General Assembly 2018 – Report

Between 21st and 25th of February 2018, Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe held its 9th General Assembly and also celebrated its 15th anniversary in Belgrade, Serbia. The host organisation of the General Assembly, Zelena omladina Srbije / Serbian Green Youth, did amazing work preparing perfect conditions for meetings and work as well as welcoming CDN’s delegates and guests.

The GA, once again, decided on the direction the network should take over the next year by adopting the activity plan and the budget, by electing the new EC, and by adding amendments on Internal Rules of Procedure and Political Platform. The GA started discussions and workshops on Strategy Development, making the very first steps towards development of new Strategy 2019-2021, that will take place during this year. Alongside the debates and voting, the delegates had a chance to engage in the Member Organisations’ exchange, which led to fruitful discussions about cooperation strategies for the future.

First time in the history of CDN, General Assembly elected all non-male Executive Committee, consisting of Fatima Ismayilova (MIL Network, Azerbaijan), Kristina Millona (Albanian Young Greens), Mariam Khizanashvili (Georgian Young Greens), Nikoleta Petković (Serbian Green Youth), and Sofia Yarmosh (Green Youth of Ukraine). The newly elected Executive Committee is very enthusiastic and motivated to contribute to CDN’s work and carry out Green projects in the upcoming year.

During the GA, the delegates and guests had an opportunity to participate in a panel discussion “Young Greens in Eastern Europe: Obstacles and Perspectives”, hosted by Serbian Green Youth. The guest speakers from Young Greens from Eastern Europe elaborated on Green activism, ways of organizing as well as possibilities for reaching wider social influence.

Names of the panelists to be listed alphabetically:
Alla Parunova – Georgian Young Greens, Cansu Yetisgin – Young Greens of Turkey, Ivana Ćetković – Serbian Green Youth, Sofia Yarmosh – Green Youth of Ukraine, who elaborated on Green activism, various ways of mobilization and organizing, as well as possibilities for reaching wider social influence. The discussion was moderated by Predrag Momčilović, Executive Committee member of FYEG.

We would like to thank everyone again for making the GA happen and very much looking forward to greening Eastern Europe in the upcoming year!

The following documents are from or adopted by the General Assembly 2018:

1. Internal Rules of Procedures

2. Political Platform

3. Minutes to be approved by the GA 2019