General Assembly and Strategic Planning Meeting 2020 Report

Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe held its 11th General Assembly in Ratomka, Belarus 3-8th of March 2020. The General Assembly was hosted by our Member Organisation, Belarus Young Greens.

The General Assembly was preceded by the Strategic Planning Meeting (4-5 March) which served as a starting point for discussion the Strategy 2022-24 with Member Organisations, Partner Organisations and Working Groups. The new Strategy Document will be developed throughout the year by Executive Committee and MOs, POs and Wgs will be invited to give feedback in different phases. SPM was also used to asses the implementation of current Strategy that is stated in the Strategy Document 2019-21, adopted last year by GA in Istanbul.

The GA that took place 6-7 March, once again, decided on the direction the Network should take over the next year by adopting the Activity and Financial Plan, by electing the new EC, and by adding amendments on Internal Rules of Procedure, Political Platform and Strategy Statement 2019-21. Alongside the debates and voting, the delegates had a chance to engage in different sessions organised by the EC, Working Groups, host organisation, FYEG and EGP.

The newly elected Executive Committee consists of Elena Petrovska (Serbian Green Youth), Giorgi Ptskialadze (Georgian Young Greens), Ledina Cela (Albanian Young Greens), Maja Klimentic (Revolt) and Palina Burko (Belarus Young Greens).

Moreover, we are happy to welcome new members of the Network whose candidacies were approved by the GA: Frontline Youth Network from Armenia as MO, Protest from Latvia as PO and Swedish Young Greens as OO.

We want to say big thank you to all delegates, candidates, guests and host organisation who contributed to another amazing GA which we leave with big plans and and EC motivated to pursue them.

The following documents are from or adopted by the General Assembly 2020:

  1. Internal Rules and Procedures [PDF]
  2. Political Platform [PDF]
  3. Strategy Statement 2019-2021 [PDF]
  4. Minutes to be approved by the GA 2021 [PDF]

CDN General Assembly 2020

Cooperation and Development Network of Eastern Europe will hold its 11th General Assembly on 4th – 7th March 2020 in Belarus and will be hosted by CDN Member Organisation Belarus Young Greens.

This year we received 2 applications for host organisation and hereby, we would like to thank Georgian Young Greens for expressing their interest in hosting the GA. We are looking forward for other opportunities for cooperation in the future!

General Assembly (GA) is the highest decision-making body of CDN that gathers at least once a year and has the full power to take any necessary decision in order to realize the objectives of CDN.

GA consists of delegates from Member and Partner organisations of CDN and brings other friends from Green European family to share, network and discuss. GA elects Executive Committee, adopts activity and financial plan for the next year and makes other relevant decisions.

MEMBER ORGANISATION of CDN has a right to be represented by two delegates with voting rights at the General Assembly and has full right to nominate its candidate for any organisational group/position or submit amendments to any organisational document of CDN. CDN will cover the full travel and accommodation costs of the 1st Delegate of each Member Organization. Member Organizations can decide to send 1 delegate with two voting rights or 2 delegates, each with one voting right, as long as they cover the participation and travel costs of the 2nd delegate.

PARTNER ORGANISATION of CDN has a right to send one delegate with no voting right to the GA and has full right to nominate its candidate for any organisational group/position or submit amendments to any organisational document of CDN. The travel costs of the delegates of partner organization are not covered by CDN.

GUESTS are also welcomed at the CDN GA, bearing in mind that CDN can’t cover their GA related costs and they will be subjected to participant fee.

Save the date and expect more information as well as the call for Delegates of Member and Partner Organizations and Guests in January. __________________________________________________________________________________
Please find relevant calls, forms and other documents below (to be published from January):

Calls and Forms:

Call for Delegates (Deadline for registration: 4th February 2020, midnight CET)

GA draft Agenda 2020 (Updated)

Call for new Member/Partner/Observer Organizations

Application form for new Member/Partner/Observer Organizations

Call for EC 2020

Application form for Executive Committee Candidate

Call for Amendments to CDN Documents

Amendment form

CDN Documents

Statutes

Political platform

Internal Rules of Procedure

Strategy Statement 2019-2021

FYEG relations paper

Agreement with Kazakhstan Young Greens

Minutes from the GA 2019

EC Candidates

Elena Petrovska: Application; CV; Support letter

Giorgi Ptskialadze: Application; CV; Motivation letter; Support letter

Ivanna Madiar: Application; CV; Support letter

Ledina Cela: Application; CV; Support letter (1); Support letter (2)

Maja Klimentic: Application; CV; Support letter

Palina Burko: Application; CV; Support letter

Member/ Partner/ Observer Organisation Candidates:

Frontline Youth Network, Armenia

Protest, Latvia

Swedish Young Greens, Sweden /

Swedish Young Greens OO Application Amended

Youth Forum URA, Montenegro

Call for host organisation for CDN GA 2020

CDN – Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe, is announcing a call for host organisations for its 2020 General Assembly!

CDN’s General Assembly is a multiple day event intended for the review of the last year’s work of the Network, legitimizing the plans for the following year, and electing the Executive Committee in charge of executing the Activity Plan for the upcoming year. The upcoming GA will be bigger than ever with a space for thematic discussions and workshops.

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General Assembly 2019 – report

Between 7-10 March, Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe held its 10th General Assembly in Istanbul, Turkey. The General Assembly was hosted by our member organisation, Young Greens of Turkey/Genc Yesiller, who did amazing work preparing perfect conditions for meetings and work as well as welcoming CDN’s delegates and guests.

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CDN General Assembly 2019

Cooperation and Development Network of Eastern Europe will hold its 10th General Assembly on 8-9 March 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. The General Assembly will be hosted by CDN’s Member Organization Young Greens of Turkey.

We have received 4 applications to host the Cooperation and Development Network’s General Assembly. Thanks to Belarus Young Greens, MODOM and Gutta Club for their applications, we look forward to future cooperation.

This year’s General Assembly will also be held together with Working Groups Meeting. More than 60 Young Greens from Eastern Europe and beyond will gather for debating, discussing and deciding on CDN’s activity and financial plan for the next year, approve its strategy plan for 2019-2022, as well as election of the new Executive Committee and much more.

General Assembly (GA) is the highest decision-making body of CDN organised by CDN Executive Committee. The GA gathers at least once a year and has a full power to take any necessary decision in order to realise the objectives of CDN. GA is consisted of the member organisations and partner organisations of CDN.

MEMBER ORGANISATION of CDN has a right to be represented by two delegates with voting rights at the General Assembly and has full right to nominate its candidate for any organisational group/position or submit amendments to any organisational document of CDN. CDN will cover the full travel and accommodation costs of the 1st Delegate of each Member Organization. Member Organizations can decide to send 1 delegate with two voting rights or 2 delegates, each with one voting right, as long as they cover the participation and travel costs of the 2nd delegate.

PARTNER ORGANISATION of CDN has a right to send one delegate with no voting right to the GA and has full right to nominate its candidate for any organisational group/position or submit amendments to any organisational document of CDN. The travel costs of the delegates of partner organization are not covered by CDN.

GUESTS are also welcomed at the CDN GA, bearing in mind that CDN can’t cover their GA related costs and they will be subjected to participant fee.

The call for Delegates and Guests will be out soon with more details.
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Please find relevant calls, forms and other documents below (to be published from January):

Calls and Forms:

Call for Delegates (Deadline for registration: 4 February 2019, midnight CET)

CDN Documents

EC Candidates

Member Organisation Candidate:


Call for Host: CDN General Assembly 2019

Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe AISBL (CDN) is announcing a call for a host of CDN General Assembly 2019!

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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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