Czech Young Greens: The First Climate Camp a Success!

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.

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Albanian Young Greens: New Board and The Earth Day

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.

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Grüne Jugend: An Exciting Update on The Activities

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.)

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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