This semester has been incredibly busy for our organisation. The populist Orban government will not give us a chance to rest.
After we elected our new EC in March, the Hungarian government tried to close the Central Europen University (CEU). A huge crowd took to the streets of Budapest day by day, and finally the government retreated. It was our duty to participate in these demonstrations.
Also we attended the Global Greens’ and Global Young Greens’ Congress in Liverpool. It was really nice to see that green ideology can be found all over the planet. Continue reading
With the aim of raising youth awareness of acute ecological issues of the region, we conducted an International summer camp in the city of Kamyanets-Podilskiy in South-West Ukraine, bringing together socially active young people from Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus and Russia (RUMB).
Between the 25th June and 5th July, 46 children from different regions of the Republic of Moldova attended the “ENERGEL” summer camp. The Republican Youth Center “Gutta-Club”, which coordinated the event, with support from the “Energy and Biomass” project, managed to create a unique, eco-friendly atmosphere that would make the participants understand environmental problems and try to solve them in their daily lives. During these 10 days, children learned about recycling, energy, and social activity. They also had debates and campaigns that made them think up their own initiative and strive for a change.
Our actions directly affect our lifestyle. Nowadays, we face hate speech more and more in social media, TV, on the streets, movies etc. We do believe we cannot make progress without having freedom to openly discuss ideas, debate about the future of our rights and actions. In order to stop the hate speech and build a society based on respect and solidarity, Georgia Youth Eco Movement SAEM joined the No Hate Speech Campaign of the Council of Europe. Continue reading
On 9th of July Youth movement ”Revolt” organised a public forum ”Youth activism In The Local Community” in its hometown, Tuzla (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
Limity Jsme My is an open grassroots civic movement against coal mining and coal burning. Their first public event, dedicated to memory of the Northern Bohemia towns demolished for the coal mining, was held in February 2015. There were memorials held in fourteen different places in the country and the message was clear: We are against breaking of the brown coal mining limits and against further expansion of the coal industry. The same year, in June, we continued with the protests in more than twenty places which were joined by more than a thousand people. The protests were supported by our allies in Germany, Belgium, Finland and Brazil.
Albanian Young Greens is a vital forum part of Albanian Green Party; a vital forum with energised, devoted and innovative members. It has been around 16 years since this forum has been established and many leaders have passed through it. The actual leading group of Albanian Young Greens was selected on 7th May 2017 when taking part in General Assembly of Albanian Young Greens. In accordance with gender balance – giving priority to female gender, the leading group is formed by 7 members. Dajana Sina and Orlando Bakalli are the leaders of Albanian Young Greens.
The third LGBTQ+ Museum organised by Serbian Green Youth took place in Belgrade from 7-8th of July. The LGBTQ+ Museum is a series of events which SGY’s Gender Working Group started in December 2015, aiming to jumpstart a new approach towards gender and sexuality-related topics in the region.
Dear CDN friends,
Many things have happened during the past three months in Grüne Jugend – many things that we’d like to share with you!
In March six members of Grüne Jugend went on an exchange with Swedish and Norwegian Young Greens in Gothemburg (Sweden). Our aim was to analyze mutually our organisations and structures, exchange the best practices, e.g. on attracting new members, campaigning and to discuss our differences and the problems that we still have in common in our organisations. (As a result, we took home a lot of impressions and new ideas on improving our structures.)
CDN is hiring a Local Coordinator for the ”Green Ukraine” project which consists of two activities: “Green Training” and ”Greening Policy”. The activities are going to take place on 15-18 September and late November (weekend) 2017 in Ukraine. For details, check out the project page. Continue reading