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. Continue reading

Call for Participants: Urban Steps for Resilient Future

Cooperation and Development Network of Eastern Europe is happy to announce the call for participants for the International Activity (Training for Trainiers) that will take place from 24-29 April near Istanbul, Turkey.

The project is a part of our annual work plan and is going to

  • enable young people to analyse their cities (think global);
  • equip them with capabilities to conduct local activities on the spot with the goal to improve their communities (act local).

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Coordination Team of #UrbanSteps met in Istanbul!

The Coordination Team of CDN’s “Urban Steps for Resilient Future – Building Youth Activism in Eastern Europe” Annual Work Plan met in Istanbul between 25 and 29 January 2018.

The team spent three long working days in preparing the first phase of the project, a kick-ass “Training for Trainers” for all youth activist from Eastern Europe! The Training for Trainers will take place in Istanbul, Turkey from 24-29 April 2018.

The participants of this activity will become the trainers that will organise regional trainings in Albania, Belarus, Georgia and Serbia in June and July, which makes the second phase of the project. As a result participants from the regional trainings will conduct local projects in their cities in the third phase.

The Annual Work Plan is going to last for the whole year and it has three phases! So this is just the beginning 🙂 If you are interested in reading the full project description and learn more about the phases it can be found HERE.

The objectives of this project are:

  • To understand what and why of alter-urbanisation
  • To develop advocacy and project management skills
  • To foster cooperation among CDN Member Organisations and Urban Groups at national and international level
  • Make local actions!

The Calls for Participants will be out soon so stay tuned! #UrbanSteps

Development Process for CDN’s Strategy 2019 – 2021

CDN is launching the ‘Strategy Development Process’ together with its Member and Partner Organisations. The Strategy is one of the main and most crucial guiding documents for CDN, outlining the organisation’s vision on internal and external development, scope of actions, and goals for the next three years – what topics we should focus on, who we should reach, how we envision the work with MOs and POs and what are the needs of the MOs that make CDN the network it is today and it wishes to be in the future.

The document puts together setting directions for the Executive Commitee, Secretariat and Member Organisations. The statement is adopted by the General Assembly with the close collaboration of CDN’s Member and Partner Organisations.

CDN’s current strategy statement was adopted in 2015. Considering that Member Organisations are crucial part of the strategy preparation process, we would like to get qualitative feedback from you regarding your Organisation’s, as member of CDN Network, vision on current and future development.

Therefore, the primary aim of the Strategy Development Process is to to evaluate CDN’s work in the past two years and envision together the future of Eastern European Green Movement as well as our mutual work for 2019-2021.

We invite you to take this journey with us starting with the survey below. It will not take more than 15 minutes.

The Timeline and Steps of Strategy Development Process:

The survey will be analysed by the Executive Committee and presented at the upcoming General Assembly 2018 in Belgrade. The strategic planning session at the General Assembly will give us space to:

– discuss proposals coming from Member and Partner Organisations,
– develop the draft content for the future Strategy Statement Document and
– form a Strategy Development Team, which, together with the Member and Partner Organisations will continue working on the development of the strategy statement throughout the year of 2018.

The Final Strategy Statement for 2019-2021 will be adopted at our 10th General Assembly in 2019.

The deadline for filling out this questionnaire is 4th of February in order for the EC to have time to prepare an evaluation.

Fill in the Questionnaire Here

European Green Activist Training – Croatia

From 20-22 October 2017 the Green European Foundation, with the support of CDN and its member organisation Fora/Green Window from Croatia, organised a three day training in Sljeme, near Zagreb, Croatia. Twenty young
people from Croatia met for the second time to learn and discuss the EU’s history and institutions as well as current and relevant issues addressed on the EU level: Brexit, GMO production, consumption and trade, and finally, the most burning issues – climate change and migration.

This event is part of the Green European Foundation’s European Green Activist Training project, realized
with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation. Continue reading

New Office Coordinator in CDN

We are happy to announce that Özgecan Kara is joining CDN Secretariat as an Office Coordinator in January 2018.

Özge’s green political activism started with Gezi Protests in Turkey in 2013. Since then she has been actively involved with Young Greens of Turkey. She was a part of several prep-teams and projects in CDN and FYEG as well as a delegate at the General Assemblies of both organisations. Before joining CDN, she worked as a project coordinator for Green Thought Association (Turkey) for three years, coordinating EU funded projects on policy making and capacity building. She is on the Board of Yeşil Gazete (Green Newspaper) and produced/hosted a weekly radio show at Açık Radyo on climate change. Her working interests are green thought, climate change and feminism.

We look forward to further development of our Network with Özge!

Executive Committee and Secretariat


Заявка на участие: Политическая экология вместо “экологической политики”

Сеть сотрудничества и развития Восточной Европы (Cooperation Development network Eastern Europe) приглашает на тренинг “Политическая экология вместо “экологической политики”, который состоится 30 ноября – 3 декабря во Львове. Мы планируем объединить 25 молодых активистов, которые хотят стать частью Зеленого движения в России, Украине, Молдове и Беларуси (РУМБ регион). Continue reading