Call for Preparatory Team Member: Green Perspective on European Security

Cooperation and Development Network (CDN) and Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG) are excited to announce an open call for a dedicated and passionate woman or someone not of the gender binary to join the preparatory team (prep team) for the study session titled “Green Perspective on European Security.” This collaborative session will take place in Budapest from the 23rd to the 28th of October.

As a prep team member, you will play a crucial role in shaping this study session, working closely with CDN and FYEG.

The first preparatory team meeting is scheduled to be held in Budapest from the 25th to the 27th of August. Active participation during this meeting is vital for effective coordination and planning.

About the session:

The study session “Green Perspective on European Security” aims to foster a common understanding and reevaluation of security in light of new global challenges. Guided by democratic values, human rights, and the rule of law, this session will provide a platform for approximately 40 young Europeans from diverse backgrounds to engage in intercultural dialogue.

We will achieve this by meeting the following objectives:

1) Creating an intercultural dialogue between youth from different European countries by providing a space to discuss the concept of security and ways to ensure it;

2) Deepening the participants’ understanding of the current state of affairs of security in Europe;

3) Analysing the concept of security at the intersection of diverse societal factors, exploring their interrelationships effects of the policy decisions on public security;

4) Assessing the existing approaches to the concept of security and: their strengths and weaknesses.

If you are a young woman or someone not of the gender binary, a member of one of the CDN Member Organisations, and are interested in the event’s topic, apply to join this preparatory team! Prep-team members should speak English, be available during the preparation period, be responsible for fulfilling their tasks, have good organisational skills, be good team players and be committed to the aims of the project, CDN’s and FYEGs values and be familiar with non-formal education methods. 

Main responsibilities of the prep team:

  • Active participation in the regular online meetings before the event (August – October / 2-3 h a week);
  • Participation in a two-day live prep team meeting on 25-27th of August (2 full working days);
  • Other meetings scheduled weekly or bi-weekly;
  • 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 the general well-being of the participants;
  • Full participation during the entire event and prep team meeting before and after: Arrival 22nd of October, departure on 28th 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 fun!


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 6 June 2023, 23:59 CEST

IMPORTANT! The CDN prep team call and FYEG prep team call have been issued independently of each other. Applying for one does not mean applying for both. 

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