Call for designer “Future of green peace and security”

CDN is opening the call for the Visual Designer for project “Future of green peace and security”. 

This is a paid, remote position, starting from the mid October 2022. We are accepting applications by the 2nd of October 23:59 CET.

Remuneration: EUR 250 for visual design of the visuals for the social-media posts (outputs and slogans of 8 webinars).

We are looking for someone with the following profile: 

  • Good written and spoken English;
  • Experience with visual design of info-graphics and social-media posts;
  • Experience in activism is an asset;
  • Comprehensive understanding and respect of Green values;
  • Younger than 35 at the moment of applying.

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’ time after the event.

The interested candidates are invited to send their CV and portfolio to yevheniia@cdnee.org by 2nd of October 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 set the work-flow and discuss details. Please add yevheniia@cdnee.org to your contacts, so that you do not receive our reply in the spam folder.

Call for articles – Publication “We are here now!”

The project “We are the future, but we are here now!” opened a space for a discussion and questions — What are the barriers young people in Central and Eastern Europe face while participating in the civic and political processes in their home countries? What are the tools for non-violent involvement? What kind of local activities should we do to improve young people’s lives in the region? 

During the project, we heard many inspiring stories, opinions and theories from young people in Eastern Europe, and we believe it is time to gather these stories for our publication!

The current ageist approach towards youth participation is the cause of our voices not being heard in the debates and decisions on things that actively affect us and our future. The “future generation” is here now, and we have the right to express our needs and demands. People often use the argument of immaturity and lack of experience to silence young people’s voices. 

With this publication, we want to give space to the youth from Central and Eastern Europe and hear diverse opinions on the life of the young people in their communities, inspiring cases and touching stories.

We are looking for:

  • Topical stories of your local youth experience of doing civic and political activism;
  • Research, observations and analysis on the condition of youth and participation levels
  • Interviews with the local politicians working on youth policy;
  • Analysis of the current political events relevant to the author’s country and how it is affecting youth;
  • Fiction, including satire;
  • Any other topic you think would fit this publication

Technical requirements for the articles:

  • Something that has not been already broadly written (talked) about;
  • The full articles should not exceed 10 000-12 000 characters;
  • Have a logical structure and flow;
  • Use UK English;
  • Feel free to experiment with the format: your piece can be not only an article but also a video, a podcast, a comic, a poem, a fairy tale, etc.

Process:

After the deadline, the editorial board will read the proposals and prepare comments. The editorial board will send comments two weeks after the deadline. The authors will have 1 week to reply to the comments. After that, authors can start their work on the articles. They will have 4 weeks to finalise and send the stories to the editorial team. After this, we would agree on the final form of the written pieces and send the publication to the designer. The editorial board will upload the articles on the CDN website as single articles. CDN will distribute the printed publication.

If you want to be a part of this publication, send a summary of your proposal (maximum 2 000 characters ) by the 14th of September, 23:59 CEST to project.coordinator@cdnee.org. Please, do not hesitate to ask us questions if you have any. Please add project.coordinator@cdnee.org to your contacts so that you do not receive our reply in the spam folder.

Feminists in the Environmental Movement

Our planet is in danger, and those fighting for their homes daily are not heard! Local Reporters in 7 countries of Central and Eastern Europe have visited the areas harmed by climate change and harsh industries, and listened to the inspiring stories of young women living in rural areas. 

We will hear their perspectives and discuss the intersection of feminist and environmental movements trough different lenses they discovered in local stories. 

Read about the project Feminists in the Environmental Movement here.

Local reporters will amplify their voices in an online presentation and discussion on Friday, 26th August at 18:00 CEST.

Join the discussion with Anamarija, Natalya, Özge, Elena, Karla, Palina and Maja: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81922270797?pwd=SkFqOVcxaEMzR3lZNUdQNXp4QkFCdz09

Meeting ID: 819 2227 0797

Passcode: 782886

Get Involved With YOUR Ideas!

Do you wish to organise an online discussion or a webinar? Do you dream of creating social media campaign? Now it’s time to make your ideas come to life!

CDN has created the ‘Get Involved With YOUR Ideas’ application, where you can submit your online proposals.

Proposals can include ideas for CDN Working Group activities, team building and training sessions on fundraising, organising, social media and other topics. 

How to make this possible?

Press the ‘Apply Here’ button below and fill out the questionnaire. 

Executive Committee will review your application and notify if your idea is accepted. 

If the answer is positive, CDN will help you to realise your idea and promote the activity within the network.

What is the deadline for submission?

There is no specific deadline. We are accepting applications throughout the year. However, be mindful of the time frame of the ongoing CDN activities.

Do not hesitate to apply. We are excited to receive your proposals and hopefully work together to make your ideas come to life!

APPLY HERE

Open call for Participants: Study Session “Green Cities for Sustainable Planet” 

Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe (CDN) is announcing a call for participants for the Study SessionGreen Cities for Sustainable Planet.

The event will take place from 7th to 12th of November 2022 in the European Youth Centre in Budapest, Hungary. The arrival date for the participants is 6th and departure date is 13th.

With this activity we aim to empower 35 young Eastern Europeans in tackling climate change through exploring the intersectionality of globalisation, capitalism and environmental issues – this event will provide a holistic approach towards climate change by focusing on communities, economy, human rights and urbanism and support the participants in developing new attitudes towards climate change, through exploring how governments, businesses and citizens can enable the urban and economic shift to a greener transition. 

This will be done by meeting the following objectives:

  • To deepen participants’ understanding of climate change by exploring the role that cities should play in fighting climate crisis and how latter is connected to urbanization and post-growth economics;
  • To equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to practice and advocate for city-level climate, economic and social justice;
  • To provide the participants with the space to create a practical guide on transitioning one’s lifestyle and living environment into a more green and environmentally friendly one. 

You can read more about the project on this page.

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Call for Executive Committee Member

Dear Young Greens from Eastern Europe,

Following the news that Paula “Pablo” Luīze Pastore is joining Secretariat, we are happy to announce a call for a new Executive Committee Member that will fill in the vacant spot and work with the rest of the EC until the next General Assembly.

This is your chance to contribute to the growing Green movement in Eastern Europe.

The Executive Committee tasks:

  • Work on the implementation of CDN’s Activity Plan, approved by the General Assembly (including project writing, coordination, implementation and reporting);
  • The newly elected EC member will be responsible for the Study Session “Green Cities for the Sustainable Planet”; make sure to check out the responsibilities here;
  • Maintaining close and continuous communication with CDN Member and Partner
     Organisations and Network Partners;
  • Actively following and supporting the smooth work-flow of the Working Groups;
  • Representing and promoting CDN during its and partners’ activities as well as in the digital
     space;
  • Answering challenges and making decisions throughout the year, between GAs, based on the CDN Strategy and CDN’s best interest;
  • Actively participating in the regular (biweekly) EC meetings (that usually last around 2h).
  • Keeping track of the well-being of CDN’s Office.

The candidate for the Executive Committee should:

  • Be motivated to advance the Green movement in the Eastern Europe;
  • Be dedicated to the goals of CDN, subscribe to its political platform and the Green Idea;
  • Be comfortable working in an international environment and have good communication and organisational skills;
  • Be willing and available for active online engagement throughout the mandate;
  • Be prepared for frequent traveling, participating in the live EC meetings, CDN activities and likely several other occasions;
  • Be regularly available on the e-mail for the ongoing discussions, work and decision making, together with regular online meetings;
  • Have a good command of English (written and spoken);
  • Have the 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.

More details about the responsibilities of CDN EC members and the election procedure can be found in the CDN Statutes and Internal Rules of Procedures

The candidate should submit:

  • Filled Application form;
  • Candidate’s CV;
  • Photo (Optional);
  • 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.

Applications should be submitted HERE.

All technical instructions are given on our GA website but you can also access them HERE.

DEADLINE for submitting candidacies is July 13, 23:59 CET. However, the earlier you apply the more chance delegates will have to see your candidacy on cdn.discuss.green.

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

Meet the new CDN Project Assistant!

Paula “Pablo” Luize Pastore has always had a passion for progressive and green topics, but they joined the official movement in 2021. 
Now they are a board member of the Latvian youth organization “Protests”. Pablo has been active in CDN as an Executive Committee member from March 2022 till July 2022.

Pablo is interested in intersectional feminism, gender theory, workers’ rights, and anti-racism. In their free time, Pablo enjoys writing, making posters, reading feminist literature, watching old movies, going on long walks, and talking with friends. Within CDN’s gender working group, Pablo created a feminist reading club. 

Pablo is excited to be a part of the CDN office. 

Welcome to the team Pablo!
CDN Executive Committee and Secretariat

Study Session  “Green Cities for Sustainable Planet”

Climate change is the most serious threat to humanity in the 21st century. According to UN Habitat, cities consume 78% of the world’s energy and produce the majority of global greenhouse gas emissions. As urbanisation is expected to accelerate even more, cities will have even bigger impact on the environment and climate. Many of them are also the first to experience number of consequences of the changing climate – rising sea levels, extreme heat, water scarcity and air pollution among others. Interestingly, the entities with the most ambitious climate goals are rarely countries – usually, they are cities. 

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Skills for Massive Youth Activisation, We are the future, but we are here NOW

About the Event

Around 30 young people from Eastern Europe (Latvia, Poland, Balkans, South Caucasus, Ukraine and Belarus) will meet up to discuss the actions that can be taken in the ever-shrinking space for civil society in the Eastern part of our continent. We will look at the EU integration processes, the future of activism and politics and concentrate on 4 different skill-oriented tracks that are becoming more and more useful for the youth in Eastern Europe:

1. Creative Campaigning

2. Debates and public speaking

3. Movement organising

4. Non-Formal Education

The programme will be based on the principles of non-formal education and intercultural learning. We strive for an active and inclusive environment for direct communication and sharing of knowledge. The sessions will be balanced between theoretical inputs, work in small groups, workshops, discussions, training, and other interactive methods of non-formal learning.

 

Programme:

Arrival day

Day 1: Introductions, Team building, takaways from the 1st event, home evaluation groups

Day 2: Introductions to: Non formal education, creative campaigning, public speaking, non verbal communication, local actions planning, intercultural evening

Day 3: Introducions to: live and online events, urban performances, debates, non formal education methodologies, public speaking, free evening 

Day 4: Non formal education in local actions, working wiht trainers, public speaking, teambuilding, presentation, movie night

Day 5: Morning cicle, technicalities of reporting, local actions planning and presentations, evaluation, final party

Departure day

 

Speakers & trainers

  • Nika Tarasevich (she, Belarus/Georgia) teacher of art, expert on artivism and long time practitioner.
  • Luka Gudek (he, Croatia) CDN alumnus, master degree holder of Political science.
  • Hanna Filistovich (she, Belarus/Lithuania) seasoned activist and organiser, experienced with the movement organising in Belarus.
  • Maja Klimentic (she, Bosnia and Herzegovina/Czech Republic) CDN alumnus, she was a member of 10+ preparatory teams, Non-formal eduction expert and gender activist.

 

Practicalities

When: 8-12th May, 09:00-18:00 PM CEST

Time Zone: Eastern European Summer Time (EEST) / Coordinated Universal
Time (UTC) + 3

Language: The main language of this activity will be English. But not being comfortable with interacting in English should not prevent you from applying. GEF & CDN strives to create an inclusive atmosphere at the events, where participants are encouraged to express themselves and ask for clarifications or translations from peers that speak the same language.

 

Additional Reading

Bulgaria’s Greens: From Street Protests to Government

How Green Independents Broke Through in North Macedonia

Extraction and Energy Transition in Serbia

Can Protests Steer Serbia Back Towards Democracy?

The War in Ukraine is Part of the Soviet Empire’s Unravelling

The Unfinished Business of Building Bosnia-Herzegovina

The Romanian Protest Wave: A Path to a New Political Era?

Belarus’s Struggle for Democracy

This event is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of CDNEE and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation and supported by the European Youth Foundation of Council of Europe. The European Parliament is not responsible for the content of this event.

Call for Project Assistant

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Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe (CDN) is announcing a call for the position of Project Assistant in its office in Belgrade, Serbia. This is a paid, full time (40 hours a week) position, beginning from mid-July 2022 (starting date is flexible). The deadline to submit applications is the 31st of May 2022 (23:59 CEST).

Working time: 40 hours/week;
Remuneration: 800 EUR gross;
Contract type: 2 years (minimum) with 3 months probation period;

Location: Belgrade, Serbia.

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

We are looking for someone with the following profile:

  • Basic experience in administrative or financial work;

  • Ability to work independently and good organisation of one’s work;

  • Attention to details, good ability to work with numbers and performing administrative tasks;

  • Strong spreadsheet skills;

  • Good computer skills and ability to use various softwares;

  • Fluency in the English language.

Skills that would be an additional asset:

  • Curiosity towards Eastern European civil society;

  • Knowledge of the Green movement and Green politics;

  • Experience in managing finances of a non-governmental organisation;

  • Knowledge of any Eastern European language;

  • Use of (open-source) software (Linux, WordPress, Nextcloud, etc.);

  • Knowledge of design programs (Canva, Gimp etc.);

  • Knowledge of use of social media and communications ( Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Mailchimp, etc.)

Responsibilities:

  • Financial management:

  • Making bank transfers;

  • Bookkeeping for the projects;

  • Reimbursements of the participants and prepteams;

  • Collecting financial documentation from events;

  • Processing and archiving the financial documentation;

  • Financial reporting to funders;

  • Work with the Local Prepteams;

  • Social media management;

  • Updating website;

  • Managing mailing lists;

  • Managing the EYF Local Actions;

  • Occasional diverse ad hock tasks.

Please apply by sending your CV and short cover letter (explaining your experience and interest in this position) in one PDF document to project.coordinator@cdnee.org by 31st of May 2022 (23:59 CEST) with the subject “CDN Project Assistant application”. Please add the above-mentioned e-mail to your contact list, to ensure that our reply doesn’t end up in spam. All candidates who submit an application will be notified about the selection result. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by the second half of June and contacted for an interview.