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

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

This activity is a follow-up of FYEG’s Demasculinisation of Politics training that took place in Spring 2017. Results of the project are summarised in this publication.

The aim of The Glass Ceiling is Not Your Limit is to strengthen capacities of young women and non-male leaders to tackle structural challenges and obstacles for gender-equal leadership. This will be achieved through the following objectives:

  • To identify and counteract master suppression techniques
  • To find ways how to employ resources in the purpose of reaching gender equality
  • To build solidarity among different social actors

With this study session we want to specifically focus on the participation of women and non-males in political, business and social structures. Statistics show that women are still severely underrepresented in national parliaments and governments in Europe and worldwide. Our societies are organized based on patriarchal and masculine values and needs, which prevents other genders from progressing. We want to explore and analyze the patriarchal patterns that prevent equal opportunities based on gender discrimination and how to support young non-males to organise themselves and change their environment in order to remove barriers and enable their participation in political, business and social structures.

The preparatory team members, trainers and participants will be composed of only women and non-male younger than 30 years old.


The main responsibility of the prep-team is preparation of the study session with a full support of CDN’s Office Coordinator and CDN and FYEG EC members. In particular:

  • Active participation in the regular online meetings prior the event;
  • Participation in a live prep team meeting;
  • Preparation and 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 implementation of the study session programme; designing and preparing sessions based on non-formal education methodology, Invitation and communication with speakers, experts, trainers and partners in accordance with the project aims;
  • Help with the promotion of the event and ensuring media visibility;
  • Taking care of practicalities and for the general well-being of the participants;
  • Full participation during the entire event and the prep team meeting before and after;
  • Coordination of the follow-up activities;
  • Help with the reporting of the seminar.

Being a prep-team member at a CDN and FYEG event would offer you:

  • Working in a lively international environment;
  • Experience in managing youth projects – preparation, implementation, evaluation, follow up and reporting;
  • Getting familiar with Green values and Eastern European Green work;
  • A possibility to extend the knowledge about commons;
  • A possibility to develop your skills in group work and non-formal education;
  • A lot of work and a lot of fun!

Prep-team members should:

  • Speak English (you should be able to clearly express yourself both orally and in writing).
  • Be willing to take on a challenge;
  • Be responsible about fulfilling their tasks and help the rest of the group;
  • Have good organisational skills;
  • Be good team players;
  • Be committed to the aims of the project;
  • Be familiar with non-formal education methods.


  • Online work on preparatory tasks and program (August 2018 – November 2018 // 2-3h a week)
  • Live prep team meeting (5-8 September 2018 // 2 full working days)
  • Final preparatory meeting (3-5 November 2018 // 1.5 working days)
  • The study session (5 – 9 November 2018 // 5 full working days)
  • Evaluation meeting after the study session (10 November 2018 // 1 full working day)
  • Help with follow-up and reporting of the event (November – December 2018 // 1-3h a week)


The program 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 will be balanced between theoretical inputs, training, workshops, discussions, reflection, planning, brainstorming and other interactive methods of learning.


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

If you are interested to try out your non-formal education skills, if you are willing to engage in an adventure of imagining the new ways of doing politics – this project is for you!

DEADLINE for submitting online applications HERE: 9 July 2018 at Midnight CET.