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.

Fill in the Questionnaire Here

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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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.).


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.


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.


-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



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

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