Why do we need alternative urbanisation?

Report on “Urban Steps for Resilient Future: Building youth Activism in Eastern Europe” training

From 24-29 April 2018, Cooperation and Development Network of Eastern Europe (CDN) – with the support of the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe, Green European Foundation (GEF), Green Group in the European Parliament, MEPs Terry Reintke and Rebecca Harms – organised a five-day youth training on Alternative Urbanisation on Buyukada island in Istanbul, Turkey. We gathered more than 40 young people from Eastern Europe with the aim to empower them to get active in their city and seek and provide support that make their cities more resilient. Continue reading

Call for Participants: Second Steps for Alternative Urbanisation (Regional Training in Albania)

CDN is announcing a call for participants of the first Balkan Regional Training of our Annual Work Plan “Urban Steps for Resilient Future – Building Youth Activism in Eastern Europe”. The regional training will take place between 20-24 June in Tirana, Albania and will gather participants from Albania, Bulgaria, Kosovo*, and Macedonia. Continue reading

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 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

General Assembly 2017 – Report

Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe AISBL (CDN) held its 8th GenerCDN_General_assembly_2017al Assembly from 23rd to 26th of February 2017 in Zagreb, Croatia. The host organisation of the General Assembly, FORa Zeleni Prozor, did amazing work, preparing perfect conditions for meetings and work and welcoming CDN’s delegates and guests. During the GA, the delegates and guests had an opportunity to participate in a panel discussion on the world population growth moderated by the hosts, which provided an excellent warm up before the heated debates on CDN’s new Political Platform. Continue reading

CDN General Assembly 2017

Cooperation and Development Network of Easter Europe (CDN) will hold its 8th General Assembly from 23rd to 26th of February 2017, in Zagreb, Croatia. The General Assembly is hosted by CDN Member Organization Zeleni Prozor.

More than 40 Young Greens from Eastern Europe and beyond will gather for debating, discussing and deciding on CDN’s activity plan for the next year, development of the current strategy plan, new political platform, new visual identity, new Executive Committee members and much more. Continue reading

New CDN Network Coordinator!

We are happy to announce that Sopho Mchedlishvili will start as a new Network Coordinator, a position in CDN Secretariat, in January 2017. Being committed and politically interested, she has a background of Green activism, and is a former member of CDN Executive Committee (two mandates, in 2011 and 2012). She was one of the early members of CDN Member Organization Georgian Young Greens, Georgia. For over four years she had been involved in youth projects, non-formal education and the Green movement. Continue reading