Call for CDN Network Coordinator

The Executive Committee of Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe (CDN) is announcing a call for a Network Coordinator. This is a paid, full-time position, starting from the beginning of February 2022 and it will be based in CDN’s office in Belgrade, Serbia. We are accepting applications by the 10th of January 23:59 CET.

Working time: 40 hours/week, flexible working hours (some activities will take place during weekends that can be compensated within weekdays)
Remuneration: minimum 850 EUR, gross
Contract type: 2 years with 3 months probation period and possibility for prolongation
Location: Belgrade, Serbia

What is CDN?

CDN is a network of Green youth organizations from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus. Currently, CDN has 14 Member Organizations and 6 Partner Organizations as well as 4 Working Groups. The Network supports the development, cooperation and exchange of knowledge and skills between young people and their organizations, and aims at strengthening the Green political movement in Eastern Europe. CDN organises different types of educational and capacity-building activities, relying on non-formal education as a way to advance youth participation.

Role of the Network Coordinator:

The Network Coordinator is the legal representative of CDN. The work of the Network Coordinator encompasses the following duties:

  • Daily management of the CDN Office, and financial management in close cooperation with the Treasurer and with the support of Office Assistant
  • Assisting the Executive Committee in fulfilling their respective duties and coordinating their work
  • Working with the Executive Committee on a long-term vision and strategizing CDN work
  • Providing constructive mentorship for, and coordinating the work of the Office Assistant
  • Assisting the Project Coordinator throughout all phases of project management (where necessary)
  • Organizing CDN’s statutory meetings such as General Assembly, strategic planning, as well as regional/cross-regional meetings
  • Maintaining contact with Member and Partner Organizations and keeping an overview of the developments in the Network together with the Executive Committee
  • Representing CDN and communication with external partners (e.g. founders, national and international Green structures)
  • Managing the external communication together with the Office Assistant and the EC, including managing the website and social media
  • Tracking and monitoring major political developments, and especially with regard to civil society dynamics throughout Eastern Europe, providing analysis and identifying opportunities for CDN and/or its Member and Partner Organization engagement

We are looking for someone with the following profile:

Mandatory requirements:

  • Substantial experience in a young Green organization and/or good knowledge of CDN, Green politics and civil society in Eastern Europe
  • Additional experience regarding meaningful engagement in youth and voluntary organizations, or NGOs is an asset, especially on the international level
  • At least 1-year experience in project planning, implementation, monitoring and follow-up, especially with diverse groups on an international level
  • Comprehensive understanding and respect for CDN documents and values
  • Excellent written and spoken English, (knowledge of additional Eastern European language is an asset)
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task and work under high pressure and with tight deadlines
  • Efficient communication skills (in online and offline settings) and experience in facilitation and moderation
  • Ability to take initiative and work in an international environment
  • Willingness to engage in frequent travels, to have flexible working hours – long working days and work during the weekends when needed
  • Preferably younger than 30 years of age and not older than 33 at the moment of applying

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of basic accounting is a strong asset
  • Computer skills including the use of free software (Linux, WordPress, Libre office etc.) are an asset

What are we offering you:

  • To work in a lively, friendly, international, young and Green environment
  • The opportunity to enhance your knowledge of European and Green politics and youth work
  • Frequent and extensive travel
  • The opportunity to network in the European-wide Green movement
  • Monthly fee (competitive for Serbia)

Recruitment Procedure: If you are interested in the Network Coordinator position, please send your CV, Motivation Letter and contact details of two referees (preferably former employers, supervisors or tutors) to office@cdnee.org with a subject line REF: Network Coordinator Application – Name&Surname before 10th of January 2022 23:59 CET.

Incomplete applications that don’t have a CV, Motivation Letter, references and without a clear subject line will not be considered.

Next Steps: We will contact the shortlisted candidates latest till the 15th of January and invite them for an online interview. The final selection will be done no later than the 26th of January.

Call for Host: CDN General Assembly 2022

Dear CDN Members and Partner Organisations,

CDN Executive Committee is hereby announcing an open call for a host organisation for CDN 2022 General Assembly (GA) and attached events scheduled for March 7th – March 13th, 2022.

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.

CDN is planning to have a 2-Day General Assembly (March 12-13), attached to which would be training for journalists (Gender and Climate project) – TBC (March 7), the Working Groups meeting (March 8-9), and Conference on the Future of Eastern Europe (March 10-11). Altogether, this would make up 7 days of back-to-back events, which only adds to our excitement about holding the GA live and we will be very happy to receive applications from all MOs and POs that believe they have the capacity to host this event.

As this will be a multi-day event including the General Assembly, the preparation will be challenging but at the same time very fulfilling and a valuable experience for any MO or PO of CDN. Moreover, hosting CDN’s General Assembly has several benefits including:

  • gaining experience in hosting an international political event
  • having a space to organise a session during the topical part of the GA
  • visibility via CDN’s social media

Before applying, please have in mind CDN’s document on the Rights and Responsibilities of the host organisation which can be found HERE.

To apply, fill in this APPLICATION FORM (CLOSED) by the 20th of December 2021.

 

Of course, we will follow the COVID-19 situation and organise the GA accordingly, to ensure a safe and inclusive event for all participants.

The Executive Committee will evaluate the applications and make a decision by the end of December 2021.

 

For any further questions, don’t hesitate to write to us at office@cdnee.org.

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

Giorgi Ptskialadze

Ivanna Madiar

Ledina Cela

Maja Klimentic

Palina Burko

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

Anamarija Divkovic

Erisa Nesimi

Kristina Millona

Luka Gudek

Nanuka Kobidze

Ravana Ibrahimova

Yevheniia Zasiadko

Mariam Khizanashvili

Salih Tuna

Member Organisation Candidate:


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