EkoFest 2018: Registration Open!

(For Serbian, Click HERE)

We are happy to open a registration for participants for this year’s annual EkoFest that will take place
between 13th – 16th December 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia. This is the biggest EkoFest so far including the
participants coming from Bosnia, Montenegro, Macedonia, and Serbia.
EkoFest is the most visible annual event that usually Serbian Green Youth organizes, it is a few days long
festival of discussions, movies screenings, workshops and direct actions.

The EkoFest 2018 will be organized in cooperation with CDN and will focus on the topics of food production, and will approach the food production from different angles: from food processing and distribution to consumerist habits and veganism as a political statement in the frame of sustainable living.

This years’ program will include public events and closed activities for more than 40 registered young Green-minded activists. Public program will include panel discussion, movie screenings and lectures, while closed part will include study visits and workshops.

We are looking forward to welcome the participants who are:

  •  interested in the topic of food production, food distribution and food waste;
  •  can contribute to this topic in any way;
  •  interested in Green Politics and activism in general.

Logistics and Technicalities:

• Accommodation in a hostel/hotel will be provided for the nights of the 13-15 December;
• Lunch will be provided for the registered participants, reception will be available for the public
events;
• Travel costs will be reimbursed within reasonable limits, with the condition to combine the most
economic and environmentally friendly way (lowest price + travel time + CO2 emissions);
• Participation is free of charge.

Working language of the Festival will be Serbian with the possibility of English translations.

Here you can find the registration form. The deadline to fill in the form is: 9th of December.
Registrations are on a first-come, first-served basis… so register early 🙂

For any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us at office@cdnee.org

EkoFest 2018: Registracija Otvorena!

(For English, click HERE)

Zadovoljstvo nam je da Vas pozovemo na ovogodišnji EkoFest koji će se održati od 13. do 16.
decembra u Beogradu. Učešće na ovogodišnjem EkoFest-u biće omogućena učesnicama/učesnicima iz
BiH, Crne Gore, Makedonije i Srbije.

EkoFest je jedan od najvećih događaja koje Zelena omladina Srbije već godinama organizuje, a na ovogodišnjem očekuju Vas razne diskusije, prezentacije filmova, radionice i akcije.

EkoFest2018 će se fokusirati na temu proizvodnje hrane i ujedno će pristupiti ovom procesu iz više
uglova: od proizvodnje i obrade hrane, konzumerističkih navika u ishrani i veganstva kao političkog stava
u okvirima održivog načina življenja. Osim toga, biće reči i o food waste-u. Continue reading

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!

General Assembly (GA) is the highest decision-making body of CDN that gathers annually and brings decisions regarding the upcoming plans, activities, and strategies. The GA adopts documents such as Political Platform, Internal Rules of Procedure, Activity Plans and Reports, and elects new Executive Committee. Continue reading

Call for Participants: “The Glass Ceiling Is Not Your Limit”

Cooperation and Development Network of Eastern Europe and Federation of Young European Greens are excited to announce call for participants for the study session The Glass Ceiling Is Not Your Limit, which will take place from 5th to the 9th November 2018 (4th and 10th are travel dates) at the European Youth Center in Budapest, Hungary.

Continue reading

Набор участников: Смотри и Действуй сквозь зелёную призму

CDN рад пригласить Вас на тренинг “Смотри и Действуй сквозь зелёную призму”, который пройдет 10-14 Октября в Киеве, Украина и соберет участников из Украины, Беларуси, Молдовы и России.  Этот тренинг является частью долгосрочной работы CDN по развитию и укреплению Зелёного движения в регионе. Continue reading

Call for Local Urban Actions! – Third Step of Resilient Future

CDN and its Alternative Urbanisation working group are happy to announce the third step of the annual work plan “Urban Urban Steps for Resilient Future – Building youth activism in Eastern Europe”. The call for local actions is an opportunity for the participants of the International Activity and Regional Trainings to submit the finalised applications of the local action plans.

The local actions are aiming at strengthening young people’s capacities in Eastern Europe to stand up for their (urban) rights. It is a chance for young people to put their ideas into practice and articulate demands to the local authorities.

Local actions are meant to
(1) Mobilize local youth and get them engaged into reclaiming their rights;
(2) Promote youth actions in urban public spaces;
(3) Address local authorities and stakeholders in charge of the subject of the local actions.

The outcomes of these local actions can be, but are not limited to
1) Large-scale youth actions;
2) Promotion of public spaces for youth;
3) Dissemination of the Manifesto for Eastern European Youth;
4) Public statements following the actions;
5) Visualised presentation of the activities for the Publication (including the local issue addressed; action plan and the statement)

Applicants are requested to fill in the LOCAL ACTION APPLICATION form, and envision a BUDGET for their activities. Filled in applications must be sent to office@cdnee.org with Local Action Application in the subject of the e-mail.

The coordination team will decide on the mini grants to be allocated for each action. CDN offers up to 300 EUR as a mini grant per action. The decision on the grants will be brought according to the feasibility of the action plan as well as the realistic assessment of the budget.

Deadline for submitting the applications is 31st August. In case of questions, do not hesitate to contact the respective contact persons for the regions:

Balkans (Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Bulgaria) – Justine Pantelejeva: justinepantelejeva@gmail.com
Balkans (Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro) – Nikoleta Petkovic, Luka Gudek: niki@cdnee.org, lukagudek@hotmail.com 
RUMB (Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus) – Lucy Gavrilenko, Bianca Creutz: gavrilenko.lucy@gmail.com, bianca.creutz@gmail.com
Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey) – Masha Dzneladze: dzneladze_mariam@yahoo.com 

Only full applications (Application and budget proposals) will be considered by the Coordination Team.

Call For Participants: Green Politics Training

CDN would hereby like to announce the a call for participants for “Green Politics Training” which will take place in Sremski Karlovci, Serbia on 15 and 16 September 2018. We are looking for young people from Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina interested in topic regardless of their previous experience.

During these trainings, we will explore the Green ideology, the history of Green Movement and the Green European actors. Furthermore, we are going to explore ways of Green activism.
If you are completely new to the topic, or you would like to get familiar with what Green politics are, this training is for you! The deadline for submitting the application is 28th of August.

APPLY HERE by filling the APPLICATION.

What do Greens stand for?
The Green political movement grew out of the anti-war movements during the Cold War (such as the demonstrations opposing the Vietnam war) as well as the 1968 movements against bureaucratic elites, repressive regimes, colonization and for human rights, social progression and peace. Thus the Green family is diverse: it includes environmental activists, left leaning economists, social democrats, social movement activists ranging from feminists and LGBTQ+ activists to Worker’s Unions fighting against income inequality, organic farmers, human right NGOs and ecological academics etc.
At the center of the ideology is sustainability, social justice and representative democracy. Due to these principles, Greens demand social solidarity in the form of progressive taxation; income equality; an end to a colonial look at global politics; transition to renewable energy sources; ecological consciousness in political decision making; emancipation and awareness of ones human rights and the expansion of those for achieving a more peaceful, educated and just society.
If you wish to learn more and more in depth about what Greens do, who they are, and how Green minded policies can shape the societies in the region, apply now!

Practicalities:

  • Accommodation and meals during the trainings, working materials as well as travel costs to the venue, are fully covered by CDN. Please, note that participants will be sharing multiple-bed rooms in an ecological center.
  • Selected participants are expected to be present in Serbia for two full working days (+2 days for travel)
  • The working language of the trainings is English, however, not speaking English should not stop you from applying as there will be many people willing to translate and some sessions will take place in Serbian/Montenegrin/Bosnian/Macedonian if we see the need.

For any further information, do not hesitate to contact us at office@cdnee.org

Смотри и Действуй сквозь зелёную призму – Набор в команду организаторов

CDN исчет команду организаторов для предстоящего семинара “Зелёное адвокатирование* (Р)УМБ” – Смотри и Действуй сквозь зелёную призму” который состоится 10-14 октября в Украине.
Этот проект является ещё одним шагом к достижению долгосрочной цели по укреплению Зелёного движения в регионе путем разработки концепции Зелёного видения среди молодежи. Continue reading

Call for Prep-Team: “The Glass Ceiling Is Not Your Limit”

Cooperation and Development Network (CDN) and Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG) are announcing an open call for members of preparatory team (prep-team) for the study session ” The Glass Ceiling Is Not Your Limit” which will take place from 5 – 9 November 2018 in the European Youth Centre in Budapest, Hungary.

Continue reading

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

CDN is announcing a call for participants of the Caucasus 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 1-5 August in Batumi, Georgia and will gather participants from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia and Turkey.

Continue reading