Call for new Members of the Network

Dear Young Greens and Activists,

We would like to announce a call for the membership of our Network which is going to be decided upon by the upcoming General Assembly in Poland from 9-12th March 2023.

According to the Statutes, an organisation of young people with Green values, based in a country that hadn’t been a member of the European Union prior to the 1st of January 2007 can apply to be a Member Organisation. Organisations not fitting in the prior criteria can apply as Partner or Observer Organisations (see our Statutes and IRPs for more information on the profile of MOs, POs and OOs).

More information about CDN, our principles, our documents, work in the past and our plans can be found on the CDN website. Linked you can find CDN Statutes, Internal Rules and Procedures and Political Platform.

In order to apply, the organisation must submit:

  • General information, introduction on the application page
  • Filled in the Application form (access here)
  • Statutes of the organisation in English
  • Copy of legal act of registration of the organisation (if applicable)

In addition, if there are any other relevant documents (political platform, manifesto, statements, resolutions) in English that your organisation works accordingly to, it should be submitted as well.

 
 

The Deadline for submitting candidacies is February 7th, 23:59 CET. However, the earlier you apply the more chance delegates will have to see your candidacy on the platform.

Each candidate organisation’s application will be reviewed by EC and a recommendation for the delegates will be written and presented during the General Assembly.

Each Candidate Organisation will be given a chance to present their candidacy at the General Assembly. If the Candidate Organisation doesn’t have a representative at the GA, another way for the presentation of the candidacy will be ensured.

If you need financial assistance for participating in-person, get in touch with our office in advance and will try to find the best solution on an individual basis.

Applications should be submitted on the GA Digital Platform.

Check more information on practicalities, more detailed information will be provided via e-mail after registration.

Note: In addition to the candidacy-related documents, each candidate organisation represnetative needs to fill in the Regisration form for GA attendees as well.

In case of any questions do not hesitate to write us at giorgi.ptskialadze@cdnee.org.

 

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Call for Executive Committee Members

Dear Young Greens and Activists,

This is your chance to join our network as the Executive Committee member for the mandate 2023-24 and contribute to the growing Green movement in Eastern Europe.

The Executive Committee (EC) is the political body elected by the General Assembly. EC is responsible for decision-making, implementing activity plans, communication with members of our network, following Working Groups, etc.

The presentation of candidates and election of the new Executive Committee will take place at the General Assembly, 9-12th March 2023 in Warsaw, Poland. For which you need to be present in-person. We will be covering all related costs for participation (transport, accommodation, etc.)

The candidate should submit:

  • Filled Application form (access here);
  • Candidate’s CV;
  • Photo;
  • Introduction to your candidacy;
  • Official letter of support from a Candidate’s organisation or any CDN Member or Partner organisation*

 *Only CDN Member and Partner organisations can nominate a candidate for the Executive Committee.

 

The Executive Committee tasks:

  • Work on the implementation of CDN’s Activity Plan, approved by the General Assembly;
  • Maintaining close and continuous communication with members of our Network;
  • Actively following and supporting the smooth work-flow of the Working Groups;
  • Representing and promoting CDN during its and partners’ activities;
  • Answering challenges and making decisions throughout the year, between GAs, based on the Strategy and CDN’s best interest;
  • Actively participating in the regular (biweekly) EC meetings (lasting usually 2h).
  • Keeping track of the well-being of the Office.

 The candidate for the Executive Committee should:

  • Be motivated to advance the Green movement in Eastern Europe;
  • Be dedicated to the goals of CDN, subscribe its political platform and the Green Ideas;
  • Be comfortable working in an international environment and have good communication and organisational skills;
  • Be willing and available for active online engagement throughout the 1 year mandate;
  • Be prepared for frequent travelling, participating in the live committee meetings, CDN activities and likely several other occasions;
  • Be regularly available via the e-mail for ongoing discussions, work and decision-making, together with regular online conferences;
  • Have a good command of English (written and spoken);
  • Have an interest to follow political developments in Eastern Europe and react to them with available tools such as producing statements, organising and supporting campaigns, assisting member and partner organisations, communicating with other Green stakeholders, etc.

 If elected, candidates are asked to stay for the transfer meeting with the current committee and the first EC meeting. Departure day for EC Candidates is the 17th of March. CDN will cover the costs of accommodation for all Candidates, no matter if they are elected or not.

 

Applications should be submitted on the GA Digital Platform.

The Deadline for submitting candidacies is February 7th, 23:59 CET. However, the earlier you apply the more chance delegates will have to see your candidacy on the platform.

Check more information on practicalities, more detailed information will be provided via e-mail after registration.

Note: In addition to the candidacy-related documents, each Executive Committee candidate needs to fill in the Regisration form for GA attendees as well.

In case of any questions do not hesitate to write to giorgi.ptskialadze@cdnee.org.

 

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Call for Prep Team: Eastern European Climate Summer Camp

Cooperation and Development Network (CDN) is announcing an open call for members of the preparatory team (prep-team) for the Eastern European Climate Summer Camp. The summer camp will take place from 5 – 13th of June 2023 in the Montenegro. More information on the project you can find here

With this activity we aim to equip 45 young Eastern Europeans with better understanding of climate crisis and skills for mobilising the youth around the issue, in order to empower them to bring systemic change in their local communities and regions.  

This will be done by meeting the following objectives:

  1. To equip the participants with the knowledge on climate crisis, its history and outcomes;
  2. To explore the causes and effects of the climate crisis on the Eastern European level;
  3. To empower the participants to fight for better climate, in order to sustain the society, culture and the world we live in;
  4. To equip the participants with skills and tools for mobilizing around climate crisis. 

 

If you are young person from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus,  Bosnia and Herzegovina,  Bulgaria,  Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic,  Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Kosovo*, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Serbia, Turkey or Ukraine and if you are interested in the topic of the event, you are more than welcome to apply to volunteer as a member of this preparatory team. 

Prep-team members should speak English, be available during the preparation period, be responsible about fulfilling their tasks, have good organisational skills, be good  team players, committed to the aims of the project and CDN’s values and be familiar with non-formal education methods. We encourage young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to apply for the Prep-team.

 

Main responsibilities of the prep-team:

  1. Active participation in the regular online meetings prior to the event (January-June / 2-3 h a week);
  2. Participation in two-day live prep team meeting on 18-19th of February (2 full working days), arrival day 17th, departure on 20th;
  3. Other meetings scheduled weekly or bi-weekly;
  4. Dissemination of the call and selection of participants, preparation of participants  for the event and providing them with all the necessary information  regarding the program;
  5. Preparation and facilitation of the  program of the event; designing and preparing sessions based on non-formal education methodology, invitation and communication with speakers, experts and partners in accordance with the project aims (4-6 h  a week);
  6. Helping with the promotion of the event and ensuring media visibility;
  7. Taking care of practicalities and of the general well-being of the participants;
  8. Full participation during the entire event and prep team meeting before and after: Arrival 2nd of June, departure 15th of June;
  9. Supporting the finalisation of the outputs;
  10. Helping with the reporting of the event.

 

Being a prep-team member at this event would offer you:

  1. Working in a lively international environment;
  2. Experience in managing youth projects – preparation, implementation and reporting;
  3. Getting familiar with Green values and the work of CDN;
  4. Getting to know activists from different European contexts and their work;
  5. A possibility to develop your leadership and group work skills;
  6. A lot of work and a lot of fun!

Here you can find provisional agenda.
 

 

Practicalities: 

Accommodation, food, working space, travel and visa costs for the preparatory team will be fully covered. For selection of travel means the condition is to combine the most economic and environmentally friendly way (lowest price + travel time + CO2 emissions).

DEADLINE for submitting online applications is 15th of January, 23:59 CET. You will be informed by email approximately 2 weeks after the deadline. Please add project.coordinator@cdnee.org to your contacts, so that you do not receive our reply in the spam folder.

 

APPLY HERE

 

*All references to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.

Work Plan “Bring your tote-bag, but smash the system!”


Project background

Tackling climate crisis comes as a priority for Eastern European Green youth, as shown by the outputs of the Strategic Planning Meeting 2020 of CDN and not without a cause. Contrary to popular perception, Eastern Europe faces significant threats from climate change, with a number of the most serious risks already in evidence. The climate is changing, and the Eastern European region is vulnerable to the consequences, as many other places on Earth. This issue is local and global at the same time. Many of the region’s countries are facing warmer temperatures, a changing humidity, and more extreme weather conditions, droughts, floods, heat waves, wind storms, and forest fires. As it is the case worldwide, climate crisis is disproportionately affecting vulnerable groups, forcing them into climate migrations, deteriorating the work conditions and constantly changing the job and economic markets, creating a hostile environment for these groups. Vulnerability over the next 10 to 20 years is likely to be dominated by these socio-economic factors and legacy issues. Nevertheless, even countries and sectors that stand to benefit from climate change are poorly positioned to do so, while the next decade offers a window of opportunity for these actors in EE countries to make their development more resilient to climate change while reaping numerous co-benefits. We have seen efforts and changes being implemented in Eastern European countries – participations in the international climate movement Fridays for Future and the rise of local climate activism. However, the steps taken currently are not nearly enough for sustaining the life on this planet as we know it and in order to lead a sustainable change, a push for systemic change and mobilisation of Eastern European Climate Resistance movements is undeniably a regional priority. Only by practicing grassroot, youth, informed mobilisation on climate issues we will be able to build resilient, just and Green Eastern Europe, where the human rights and the environment are respected. 

To achieve this, our project aims to equip the young people from the Eastern Europe with better understanding of climate crisis and skills for mobilising the youth around the issue, in order to empower them to bring systemic change in their local communities and regions

This will be done by reaching the following objectives:

    1. Equip young people from the Eastern Europe with better understanding of climate crisis;
    2. Empower young people from the Eastern Europe to bring systemic change in their local communities and regions.

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Project summary:

The project will incorporate two phases: an Eastern European Climate Summer Camp which will be followed by Local, Regional and Cross-Country Actions across Eastern European countries. Both activities aim to bring a greater understanding and mobilisation on topics of climate rights and the climate crisis, as well as expand on the long term consequences of the climate crisis. These activities will help raise awareness among young people from the Eastern Europe on the importance of addressing the issues and actively campaigning for change.

 

1st phase –  Eastern European Climate Summer Camp

The first event of the Work plan is a nine days long Summer Camp with the aim to equip the young people from the Eastern Europe with better understanding of climate crisis and skills for mobilising the youth around the issue. This will be achieved by reaching the following objectives:

    1. Equip the participants with the knowledge on climate crisis, its history and outcomes;
    2. Explore the causes and effects of the climate crisis on the Eastern European level;
    3. Empower the participants to fight for better climate, in order to sustain the society, culture and the world we live in;
    4. Equipping the participants with skills and tools for mobilising around climate crisis.

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Date: 5-13 June 2023
Location: Montenegro

Call for Prep-team

Call for Participants (coming soon) 

Provisional agenda

 

2nd phase   Eastern European Climate Campaigns

The second phase of the work plan is the direct outcome of the first phase –  participants will apply in organising local, cross regional or regional (maximum 4 countries) activities in order to kickstart context-specific discussions and campaigns on climate activism. The aim of this activity will be to empower young people from the Eastern Europe to bring the systemic change in their local communities and regionsThis will be achieved by reaching the following objectives:

    1. To provide the participants with an opportunity to practically apply gained knowledge;
    2. To provide the participants with an opportunity to influence relevant stakeholders and climate crisis related processes across Eastern European countries;
    3. To showcase different practices of fighting for climate in countries of the Eastern Europe with different levels of shrinking space for the civil society.

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Funding will be provided for Climate Campaign related activities for participants from 10 countries throughout a 4 month period of preparation, implementation and reporting. In this period, campaign  organisers will create an activity which will contribute to project aims and build the capacity of organisations in implementing local and regional events.

Date: September-November 2023

Duration: Optional 

Location: Participating countries

Call for Climate Campaigns (coming soon)

 

Methodology

The program of the International Activityies will be based on the principles of non-formal education and intercultural learning. We strive for active, inclusive and direct communication and transfer and sharing of knowledge. Sessions of the International Activityies will be balanced between theoretical inputs, training, workshops, discussions, reflection, planning, brainstorming and other interactive methods of learning.

 

 

*All references to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or   population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with   the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1244 and without   prejudice to the status of Kosovo

Practicalities for Delegates and Guests

You will find detailed information regarding practicalities, financial support and reimbursement rules.

 

General Information

We would kindly ask all participants to register by January 23.

NOTE: A registration form is not enough to register as a delegate! Delegates of Member, Partner and Observer organisations need to be confirmed by their organisation. Therefore, an official email from your organisation’s email account should be sent to office@cdnee.org confirming the name(s) of your delegate(s).

In order for CDN to be able to provide financial support for the delegates’ travel costs, the above-proposed deadlines shall apply. The deadline is determined by the IRPs “Each member and partner organisation shall inform the Secretariat of the names of their representatives at least 45 days before the General Assembly”

Guests and WG members can register for the GA by filling in the same form and notifying office@cdnee.org if they would like CDN to book accommodation in the same venue.

The delegates are expected to arrive at the venue in location the on 8th in the evening (dinner will be provided) and depart on the 13th in the morning (breakfast will be provided).

Note: We strongly encourage you to follow the good practice of having one experienced delegate (preferably, someone who has been to previous GAs) and one less experienced delegate (to ensure the transfer of knowledge).

In addition, according to IRPs  8.1 Participants of CDN events can’t be older than 30 at the moment of applying. Delegates, whom we will reimburse, are considered participants. Guests, coming at their own expense, can be any age.

For any additional information regarding the financial arrangements, please get in touch with the Secretariat.

To whom will we be covering the costs?

If you’re coming as the 1st Delegate:

CDN will cover all of your costs (travel, accommodation, and meals) during the GA and Strategic Planning Meeting.

If you’re coming as a 2nd Delegate:

CDN will cover all of your costs (travel, accommodation, and meals) during the GA and Strategic Planning Meeting.

According to CDN IRP’s second delegates of Member Organizations have to pay a participation fee of 10 EUR, unless delegates are younger than 25.

If you’re coming as a 1st Delegate:

We will cover all of your costs (travel, accommodation, and meals) during the General Assembly.

If you’re coming as a 2nd Delegate:

CDN will not be able to cover any costs.

According to CDN IRP’s second delegates of Partner Organizations have to pay a participation fee of 10 EUR, unless delegates are younger than 25.

CDN will not be able to cover any costs (travel, accommodation, meals), however, there is no participation fee for Observer Organisation delegate.
 

We will cover all of your costs (travel, accommodation, and meals) during the General Assembly.

Non-elected EC Candidates will still have accommodation and meals covered for the duration as if they were elected.

Should get in touch with the office and financial assistance will be decided on an individual basis.

We will cover all of your costs (travel, accommodation, and meals) during the General Assembly.

CDN will cover all of your accommodation and meal costs during the event.

CDN will not be able to cover any costs of the guests of the General Assembly and Strategic Planning Meeting. 

The participation fee for the guests is 10 EUR and is to be paid via bank transfer prior to or in cash during the GA.

Other information about travel and financial conditions
 

We encourage traveling by land whenever possible and it’s the only option if the journey takes less than 15 hours (IRPs §9.1), for reducing CO2 emissions. Since it might a long way to Warsaw for some of you, flying can be the only option. However, we ask you to organise your travel in the most economic way. Only 2nd/economy class reservations will be reimbursed. This also applies to train reservations.

 

As a principle, we only cover travel expenses from your place of residence to Warsaw and back. In case you need to travel from or to somewhere else, please contact office.assistant@cdnee.org (cc office@cdnee.org) with a justification of the circumstances, after which we will let you know what to do.

 

Once you are nominated and registered as a delegate, send your travel proposal to office.assistant@cdnee.org and keep office@cdnee.org in CC. Proceed with booking as soon as it’s approved.

 

Don’t wait for the last chance to register and purchase tickets as it will get expensive. The deadline to booking tickets is 35 days prior to the GA – 2nd of February.

 

Travel to Warsaw

 

– By Land:

Warsaw Central Central is located at the very heart of Warsaw. It is reachable by train from various places in Europe: including direct connections from Vienna and Budapest that makes traveling by land from the Balkans possible. There are also connections from Ukraine and Lithuania.

You can check for the train connections here: PolRail, ÖBB, Rome2Rio, RailCC

 

You can also reach Warsaw by Bus. Check for routes here: FlixBus, getbybus, and Rome2rio.

 

– By Air:

Warsaw has two airports, so make sure you check both airports for the cheapest option.

Chopin Airport (WAW) is the main airport in Warsaw with regular flights by airline companies such as LOT Polish Airlines, Wizz Air and Smartwings. It is located 10 kilometers south of the city center. You can reach city by Bus or Train.

Modlin Airport (WMI) mostly used by low-cost airline companies such as Ryanair and Enter Air. It is located 40 kilometers northwest of the city. You can reach centre both by Bus or Train.

We recommend looking for affordable flight options here and here.

 

Reimbursement rules

There is no participation fee for the delegates and we will be reimbursing 100% of the travel costs.

In order for us to proceed with your reimbursement, we need to receive all original proofs (tickets, bank statements, bills, bank slips, invoices, boarding passes, reservations and other proofs of payments) for the expenses that you are claimingA cost that doesn’t have its original proof, unfortunately, is a cost that never happened and will not get reimbursed!

 Examples:

  • Train/bus/ferry tickets and reservations, clearly stating the price of the ticket/reservation. This includes local transport, for example a ticket for the bus from an airport to the city centre, including the bill and bank slip (if paid by card).
  • Invoices of flight bookings (if bought online, it is usually an e-mail which states the total price of the flight) and all boarding passes (all need to be sent to office.assistant@cdnee.org). Online boarding passes are accepted. In case you do the online check in through a mobile application, please make sure to make a print-screen of the boarding pass, as they have a tendency to disappear. The flights should also have the proof of payment attached. In case you bought it through a bank transfer or credit card, it would be a statement from your bank system and if you paid in cash, you should always demand a paper bill.

All the reimbursement will happen via bank transfer after the event.

 

More details regarding reimbursement and practicalities (venue, accommodation, etc.), will be shared later with the registered delegates through e-mail.

 

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General Assembly 2023

 

We are happy to officially announce the 14th General Assembly of Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe, which will take place between 9-12 March in Warsaw, Poland, hosted by Ostra Zieleń (Polish Young Greens).

 

We invite you to nominate your delegates to the General Assembly (GA) which is the highest decision-making body of CDN. GA consists of delegates from Member and Partner (factual members) organisations and brings other friends from the 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.

 

This year’s General Assembly is exceptionally important for two reasons. One is that we are celebrating 20 years of CDN and we will dedicate some time to evaluate the past, discuss the present and plan the future. Second, and more importantly this year we will be amending our Statutes for which we will need a higher than usual quorum – two-thirds of all factual member organisations. Therefore, your participation is crucial. In addition, 2023 General Assembly includes the Strategic Planning Meeting during which the delegates will shape the upcoming priorities, scope of work and general development of CDN.

 

 

Regarding the Delegates:

Member organisations has a right to be represented by two delegates with voting rights at the General Assembly and has the full right to nominate its candidate for any organisational group/position or submit amendments to any organisational document. We will cover the full travel and accommodation costs of the two delegates of each Member Organization.

Partner organisations has a right to send one delegate with no voting right to the GA and has the full right to nominate its candidate for any organisational group/position or submit amendments to any organisational document. We will cover the full travel and accommodation costs of one delegate from the partner organisations.

Observer organisations also have a right to take part with one representative in the GA without a participation fee however CDN will not be able to reimburse any costs.

Guests are also welcomed at the GA, bearing in mind that CDN can’t cover their GA-related costs and they will be subjected to participant fees.

 

Note: We strongly encourage you to follow the good practice of having one experienced delegate (preferably, someone who has been to previous GAs) and one less experienced delegate (to ensure the transfer of knowledge).

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Secretariat at office@cdnee.org.

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Call for Host Organisation: CDN General Assembly 2023

9-12 March, Warsaw, Poland

General Assembly 2023

We are happy to officially announce the 14th General Assembly of Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe, which will take place between 9-12 March in Warsaw, Poland, hosted by Ostra Zieleń (Polish Young Greens).

Save the dates, decide on the delegates and your participation.

 

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Dear CDN Members and Partner Organisations,

The Executive Committee is hereby announcing an open call for a host organisation for the 2023 General Assembly (GA) and Strategic Planning Meeting scheduled for (time is to be decided between the 3rd or 4th weekends of February or the 1st weekend of March).

General Assembly – which is the highest decision-making body – is the most important political event throughout the year for CDN; while Strategic Planning Meeting will determine the future trajectory and development of the organisation.

We are envisioning having a 3 to 4-day event which only adds to our excitement about holding the GA, finally, 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.

In order to have a better understanding of what it takes to organise, and what will be the responsibilities as well as the rights, you can access the guiding document HERE. The preparations will be challenging but at the same time very fulfilling and a valuable experience for any organisation of the network. In addition, hosting the 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

If your organisation is interested in hosting the 2023 GA, fill in this application form.

Deadline: Sunday, 13th of November, 2022.

The application includes information regarding the motivation, previous experience with organising events, and possible propositions for the event (location, accommodation, venue, etc.); your answers will help the committee to decide on the appropriate/suitable location.

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 during the committee meeting in November and have a decision by the 20th of November.

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

Call for Project Coordinator

Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe (CDN) is opening a call for a Project Coordinator position. Project Coordinator is a full-time, paid position, situated in Belgrade, Serbia, in a multicultural work environment. With an expected start time approximately in the middle of November 2022, the position is open for young people (under 35 years old – IRPs 8.4); with knowledge of Eastern European political context and skills in project management. 

Applications will be open until the 16th of October, 23:59 CEST.

Our Political Platform lays out the values on which the Network bases its actions – make sure to get acquainted with it before applying!

Working time: 7.3 hours/day, flexible working hours (some activities will take place during weekends which will be compensated within weekdays).

Remuneration: 920 EUR, gross

Contract type: 2 years with 3 months probation

Location: Belgrade, Serbia

We are looking for someone with the following profile:

  • Substantial experience in a young Green organisation and/or good knowledge of CDN, Green politics and civil society in Eastern Europe;
  • Excellent written and spoken English; 
  • Excellent organisational skills, ability to multi-task and work under high pressure and with tight deadlines;
  • Good communication skills and experience in NFE event facilitation and moderation;
  • Ability to 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;
  • Fully understanding and respecting CDN documents (Statutes, Political Platform, IRPs, Safe Space Policy) and values.

Attributing assets that can elevate your chance of filling the position include:

  • Additional experience in youth and voluntary organisations or NGOs, especially on the international level;
  • Knowledge of any Eastern European languages;
  • Enhanced computer skills, including the use of free and open source software (Linux, Nextcloud, Libreoffice);
  • Previous engagement with CDN and/or with other Green political structures;
  • Previous project coordination and project management experience.

What CDN offers:

  • 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 travel and exciting activities;
  • The opportunity to network in the Green movement;
  • Many opportunities for learning and gaining new skills.

The Project Coordinator’s responsibilities include:

  • Writing project applications and fundraising;
  • Facilitating the work of the preparatory teams;
  • Implementing activities, delivering the sessions, managing the stressful and safe space cases at the events;
  • Evaluation of the events with the PT;
  • Narrative and financial reporting;
  • Communication with the funders;
  • Working with the EC, MOs and POs of CDN as well as the WGs on the new ideas of projects;
  • Working on the outputs from the projects, e.g. publications, podcasts, videos, etc.
  • Overseeing the work of the Activity Assistants (if applicable);
  • Participating in strategic work of CDN Secretariat and Executive Committee.

NOTE: The newly selected PC will have to attend the live ECM in Budapest, Hungary on the 14-16th of November. 

Not having a work permit in Serbia should not stop you from applying for this position. CDN will support the new Project Coordinator with residence and work permit applications.

To apply, send an e-mail to project.coordinator@cdnee.org with the subject line Project Coordinator Application – (Name&Surname), with the following documents attached:

– Your CV

– Examples and references of your past work, e.g. projects, their applications, reports, articles, publications, etc., as well as contact details of 2 referees (preferably former employers, supervisors or tutors);

 – A motivation letter, explaining how your experiences match the profile, how you can contribute to CDN and your vision of the role of CDN as an Eastern European youth organisation. Emphasise especially your experiences with CDN and/or other Young Green organisations, and how this position fits within your current living situation. Try to stay below 3000 characters.

We will contact the shortlisted candidates 2 weeks after the deadline and invite them for an interview.

For more information about CDN and/or this call, please contact project.coordinator@cdnee.org .

In case of applying, make sure to add project.coordinator@cdnee.org to your contacts, to avoid our reply getting into spam.

Call for speakers “Future of green peace and security” 

CDN is opening the call for speakers for the series of webinars.

Working time: Session length – 1,5 hours; online work before the event (~2 hours).

Remuneration: EUR 70 per webinar.

We are looking for someone with the following profile: 

  • Excellent written and spoken English;
  • Efficient communication skills (in online settings);
  • Experience in activism is an asset;
  • Comprehensive understanding and respect for Green values

We are looking for trainers for the following webinars:

1. Youth mobilisation during the war: volunteering in the medical, informational and humanitarian sectors

Date: 20th of October 

(Closed webinar only for CDN MOs, POs, WGs and Hang arounds)

2. Achieving peace in Ukraine

What does peace mean for Ukraine? Is there peace in the territories occupied by Russia? Why does being pro-peace now mean supporting the Ukrainian army? Why is it necessary to provide Ukraine with weapons? And who does it, how and why? Can Ukraine use weapons only for self-defence and not for attack?

Date: 27th of October 

3. Military security in Eastern Europe

Eastern European view of NATO and alternatives to the Alliance (including potential ones). Consequences of the Russian-Ukrainian war for other Eastern Europe countries. Increasing militarisation in the world.

Date: 3rd of November

4. Role of sanctions on Russia 

A broad discussion on sanctions against aggressor states. Collective responsibility of citizens. What is the need for an embargo on Russian goods and cancellation of Russian products (both tangible and intangible) in a democratic world? What is the need to stop exporting to Russia?

Date: 17th of November

Deadline: 10th of November

5. Digital perspective of security: digital security, information warfare, cyber attacks on individuals, organisations and states supporting Ukraine, personal data security during wartime. 

Date: 1st of December

Deadline: 24th of November

6. City as a Battleground

How cities affect the course of military hostilities. Challenges and threats to cities during the war. The importance of grassroots initiatives and urban communications during war and occupation.

Date: 15th of December

Deadline: 8th of December

7. Gender perspective of war 

Gender perspective of war and peacebuilding. Women in war. Positions of different feminist movements on Russian-Ukrainian war and peacebuilding.

Date: 29th of December 

Deadline: 22nd of December

Practicalities: 

We encourage Eastern Europeans, Women, queer people and people from other marginalised groups to apply. Payment for the service will be done via bank transfer within 2 weeks after the event.

If you are interested, send your CV, and short (0,5-page) bio/presentation of your experience in the webinar topic to katya@cdnee.org by the 2nd of October at 23:59 CET. 

The selected candidates will be contacted within a week after the deadline and invited for a call with the members of the preparatory team of the activity to continue working on the webinar together. 

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