Urban Steps for Resilient Future – Building Youth Activism in Eastern Europe

CDN is organising a long-term project that will address urban communities – particularly the way they are built (environmentally and socially) – and young people’s role in shaping and improving those. Public spaces and urban commons are political and social areas that young people identify with and where they exercise their rights. There is a need for reclaiming those spaces and strengthening young people’s ties to them. In order to empower young people in reshaping their communities through direct actions – based on principles of democracy and inclusion – to create more sustainable green cities, we want to: Continue reading

Call for participants: “Green Training” and “Green Policies”

CDN is welcoming you to take part in a series of trainings titled “Green Training and Green Policies”. It will consist of two activities, which will take place in Ukraine this autumn. We are planning to gather 25 young activists who have strong ties to or are willing to become a part of the Green Movement, coming from Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus. The deadline for submitting the application is 20th of August.

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Заявка на участие: “Зеленый тренинг и Зеленая политика”

Сеть сотрудничества и развития в Восточной Европе (CDN) рад пригласить Вас на серию тренингов “Зеленый тренинг” и “Зеленая политика”, которые пройдут в Украине этой осенью. Мы планируем объединить 25 молодых активистов, которые хотят стать частью Зеленого движения в России, Украине, Молдове и Беларуси (РУМБ регион).

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Green Ukraine: Call for Prep-Team

CDN is looking for prep-team members for the project consisting of two activities: “Green Training” and ”Greening Policy”. The activities are going to take place on 15-18 September and late November (weekend) 2017 in Ukraine. For details, check out the project page.

We are looking for young people who are passionate about activism and the values of the Green movement, coming from one of the following countries: Russia, Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus (RUMB). Continue reading

Green Ukraine 2017

After the series of events started in 2016 with the long-term goal to enhance the Green Movement in  by developing the Green vision among the wider youth in the region, CDN continues with a new series of activities towards the same goal. By establishing a connection between young, Green-minded people and organisations in Ukraine and the RUMB (Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus) region, by deepening the understanding of Green values and connecting Green activism to Green politics, we are going to create a platform for young activists to examine the ways of influencing certain policies in an inclusive, green, and democratic manner in local and regional contexts.

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Greening the Balkan Economies: EGP Balkan Network Meeting

28. November 2016

Last weekend the Balkan Network of the European Green Party (EGP) together with the local host, Democratic Renewal of Macedonia (DOM) organised a conference titled Greening the Balkan Economies in Skopje, Macedonia.

The conference brought together representatives of the European Green Party with members of Green Parties from Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Montenegro and Serbia as well as CDN’s representatives – members of youth wings of green parties and green youth organisations from the Balkans and people from CDN’s working groups. As speakers and guests we welcomed local and international politicians, civil society activists, experts and representatives of institutions. Continue reading

Подайте заявку на тренинг: Активизм в зеленых тонах – зеленые ценности для Украины

 

Приглашаем вас принять участие в тренинге, посвященном Зеленым ценностям, который состоится 16-18 декабря в Киеве. 15 молодых людей из разных регионов Украины,а также их ровесники – гости из Беларуси, Молдовы и Евросоюза соберутся вместе, чтобы более тесно познакомиться с международным Зеленым движением и обсудить возможности сотрудничества.

Рабочий язык мероприятия – русский, некоторые сессии будут на английском (в случае необходимости будет обеспечен перевод).

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Caucasus Regional Meeting 2016

From the 28th to 30th of October 2016 Cooperation and Development Network, together with the Georgian Young Greens organised a Caucasus Regional Meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia. The event gathered 25 green-minded activists coming from CDN Member and associated organisations from Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan.

CDN and the Georgian Young Greens have a tradition of organising Caucasus Regional meetings since 2011. Regional meetings gather young greens and green activists from all over the South Caucasus to discuss joint challenges of the region and to set the strategies to solve the problems. The purpose of these meetings is to strengthen and support cooperation and exchange between young people, provide them space and a platform to build bridges between their actions and political struggles under the Green umbrella. Continue reading

LGBT+ issues in South Caucasus / Caucasus Regional Meeting

After the fall of the Soviet Union, not being heterosexual was decriminalized in the South Caucasus and the movement started to take shape. Thus, LGBT+ movements in the South Caucasus region does not have a long history. When the movement started to get organised, the abbreviation was often used – awareness of the existence of LGBT+ people was higher, but the attitude towards them was mostly negative. The community is becoming more visible once again, but unfortunately it also results in the increase of violence towards LGBT+ people. At the moment the number of NGOs working with the community is very low and are not strong enough to speak on the whole community’s behalf. Continue reading