Green Ukraine: Call for Prep-Team

CDN is looking for prep-team members for the project consisting 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.

We are looking for young people who are passionate about activism and the values of the Green movement, coming from one of the following countries: Russia, Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus (RUMB). Continue reading

Green Ukraine 2017

After the series of events started in 2016 with the long-term goal to enhance the Green Movement in  by developing the Green vision among the wider youth in the region, CDN continues with a new series of activities towards the same goal. By establishing a connection between young, Green-minded people and organisations in Ukraine and the RUMB (Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus) region, by deepening the understanding of Green values and connecting Green activism to Green politics, we are going to create a platform for young activists to examine the ways of influencing certain policies in an inclusive, green, and democratic manner in local and regional contexts.

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CALL FOR INTERN

Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe (CDN) is opening an intern position in its office in Belgrade. The intern(s) will work together with and under the mentornship of CDN Secretariat – Office Coordinator and Network Coordinator.

The purpose of the internship is to provide an opportunity for individuals to substantively contribute to and learn from CDN’s work. The intern will be given specific tasks and responsibilities and will be challenged to develop their capabilities and gain experience. The intern is expected to be flexible and to take part in various activities at the office and sometimes in the field, where CDN’s activities take place. Continue reading

Call for Participants: Organisational Management Webinar Series

If your Member Organisation has faced the issues of generation change and transfer of knowledge, attracting new members and keeping them engaged in your work, structure and forming internal documents, then this call is for you! CDN keeps taking down barriers for members to participate and contribute to its activities. This time we would like to diverse our capacity building work through the webinar series.

During this series, we will try to fill in the gaps and explore the best practices for organisations to further develop a sustainable approach to (1)membership, (2)transfer of knowledge and (3)structures and documents. Continue reading

Does national security justify mass surveillance?

Report on the “Digitised Security – How to read online surveillance and fight it!” seminar

From 24-30 April 2017, the Cooperation and Development Network of Eastern Europe (CDN) – in collaboration with the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe, and Green European Foundation (GEF), and with the support of Green Forum, ISOC Serbia, ISOC Europe, and MEP Terry Reintke – organised a six-day youth seminar on cybersecurity and digital rights in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. More than 40 young people from all over Europe explored how the Internet works, how it is governed, how it has developed since its inception, and what it means today for society, young people, and for (Green) activism and politics. Continue reading

General Assembly 2017 – Report

Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe AISBL (CDN) held its 8th GenerCDN_General_assembly_2017al Assembly from 23rd to 26th of February 2017 in Zagreb, Croatia. The host organisation of the General Assembly, FORa Zeleni Prozor, did amazing work, preparing perfect conditions for meetings and work and welcoming CDN’s delegates and guests. During the GA, the delegates and guests had an opportunity to participate in a panel discussion on the world population growth moderated by the hosts, which provided an excellent warm up before the heated debates on CDN’s new Political Platform. Continue reading

New CDN Network Coordinator!

We are happy to announce that Sopho Mchedlishvili will start as a new Network Coordinator, a position in CDN Secretariat, in January 2017. Being committed and politically interested, she has a background of Green activism, and is a former member of CDN Executive Committee (two mandates, in 2011 and 2012). She was one of the early members of CDN Member Organization Georgian Young Greens, Georgia. For over four years she had been involved in youth projects, non-formal education and the Green movement. Continue reading

Digitised security – How to read the surveillance discourse and fight it!

CDN, the digital [x] working group and Revolt are organising an international youth seminar on digital rights. It will take place from 24 – 30 April in Bosnia. It was inspired by a digital [x] webinar that looked at the political reactions sparked by the terrorist attacks in Paris and how the tension between security and freedom was framed by agenda setters. A year later, censorship and mass surveillance are becoming the norm, and we want to fight this: we want to change the discourse to achieve better policy and give everyone the tools to protect their freedom even in hostile environments. Continue reading