Study Session “Work that Works for all: Shaping Europe’s Future of Work”

Young people today feel more and more disengaged with participation in organisations, activism or decision-making structures as the economic and social difficulties they face persevere. There is a discrepancy between guaranteed social rights and what is experienced by young people in reality. On top of issues, such as job insecurity or unpaid internships, discrimination at work, unfair working conditions and precarity are the challenges young people face across Europe.

Globalisation and technological advancements – in digitisation in particular – have been very influential in shaping young people’s current situation on the labour market, with particular effects on the types and quality of jobs available.

Age-based discrimination is the most prevalent form of discrimination at work, with young workers among those reporting the highest levels of discrimination.

Until today, there are no functioning labour legislations that protect the population in many Eastern member states of the CoE. The fatal occupational accidents in the Commonwealth of Independent States are majorly caused by open contact with hazardous substances and the lack of safety norms at construction. In some countries (Georgia, Russia, Belarus and Greece) there is no Labour inspection, or it is not mandatory. In most cases there are no support mechanisms for advocating for decent working conditions and the demands of the youth is often opposed to the interests of the investors, causing the states fail to implement the recommendations of the CoE. In addition to that, the social protection schemes and welfare systems in the region are very weak or nonexistent.

Some countries are in the state of ongoing armed conflicts (Russia and Ukraine, or Armenia and Azerbaijan) or have unresolved territorial disputes (Kosovo, Transnistria, Nagorno-Karabakh, South Ossetia, Abkhazia) which make the social and economic conditions unbearable for the youth displaced, or living in those regions.

Displaced people cannot continue to work or keep their businesses open, causing damage to the economy of countries involved; the economic and social stagnation can continue for decades and naturally, does affect the life of the youth.

This is why Cooperation and Development Network (CDN) and Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG) are organising a study session “Work that Works for all: Shaping Europe’s Future of Work”  which will take place from 12th to 17th of October 2020 in the European Youth Centre in Budapest, Hungary. The arrival date for the participants is 11th and departure date on 18th.

With this activity we ​aim to empower 40 young Europeans in ​accessing their social rights – the right to decent work (the right to work, and the right to adequate social protection) and support them in becoming agents of change in their local communities through human rights education. This will be done by meeting the following​ objectives​:

  • To explore the legal, structural and societal ​challenges and barriers young people face while accessing their right to decent work in different European countries;
  • To deepen participants’ understanding of youth unemployment and youth precarity, their ​social (political, economic) and ​ individual (physical and mental health) ​consequences​, and the intersection of these consequences;
  •  To explore the ​existing opportunities and initiatives for young people in accessing meaningful work, adequate standard of living and social security, as well as to develop participants’ ​understanding and solidarity​ about the social and economic conditions their peers are facing;
  • To equip the participants and their organisations with the ​ tools for countering the challenges and consequences of inaccessible Social rights.

This youth event will be based on Non Formal Education methodology.

Call for the Prepteam

Call for the Participants

Call for the PT of “Work that Works for all: Shaping Europe’s Future of Work” Study Session:

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 “Work that Works for all: Shaping Europe’s Future of Work”  which will take place from 12th to 17th of October 2020 in the European Youth Centre in Budapest, Hungary. The arrival date for the participants is 11th and departure date on 18th. More information on the project you can find here.

Young people today feel more and more disengaged with participation in organisations, activism or decision-making structures as the economic and social difficulties they face persevere. There is a discrepancy between guaranteed social rights and what is experienced by young people in reality. On top of issues, such as job insecurity or unpaid internships, discrimination at work, unfair working conditions and precarity are the challenges young people face across Europe. Globalisation and technological advancements – in digitisation in particular – have been very influential in shaping young people’s current situation on the labor market, with particular effects on the types and quality of jobs available.

Young people all over Europe are facing age-based discrimination, are exposed to unsafe working conditions and struggle to access the Economic and Social rights. The results of the outbreak of the COVID-19 once again underlined the importance of the topic for the future of Young people in Europe. 

With this activity we ​aim to empower 40 young Europeans in ​accessing their social rights – the right to decent work (the right to work, and the right to adequate social protection) and support them in becoming agents of change in their local communities through human rights education. This will be done by meeting the following​ objectives​:

  • To explore the legal, structural and societal ​challenges and barriers young people face while accessing their right to decent work in different European countries;
  • To deepen participants’ understanding of youth unemployment and youth precarity, their ​social (political, economic) and ​ individual (physical and mental health) ​consequences​, and the intersection of these consequences;
  • To explore the ​existing opportunities and initiatives for young people in accessing meaningful work, adequate standard of living and social security, as well as to develop participants’ ​understanding and solidarity​ about the social and economic conditions their peers are facing;
  • To equip the participants and their organisations with the ​ tools for countering the challenges and consequences of inaccessible Social rights.

If you are young person from the Council of Europe members states, Belarus or Kosovo* and 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 and committed to the aims of the project and CDN’s values and be familiar with non-formal education methods. 

Main responsibilities of the prep-team:

  • Active participation in the regular online meetings prior to the event (July-October/ 2-3 h a week):
  • Getting to know each other online meeting – 8th of July, at 14:00 CET; 
  • Two day prepteam meeting online for developing the sessions – on July 11-12 or 18-19 based on the preferences of the PT;
  • Other meetings scheduled weekly or bi-weekly.
  • Participation in a live prep team meeting in Budapest: 12-13 September (2 full working days), arrival day 11th, departure 14th.
  • 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;
  • Preparation and facilitation of the programme 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);
  • Helping with the promotion of the event and ensuring media visibility;
  • Taking care of practicalities and of the general well-being of the participants;
  • Full participation during the entire event and prep team meeting before and after: Arrival 9th of October, departure 19th of October;
  • Supporting the finalisation of the outputs;
  • Helping with the reporting of the event.

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

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

Practicalities: 

Accommodation, food, working space, travel and visa costs for 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).

COVID-19:

We are closely following the development of the situation and we are aware that we might not be able to conduct the live events in the Autumn 2020. However, we will continue working with the PT on the topic digitally.

DEADLINE for submitting online applications is 28th of June, Midnight CEST. You will be informed by e-mail approximately in 2 weeks time after the deadline. Please add project.coordinator@cdnee.org to your contacts, so that you do not receive our reply in spam folder.

*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.

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Urban reporters wanted!

Dear all, Alternative Urbanisation Working Group has a proposal we think you might find interesting. They want to make a collage of experiences and feelings around urban changes that are happening due to Covid-19 outbreak. Through sharing our impressions and daily routines, we feel it would help reconnecting in these disconnected times.

We’ve all witnessed how in just few months the whole world has changed upside down, including cities, countryside, our households, workplaces – you name it! We want to document this, providing a virtual space where we can all share and reflect on consequences of measures imposed to keep us safe, but that have undoubtedly affected freedom we enjoyed in our cities.

Following these measures, we want you to capture particular parts within your cities that have changed and that might’ve had an impact on your daily life.

This can be for example: way too long lines in front of banks, markets; usually crowded but now empty squares; self-isolation experience; natural sights coming back to life, etc. You can take either a photo or a video and share it along with a description, a recollection or a memory of something funny, serious or whatever else you think of, on email elena@cdnee.org. We’ll share these on CDN’s social media, so keep tuned and watch out for those urban reporters! ..and again – be creative within safety measures!

#coronaurbanreporters #cdnee

Turkey, is time to condemn hate speech, not the human rights defenders

We are witnessing with great worry the aggravating situation on LGBTI+ rights and attack on defenders of these rights in Turkey. Since the pandemic outbreak, homophobia and transphobia are steadily rising as many authorities in the country consider the LGBTI+ community as carriers of the virus.

This culminated with the Friday sermon last month, when Ali Erbaş (Head ofTurkish Directorate of Religious Affairs) used hate speech against LGBTI+ community in Turkey. Below you can find the timeline since the sermon’s declaration and how it spurred attacks against the LGBTI+ community and human rights defenders.

Timeline:

In an April 24 sermon followed by thousands online, Ali Erbaş said in a statement using hate speech: “Islam condemns adultery and homosexuality because they bring disease and corrupt generations. Hundreds of thousands of people every year are exposed to HIV due to homosexuality and adultery”.

This statement was immediately criticized by human rights groups and bar associations, opposition politicians in Turkey, lawyers and the LGBTQ community, condemning Erbaş’s speech.

The Ankara Human Rights Association declared that it would file a judicial complaint against Erbaş for inciting hatred. The Izmir Bar Association said it was concerned the statement could encourage new hate crimes.

Therefore on April 27, the Ankara Bar Association filed a complaint against Erbaş with the Ankara chief prosecutor’s office on the grounds that Erbaş’s sermon constituted public provocation to hatred (art. 216/2 of the Turkish Penal Code).

Backlash against the defenders of LGBT+ rights and lawyers

In response the to probes, the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office opened an investigation into the Bar Association on the grounds of “insulting the religious values adopted by a part of the public”

On April 27th, the president himself endorsed the hate speech in the following statement: “An attack on Erbaş is an attack on the state,”. Afterwards, the remarks were endorsed by some of Turkey’s top government representatives.

The websites of both Ankara and Diyarbakır Bar Association have been inaccessible since April 28. The legal prosecution of them is still under process.

Just a couple of days later, government announced the legislative regulation that restricts the freedom of speech of law societies.

A proof of the hate speech incitement of Erbaş is the hashtag #YallahHollandaya trending recently on Twitter in Turkey. The hashtag translates to “Go to Holland”, a popular anti-LGBTQ+ slur in Turkey, because of the Netherlands linked to homosexuality, according to groups attacking LGBTI+ community in Turkey.

Call for immediate action:

Turkey’s government should guarantee protection from discrimination and hate crimes for all its citizens . It should not be human rights defenders who are criminalised for speaking out against homophobic statements said by state officials, but to condemn the hate speech itself!

Therefore, criminal investigations against the Ankara and Diyarbakır Bar Associations, should be dropped immediately.

Gender Working Group of Cooperation and Development Network stands in solidarity with human right defenders and LGBT+ community in Turkey. We call on human rights organisations to show their messages of solidarity with the human rights activists in Turkey by using the following hashtags:

#LGBTHaklarıİnsanHaklarıdır

#LGBTRightsareHumanRights

Call for international solidarity: Activists detained in Belarus

The previous weekend marked the 75th anniversary of Nazi Germany defeat in the World War II. In order to commemorate this day, majority of the countries held reduced and small ceremonies due to the cautious measures in halting the spread of the pandemic.

This was not the case for Belarus, where the Belarusian Armed Forces put on a gigantic parade, attracting thousands of attendees and veterans despite the high risk of coronavirus infection.

Only few activists voiced the concerns through actions regarding the critical situation in the country. Unfortunately, these actions were met with negative consequences. Majority of the activists were detained, among them Veranika Yanovich, an activist of the Belarusian Young Greens, and they were released only after a couple of hours. For more insights, you can read below the statement of Belarus Young Greens on the incident.

As you probably already know, in Belarus, despite the situation with the pandemic, the Victory Day parade for the 9th of May was not canceled. Thousands of people attended it, exposing themselves to the coronavirus pandemic, which can lead to terrible consequences.

A huge amount of money was invested on the parade, which could have been allocated to hospitals and all those medical workers who are now working without breaks.

Therefore on 8th of May, the youth initiative “Моладзевы блок” held two actions. One of them was held on Victory Square, where activists stood up in front of the buildings, where it is written “Подвиг народа бессмертен” (“Feat of the people is immortal”) with banners “А мы нет” (“But we are not”)

The second campaign spread across various Belarusian and foreign media channels. In it, activists, in parallel with the rehearsal of the parade, performed an action, while carrying a fake coffin. You can watch it HERE.

Many participants of these actions were detained, including Veranika Yanovich, an activist of the Belarusian Young Greens. Veranika has just been released along with some other activists. However, until the release time, nothing was known about her location.

We ask the international community to show support for Veranika and other activists in every possible way. We hope that this will make the situation better.

Belarusian Young Greens

GrEEn Views: discussion series on life around and after the pandemic

As the world as we know it changes in the light of COVID-19 pandemic, all the issues and injustices of the system we live in are becoming more obvious than ever. Governments of Eastern Europe (and not only) have been failing to meet their duties in these challenging times and in the past weeks we’ve been witnessing violation of basic freedoms and rights and misuse of political power being justified with the given situation. Social and economical inequalities are being more visible than ever while staying safe and with access to fulfilling basic needs becomes a privilege.

CDN Executive Committee with the joint efforts of our Working Groups will be hosting series of online discussions in May and June with an aim of opening space for young Green activists from Eastern Europe and those who share our concerns in regards to how the pandemic affects different aspects of our lives. We will be talking about democracy being threatened, political narratives around and after the pandemic, digital and gender aspects of pandemic, privileges, inequalities and solidarity, as well as how can a crisis like this prepare us for our ongoing and future fight in regards to climate change.

Come and talk with us! Express your concerns, share your thoughts and discuss with us ideas for the post-pandemic world. The online discussions will take place on Tuesdays at 18:00 CEST on Jitsi Meet (more information on how to join will be published in the announcement of each discussion).

Join the first discussion on Tuesday, 5th of May at 18 CEST. We will reflect on threats to democracy and freedom of speech, media silencing, how the governments in the region are dealing with the current situation and what is the role of the civil society in these turbulent times. If you need a space for a rant, a bit of solidarity from your peers but you also want to use the quarantine days for plotting the strategies for the future fights: well, this must be the place!

In the second discussion on Tuesday 12th of May we will be talking about solidarity actions counteracting hunger, alternatives to mass production and local solutions that won’t endanger our environment and people.

We will reflect on food accesibililty in times of pandemic, EE dependence on importing goods and with that, importance of local production. How we can break free of the shackles of intensified agriculture once and for all?

In the third discussion on Tuesday 19th of May we will be talking on Climate Justice Fight in the Post-Pandemic World.

While on one hand Covid-19 pandemic puts climate fight in the shadow for a while and strikes move to the digital space, on the other, the bigger question of how can we use one crisis to fight the other rises. In Eastern Europe where the Climate Movement is in general weaker comparing to the rest of Europe, advocating for climate justice seemingly will get even harder in the aftermath of the pandemic.

But at the same time, we’ve been talking about nature in the cities revitalizing during the lockdown, advantages of using the bike during the pandemic, need for supporting local farmers in these hard times… Could the social and economical measures we are advocating for healing the post-pandemic world be the same ones that support our fight for Climate Justice?

In the fourth webinar organised on Tuesday 26th of May by the Prep-team of Outsmarting the Paradigm seminar that CDN organises in cooperation with GEF – Green European Foundation, we’re exploring how implementation of technology in cities shapes our economy.

To explore various aspects of these interactions, we’ll be joined by Kim van Sparrentak, MEP for the Greens/EFA group, and Lisa Gutu, Head of Business at Salt Edge and a former CDN Executive committee member.

This webinar is a part of “Charter for a Smart City II”, project organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of CDN, with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation.

Post-pandemic scenarios all lead to a reshaped economy. In the 5th discussion on Tuesday 2nd June we will discuss on how this new posture of economy is being formed in Eastern Europe countries in terms of an attacked financial and market system. 

Let’s try to build a scene of the survival economic reality. A view of what is the situation of the macroeconomic chain starting from basic income, employment, financial equality, national product, businesses, capitalism, austerity measures; all this will be a leading chain to recession finding its road of recovering.

Our role in this scene: how can we fight harsh austerity measures and neo-liberal policy? We can built a real forecast of how Eastern Europe is weathering the storm. This will put a view on a very beautiful hope: the only way to recovery can be Green Economy.

In the 6th discussion on 9th June, the Gender Working Group of CDN and Delila Hasanbegović from Sarajevo Open Center will talk about how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the LGBT+ community and women. We will discuss on what struggles face the individuals from marginalised or disadvantaged groups in #EasternEurope  in terms of #gender, healthcare, economy and social situation. They say that “women and children are saved first”, but what we have seen in the times of pandemic is exactly the opposite.

Our guest, Delila Hasanbegović is an author of multiple published papers on topics of human rights, women and LBGT+, feminism as well as political participation of women. Currently she’s a lobbyist for adequate health access for trans and intersex people in Bosnia and Herzegovina, gender equality in workplace and reproductive health. Tune in to see what the gender activists are doing to make our communities a better place! Taking care of each other is crucial to get trough these challenging times. Support to marginalised communities and raising awareness about topics of this importance is the way to make sure everyone stays safe. 

Zoom-bombing prevention guide for Young Green organisations (and not only)

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, more and more activists, schools and organisations are communicating and holding meetings through web-based teleconferencing platforms. But while their usage has increased immensely, so have the cyber-attacks directed on these platforms.

Members of CDN Digital X Working Group came up with a handy guide on measures and simple ways that can be taken in order to prevent these incidents while organising online activities. More than ever we need to take measures against such attacks that can be harmful and disruptive for the online activities of different groups/organisations.

You can find the guide HERE, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Feel free to share it with groups/activists facing the same concerns.

Belarusian authorities stop denying the COVID-19!

While countries in Europe and all over the world have been imposing quarantine and lockdowns, and calling the state of emergency, this doesn’t seem to be the case in Belarus.

Even though the World Health Organization rung the alarm bell of the Coronavirus global pandemic, that requires extra precaution measures, Belarusian authorities keep denying the statistics, calling the virus as “nothing other than a psychosis”.

Find below the statement written by Belarus Young Greens on the situation in Belarus and the call for international bodies to hold the authorities in Belarus accountable:

“Belarusian Young Greens demand real actions from the authorities to protect the safety and health of Belarusian citizens. We believe that the situation in Belarus has reached the point where it is necessary to declare a quarantine. We also demand to provide true information about the situation with COVID-19 and stop playing the Chernobyl scenario in the country.

Two days ago, one of the doctors who now works in a hospital in Vitebsk and saves people, was called to the Prosecutors office for a “conversation” because of her honest post on social networks about the situation with coronavirus. We believe that this is unacceptable, as well as any pressure that is currently being exerted on people who are working and risking their lives in order to save and protect the lives of Belarusian citizens.

In addition, people who are forced to work without the precarious measurements, should be provided with the necessary equipment: masks, ventilators and everything else needed.

We consider it unacceptable that people do not have the opportunity to know the true official statistic, because without knowing them, we can not form an understanding of the level of the problem and the danger to our lives, the lives of our loved ones, friends and families. The fact that the number of patients with pneumonia has increased 2-3 times in the country, also raises many questions.

There is no quarantine in Belarus and the lack of information can lead to very terrible consequences: hospitals may not be able to handle the influx of patients.

We consider the statements of the head of the country about COVID-19 to be the height of irresponsibility. At a time when almost the entire world is in a state of emergency and under quarantine, Lukashenko is only worried about the money lost and “conspiracy theories” against Belarus. The president’s statements raise many questions about his ability to assess the situation soberly. Instead of advising the citizens to self-isolate themselves and start taking constructive actions to improve the situation with COVID-19, he advises drinking vodka, going to sauna, or riding a tractor.

It may be funny, but we don’t laugh anymore. We live here!

We ask our international colleagues to spread information about the situation in Belarus. We hope that sharp reaction of representatives of different countries will focus attention on the problem among the Belarusian authorities”.

Belarusian Young Greens

General Assembly and Strategic Planning Meeting 2020 Report

Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe held its 11th General Assembly in Ratomka, Belarus 3-8th of March 2020. The General Assembly was hosted by our Member Organisation, Belarus Young Greens.

The General Assembly was preceded by the Strategic Planning Meeting (4-5 March) which served as a starting point for discussion the Strategy 2022-24 with Member Organisations, Partner Organisations and Working Groups. The new Strategy Document will be developed throughout the year by Executive Committee and MOs, POs and Wgs will be invited to give feedback in different phases. SPM was also used to asses the implementation of current Strategy that is stated in the Strategy Document 2019-21, adopted last year by GA in Istanbul.

The GA that took place 6-7 March, once again, decided on the direction the Network should take over the next year by adopting the Activity and Financial Plan, by electing the new EC, and by adding amendments on Internal Rules of Procedure, Political Platform and Strategy Statement 2019-21. Alongside the debates and voting, the delegates had a chance to engage in different sessions organised by the EC, Working Groups, host organisation, FYEG and EGP.

The newly elected Executive Committee consists of Elena Petrovska (Serbian Green Youth), Giorgi Ptskialadze (Georgian Young Greens), Ledina Cela (Albanian Young Greens), Maja Klimentic (Revolt) and Palina Burko (Belarus Young Greens).

Moreover, we are happy to welcome new members of the Network whose candidacies were approved by the GA: Frontline Youth Network from Armenia as MO, Protest from Latvia as PO and Swedish Young Greens as OO.

We want to say big thank you to all delegates, candidates, guests and host organisation who contributed to another amazing GA which we leave with big plans and and EC motivated to pursue them.

The following documents are from or adopted by the General Assembly 2020:

  1. Internal Rules and Procedures [PDF]
  2. Political Platform [PDF]
  3. Strategy Statement 2019-2021 [PDF]
  4. Minutes to be approved by the GA 2021 [PDF]

Open call for Participants: Seminar “Art as Shelter” [Extended]

Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe and Gender Working Group are announcing a call for Participants for the international seminar “Art as Shelter”. The seminar will take place between 7th – 11th April in Tirana, Albania ( 6 and 12 are travel dates to and from Albania for the participants).

The project is the first phase of our annual work plan Art for the Young, the Queer, the Feminists of Eastern Europe” and is going to focus on how to contribute to the creation of inclusive and sensitive political environment by understanding power dynamics in patriarchal society and by empowering young women, transgender, non-binary, agender, gender queer and intersex people and broaden safe space and claim more private and political space through art.

This way we would like empower the participants with tools to broaden safe space and claim more private and political space through non-formal education and art. In particular, we would like:

  • To build understanding of patriarchy as a dominant power that operates in the society and feminism as a theory and strategy to challenge dominant power relations;
  • To create an intercultural safe space for young women, transgender, non-binary, genderqueer, agender and intersex people to share their private and political struggles and to explore tools to counteract them;
  • To use art to empower young women, transgender, non-binary, genderqueer, agender and intersex people to stand up against patriarchy and broaden the safe space by giving visibility to women* through art.

The programme will be based on the principles of non-formal education and intercultural learning. We strive for an active, 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.

Who should apply?

We are looking for 30 young (till 30) women, transgender, genderqueer, intersex, non-binary and agender people 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 and Ukraine interested in looking for different usage for forms of art in confronting and questioning the existing power relations in the society that stress the importance of art, inclusivity and human rights, would like to contribute to the discussions with the local perspective and are willing to reproduce the gained knowledge on the local level. Participants who have experience in artivism, activism, gender and politics or have high motivation to learn about the topic are highly encouraged to apply.

Practicalities: 

Language: The main language of this activity will be English. But not being comfortable interacting in English should not prevent you from applying. 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.

Costs: The full cost of travel, visa, lodging (accommodation in multi-bed rooms, vegetarian and vegan food, and refreshments) and working materials during the event will be covered by the organizers. In exchange, we ask for a participation fee of 20 EUR for participants coming from non-EU countries and 50 EUR for participants coming from EU countries. Applicants for whom paying this fee is an obstacle for participation, should still apply and mention this in their application (not a selection criteria). CDN will try to find a solution together with the applicant after the selection is finalized.

CDN will reimburse 90% of the travel costs for the participants from the non-EU countries and 80% of travel costs for the participants coming from the EU countries, within reasonable limits and within Europe, with the condition to combine the most economic and environmentally friendly way (lowest price + travel time + CO2 emissions).

DEADLINE for submitting online applications: 3rd of March 2020 at Midnight CET. 

You will be informed about the results of the selection within two weeks after the deadline (03.03.2020). Please add project.coordinator@cdnee.org to your contacts, so that you do not receive our reply in spam folder.

*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.


 Apply here! 

This project is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe, with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation, and supported by the European Youth Foundation of Council of Europe.

*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.