Open call for Participants for the Online course “Cities for all: Why?”

The Green European Foundation with the support of Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe is announcing a call for Participants for the online course  “Cities for all: why?”. 

This online course is phase one of the Annual Work Plan of CDN, “Cities for all: Inclusive urban planning and decision making in the Eastern European cities”. The online course will be taking place on online learning platform of the Green European Foundation during May 2021. Aside from interactive educational content on the platform, you will have opportunity to learn, have fun and meet new people on weekly meetings, webinars with experts and workshops. Zoom meetings will happen on Mondays (at 18:00 CET), Wednesdays (at 18:00 CET) and Saturdays (at 12:00 CET). All webinars will be recorded and sent to the participants of the OC. All participants will receive a workbook on their residence address in which they will track online course progress and other tasks.

The course attendants will be encouraged to continue their learning in the scope of project through the second phase of the Work Plan, which will take place in Croatia in July 2021 (depending on COVID situation) and involvement in both events is a precondition for applying for Local Actions sub-grant that will take place in September 2021.

Online course “Cities for all: why?”  will aim to understand how patriarchy shapes our cities, urban infrastructure and lives of urban youth and has the following objectives:

  • Provide the participants with the theoretical knowledge on how the cities are affecting the lives of young people of different genders and sexualities.
  • Create an inter-cultural safe space for young women and LGBT+ people to share their struggles and stimulate the discussion on the values, principles and the directions about the future of inclusive cities.
  • Empower the participants with the tools and analytical skills for identifying the local challenges of their communities in regards of gender inclusive city planning.

The course will be based on the principles of non-formal education and intercultural learning. We strive for an active, safe and inclusive environment for direct communication and sharing of knowledge. The online course will be balanced between theoretical inputs, work in groups, discussions, and other interactive methods of non-formal learning.

Who should apply?

We are looking for young people:

  • Maximum 30 years old;
  • From Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Kosovo*, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine;
  • Interested in observing the cities trough gender inclusion lens and a deep intersectional approach;
  • Would like to contribute to the discussions with their local perspective;
  • Are willing to share the gained knowledge on the local level.

Participants who have experience in urbanism, activism, gender and politics or have high motivation to learn about the topic are highly encouraged to apply. People with less experience on the topics are welcome to apply and get to know more about these topics.


Language: The main language of the course will be English.
Costs: The course is free for all participants.
Technical requirements: Internet connection and PC or/and phone.

DEADLINE for submitting online applications: 12.04.2021 at 23:59 CEST

You will be informed about the results of the selection within two weeks after the deadline. Please add to your contacts, so that you do not receive our reply in spam folder.


This project is organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of Cooperation and Development Network Eastern Europe, with the financial support of the European Parliament to the Green European Foundation, and supported by the European Youth Foundation of Council of Europe.

*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.