Call for Participants: Urban Steps for Resilient Future

Cooperation and Development Network of Eastern Europe is happy to announce the call for participants for the International Activity (Training for Trainiers) that will take place from 24-29 April near Istanbul, Turkey.

The project is a part of our annual work plan and is going to

  • enable young people to analyse their cities (think global);
  • equip them with capabilities to conduct local activities on the spot with the goal to improve their communities (act local).

We are looking for young  and motivated people who are eager to improve Eastern European cities through alternative ways of urbanisation, as well as in mastering their skills in advocacy and project management. Participants are expected to come from one of the following 16 countries of Eastern Europe: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Kosovo*, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro,Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, Russian Federation.

Both urban activists with experience and people who are new to this topic but keen to develop an expertise in this field are welcome to apply. The team will select participants respecting the criteria of gender, geographical and regional balance and taking into consideration the diversity of participants’ backgrounds regarding the event’s topic. We encourage applications reflecting diversity in all forms, especially gender and sexual identity.

All sessions of the international activity will be conducted in English.

All the materials produced during the project: Manifesto, Regional Action plans, impressions, recommendations and other materials will be summed up into a publication that will be translated into four different languages. More about the full project read at the project page.

The full cost of lodging (accommodation, food, and refreshments) during the international activity will be covered by the organisers. In exchange, we ask for a participation fee of 30 EUR. According to the project’s financial agreement, travel costs will be reimbursed up to a limit of 70%.

DEADLINE for submitting the application is Sunday 4th March, 2018.

You can apply using this application form.

Go to PROJECT PAGE to read more information about the full project.

For any further information do not hesitate to contact us to

NOTE: DEADLINE for participants coming from Armenia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Ukraine has been extended until 10th March MIDNIGHT CET.

*All reference 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.


This Project is supported by the European Youth Foundation of Council of Europe, Green European Foundation and the Green Forum (Sweden).