an entry point for youth participation, to help young people turn their ideas into concrete actions and to enable young people to articulate their political demands to the local authorities and stakeholders. The full project description can be found HERE.

Coordination Team members are going to coordinate the Annual Work Plan and all its activities – Training of Trainers, Regional Trainings and Local Action – with a full support of a member of CDN Secretariat and Executive Committee respectively.

We are looking for young people that are passionate about alternative ways of urbanization, fair, inclusive and green cities, youth participation in political decision making, as well as the values of the Green movement. The call is open for people coming from Council of Europe member states, as well as Kosovo*, Belarus and Kazakhstan.

DEADLINE for submitting online applications: 23rd December 2017 at Midnight (CET). Continue reading

Заявка на участие: Политическая экология вместо “экологической политики”

Сеть сотрудничества и развития Восточной Европы (Cooperation Development network Eastern Europe) приглашает на тренинг “Политическая экология вместо “экологической политики”, который состоится 30 ноября – 3 декабря во Львове. Мы планируем объединить 25 молодых активистов, которые хотят стать частью Зеленого движения в России, Украине, Молдове и Беларуси (РУМБ регион). Continue reading