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
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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.

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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

Call for participants: Caucasus Regional Meeting 2017

Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe is announcing a call for participants for Caucasus Regional Meeting, that is taking place in Tbilisi, Georgia, from 17 to 19 November 2017.

This event will gather Green-minded activists from South Caucasus and serve as a platform for discussing common challenges of activists in the region and exchanging experiences and strategies for addressing these challenges. Therefore, we want to:
1. Discuss how current political regimes in the three countries affect youth activism, share local contexts and identify threats and opportunities for consolidation of a Green movement in the region;
2. Exchange strategies and tools for successful youth activism in the region;
3. Address the gender inequality issue with emphasis on the position of LGBTQ+ people in the region;
4. Equip the activists with practical skills and tools for protecting their privacy online in order to overcome surveillance (encryption, safe browsing, VPN, etc.).

Participants:

We are looking for young Green and Green-minded activists coming from Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan, willing to share their activist experience and learn from the others. When selecting participants, an advantage will be given to CDN Member Organisations from the region as well as to the Greens/CDN-associated organisations and initiatives.

Methodology

The program will be based on the principles of non-formal education. We strive for active, inclusive and direct communication and knowledge sharing. Sessions will be balanced between educational inputs, workshops, discussions, reflections, exchanges, brainstorming and other interactive methods of learning. The program will be facilitated by young activists from the region and CDN structures.

Practicalities:

-The full cost of lodging during the meeting will be covered by the organisers: Accommodation in a hostel with multiple bedrooms; Meals – starting from a dinner on the 17th and ending with lunch on the 19th (note: some meals might be vegan or vegetarian); Coffee and refreshments in between sessions.
Travel to Tbilisi by land will be fully covered.
Optional: participants might choose to contribute to the event with 10 EUR participation fee if their financial situation allows so. We do not want the participation fee to be an obstacle for someone’s participation. Therefore, financial contribution is not a selection criteria.
-All sessions will be conducted in English – therefore participants are expected to have a working knowledge of it.

DEADLINE for submitting applications is Monday, 30 October 2017 at Midnight (CET).

Report and conclusions of the CRM 2016 can be found here. For any further information do not hesitate to contact us via office@cdnee.org.

APPLY HERE!

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So far, the activity has been financially supported by:
Green Forum of Sweden
Heidi Hautala, Member of the European Parliament – Green Group/EFA
Terry Reintke, Member of the European Parliament – Green Group/EFA