Open call for Participants: Summer School “Youth and the City: Young people for fair and Green cities” [Extended]

Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe and Alternative Urbanisation Working Group are announcing a call for Participants for the summer school “Youth and the City: Young people for fair and Green cities”. The event will take place from 5th to 9th of August in Prague ( 4 and 10th are travel dates to and from Prague.)

With this summer school we aim to conceptualise and promote the model of sustainable and democratic cities among active young people in the Central and Eastern Europe and provide them with tools for reclaiming their cities.

The aims and objectives of the project are:    

  • To create a space for youth to discuss the concept and role of Alternative Urbanisation in shaping the future of the cities;
  • To empower young people to use the city as a platform for doing local, Green and alternative politics;
  • To create a toolkit of positive practices and methods of influencing politics on a very local level.

Who should apply?

We are looking for 20 young people aged 16-35, residing in Central and Eastern Europe (Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo*, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine).

We encourage applications reflecting diversity in all forms; therefore we welcome applications from those who identify as women, LGBTQIA+, POC, migration background, or with a different ability.

Participants who have activism experience in working on the rights for the city and/or urban planning and policy making and with relevant knowledge or high motivation to learn about the topic are highly encouraged to apply.

Practicalities: 

Language: The main language of this activity will be English. But not being comfortable interacting in English should not prevent you from applying, majority of us at the event will be non-native speakers and the group will be able to help out if there is some term you might not know!

Costs: The full cost of working materials, visa and lodging (accommodation in multi-bed rooms, vegetarian food, and refreshments) during the event will be covered by the organizers. In exchange, we ask for a participation fee of 20 EUR for participants coming from non-EU countries and 30 EUR for participants coming from EU countries.

Accommodation, food, working space, travel and visa costs for participants will be fully covered. For selection of travel means we encourage participants to combine the most economic and environmentally friendly way (lowest price + travel time + CO2 emissions).

DEADLINE for submitting online applications: 16th of June 2019 at Midnight CET. You will be informed about the results of the selection within two weeks after the deadline.


*All references to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.

This project is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of CDNEE and with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation.

 Apply here! 

Open call for Participants: International Seminar “Critical journalism in Digital Era: Youth’s access to non-biased information”

Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe and Digital [X] Working Group are announcing a call for Participants for the international seminar “Critical journalism in Digital Era: Youth’s access to non-biased information”. The seminar will take place from 2nd to 7th July in Georgia (1st and 8th are travel dates to and from Georgia.)

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Open call for Prep-Team: International Seminar “Critical journalism in Digital Era”

Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe and Digital [X] Working Group are announcing a call for Prep-Team members for the international seminar “Critical journalism in Digital Era: Youth’s access to non-biased information”. The seminar will take place from 2nd to 7th July in Georgia (1st and 8th are travel dates to and from Georgia.)
The project is a part of our annual work plan “Digital Technology For Democracy: Youth Turns Threat Into Opportunity” and is going to

 (1) Identify and explore the connection between digital rights and online journalism by raising the participants’ knowledge and practical skills on fake news phenomenon and hoax detection;
 (2) Equip participants with open source tools of critical digital media literacy for proactively combatting fabricated material online;
 (3)Equip participants with tools and methods to different steps of proactive online journalism; 


We are looking for young people who are passionate exploring the connection between digital rights and online journalism, and the values of the Green movement. Are you motivated to turn online journalism into a more proactive one?
Then this is the right activity for you!
DEADLINE for submitting online applicationsis:  10th April at midnight (CET)

The main responsibilities of the prep-team are:

  1. Active participation in the regular on-line meetings prior the event;
  2. Full participation in one in-person preparatory meeting in May 2019 (2 full working days) in Tbilisi, Georgia;
  3. Preparation of a call and selection of participants, preparation of participants for the event and providing them with all the necessary information regarding the program;
  4. Preparation and implementation of the seminar programme; Invitation and communication with speakers, experts, trainers and partners in accordance with the project aims;
  5. Help with the promotion of the event and ensuring media visibility;
  6. Taking care of practicalities and for well-being of the participants;
  7. Full participation during the entire event, 2-7th July 2019 ; and prep team meeting before (30th June- 1st July) and after (8th July);
  8. Help with the reporting of the seminar (July-August)

Being a prep-team member at CDN event would offer you:

  1. Working in a lively international environment;
  2. Experience in managing youth projects – preparation, implementation and reporting;
  3. Getting familiar with Green values and CDN work;
  4. Getting to know local initiatives on online journalism and their work;
  5. A possibility to develop your leadership skills and group work;
  6. A lot of work and a lot of fun!

Prep-team members should:

  1. Speak English (you should be able to clearly express yourself both orally and in writing).
  2. Be willing to take on a challenge;
  3. Be responsible about fulfilling their tasks and help the rest of the group;
  4. Have good organisational skills;
  5. Be a good team player;
  6. Be committed to the aims of the project;
  7. Be familiar with non-formal education methods.

Practicalities:

Accommodation, food, working space, travel and visa costs for 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). 

More information about the work plan: Project page 

 Apply here!

 *All references to Kosovo, whether to the territory, institutions or population, in this text shall be understood in full compliance with the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1244 and without prejudice to the status of Kosovo.

General Assembly 2019 – report

Between 7-10 March, Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe held its 10th General Assembly in Istanbul, Turkey. The General Assembly was hosted by our member organisation, Young Greens of Turkey/Genc Yesiller, who did amazing work preparing perfect conditions for meetings and work as well as welcoming CDN’s delegates and guests.

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Call for prep-team: “Internet as we want it”

Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe and its Digital [X] Working Group are announcing a call for members of the preparation team of the international seminar “Internet as we know it vs Internet as we want it”. The seminar will take place from 20th to 26th May in Ukraine.

DEADLINE for submitting online applications:10 February 2019, Sunday at midnight (CET).

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CDN General Assembly 2019

Cooperation and Development Network of Eastern Europe will hold its 10th General Assembly on 8-9 March 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. The General Assembly will be hosted by CDN’s Member Organization Young Greens of Turkey.

We have received 4 applications to host the Cooperation and Development Network’s General Assembly. Thanks to Belarus Young Greens, MODOM and Gutta Club for their applications, we look forward to future cooperation.

This year’s General Assembly will also be held together with Working Groups Meeting. More than 60 Young Greens from Eastern Europe and beyond will gather for debating, discussing and deciding on CDN’s activity and financial plan for the next year, approve its strategy plan for 2019-2022, as well as election of the new Executive Committee and much more.

General Assembly (GA) is the highest decision-making body of CDN organised by CDN Executive Committee. The GA gathers at least once a year and has a full power to take any necessary decision in order to realise the objectives of CDN. GA is consisted of the member organisations and partner organisations of CDN.

MEMBER ORGANISATION of CDN has a right to be represented by two delegates with voting rights at the General Assembly and has full right to nominate its candidate for any organisational group/position or submit amendments to any organisational document of CDN. CDN will cover the full travel and accommodation costs of the 1st Delegate of each Member Organization. Member Organizations can decide to send 1 delegate with two voting rights or 2 delegates, each with one voting right, as long as they cover the participation and travel costs of the 2nd delegate.

PARTNER ORGANISATION of CDN has a right to send one delegate with no voting right to the GA and has full right to nominate its candidate for any organisational group/position or submit amendments to any organisational document of CDN. The travel costs of the delegates of partner organization are not covered by CDN.

GUESTS are also welcomed at the CDN GA, bearing in mind that CDN can’t cover their GA related costs and they will be subjected to participant fee.

The call for Delegates and Guests will be out soon with more details.
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Please find relevant calls, forms and other documents below (to be published from January):

Calls and Forms:

Call for Delegates (Deadline for registration: 4 February 2019, midnight CET)

CDN Documents

EC Candidates

Member Organisation Candidate:


Call for Host: CDN General Assembly 2019

Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe AISBL (CDN) is announcing a call for a host of CDN General Assembly 2019!

General Assembly (GA) is the highest decision-making body of CDN that gathers annually and brings decisions regarding the upcoming plans, activities, and strategies. The GA adopts documents such as Political Platform, Internal Rules of Procedure, Activity Plans and Reports, and elects new Executive Committee. Continue reading

Набор участников: Смотри и Действуй сквозь зелёную призму

CDN рад пригласить Вас на тренинг “Смотри и Действуй сквозь зелёную призму”, который пройдет 10-14 Октября в Киеве, Украина и соберет участников из Украины, Беларуси, Молдовы и России.  Этот тренинг является частью долгосрочной работы CDN по развитию и укреплению Зелёного движения в регионе. Continue reading